Travel is an obvious influence here at the West End Guest House. I mean all my guests have had to travel to get here but what about the innkeepers? I get that question very often - "When do you get to travel?" We do travel, we try to slip out of town once or maybe twice a year to experience some of the world. We have favourite places to go but also try to see new places and countries as well. And when we travel we collect Coffee Mugs to remind us where we have been and what that experience meant to us. These mugs have been hung on coat hooks in the kitchen for 4 years now but we've decided to share them.
The Guest Pantry has fascilities for making tea, or hot chocolate and this is where guests can find a pot of coffee first thing in the morning. We have always had a collection of mugs for guest to use and they are all different. (It is fun to see which mugs appeal to which guest....sort of a way to express yourself.) We cleared out all the old mugs and replaced them with mugs from our travels.
Recent countries visited are: Ireland, England, Scotland, France - but I missed picking up a mug in Rouen - so mad about that one. Cities include Amsterdam, New York City, New Orleans, San Francisco, and attractions include the Hearst Castle, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and states including Alaska, Hawaii and Peurto Rico. We've been to more places but the mugs from St. Petersburg, Russia and Buenos Aires, Riga are not displayed. We couldn't fit a mug for each city we visited briefly last fall when we took a Baltic Cruise. So countries/cities we missed were; Brugge, Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tallin, Stockholm....I guess we'll have to go back!
I hope if you visit you'll enjoy using these mugs from our personal collection.
|. More Mugs|
|. I seem to collect Tea Pots as well.|
|And more Tea Pots and wine glasses for guests to fill. We can't sell you the wine, but there are wine stores nearby.|