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Mugs vs cups & saucers


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Mugs vs cups & saucers

DCcook | Jul 3, 2011 10:35 AM

Hi, this is probably a silly question but I'm curious.

We currently only have a set of mugs (white porcelain that match our dishware). We use the same dishes (including the mugs) for everyday use as well as entertaining. We never invested or requested fine china when we married. We just don't have the space for all of it but maybe someday...

Anyhow, recently I've been feeling that it would be great to have some cups and saucers for dinner with company. The mugs just seem so HUGE (and informal?) at dinner, though they're great for the morning cup of joe and brunches.

Then I started reading how serving coffee or tea in mugs might be an etiquette no-no...particularly outside of the U.S. (and we currently live abroad so it really got me thinking).

What do you use? Do have both mugs and cups/saucers? I expect those who have both china and everyday dishware do.

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