2.05.2012

Uh Huh, You Got The Right One Baby!

We haven't thrifted enough good stuff this week to post a full Nifty Thrifty today, so we thought we would take this time to highlight some of our eclectic glass and mug collection, all of which we found on the cheap. Even though we're keeping everything in this post, we still have lots of other things for sale in our Etsy shop!

One of these photos is not like the other.


In our years of collecting random stuff we have slowly been acquiring a strange selection of glasses and mugs.  These glasses are this week's newest addition to our glass collection. I bought these at Savers the other day for three dollars total. 

Oh No! Mayor McCheese! Your tripod is breaking!...


Another recent addition to our collection, I found two sets of these "Uh Huh" Diet Pepsi glasses, and this Mayor McCheese glass from McDonalds at Savers a week or two ago.  They may be promotional, but they are pretty fun. The Mayor McCheese glass says "1977 McDonaldland Action Series" on it, and is just hilarious. 

As for the "Uh Huh" glasses...

"Uh Huh, You Got The Right One Baby!"

I can't imagine a better phrase to emblazen on the side of every glass in the house.  My first experience with these was at my family's farm in New Hampshire, and they remain my favorite cups for just about any occasion.  Needless to say, I was thrilled to find them this week, and although it was not the first time I have found these while thrifting, it was the first price I was willing to pay: a set of eight for six dollars... Baby. 

Here are some of our ore delicate mugs.

These little mugs are very fun and colorful. We got them both very cheap at yard sales.


I bought this quirky set of espresso cups at a yard sale for a total of one dollar.

These are our Anthropologie mugs. It's one of Julia's all time favorite stores, and I can't help but like their home stuff.

Julia got the j mug from my sister this christmas, and I bought the fish cup on sale for six bucks when I should have been looking for gifts.  I guess I did initially plan on giving it away, but I decided that it was just too cool.


The two mugs on the left are yard sale finds of mine: a cool metal British Navy cup and the personable mustache man. He has recently become my favorite coffee mug. The blue mug is an original wheel-thrown piece made by Jill Montoni, one of Julia's colleagues. She gave it to Julia for Christmas last year, and we definitely appreciate having some handmade items in our collection. Check out Jill's Etsy shop here (and local people in Massachusetts should email her for lower rates)!

These are an older part of our collection, but they were still acquired through thrifty means.

Pom glasses are now out of production, and thus a finite commodity, but they are also just plain fun.  We love to use these for juices, tea, and milk, but be careful putting hot liquids in them because the bottoms are prone to separating from the body.



These are some of our more unique glasses: the jar is from Annandale Atomic Cider (just off the Bard campus, where we went to college), the Sun Brew Tea glass is an old yard sale find, and the crazy Duvel beer glass was complimentary with the purchase of a large bottle of Duvel (which was delicious).


Do you have an eclectic cup collection? We got a glimpse of our friends' collection over at Hands over Feet the other day, and it was très cool.

Linked to Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl

12 comments:

  1. Love at first sight with that fish tea cup! Wondeful collection!

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    1. I felt the same way; quite unique and only seven bucks!

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  2. We had those McD's glasses when we were kids but I've never picked them up at the thrift. Finding the Mayor McCheese one would probably change my mind though! I just couldn't stomach paying $3 for a Hamburgler one!

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    1. hehe, I only paid $1 for Mayor McCheese, but for the three glasses above that pic I paid three. sorry for the confusion, but I totally agree; I never spend more than $2 on glassware unless it's particularly unique.

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  3. totally love coffee cups. my husband said i can't buy anymore. i sneak one in now and again. the mustache one is great! love the UH HUH glasses! they are super!!!

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    1. Thanks Leah, I just checked out your etsy shop, and I was thrilled to see unused polaroid film! So much fun, and a great thrifty find. So jealous; I still have a two pack that I have yet to use.

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  4. love that espresso set. i just browsed your etsy shop and i have a little plate just like the one you have with the fishes on it. mine came as a gift from a friend who had travelled to iraq. i think these little plates must be common in market places in middle eastern countries -home of the story of loaves and fishes...

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    1. Thanks, so do I; I have been using it to drink green tea, and the figures amuse me with every delicious sip.

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  5. Love your thrifted glasses, esp the ones in photo #1. Also the anthropologie mug witht the fish is partiularing endearing

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    1. Thanks Trishie, They're probably not some of my best investments, but they are pretty fun and very affordable.

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  6. whoever got you that purple anthropologie mug must be one cool cat

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    1. Thanks Bekah, She is; so fun, tasteful, and interesting. :)

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