Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I Ralph, you Ralph, we all Ralph for Ralph

This year has been a doozy, but I'm not gone yet. The past few months found me struggling, then largely succeeding at one of my largest work projects ever while trying to still fit in family time and other important things. This blog found itself lower in the pecking order, and so it fell by the wayside.

Now that fall is here and things have normalized a bit, I plan on firing it back up again. I've had some quality finds lately, and I'm feeling a bit more motivated to write a little bit here and there.

Polo Ralph Lauren mugs

Although it certainly isn't my most exciting score as of late, one of the more fun things I've come across lately is this package of boxed-up Polo Ralph Lauren equestrian mugs from the mid 80s. Made of super-heavy ceramic, they're a little too small for my robust coffee-drinking needs, but for a couple bucks I certainly wasn't going to leave them on the shelf.

Mug on table

Although I've certainly tried to be more picky when buying things at thrift stores over the years, I still have my weak moments where I buy something without really having a home for it. These still might end up in our cabinet at some point in the future, or maybe someone will end up with a retro white elephant holiday gift in their future. There's some fun in that as well.

New Style Share coming within the next week or so. Stay tuned.


  1. Welcome back! As a fan of actual polo, I love the mugs. Congrats! I hope you and your family are doing very well.

  2. Glad to see you back!

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich von B.

  3. Welcome back! We've missed you.

  4. Welcome back. Good to see you again. Congratulations on a fantastic find. I for one am certainly green with envy. I being a polo fan for many years, I have the wallpaper border in my home office along with framed adverts circa 1985 to 1989 along with clothing ... of course from thrift shops .... would love to find these some day at my local shop. Again, it's good to have you back. Hope things calm down for you a bit for the holiday season so you can spend time with your family.

  5. Glad you are back. The mugs were a GWP, gift with purchase in 1986-87 Christmas season. I worked at Bloomies and remember the give away. I'll be sporting the Xmas tie from last year's style share soon. So glad you're back. HKH