Been There Ornament – North Dakota

Here’s probably one of the hard to get BTOs, due to the remoteness of the state – Starbucks Been There Ornament North Dakota. The string is orange and the whole mug is designed using red and orange palette. Here are the visual details:
– The Peace Garden State – the official nickname of North Dakota. It was initially placed on licensed plates in 1956 and later officially adopted by the state.
– American bison and beaver – parts of NDs wildlife.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Montana

Let’s review some minis from Rocky Mountain Region. Here’s Starbucks Been There Ornament Montana. Green colors were used for the mug and the string. It is mostly nature which inspired designers when working on this mug:
– The Rocky Mountains – a major mountain range in western North America, a.k.a the Rockies. They stretch as long as 3000 miles, from British Columbia down to New Mexico.
– Black bear, American bison and birds of prey – are just some animals from the great variety of Montana’s wildlife.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Tennessee

Starbucks Been There Ornament Tennessee is another blue mini mug from the new series. Oddly enough the string is orange. Here’s what we see on the front of the mug:
– Eastern box turtle – an official reptile of the Tennessee (and North Carolina as well)
– a waterfall – my understanding this is Fosters Falls
– three trees, sorry guys, I can’t recognize them. Btw, these are not present on a bigger mug
– The Tennessee State Capitol is the seat of government for the U.S.… Read more

Been There Ornament – San Francisco

I does look like Starbucks hasn’t released as many city BTOs as city BTs, but hopefully there will be the second batch soon. Starbucks Been There Ornament San Francisco is one of those released already. From the mug:
– The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, that’s where San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. This bridge is probably one of the most recognizable symbols of San Francisco.
– The Dungeness crab – is a type of crab specific to West Coast of North America – a must try when visiting San Francisco due to its sweet and tender flesh.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Washington, D.C.

Another blue mug here, Starbucks Been There Ornament Washington, D.C. (string is blue too). These elements can be seen on the front of the mug:
– The White House – is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States
– The United States Capitol, a.k.a. the Capitol Building, is located on Capitol Hill, and is the home of the United States Congress, and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.
– The Arlington Memorial Bridge – which crosses the Potomac River was proposed in 1886, but only built in 1932 due to arguments about who this bridge should be dedicated to.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Virginia

Starbucks Been There Ornament Virginia is designed with the blue palette in mind. Same for the string. From the mug:
– Mother of Presidents – is Virginia’s nickname. Why? Because four of the first five Americans Presidents were Virginians. They are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe.
– The Blue Ridge Mountains – make a part of Appalachian Mountains range
– The blue crabs are an iconic symbol of the Chesapeake Bay
– The Chincoteague Pony, also known as the Assateague horse, is a breed of pony that developed and lives in a feral condition on Assateague Island (Virginia and Maryland).… Read more

Been There Ornament – Louisiana

Starbucks Been There Ornament Louisiana has been released with no major delay (you probably remember the bigger mug errors?). It has green string and that’s what we see on the front:
– the steamboat – those played a major role in the 19th-century development of the Mississippi River
– the banjo – which originated in West Africa has a rich and complex history in New Orleans and more broadly Louisiana.
– Wetlands of Louisiana – swamp regions of southern Louisiana
– the catfish (I believe) – popular fish in swamp areas
– Magnolia – state’s official flower.… Read more

Been There Ornament – West Virginia

Starbucks Been There Ornament West Virginia has grey string and many small elements on the front of the mug.
– Mountains with the skier going downhill – West Virginia is located entirely within the Appalachian Mountains with Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Pocahontas County being the largest winter resort in the Mid-Atlantic region
– the snake – I could not find any information if there are any special snakes in WV (not found anywhere else)
– The Rhododendron maximum, or great laurel which is the state flower of West Virginia, selected on January 29, 1903
– wood logs – logging was popular in WV in 1800s.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Indiana

Starbucks Been There Ornament Indiana mug has red string. It’s official motto can be seen on the front – The crossroads of America. What else:
– The covered bridge – probably related to Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. Parke County is the county with the most covered bridges – 31.
– the bag of popcorn – I believe this is related to “Popcorn Indiana”, which is the brand of popcorn founded in 2002
– the peony – Indiana state flower… Read more

Been There Ornament – Wyoming

Here’s Starbucks Been There Ornament Wyoming. It has a yellow string and is kind of rare since Wyoming is a pretty remote state and doesn’t have many Starbucks stores. From the front of the mug:
– Flaming Gorge Reservoir – which is formed by Flaming Gorge Dam. The dam was built between 1958 and 1964 on the Green River.
– The cutthroat trout – is the state fish of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
– The bull rider – probably related to Cheyenne Frontier Days which is claimed to be the “World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo and Western Celebration.”
– Black Bear, grey wolf and American bison – are wild animals common to Wyoming … Read more

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