I have a problem with cups. Coffee cups in particular.
I'm really fussy.
For my morning latte, I like a bigfat (think mini-soup bowl), thin rimmed cup, both microwave and dishwasher safe, with a comfortable handle for my littlish hands. Not an easy combination to find. I had one, which I blogged about previously, that I loved loved LOVED. It was big enough, had a lovely thin rim, pretty blue with little flowers on the outside. The perfect cup. Look what happened to it.
Is this not the saddest thing you've ever seen? I didn't do this all by myself, I had help from a four-legged friend who got a little too rambunctious and paid for it by wearing spilled coffee on his head.
I went back to the store whence it came and tried to find another. Unfortunately, there were none. Line discontinued.
I tried to glue it back together, but ... no go.
So I got online and searched for the maker - it's one of the dine series made by HD Designs. I found some HD Design stuff, but no dishware like this.
Majorly bummed, I bought this, because it was the only BIGCup I could find.
Whimsical, yes. Colorful, yes. Big, sure. But it's got an equally bigfat rim, and it's heavy. Clunky even. Not only that but - although it claims to be microwaveable - it heats up way too much in the nuker. Don't know how to get around that problem.
Anyway, lo and behold, the other day I found a new cup that is almost big enough - just a skoche bigger and it would be perfect - and has a nice thin rim AND is safe in the nuker. Not blue or flowery, but kinda classy in a country sort of vein.
Guess who makes it?
Yep, same company. HD Designs. I wish I could find a website for them, I'd email somebody and say - You're my kinda peeps!
Ok, only one more pic, in homage to this new, almost-perfect cup, and then I'm done. :)