Sunday, February 23, 2014

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What color do you line the interiors of your mugs with?  I have always defaulted to my white base glaze, but I think I have been taking the lazy way out!  The mugs I use all have a colored glaze lining them.  Below is Michele's mug.  Isn't her ginko design terrific?  I always look at  the way my morning tea with milk looks against the color of the glaze. This is a happy combination.  Something more to think about......and I originally made mugs thinking they were an easy proposition!

I've been thinking about starting a group on FaceBook called Monday Mugs.  Thank-you Sandy for the suggesting the name and idea.  So many of us have collections of wonderful mugs which others rarely see.  My thought is that I would put a new mug up every Monday with a few words about it.  Others could join in over the week with a comment or not.   Would anyone be interested in joining in?  The only criteria would be to have mugs or cups to show off.   Or is it just one more thing?!

(Something odd is going on with the link.  It keeps coming up that blogs don't exist!  I'll give it a rest and try to correct later!  Working now!)



Spring is in the air!  I hear birds singing in the morning and the petunias I brought in last fall have begun blooming.   I posted a deep purple one last week or so; now the pinks are joining in.  Soon there will be lots of blooms.  I love having spring and summer flowers doing there thing indoors in late winter!


 Look what I found when I was cleaning some dead wood out of the key lime tree.  It's been hidden away ripening for who knows how long. I always feel like I have accomplished something when I get this tree through another winter.  My sister gave me the tree when she moved to Florida many years ago.  Many of plants are memory evokers as they were given to me by friends and relatives who have died.


We go on Daylight Saving Time two weeks from today!  I hate losing the early morning light we are just beginning to experience.  Without sounding too paranoid I think it may be some strange merchanting ploy in the hopes that people will come out and buy because it's light in the evening.  Yeah!  I know!  It is weird, but those of you who have never been involved in the wonderful world of retailing cannot begin to imagine the lengths merchants will go to to get people into their stores.

There's still snow on the ground, but it is beginning to melt.  The roof is clear and I can see the edges of the shed roof.  Supposedly we are in for a week of sunny, but coldish weather.  It was warm enough yesterday that we got all the snow off the deck!  Huzzah!

I am going to post this over on Kim's Sunday Ceramics.  I'll also put some links up on FaceBook!

Enjoy the week ahead and, as always, thanks for stopping by.........*s*

17 comments:

  1. Limes are even more sensitive to the cold then lemons or oranges, that is quite an accomplishment.

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    1. Hi Linda.....Needless to say I winter the tree over inside, but it's still a challenge. I'm enjoying all your posts about your new house.

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  2. Good luck to you and your endeavours.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Hi Andrew....Thanks for the kind wishes. How and why did you find me?

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  3. Nice to hear that snow is melting. The mug is lovely! When I ever start FB again, I will have a peek at it although we don't have mugs to show off! : ) We use our seconds! :D

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    1. Hi Midori.....I hope you have survived the storms that seem to be inundating all of GB. Seconds would be okay to post!

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  4. What a beautiful mug! I always glaze the insides of my mug in black.... Someday I might go back to white but for now it's a matt black.... Can't wait to see who you are having breakfast coffee with tomorrow :)
    Do key limes have thorns? I keep thinking I should attempt to grow one here. Lime aid or mojitos?

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    1. Hi Sandy....Thanks.
      Key limes have huge thorns about an inch long. Sometimes I get lots of limes; sometimes I don't. They're a pretty tree but fussy.

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  5. You are at the fae eastern end of the time zone, so it is different for you than us, it creates a balanced day, changing the time for those of us in the middle, but the east and west ends get extremes, don't they? I'd be in for Monday mugs! I always like to use very dark glazes inside cups. Many potters and customers like light indeed but i can't stand it.

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    1. Hi Gary....I forget how far east we are. Even though the ocean and Spain are about five miles away!
      I am rethinking interiors! Post a mug sometime this week.....puleeeze??

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  6. I have a mug that Michèle made and I love it.

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    1. Hi Lori....Michele does have a way with mugs!

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  7. I am always very happy to have daylight savings time come back. I don't care if I lose an hour of sleep. Even here in Florida, I can't get enough daylight. Congrats on your lovely lime. A lime up north is quite an accomplishment!

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  8. Oh, and from a non-potter but an avid herbal tea drinker....light colors inside the mug help you to know when you tea has brewed long enough. Having said that, my favorite mugs that I go to all the time are mostly blue or green on the inside.

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    1. Hi Claudia.....We all have our likes and dislikes; that's what makes the subject so interesting.

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  9. I looked in my cupboard and found I have alot og mugs with that red clay type color and white. Hope your clay group goes forward....sounds like fun for your clay folk. xox

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    1. Hi Corrine....If you have mugs you want to show off you are welcome to join in the posts.

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