Monday, September 17, 2018

A Cambridge Lace Tea Mug

Now this is just weird. You know how I wrote about my book-fueled lace fixation on Friday's blog post? Well, later that very day, my aunt and I were shopping when I had the thought that I wished I had a lace-themed mug or teacup to use at my desk while working on the book, but I knew of only one teacup with a lace pattern, and it is black, and I was thinking "white lace." I'd told myself that morning to exercise my imagination by looking for lace-like things while I was out and about that day. Set your mind to it, and that's easy enough to do. I spotted spider webs and "lacy" highway railings, and in an antique mall, I spotted a vintage lace bridal veil and some lace doilies. But in T.J. Maxx, I was nearly speechless when I came across this lovely mug. Why?


It's from Cambridge Lace! Now isn't that a bit of serendipity?


When I spotted it with the other mugs, I thought, "Now wait a minute. How on earth is THAT supposed to work with holes in it?" Then I ran my fingers over both the inside and outside of the mug. While I could definitely feel a different texture to that part of the mug, I couldn't feel a seam or a hole or anything, as I had assumed that surely a glass (glass?) hole or two would be punctured. Hmm. Could this thing work? I had to find out. 


I've been using it only a few days, and I have already gotten so much enjoyment from using my new "magic tea mug," as I've taken to thinking of it. It also comes in an oversized teacup style, in case you're interested in visiting your own T.J. Maxx to look for one. And this wasn't the only lace-and-tea item I picked up on Friday. In my next post, I'll share what lacy goodness turned up at Goodwill … for just $1.13!


8 comments:

  1. What a nice mug, perfect for you to use as you work on your book! I love the heart design and like you, I wonder how it is possible. I'm looking forward to seeing what other lace goodness you found.

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  2. Just what you were looking for! The power of creative visualization. You thought lace and you found lace! So pretty!

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  3. I have seen some Asian teacups with that effect, but never a mug. Very pretty.

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  4. What a wonderful "lacy" mug! I've never seen anything like it. I will definitely look for one at my TJ Maxx.--from Vernona in DC

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  5. What an awesome find. I love this mug. Will definitely have to check out my TJ Maxx.

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  6. I’ve never seen a lace cup. That is very neat.

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  7. Wow - LOVE the pattern of light that it creates! That's so cool.

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