Friday, April 17, 2009

A dahlhaus Mother's Day Mug give-a-way!




There is nothing quite like waking up in the morning, turning on the kettle, the coffee or espresso machine, and starting the morning off right with a hand-made mug of your favourite brew. This morning ritual has inspired me to make many a mug in my day! After 16 years of making mugs I'm still on a quest to throw and glaze a great mug, a mug that inspires this daily ritual of coffee or tea, and a mug that is the first one out of the cupboard every morning!

For Mother's Day, I wanted to do a special give-a-way: a set of my mugs of your choosing! It's a give-a-way for anyone: you could certainly give them to your mom or an inspiring woman in your life, or you could keep them and bring them out for visits with mom. As a busy mom myself, I know what a shared cup of coffee and some friendship can mean in my own life and want to pass along that inspiration to others!

Please post a comment with your name, whether you prefer coffee or tea (if you can actually choose one over the other) and which mug set you like pictured above (click to enlarge photo). I will randomly draw a winner next friday, April 24th, so that the mugs can arrive in time for Mother's Day!

24 comments:

ellisondrive said...

oh, my, my! I saw these mugs over at poppytalk and I said, "I want one!" outloud. My dad raised me as a tea drinker but since this is a sweet mother's day gift, I would have to say that I favor the coffee since my mama is a 1-2 cups of coffee a day kinda gal. She sure would look splendid sipping from one of these beauties! Jen N.

Cinderelish said...

I am a tea drinker and I love them all, but #4 is my favorite. I am having a giveaway on the 24th also.

BookGirl said...

All of the mugs are lovely, but I think I would most enjoy having my coffee (yes, java over tea) from the mugs pictured in #4.

Thanks for offering a giveaway of these wonderful pieces.

Clara

Danielle said...

hey heather! loooove that you're doing this giveaway!! coffee all the way!! and i'd enjoy any of your mugs - they're all beautiful. great seeing you at the last portobello west and g' luck in calgary!!

JanKnapp said...

Hi Heather!

What a great blog. I love seeing all your creations and reading about the things that inspire you.

I'd choose coffee over tea any day (especially if Dean would make it for me!), but don't make me pick a favourite mug - they're all gorgeous :)

Okay, since it's a contest, I'll select #4 - it'd look great in my family room.

Continued success to you! Jan

Karen said...

I drink both coffee and tea, but definitely prefer coffee. I love all the mugs, but #7's shape and color are so spring-like, and we sure do need spring here in the northeast!

Karen

Although the weather in Denver certainly is a lot worse than here today.

futurowoman said...

these are all amazing! My mother prefers tea, but I prefer coffee. If I was to win, I would love #4. Thanks so much! :)

Eva said...

hey, i already was lcky enough to get one of these, so you don't need to include me in the giveaway, but i just wanted to say how lovely they are...and that i prefer herbal chai tea or a strawberry smoothie in mine.

Lili said...

Oh goodness, such a tough choice. I'm stuck between 4 and 7. Oh. And I'm an herbal tea gal.

kritty said...

I'm a fan of #1. Looks great for coffee :-)

Candied Fabrics said...

They're all fabulous, but i love the colors of #5 - the teal inside is fabulous! Plus neat looking pomegranates on the outside! What a fun giveaway, thanks for doing it! No coffee here - just tea!

sfer said...

Hi!
My name is Silvia, I am a tea person (I don't drink coffee at all; not even a single drop), and I also love the number 4 mugs!

Thanks for such a great giveaway :-)

Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

ColleenBaran said...

Love Dahlhaus!
Particularily love #4!

Tea & Coffee.
Strong, fresh (organic) coffee with lots of milk.
Strong extra spicy chai tea.

pve design said...

coffee, tea for me in any one of those mugs, they are lovely! I really do need some new coffee mugs, I love the ones with the dots or the poppies! Sweet giveaway!
pve design

Julia said...

Your work is beautiful! I love your latte cups and vases.

Michele Vogel said...

I really like #4. Are they Poppies? They are beautiful!

sushipie said...

lovely giveaway. ♥

they are all gorgeous. my fav's are #7. While I do enjoy coffee for a pick me up. I am a true tea girl. Just yesterday I made some fresh peppermint tea with leaves from my herb garden + honey.

xoxo,

sp

marysgranddaughter said...

Your work is gorgeous! I am a coffee girl especially cafe con leche. My favorite mugs are #4. Thanks so much!
cindy

GiDu said...

I love number 4!! I love the color scheme. I would love to drink my favorite tea in mine and so would my mom! We both are tea drinkers.

polka dots said...

love the poppies. love you work. i would drink ANYTHING out of one of those mugs.

The Butter Flying said...

Your work is wonderful!
I am a tea drinker and I love them all, but #2 is my favorite.
I have a giveway too.

Sylvie

sd0126 said...

Coffee over tea - no contest! Picking a favorite among your beautiful mug designs is much more difficult - I will go with #7 as my favorite.

Sarahee7 said...

My mom likes tea & I like coffee. I think she'd like #2 the most.

feathermar said...

My sister just had a baby last Friday! She drinks tea. We lost our mom eleven years ago, so we take turns being the "mom" support for each other. I drink coffee.
We'd both love those mugs with the bright red blooms and the blue bases!