mugs for late morning

coffee at my parents’ house, served in my mom’s gorgeous pieces. i love this set: the lines, the deep blue, and the design–especially the tight little curls that make up some of the tree leaves. i honestly think i drink more tea and coffee while there just because i know she will pull this set out when i come over.

i like treating myself to nice food and service pieces even if i’m eating alone, but when it comes to the caffeine i need each morning, i reach for more typical mugs. i’d reach for something this beautiful to enjoy when i’m able to appreciate it more. you know, later in the morning when my eyes are actually open.