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.

Thrifty Thursday – Board Games


One of my biggest weaknesses at the thrift shops is board games. I don’t feel very badly about this one though, because we play the games! We play board games probably 2-3 times a week.




A few of our favorite thrifted games are by the company Ravensburger. We got this one game Midnight Party around Halloween for $2, and it was quite fun….more recently we found a copy of Labyrinth (which I thought might be boring) but we loved it! It’s one we play all the time, and it turns out they still make it too. (You can find Midnight Party – A Game by Wolfgang Kramer online too, but it goes for so much)

board game
board game

Of course some of the board games are much cuter to look at then they are to play….but how can I resist those? Do you have a favorite board game I should keep an eye out for at the thrift shops?