Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hope Chest: Favorite Mug

Look at me go! Getting two "hope chest posts" done semi-closeish. Awesome. (Check out the others here and  here)

The other day I talked about my favorite accessory  that was thrifted this summer, and today I'm going to talk about my favorite piece of house-ware item that was found during my "summer of thrift." 

And that would be this wonderful and amazing Les Misérables mug. There are so many things about this mug that make me want to smile with glee and do funny little dance. 

1.) It is Les Mis - one of the best musicals of all time. (Seriously, it is the second longest running musical ever.) I saw at the Fulton Theatre when I was in high school  and it is just SO. GOOD. If you ever get the chance, please see it. (And if you don't cry during "I Dreamed a Dream" or "On My Own", live you probably don't have a soul.) 

2. This mug was thrifted - on a fun trip with my roomie and gal pal, Amy- for 30 cents! Three measly dimes. That is it. 

 3. This mug has a copyright of 1986. My first thought was, "Awesome. It is still in good shape. I bet that is about the time it opened in NYC..." 

 4. ...I was wrong. Les Mis didn't open on Broadway until 1987. But, it DID however open in London's West End in 1985. (Thank you to Wikipedia.) I looked at the bottom of the mug when I got home and read "Made in England." 

5. I put it all together and FREAKED OUT. This mug was purchased during the first year of Les Misérables in London's West End -where it is the longest running musical - over 25 years ago. And I purchased it for 30 cents.  

And all those reasons are why I adore this mug. 

Thrifting rules. 



P.S. In case you haven't figured it out by now, I am indeed a choir/musical nerd. I embrace it. 


Faith @ The Cheap Girl's Guide to Chic said...

I love looking up the history of thrifted items. Crazy cool that your mug is from the first year of the show!

JACLYN said...

What a great find!!!

Unknown said...

WOW!!! What a great find! Les Miserables is my all-time favorite musical. And what an interesting history about the mug.

Callie - Coffee and Cardigans said...

Such a fun piece! I rarely take the time to look through the home goods when I go thrifting, but you just convinced me to give it a shot!


Marisa Noelle said...

Ah...LOVE! Our high school chorus, sang the music from Les Mis for our spring concert...though many years ago, it was my favorite thing ever! I also saw it on Broadway...swoon, swoon, swoon. Such a perfect little find. I need to have more patience digging through the home goods section at Goodwill. It's rare that I find anything good.

Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

That's such a pretty mug! Les Mis has some really beautiful music! An old boyfriend introduced me to it, I hadn't ever listened to it before that!

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