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309 mugs
Member since Oct 15, 2012

From: Flintham, United Kingdom
Interests: lepidoptera, cricket, digital art, mii-making, cocktails and... all things tiki
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I'm in the U.K where tiki mugs are somewhat rarer than hen's teeth. Hence this collection is rather thin on both vintage and modern-era American stuff - it's mostly British made mugs by the likes of CheekyTiki and Fireworks Studio. But rather than bemoaning my luck I thought I'd tell you a little bit about English drinking culture and ceramics making instead.

The traditionally-preferred spirit of the aristocracy and the working class woman is, of course, gin. However, only a pleb would be seen drinking it from a glass... we like to imbibe our booze from gaudily-patterned bone china teacups. Left hand holding the saucer, right hand delicately fingering the handle. Bring to lips: small sips, frequent refills.

Also we do have a unique item, kinda like the British version of the tiki mug - the 'celery pot'. These are large vases or earthenware pots with stylised 'faces' impressed into the clay and then painted. In fact, the wider field of 'face pots' is quite a common collectible over here - with receptacles made for everything from tartare sauce to pickled onions. You can see a few pictures of some items like these in my flickr photostream.

Finally, if anyone is interested and finding it hard to get a source for UK mugs then I'd be happy to indulge in a bit of trans-Atlantic trading...

cheers!


309 mugs - 3 comments - 5 mugs on Wish List
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Kona Kai Blue Velvet


Kumu Tiki Mug Black


Kuna Loa


Kung Fu Tiki Salt & Pepper Shakers Green


Kuo Wah Jurojin Fogcutter


Leno Mug Reproduction Green


Libbey Bamboo Mug Blue


Libbey Jagged Teeth Mug Brown


Libbey Moai Blue


Libbey Moai Brown


Lil' Waha Nui Earthen Green


Lil' Waha Nui Reproduction Green


Local Boy Brown


Lola Lo Daddy Digga Digga Doo Bowl


Lola Lo Daddy Zombie


Lola Lo Digga Digga Doo


Lola Lo Easter Island Surprize Bowl


Lola Lo Fat Belly Tiki Brew Barrel


Lola Lo Good Time Girl


Lola Lo Hibiscus Sharing Mug


Lola Lo Moai


Lola Lo Puffa Fish Bowl

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London Luau 007 Mug


London Luau 2005 Mug


Love Tiki Mug


Mahiki's Baron Samedi Mug


Mahiumi Reproduction


Mai Kai Abelam Mug Modern


Mai Kai Angst Tiki Brown


Mai Kai Kung Fu Tiki Salt & Pepper Shakers Brown


Mai Kai Pirate Rum Barrel


Mai Kai Rum Barrel by Dynasty

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