TINY TIKIS

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It all started with one trip to the local tiki bar — I brought home one “souvenir” mug and then the floodgates opened. I’ve started a tiki mug collection. Possibly the funniest thing about my little collection is that I managed to “accidentally” buy the same vintage Westwood tiki mugs that I bought about a month ago again — only this time in miniature. It was a happy accident for sure.

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I saw the Ebay listing for these little guys about 2 weeks after my full sized mugs arrived. Without realizing it — I bid on them and won — and it was only when they arrived and were displayed right next to the big ones that I realized they were related! Mama and baby of each face — and I absolutely love them!

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This smiling mug is my favorite of the bunch — though I love them all — because he is just so happy. They make me giggle every time I look in their direction.

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Now that I have a whole family of tiki mugs — and my shelf is full — I’ll have to pause my mug collecting for a while. Someday I hope to have a proper tiki bar in the basement to display a larger collection, but for now — or until my next trip to the tiki bar — this amount will do.

Have you started any collections lately?

 

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11 thoughts on “TINY TIKIS

  1. Very cute! Love the mom and baby tikis together. My fav is also the smiling orange one … anytime you look at it it would certainly bring a smile to your face as well. 🙂

  2. If you are ever in California you will have to visit Trader Sam’s at Disneyland (outside of the park). They have many signature drinks that come with a souvenier tiki mug or cup. It is a very fun place!

  3. I myself had a Tiki collection along with a 1960’s Tiki bar. I should send you a pic. Thanks for sharing your collection, love it.

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