On this Sunday, I bring you a mug of friendship with a dash of creativity.
This is a really big mug of friendship! It actually has three handles.
Sound delicious? I assure you, it is! I’ve frequented many a Renaissance Festival and I especially love browsing the various artisans that set up shop. One that has had a place in my heart for years is Wondrous Works in Wood. They specialize in handmade wooden mugs but over the years, they’ve increased their beautiful offerings.
Look at all of those styles!
From mugs, to goblets, to shot glasses, to straws, to eating utensils, to wooden instruments, they make so many lovely things! All mugs are handcrafted from different types of hardwood and then sealed with thin (but effective) FDA-approved plastic. Because they are real wood, most of the mugs are one of a kind due to the grain and character of the wood itself but they often have several in the same style. This medium truly allows for some amazing patterns and shapes. The intricacy of some of the designs just leaves me astonished!
They can also add a monogram or custom design etched right into the mug type of your choice!
Maybe even your mug on a mug?
If you don’t feel like this is enough muggy goodness, know that they also have mug accessories like mug caps (for keeping unsightly bugs out of your drink), straps (for hanging your fashionable mug from your belt), and even mug corsets and hats!
Aren’t we looking spritely today?
These mugs really stand up to wear and tear. Because they are made from hardwood (and so shrink and expand a little bit with heat and cold), it is not recommended that the mugs are put in the dishwasher or microwave but with hand washing afterwards, they are great for both hot and cold drinks. The best part about this business is not only their passion for their product but also for their customers. If your mug has an unfortunate accident (and it has not broken into more than 5 pieces), ship it to them and they will fix it, free of charge! They also make a very conscious effort to reduce and re-use their leftover wood by donating the remains to local art initiatives and classrooms. So if you are looking for a classy, useful drinking vessel, look no further!
Wondrous Works in Wood can be found on their website, Facebook, or Etsy.