As hard as it is to believe we’re closing in on another Christmas, it’s even harder to believe you’re still using that same old coffee mug. You know the one: Chipped at the lip, brittle from a thousand dishwashing cycles, uninspired in both shape and appearance. Before you ring in one more holiday season sipping from that “favorite” excuse for a real mug, it’s time you visited Jewel Pottery and picked out something worthy of your sacred coffee moments. Slip your hand around the curvaceous, just-right contours of the handle alone affixed to one of these beautiful stoneware art pieces, and it’s possible your fingers just might sigh contentedly. Breathe in the café aroma curling contentedly from the barrel belly of such deliciously stein-like mugs and you may well hear your coffee whispering its gratitude with every steamy wisp. Available in tasteful designs including Dragonfly, Guitar, and the unapologetically honest Yes I Will Die Without Coffee, these deep and substantial hand-thrown mugs are as different from the typical drinking vessel as a double-stuffed soft leather sofa is different from an aluminum folding chair. This season, unless you've resolved to give up the morning jolt altogether (yikes), resolve instead to house that morning jolt in something just as appealing as the caffeinated beverage contained in it. After all, your coffee deserves a little love, too.
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