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