Been There Ornament – Australia 2

Similar to the bigger v2 mug, this new revised Been There Ornament – Australia v2 is dedicated to surfing and anything related. Also, I couldn’t help but notice that the ornament is a total copy of the bigger mug, with the exception of the two-piece swimsuit missing from the design of the ornament. That is unusual for the Been There Series, where ornaments have fewer elements than full-size mugs.

Surfing culture in Australia is deeply ingrained in the nation’s coastal lifestyle, with its world-famous beaches and surf spots drawing surfers from around the globe.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Australia

Starbucks Been There Ornament Australia is interesting in a way that it comes in a set with other Australian ornaments. You can see it in the picture below, together with the Australia v2 ornament. Yes, it took me so long to get it that Starbucks released a new version of the ornament! I have to admit, I am not a big fan of this type of packaging because, in order to get all the Australian cities, you have to buy multiple country ornaments.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Alaska 2

While the release of the mugs for the new collection is at full steam, some minor updates were noticed for the series that is retiring. When placing Been There Ornament – Alaska 2 side by side with the v1, I see the following differences:

– the size of the Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley) was reduced, and the name of the park, “DenaLi Nat’L. PaRK,” was placed underneath. It is unclear why the designers chose this spelling, as I could not find it used elsewhere.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Louisiana 2

Starbucks Been There Ornament – Louisiana 2 introduces subtle changes to the existing release. The easiest way to tell two versions apart is to look at the group of three musical notes next to the tiny Starbucks coffee cup. The new version has all of the notes to the right of the cup, while the old version had one to the left and two to the right.

Other changes include:
– an additional musical note on the back of the mug;
– one of the mosquitos is gone and the other one changed the place (so two versus three in total now);
– two sets of flowers are removed;

Additionally, I am only seeing the “made in China” version of the new ornament, it can be identified by the glossy string.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Mississippi 2

As you probably remember, Starbucks released a revised version of the Mississippi mug recently. Now, the same update was done for the mini mug as well. When compared to the first versionBeen There Ornament – Mississippi 2 has the cotton branch removed and some other elements changing the size and the position in the design:

– The guitar moved from the left of the title closer to the handle. Designers used this musical instrument to emphasize Mississippi’s cultural and musical heritage, particularly through its association with the birth and development of the blues genre.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Illinois 2

I was expecting the release of the Starbucks Been There Ornament Illinois 2 long time ago, since the bigger mug came out back in 2019. The updated version is finally here, and it seems that the only difference compared to the Illinois Ornament v1 is the dashes in the name of one of the State’s landmarks.

Discovered in 1739 by French explorer M. de Lery, “Cave-In-Rock” stands as an iconic point of interest in Illinois. Carved over eons by the relentless flow of water, this natural limestone cave embodies a tangible link to the region’s frontier past.… Read more

Been There Marvel Ornament – Wakanda

It seems that Starbucks Been There Marvel Ornament Wakanda is out! It looks very similar to the Wakanda mug, at least the front of it. However, judging by the photo of the back of the ornament, certain elements are re-arranged or removed. In case you want to learn more about Wakanda and what inspired the Starbucks’ artists, I invite you to read this pretty long post that I made about the design of the full-sized sibling of this ornament.
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Been There Star Wars Ornament – Dagobah

The color of the string of the Star Wars Dagobah Ornament matches the inside color, as usual. The box is shared with two other ornaments: Hoth and Bespin.

Dagobah, a mysterious and swampy planet within the Star Wars universe, holds a significant place in the saga’s narrative. Its first notable appearance was in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” when Luke Skywalker, seeking to master the ways of the Force, embarked on a journey to this remote world.… Read more

Been There Star Wars Ornament – Hoth

Star Wars Hoth Ornament is a complete copy of the bigger mug released in the first batch of the Star Wars mugs. This new release has a grey string, matching the inside color of the ornament. The box that Hoth is coming in, has two other ornaments: Bespin and Dagobah.

Hoth, a frigid and inhospitable planet, is a realm of extreme conditions and imminent danger. It made its iconic appearance in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back,” serving as a pivotal setting in the saga.… Read more

Been There Star Wars Ornament – Bespin

Star Wars Bespin Ornament has a pink string and shares the box with Dagobah and Hoth.

Bespin, a celestial gem nestled in the Star Wars universe, is a captivating gas giant that enchants all who behold it. Known for its ethereal beauty and unique ecosystem, Bespin stands as a testament to nature’s awe-inspiring diversity.

It is Bespin where the confrontation unfolded between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker within the carbon-freezing chamber. It was here that the Sith Lord delivered the shocking revelation, forever etching the line “No, I am your father” into the annals of cinematic history.… Read more

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