Thrifty Thursday – Mugs


One of my favorite things to look for at thrift shops is mugs! I’ve slowly built up a collection over the past nine years or so. I go through and weed out mugs every few months to keep our collection manageable (and then they go back into circulation at the thrift shops). Most of our mugs are ones we use on a daily basis…but we do have some super special mugs that we keep in our display cabinet instead. I thought I’d share a few of those with you today. The mug at the top has “Elks ’67” on the back side.


I got this coffee mug a few years ago, I love how simple it is, and there on no markings on the bottom.


I was really excited when I found this donut mug. Its huge! Big enough to “float” a donut in the top (which I’ve never tried but sounds interesting) I love plain cake donuts with coffee as it always reminds me of my grandfather on my Dad’s side.


These mugs are just as big as the dunker mug, and the same style of mug too.


Here’s another pair set of mugs. I have a similar set of plates, and I’ve seen these more then once so I think they were some sort of DIY kit.


And last are these kooky mushroom mugs that I see all the time! We’ve never used them for drinks though because the insert is paper and I’m afraid they would get ruined with washing. Still, they work great as pencil cups instead.

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6 Responses to Thrifty Thursday – Mugs

  1. rae says:

    i have a weakness for mugs, and we hardly use them! there are so many cute ones! i love the mother on the phone reading her “shopping book”

  2. JO P-S says:

    Love the mugs
    I’ve just recently become addicted to buying teapots (I don’t even drink tea!) I bought 3 in charity shops in a week (I gave my mum one!)

  3. katie says:

    I have one of the mushroom mugs-perhaps from you? I think it is….anyway I use it all the time, it goes in the dishwasher and it quite fine!

  4. Sally says:

    I like the father and mother-mugs.

    Sally (still from Germany :-)

  5. TeenaBee says:

    I have that same exact mushroom print on a tea pot! (See link below) My mother and I just used it in hosting an Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland themed tea last month!

  6. robbie says:

    what a cute collection! the only vintage mugs i have are two little fire king things. you may have just inspired a new collection of old stuff.