|This Fire King mug is called "Kimberly"|
Are these the ugliest coffee cups you've ever seen? We collect these.
In my post about bargain shopping yesterday, I received a couple of great comments and I even had a neighbor-friend email me to get together over the weekend because she wants to show me about her couponing method. I use coupons occasionally but I don't have much patience for cutting them out and carrying them around. I'm excited to see what she does.
Today, I want to talk about what we look for when we're out at yard sales and thrift shops. The treasures Gene and I both agree are the most fun to look for are Fire King and Anchor Hocking glassware. I photographed these mugs because I love their color and uniqueness. The first time I found one was while I was working for Hospice of Yuma. They have a thrift store right next to their office and I spent most of my lunch hours scouring the store looking for treasures. When I saw the first ugly mug, which was named "Kimberly" by the folks at Fire King, I had to buy it for 50 cents. When I did a little research on it, I was hooked. These are not easy to find but they're out there. They're not worth much but they do make a conversation piece. We had another one but while it was being used, it got dropped and broke. There is a great web-site dedicated to Fire King mugs if this is something that interests you. We don't collect these because we think they're going to be worth any amount of money. We actually use everything we collect.
I love that we can still find items that were made in America. I also collect Glasbake and Fire King soup bowls. We use these bowls almost every day.
One of the best things about living in Tri-Cities is that there are tons of antiques to be found here. Once in awhile, we will walk through antique stores and have a lot of fun looking. Antiques can be found in thrift stores and yard sales, which make them even sweeter finds.
|Gotta love stuff made in the USA!|
Do you collect anything? Do tell!