Thursday, 10 July 2014

a Polka Hearts mug by Emma Bridgewater

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This year marks the one year anniversary of sorts, of me being at my job, making huge life decisions and also the endings and new beginnings as I am about to start teacher training in September. It has been a bit of a long wait for me in some aspects, and I'm literally itching to start my course. Next week I'll be meeting my new class, which is so nerve-wracking yet so exciting at the same time! 
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I have had my eye on the Emma Bridgewater personalised range for a very long time and I always knew that I wanted a personalised mug for work. It's been on my 'to buy' list for a while now, but when Emma Bridgewater e-mailed with an offer for free personalisation, I had to buy it. Lettering costs £1 per letter, so I saved £11 on the mug which was a steal at £20!

It took me ages to decide what design to go for. I asked friends and family 'what would you pick' to get a majority vote. I already have the limited edition Copella Apple design mug, and half wished I could get that personalised! 

In the end, I opted for the Polka Hearts 1/2 Pint Mug after much deliberation between this design and the Zinnias design. I may one day buy the Zinnias one and personalise it with 'Dear Wildflower' as I was so pleased with this mug! 

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As it was free personalisation, I even got the base personalised with the name of my school. I have every intention of staying at my school for the rest of my life (hopefully) but even if I don't, it's nice to have the school which changed my life hand painted onto the bottom of such a special creation.

Next week, I'll be writing a piece delving further into my teaching, so keep your eyes open for that!
If you have been thinking of an Emma Bridgewater piece for yourself or as a gift, I would say 100% go for it. The quality is superb and when I opened my package from them, I was more than overjoyed! I love all of Emma Bridgewater's items... Sunday I even brought a weekly to do list on my way to see McBusted in Hyde Park... I only nipped to Boots for a disposable camera! (I'm probably the only person who goes to a festival and ends up coming back with stationary!) 

What Emma Bridgewater pieces do you own? Or do you have your eye on something?
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"Say yes and figure it out afterwards" Tina Fey 
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7 comments

  1. I absolutely adore Emma Bridgewater mugs and you couldn't find a better cup for your training! I'd love one of these for my class :-) However, not printing an apostrophe would drive the grammar lover in me insane! The polka hearts are gorgeous, you've tempted me to treat myself! xx

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    1. Haha, I understand what your saying being a fellow grammar lover too ... my surname is 'Morgans' though. Unless you meant morgans' ?! (not to confuse you now!) You should get a mug or your class! :)

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    2. Oh that makes total sense now! :-) Deliberatimg a mug as a september treat, cheer myself up for back to school! Xx

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  2. Ahh I had no idea Bridgewater did a personalized range! How behind on the times am I!
    I might have to add a starry skies one onto the Xmas wishlist haha.

    Yours turned out lovely, deffo get another ;)

    Best wishes, Danielle.
    http://www.underlandtowonderland.blogspot.com

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    1. I didn't until I saw it on another bloggers site a while back! Starry skies is an awesome design! :)

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  3. Ah, this is so awesome! I want a personalised mug! Looking forward to reading more about your teaching. I will always remember the mix of excitement and apprehension at having a new class to go to.

    Thanks for your comment on my latest post, sweet. The print is certainly a beauty!

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    1. You should definitely get one Bee! xxx

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