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.
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!
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.
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?