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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
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From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2007-10-28 2:42 pm   Permalink

Howdy all,

Quick survey.. Are there certain drinking mugs you use for you everyday drinking choices, or does anything go when you're mixing a drink.

The reason I ask, there's so many mugs I have that I'd love a drink in, but what happens if I drop it, etc. I mean would you have a drink from a Frankoma War God , or would you rather have that sit on your display..

Just curious, I have a set of everyday mugs for drinking (Chipped mugs, Dynasty, etc)

Cheers!

Rick
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2007-10-28 3:05 pm   Permalink

I drink out of Tiki Farm and mugs I make

Others are display only


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-10-28 3:25 pm   Permalink

I drink out of the toilet.

I let my friends use any of the mugs I have to drink out of.

Of course, they must dust them off first.

Seriously, I have purchased so many duplicates, that although it may be painful to see one broken, it would not end my world. They were meant to drink out of!

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and and what is a good mixer for toilet water)?


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2007-10-28 5:28 pm   Permalink

Most of my mugs I keep at my office. (The office is becoming very tiki.) Each day I choose one for my coffee, dependent on my mood, but mostly i rotate through them. I don't care how old or valuable or crazy looking. At home I have a few on display in one of the bathrooms, actually. (TikiPee?)
And then, I have a few for cocktails.


 
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Koolau
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Joined: Sep 23, 2006
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From: Oahu, Hawaii
Posted: 2007-10-29 12:57 am   Permalink

I mostly use new mugs for drinking, but it is fun to use the old mugs. I won't use crazed mugs, as I don't want the booze seeping into the mug and visa versa, and (keeping with the craze theme) won't use mugs I paid crazy money for - they are retired to a life of shelfy leisure.

Psycho TikiD - I hope this is the toilet you've been drinking out of:




 
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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
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From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2007-10-29 07:48 am   Permalink

I don't use any original-vintage mugs (such as a Frankoma God of War, Mr. Bali Hai, or even an OH R-5), that is unless they are a newer knock off I picked up along the way. I do that b/c of crazing, cracks, lead paint, or rarity. One of the biggest factors I have found is the condition inside the mug. I've picked up a few that still had what ever it used to serve crusted or gelled on the bottom. After a good washing, I still don't want to drink out of it.

There are great places to pick up everyday mugs (if you are like me), Oriental Trading Company has/had some, Dynasty Whole sale, Tiki Farm, etc. I don't mind a plastic tiki/pineapple/coconut in my everyday drinking collection. Like I always said, give those to the kids and butterfingers to drink out of. If they drop them, they will more likely bounce than break. Just somethign to think about.

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kingstiedye
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2007-10-29 09:58 am   Permalink

i only drink out of doubles. because i have arthritis in my hands, i like a skinny mug. my favorites to use are munktiki's tall moai and gecko's double marquesan. another good one is jungle trader's minnie's mug when you're really thirsty.
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tikipedia
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Joined: Aug 25, 2004
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-10-29 10:05 am   Permalink

As a potential example of the risks of drinking out of vintage ceramics, the old Jackson Ceramics site in Pennsylvania was declared a Superfund site because of excessive lead contaminaton.

I'm not sure if Jackson manufactured any mugs, but they did make plates, creamers, bowls, and other ceramics for Kon Tiki Ports, Ports O' Call, and other restaurants.
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TikiTrevor
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Joined: Jan 15, 2004
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From: Portland, OR (originally
Posted: 2007-10-29 4:48 pm   Permalink

If I am drinking out of one, I use one that I have a duplicate of (like a Peanut faced mug, got tons of those). My friends wanted to dress up as Hawaiian tourist over the weekend for Halloween. So I let them borrow a vintage matching shirt & dress that I found a few weeks ago as long as they promised not to spill or puke on them. They also asked to borrow some mugs to drink out of. I have a few Dynasty mugs I picked up a few years back for $1. I told them I didn't care if they broke cuz they aren't vintage. They ended up breaking one. No big loss.

All of my friends want me to have a luau one night and serve everyone drinks in mugs. I'm still in the air about that. I'll have to pull out all of my duplicate for that. I did have a few friends over one time and I busted out a few of my Spanish Bowls (Lamour, Ku Reef, & Volcano). I made a rule that only I would move the bowls. I placed them in the middle of a big table and then bought really long straws (like at Bahooka). No damage was done!


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-10-29 6:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-10-29 00:57, Koolau wrote:
I mostly use new mugs for drinking, but it is fun to use the old mugs. I won't use crazed mugs, as I don't want the booze seeping into the mug and visa versa, and (keeping with the craze theme) won't use mugs I paid crazy money for - they are retired to a life of shelfy leisure.

Psycho TikiD - I hope this is the toilet you've been drinking out of:






You would think that would suffice, however, mine is a little bigger than that!
Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and SIZE IS EVERYTHING)!

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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-10-29 6:38 pm   Permalink

And again, another reason to have multiples:















This helps alleviate the pain of an inebriated guest "accidentally" dropping one! Though, luckily, this has not happened yet!

Hey Brad, did you even notice the "ultra white" ceilings when you came over?

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and nothing says excess like excess)!


 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2007-10-29 7:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-10-29 18:38, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
And again, another reason to have multiples:



There's multiples, and then there's armies!
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-10-29 7:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-10-29 19:02, Sweet Daddy Tiki wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-10-29 18:38, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
And again, another reason to have multiples:



There's multiples, and then there's armies!




You know, that is funny, because I was really thinking about how to make a chess set out of my mugs!

Anyone have any suggestions for the playing pieces? Of course, if someone takes your piece, you have to drink!

PTD


 
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TikiLaLe
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Joined: Feb 09, 2006
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From: Largo, Floriduh
Posted: 2007-11-02 7:59 pm   Permalink

When I break out the 'mugs' for a party. I have all my guests wash there hands then put on Microfiber Gloves, then i hand them a mug and a straw, there lips should never touch the mug...

 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2007-11-03 03:40 am   Permalink

Gee. I always used those $1 flea market finds as daily drinkers. Now I have to worry about lead? The Tiki Farm mugs come from China. I know those must be lead-free, right? Doesn't Munktiki make his own mugs? Maybe I'll have to switch to those.

 
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