I have a thing for handles…

One thing I love about this blog is it is a safe place to share my confessions. This one has been weighing on me for some time. I didn’t know who to share it with because I didn’t want to get those odd sideways glances. I didn’t want to tell my boyfriend and cause unnecessary jealousy. So I held it in. But I can’t hold it in any longer. I want to shout it from the roof tops. I have a thing….not a small thing but a large thing…an obsession really…don’t judge me but…

I have a thing for handles.

Phew. There I said it. That was a huge relief. I can breathe a little easier now. It is out there for the whole world to know. No more secrets.

But how did it happen you ask? How did this obsession manifest? Well it all started in Disney (where many things for me have started). A few years ago I was in Disney looking for some dishes to have in my first apartment. I searched high and low for the perfect stuff that would be absolutely me. While in Epcot I stumbled in to a shop in France and fell in love.


The bowl came in both the style pictured above and one that said “Cafe Au Lait” or coffee with milk. I had no idea what I would use these bowls for but I had to have them. And you know what? I use them for everything! They are my go to bowl! Not only do I love the sayings on them but the handles are amazing. Bowl too hot? Don’t worry the handle is just right! Need to carry more than one thing? Don’t worry the handle takes up less space in your hand. The handle makes the bowl a perfect addition to apartment life.

But a handle obsession is more than a bowl obsession. I also now have become obsessed with using mugs (with handles) for everyday drinking. This has extended beyond coffee and tea that it was made for. Juice, why not? Soda, of course. And the list goes on. The handle makes it possible for me to balance more than one thing. It makes drinking on a sofa much safer. And it makes attacks from the dog easier to ward off.

But wait there is more… trash bags. Okay this is about to get weird. But I now only buy trash bags with handles. Yes they do have them. I feel this is logical because I am not the strongest person. The handle gives me a little extra control and makes it a little easier to not break the bag as I head down the stairs.

As I started realizing my obsession I decided to look around for more handle issues…handles on my purse, handle on my planner, dreaming of a handle for my phone case…where else can I put handles?!

So now that I have confessed my dirty little secret it is time for you bloggers to confess. What little obsession do you have in the home that no one else knows? Maybe not even you just yet…

15 thoughts on “I have a thing for handles…

  1. Not only do I buy trash bags with handles, but mine are sometimes apple-scented. True story.

    So no, I don’t feel your obsession is all that bad. Unless it extends to love handles. That might be a little weird…

  2. I love that first mug and trash bag handles are a must.

    I’m obsessed with scents……candles, lotions, body sprays, perfume, bathroom plug ins, and yes, even trash bags! Mine are vanilla scented! Sometimes I like baking just for the smell.

  3. HAHAHAHA! Shae, I LOVED this post!!!! And this is one area in which you and I are very much the same, I like handles on things. In fact, I used my coffee cups and mugs to drink everything from. A handle feels more secure and gives me a better grip when drinking. And it’s funny because I have one especially LARGE coffee mug that I even eat my soups from. It enables me to hold the hot soup without burning my hands.

    And yes, most definitely, my trash bags have handles as well!

    Great post, my friend!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    P.S. I used to live in Orlando, Florida and loved going into Epcot!

  4. I have weird number compulsions, way too many to delve into here but suffice to say, I get anxious when things aren’t in their proper numerical order – novels in a series, for instance.

    My Wife’s into bowls.

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