So they wouldn’t really have had cups like these back in Mad Men times, because in the early ’60s, coffee came in tiny little eight-ounce cups that were, by law, white. No one had ever thought of pouring an avalanche of cream and sugar into one’s cup and calling it coffee; it was strong and hot and perked so bitter it could take the shine off a car’s paint job. And they liked it that way, by golly!

Where were we? Oh yes, these cups. They do have a bit of ’60s style thanks to the happy pastel graphics (those shades of pink and turquoise are a dead era giveaway), but they’re huge enough to hold my modern-sized drink. And they’ll look cool with my gold pen necklace.

Christmas a la Mod glasses, $15 each (available in October)

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