How do you like your tea or coffee? Hot. That goes without saying. In a mug as big as your head? Most definitely. Who wants to dilly dally around with teeny tiny cups first thing in the morning? I’m so unco-ordinated and half asleep in the early hours, I need a vat of the black stuff just to get me going. Which is one of the reasons why I love Fenella Smith‘s oversized mugs so much. They’re just the perfect size. No finishing the cup and feeling hard done by with these babies. Secondly they’re just so pretty. Pretty and witty and, while I do love her, just a little more fun and little less country cottage than Emma Bridgewater.
If you love dogs, you’ll love her designs. If you love flamingoes, you’ll love her designs If you love bees….you get the picture. Fashioned from Cornish clay, she also makes jugs, dog bowls and sweet little children’s mugs in conjunction with artist Luke Martineau. And keep an eye out for her new aprons and quirky cushions. They’re just as covetable as her tablewear.
I think it’s time for a cup of tea…
Set of five dog mugs (above), £80, Fenella Smith