Latest Mugs

Been There Ornament – Maryland

Starbucks Been There Ornament Maryland mug has red string. What else:
– Ship’s wheel, sailboat, small crab and The Chesapeake State nickname – all these refer to Maryland being the home to Chesapeake Bay – 200 miles long estuary (a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea)
– The official flag of the State of Maryland consists of the 17th century heraldic banner with the colors and shield from the coat-of-arms of the Calvert-Crossland families of Sir George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore.… Read more

Been There Ornament – California

Here’s The Golden State, Starbucks Been There Ornament California. The reason for this nickname is the discovery of gold in 1848 which had a dramatic effect on California’s economy, allowing it to grow rapidly from ex-Mexican territory, to becoming a free state of US in 1950. Unfortunately there was also the downside of this. Whole indigenous societies were attacked and pushed off their lands by the gold-seekers, called “forty-niners” (referring to 1849, the peak year for Gold Rush immigration).
I can also see a giant surf board and an ocean wave since surfing is very popular water-sport in California.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Oklahoma

Here’s Starbucks Been There Ornament Oklahoma mug. It has green string and following design of the front:
– Wildlife of Oklahoma: American bison, prairie dog and some non-identified bird (doesn’t look like Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Oklahoma’s state bird)
– The Oklahoma state flag which honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors
– Great Plains State Park, located near the city of Mountain Park, offers water sports, boating, boat ramps, camping, RV parking, swimming beach, playground, picnic areas, cycling, mountain biking and hiking trails
– Route 66 sign.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Missouri

A big portion of the front of Starbucks Been There Ornament Missouri mug is occupied by train. My guess this is related to Missouri Pacific Railroad, which was one of the first railroads in the United States west of the Mississippi River. Also:
– Stamp with a horseshoe – I think that’s for the Pony Express, which was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, and mail between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
– Ship’s wheel – marks the legendary steamboat era on the Missouri River
– White Hawthorn Blossom – state’s official flower… Read more

Been There Ornament – Nevada

Here’s Starbucks Been There Ornament Nevada. The string is red and we can also see “the silver state” nickname on the front of the mug. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that became an eventually the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861
Also:
– Lake Tahoe – large freshwater Alpine lake on the border between California and Nevada. It is a major tourist attraction in both states and home to winter sports and summer outdoor recreation.… Read more

You Are Here – Jordan

New week – new release. This time it is Starbucks You Are Here Jordan mug. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is the official name of this Western-Asian country strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. Here’s what we see on the front of the mug:
– Al-Khazneh – “The Treasury” (arabic) – is one of the most amazing temples in the ancient Arab Nabatean Kingdom city of Petra (a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan). This structure is completely carved out of a sandstone rock.… Read more

You Are Here – United Arab Emirates

Yet another mug from Arabian Peninsula – Starbucks You Are Here United Arab Emirates. The design is pretty simple and apart from a horse silhouette (The Arabian horse is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world thanks to its distinctive head shape and high tail carriage) we can see the skyline of Dubai. The tallest building in Dubai and the whole world is The Burj Khalifa. It has 163 floors and is 2,722 ft high! … Read more

Been There Ornament – South Dakota

Another hard to get mug – Starbucks Been There Ornament South Dakota. It is very similar to ND BTO in terms of colors, since red and orange were used for the mug and orange for the string. Here’s the front of it:
– Mount Rushmore National Memorial – an iconic symbol of United States, depicting four US presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Interesting fact – each president was originally to be depicted from head to waist (lack of funding didn’t allow this to happen).… Read more

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