In the hopes that winter weather will someday soon subside — so that I can resurrect the Tiki Lounge porch that has been taken down for winter — I recently acquired this set of vintage Westwood Tiki mugs. Wouldn’t it be awesome to sit outside in the summer sun and sip a Mai Tai from one of these characters?
I have always thought tiki mugs were cool, but I never felt the need to own any until I saw these particular mugs. The faces on these four vintage mugs are just so fun and full of expression that I couldn’t pass them up.
Look how happy this one is — how could you not love a face like that?
This one looks a little insane — perhaps because he has served one too many zombies in his lifetime?
And holy moly — look at the nose on this guy — and his ears! Isn’t there just something wonderful about a tiki mug with ears?
These are for sure the real vintage deal — the bottom of each mug has a stamp that reads, “Westwood Tiki Mug Handcrafted in Japan.” They just don’t make them like this anymore folks…
Since I don’t really have a safe spot to display these guys in my tiki lounge porch — even when it isn’t closed up for the winter — I made a space for them in the built-in shelving in the dining room…
…that way I will see them everyday and remember that someday soon it will be summer again — perfect weather to sit in the Tiki Lounge and sip ice cold fruity drinks.