A few weeks ago I was excited to find out I'd won a competition, and the prize was an Emma Bridgewater mug! Not only would I be able to choose the design but I could have my mug personalised too. As someone who's aware of the brand but never bought into it, I enjoyed perusing the range of beautiful handpainted earthenware.
I do appreciate good design and quality, having used and continually purchasing Denby for over 10 years now. It's always daunting trying out a new brand so this win proved a perfect chance for me to sample Emma Bridgewater's popular mugs.
Even though there's so many lovely designs I pretty much knew instantly the Rose & Bee design (literally) had my name on it. The delicate water colours of pink and blue, the shabby chic roses and - the clincher - that adorable bunting running around the inner rim. Cute or what?!
I could have just gone with Becky but personalising my special mug with my passion (my blog!) just felt right. Discovering you can add wording to the underside of the mug I asked for 'tea time' to be painted. After all, I will most likely be drinking a thoroughly British good, strong cup of tea!
I'll be sure to let you know how I get on with my new favourite mug. I have to admit I'm afraid of actually using it as all the best mugs in this house seem to attract chips from Mr Tap. Hopefully this one will not - I'm going to guard it with my life!
Do you like Emma Bridgewater earthenware? Have a favourite design? What's your experience with the brand? Or maybe there's another brand you love?