Of all the vintage stuff I adore, coffee mugs are among my favorite things. Is it because I drink a lot of coffee (I mean, my blog’s newsletter called the Coffee Break)? Because I love sassy ’90s phrases and pop colors?
Because the morning ritual of coffee is made sweeter knowing you’ve rescued your mug from second-hand kitchenware doom?
But, as the official household name of decluttering Marie Kondo would say, they spark major joy.
When I wander into a thrift store here in the city, one of the first things I do is checkout shelves of kitchenware for cute mugs.
If your kitchen cabinet doesn’t have a collection of quirky vintage mugs, don’t despair. Etsy and eBay are quite literally bursting with them—and once you dive down this rabbit hole, you’re almost guaranteed to emerge with some new (old) goodies. Here are 25 of my favorites.