Been There – West Virginia 2

Starbucks is finally switching from “PANHANDLE STATE” to “THE MOUNTAIN STATE” with the release of Been There – West Virginia v2 mug. I’ve mentioned this strange choice when reviewed v1 ornament. And even though West Virginia has two panhandles, Eastern Panhandle and the Northern Panhandle (which is a piece of land similar to a peninsula in shape), I think the use of the official nickname makes much more sense. 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

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Been There – Kansas City 2

This could be the smallest change among all BT v2s so far. Starbucks Been There – Kansas City v2 adds a dot on the sign of the intersection of 18th and Vine streets. In particular, “VINE st” became “VINE st.”
Should you decide to collect both, please be ready to answer the same question from your friends, over and over: “Why are there two identical mugs in your display?”
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Been There Ornament – New Jersey 2

New and “improved” Starbucks Been There Ornament – New Jersey v2 comes right after the bigger mug. As I’ve mentioned before, the change includes the “Northern Red Oak” writing on the front of the ornament, which is the proper name of the official state tree of New Jersey (adopted in 1950). The photo is provided by a reader, which confirms that the new version is already available in stores.
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Been There – Texas 2

Starbucks Been There – Texas v2 introduces a minor update to the “Colorado river” writing on the side of the mug, which becomes “Colorado River”. Is that a sagnificant change for you to have both in you collection? Let me know in the comments.
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Been There – New Jersey 2

Starbucks introduces the updated version of the previously released mug, Starbucks Been There – New Jersey v2. The change they bring in is that “Red Oak” is replaced with “Northern Red Oak” right on the front of the mug. Funny enough I was mentioning this tree in my review of the NJ ornament, but it didn’t come to my mind that Starbucks was planning to “fix” that. It also means that the small mug will also be replaced, stay tuned for the update!… Read more

Been There Ornament – Maryland 2

Since Starbucks is on hold with new releases, I decided to check the status of the “second versions” which I expected to come out. After the update of the Maryland Been There mug, the release of the matching v2 ornament was just the matter of time. And here it is, Been There Ornament – Maryland v2
As you can see from the image below, the only difference is switching “Chesapeake State” nickname, which didn’t make any sense anyway, with the official tree of the state, White Oak.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Pike Place

I somehow missed to add this mini mug to the site, and it’s a shame, because this one is special, since Starbucks Been There Ornament – Pike Place can only be bought in one store – The Pike Place Starbucks store, commonly called the Original Starbucks. That particular store has obviously found it’s place on the mug. The string is green.… Read more

Been There Ornament – New Hampshire

Starbucks Been There Ornament New Hampshire is 64th ornament from this series released so far. We do know there is also Pike Place mini waiting it’s time, but that’s it. I really hope it wont take long for the next batch of ornaments to be revealed.
As for New Hampshire mug, here are some State symbols from the front:
– State flag, adopted in 1909. It features the state seal with the frigate Raleigh surrounded by laurel leaves and nine stars against a field of blue.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Maine

Here is Starbucks Been There Ornament Maine. From the front of the mug:
– Moose has been chosen as official state animal in 1979
– Pine cone – hence the state’s nickname: The Pine Tree State. The pine is used as a symbol in the state’s seal, flag, flower, and tree.
– Sea shell, fishing hook, fishing float and seiners (fishing boat) – all relate to ocean playing a major part in Maine’s history and present days. In fact, Maine’s beautiful landscape, famous for its unchanged scenery and opportunities for hunting, fishing and boating has made recreation an important industry.… Read more

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