Sweet little cup

Cup_1 Isn’t this cup beautiful? I have been looking at it for ages, not daring to buy it because it seems so self-indulgent, as well as "not me".

But yesterday, I thought "so what?" and I bought it (and another very similar).

It is lovely drinking my tea or coffee from it and its companion.

Here is a link to the manufacturer’s website. (Maxwell and Williams, an Australian company.)

6 thoughts on “Sweet little cup

  1. I love your cup. I have a thing for them myself. They don’t have to be expensive (I have some lovely deep blue & white ones I bought at Pier One Imports), but they have to be something I want to drink my tea or coffee out of. In fact, for coffee, I favor a huge sky blue Harry & David mug that holds about 16 oz. (now *that’s* a cup of coffee). For hot tea, which I also drink a good bit of, I prefer the blue/white cups which I see have a name (on the base of the cup): Mandarin.
    I think the artifacts of our daily lives have a lot of meaning. Someday someone will find your beautiful cup with its purple pansies and they will place it on the computer table in the period room devoted to Maxine Clarke. Everyone will come to the British Museum (it will only be half-virtual by then) to see *real* objects, touched by real people. “This is the cup out of which Maxine Clarke drank her darjeeling in those years when she hosted Petrona. You all know Ms. Clarke — she was the one who defended J.K. Rowling to the intelligentsia of Great Britain. Thanks to her, Rowling finally won a Booker Prize.” The students will stare, in awe, at the room filled with books, an ancient p.c., a worn rug, furniture. They’ll try to take it in, and if the microchips have been implanted right, they’ll feel an almost surgical jolt of electricity as they contemplate these objects: A real woman. A real cup. Tea that doesn’t come in a pellet.
    I think you’re onto something, Maxine. I, too, love pansies. Thoughts they are, velvety ones, and deep….

  2. Now that I’ve written all that, I’m wondering if those are violets rather than pansies. Maxine? I’m sure you know the answer.

  3. Whatever they are, they’re lovely. In my opinion the ‘little niceties’ make a major difference in our lives. When you choose something special – something you love – it makes every day a little more pleasant. And the tea will taste so much better!

  4. Thanks, Susan and Susan, your comments are very touching and inspiring!
    They are pansies, Susan (B), you were right first time. They are quite small, though, so I like to think of them as wild pansies, or as they are commonly known, “heart’s ease”.

  5. Incidentally, these weren’t expensive either– one was £5 and the other £4.50. So luckily (on this occasion, unlike so many others!) price was not part of the “reluctance” package.

  6. Beautiful little cup. Cups like this make such lovely little presents too. A friend gave me a cup like this and every time I use it I remember her – which in my case is very often indeed.

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