31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: Marc Tetro Coffee Mugs

I love Marc Tetro's Canadian themed artwork and therefore I love these coffee mugs.  Marc Tetro is a Canadian artist whose images are collected around the world. Typically, his images are a picture outlined in black. They can be found on many products but this page is dedicated to the handsome and collectable coffee mugs.

The Walt Disney Company is Marc Tetro's licensing agent. Tetro is the first artist to receive this honour while he is still alive. He has also been commissioned to do work for The World Wildlife Fund and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.

Marc Tetro's artwork includes many Canadian themes \like the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Native American Indian and Eskimo peoples, the Canadian sport of hockey, Canadian wildlife and dogs including but not limited to the Siberian huskies. The subject matter of his work makes one of his mugs a most suitable way to show your love of our great Canadian country or to celebrate a visit or past connection to Canada.

On this page you will find a collection of coffee mugs featuring the work of this artist, some available through my eBay store and others available from other sellers on eBay. You can click on any of the large pictures on this page to see the Marc Tetro mugs available in my eBay store.

What follows is a selection of  Marc Tetro mugs available right now on eBay. It will update automatically every day. I hope this search box helps you find a mug that suits you.

I enjoy all of the Marc Tetro mugs that I have seen but from the ones I have showcased here on this page, I might pick the Native American mug as a favourite. Or the moose one or possibly the R.C.M.P. one. Well, you get the idea. I cannot pick. I love how these cups and the artwork on them represent Canada. Can you pick a favourite mug from this selection?

You never know
what mugs I might have
in store for you!

More Reading:

I Love Coffee Mugs on Pinterest
The Muppets Most Wanted Coffee Mugs
Whittards of Chelsea Mugs

All images shown on this page are from the coffee mug department of my eBay store.

Author's Note:  This page originally written elsewhere in 2012.

31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: Dean Russo Dog Coffee Mugs

I uncovered these wonderful Dean Russo dog coffee mugs this morning quite by accident and I think they are quite striking. Each one is done with modern-style artwork, featuring a picture of a dog by artist Dean Russo. Many but not all of them also feature a quotation like:

"In a perfect world every dog has a home."

"The only thing a dog needs more than love... is to give it."

They win positive reviews from dog loving coffee drinkers on Amazon and I think that they are perfect for any dog lover on your list. You can find these three and more Dean Russo dog coffee mugs on Amazon by clicking here. Noteworthy is the fact that Russo has also created images with other animals like the elephant, lion, tiger and more domestically, the cat.

How about it? Is there a dog-themed mug on this page for you?

You never know
what mugs I might
have in store for you!

Quick Links:

Find Dean Russo's mugs on Amazon.

Vintage 1970s Coffee Mugs

Vintage 1970s Coffee Mugs

Let me introduce you to Ring Ring Vintage, an Etsy seller direct from Milan, Italy who specialises in selling vintage wares including but not limited to the beautiful coffee mugs and cups that you can see on this page.  I love them, am totally impressed with the colors and the look and just had to share them here as a part of my second series of 31 coffee mugs.


These gorgeous coffee cups are all bold and beautiful featuring styles and colors of the 1970s.

Vintage 1970s Floral Coffee MugsTHE COLORING…

I have chosen to focus on cups with some bright orange coloration. I think it is such a warm and friendly color and the designs, whether graphic or floral or both, are stunning.


These pieces are, of course, excellent for your morning coffee or tea. They are also great for filling with candy or other treats as a gift for a friend, for offering as a vintage 1970s themed gift idea or for filling with pens and pencils on your very own desk. Love orange? They're for you. Love the 1970s? You will love these, too.

Vintage Orange 1970s Cups and Saucers

Vintage 1970s White and Orange Teacups & Saucers

Vintage 1970s Mugs

They're all beautiful. The hard part might be just picking one though in some cases they are sold in sets. Whichever pattern you choose, you would definitely be drinking your coffee in style! Find all of the vintage kitchen items in Ring Ring Vintage's shop by clicking right here.

You never know
what coffee mugs
I might have in store for you!

More Vintage Mugs:

Taylor and Ng coffee mugs. (Some of them are naughty!)
Federal Glass Zodiac Mugs. (For horoscope fans.)

31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: Muhammad Ali Mugs

Muhammad Ali MugsMuhammad Ali's website opens with a wonderful photo of the late boxer who was one of the most well known sporting figures of the 20th century. It's enough to make you pause and remember the man before you proceed into the site. Click through and you will find a wonderful collage of film clips and more information about this legendary man.

On this page, I continue my second series, the 31 Days of Coffee Mugs, by featuring a couple of Muhammad Ali themed coffee mugs.  I know that fans are looking for momentos of the man and a mug is a useful, affordable item to add to a collection or to stand alone as a reminder of the man born Cassius Clay in 1942 who left us in June, 2016.

Muhammad Ali Coffee CupsThe black mug shown here is by Vandor and bears an image of Muhammad Ali in the boxing ring, his signature on the inside and the words we associate with the man, "The Greatest" printed on the outside. You can find it on eBay by clicking here.

The second mug is bolder and brighter but also features an image of Ali in the ring. You can find it on Amazon by clicking right here.

I have chosen to feature my two favorites here on this page but there are others, as shown in this live feed from eBay:

Best Muhammad Ali Coffee MugsThese mugs would make a great gift idea for anyone who was a fan of Ali who followed his boxing career and later life.  If you are in the market for a Muhammad Ali coffee mug, I hope this post helps you find one that you like.

You never know
what mugs I might
have in store for you!

Quick Links:

See Amazon's collection of Muhammad Ali coffee mugs.
See eBay's complete collection of Muhammad Ali cups.

How About A Nice Hawaiian Punch?

"How About A Nice Hawaiian Punch?" asks Punchy...

Take a trip back with me to a place where the tradewinds blow, where the pace is calm and where the Hawaiian punch flowed or if a bit of realism is required, to my home in Canada one hot summer day in the late 1960s on grocery day when my Mom served one of those big cans of ice cold Hawaiian Punch...

How about a nice Hawaiian Punch? Do YOU remember Hawaiian Punch? Do you remember the mascot, PUNCHY?

I do and I'd have to say he is firmly entrenched in the memories of my childhood. Hawaiian punch anyone? Take a little summer trip with me and learn a bit about the history of Hawaiian Punch and Punchy, find some links to more reading and some links to collectible and vintage merchandise celebrating Hawaiian Punch, the beverage of my childhood. Don't miss the videos. They are definitely not high definition but they will take you on a trip back in time. We did not drink pop when I was growing up, it was a very rare treat. Instead we drank Hawaiian Punch. How about you?

(Check out these retro-inspired Hawaiian Punch t-shirts on Amazon by clicking here.)

What is Hawaiian Punch?

Vintage Hawaiian Punch CanHawaiian Punch is a fruit punch drink with 5 percent real fruit juice that is now owned by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. It was originally invented by A.W. Leo, Tom Yates and Ralph Harrison as an ice cream sauce in 1934 and was later made into a tasty drink when it was mixed with water.

In 1934 Hawaiian Punch was developed in California in a garage and in 1950 the 46 ounce can was distributed to grocery stores. Punchy was born in December of 1961 and appeared in his first television commercial in 1962.

In 1999, Dr. Pepper/Seven Up purchased Hawaiian Punch and thought of re-using the Punchy mascot. It was thought that Punchy was a rather violent character for a product aimed at youth since his reputation is based on his punch. Great consideration was given to see how or even if Punchy could be used in a less offensive manner. Teenagers remembered the original version of Punchy which meant that he was still a valuable asset to the company. It was determined that his main appeal was his uniqueness and his punch which was not so much an act of violence as a metaphor for overwhelming refreshment.

In 2003, Punchy had a makeover to appeal more to the youth of the day.

(Hawaiian Punch can picture by roadsidepictures on Flickr.)

How 'Bout It? A Nice Hawaiian Punch 

Punchy's greatest hits, a Hawaiian punch commercial, featuring some of Punchy's greatest moments, sung by Charles Telerant.


Donny & Marie Osmond Go Hawaiian

If you grew up with Donny and Marie, this YouTube video is sure to have you smiling.


1960s - 1970s Hawaiian Punch Commercial

Hawaiian Punch Merchandise

In the marketplace, there is much Hawaiian Punch merchandise available. That means there are vintage pieces as well as new pieces so you can have whichever you prefer. Personally, I love the advertisements shown below and think they would be great framed and displayed in a pop culture fan's collection.  You can see which of these ads is available on eBay today by clicking right here. Additionally you can have new and used t-shirts, toys, ephemera, patches, pins and so much more. See eBay's collection of new, used and vintage Hawaiian Punch collectibles by clicking here.

Hawaiian Punch Advertisement
Now 4 Fruit Juicy Kinds of Hawaiian Punch

Hawaiian Punch Diet Ad
How'd you like a nice Hawaiian Punch - with low sugar?

Free Punchy Book Cover from Hawaiian Punch Ad
Free Punchy Book Cover from Hawaiian Punch

What memories does Hawaiian Punch mean to you?

You never know what I might
have in store for you!

More Reading About Hawaiian Punch and Punchy
Hawaiian Punch T-Shirts

Vintage Hawaiian Punch Hot Dog Recipe
If you are looking for a retro recipe that uses Hawaiian Punch, try this one. It's not a healthy recipe but it is vintage fun!

Real Hawaiian Punch Recipe
An honest-to-goodness real fruit juice punch. While Punchy's Hawaiian Punch is firmly entrenched in the minds of many North Americans, it is made with just 5 percent real fruit juice. For nutrition, make real fruit punch.

Hawaiian Punch T-Shirts
Find a collection of retro-inspired Punchy t-shirts on Amazon.

TV Acres Advertising Mascots  -  Punchy & Oaf  (Hawaiian Punch)
In 1961, the Atherton-Privett ad agency created a successful 20-second commercial to advertise the red punch drink known as Hawaiian Punch. Learn more here.

Josefa Moe Storied Islander, The Honolulu Advertiser
Josefa Moe originated the Hawaiian Punch character - the local guy named Moki who blurted "How 'bout a nice Hawaiian punch?" in print and TV commercials.

Hawaiian Punch Official Website
Follow this link to the official Hawaiian Punch website.

©2009 Treasures By Brenda (Previously published elsewhere.)

From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century

From Abba to Zoom is a pop culture encyclopedia of the late 20th century that was written by David Mansour. If you love pop culture, there is a lot of interesting information between the covers of this book about the world in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and even 1980s. It's pretty groovy.

It is a book for Boomers and Gen Xers. Did you watch The Huckleberry Hound Show, Johnny Quest or Sesame Street? Were you a fan of Farrah Fawcett, James Bond, Lost in Space, or Woodstock? If so, you will enjoy this book with more than 3,000 alphabetically arranged references.

Amazon Customer Review:

"This almost everything pop culture book, is really very good...It has classic TV shows, movies, top 40 music, fads, commercials, classic toys, classic candy bars, great icons, comics and much more. It has the popular and not very popular stuff of the 1950s through 1990s. Baby boomers should have fun browsing in this book, but younger and older individuals should like this book, too. The biggest problem with this book is putting it down. A book with The Beatles, Jonny Quest, Coca-Cola, Captain Kangaroo, Gilligan's Island, Hot Wheels, Barbie, mini skirts, The Flintstones and much much more in one book that cannot be bad. Almost everything? Almost. And almost everybody, should have fun reading this book." - Alex

It would definitely make a great gift idea for anyone who is intrigued by pop culture of years gone by. Read more on Amazon by clicking right here. It was published in 2005 so it definitely won't have any recent pop culture but, because it is an older book, nor will it break your pocket book. Used copies are quite affordable, as is the Kindle version of this book. If you want a new hard copy, you will have to pay a bit more since it is an out of print book.

You never know what
I might have in store for you!

Quick Link:

Buy your copy of From Abba to Zoom on Amazon.

©2009 Treasures By Brenda (Previously published elsewhere.)

31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: Vintage Taylor and Ng Coffee Mugs

You Will Love These Handsome and Whimsical Taylor & Ng Coffee Mugs

Taylor and Ng is a 51-year old American company created by the Chinese American artists Spaulding Taylor and Win Ng. The firm is still in operation today and takes pride in creating useful and attractive products for everyday life. The Taylor and Ng coffee mugs certainly meet that goal although I am certain that they are popular because they feature whimsical images of animals including some slightly naughty ones.

Vintage Taylor and Ng mugs are sought after. However, the company continues to make mugs so you can also purchase a new, reproduction mug if you prefer.

The vintage MUGS are hot collectors' items right now, with individual mugs ranging in value from $10 to $180 with that last figure being the most expensive Taylor and Ng mug sold on eBay in the 90 days preceding the creation of this page in August of 2011. Because I know you are curious, I will tell you that the mug that sold for $180 is a white 1979 mug with a blue picture of Le Chat Aile - a winged cat.

(Picture of the Le Chat mug shown here by Hidden Library on Flickr.)

Taylor & Ng Le Chat (Cat) Coffee Mugs

Cat lovers who appreciate Ng's work will love these Le Chat mugs and, of course, you don't have to hold out for the rarest $180 mug. You can have a different version from a more recent year for much less than that figure like this one from eBay:

Taylor & Ng L'Escargot and Cheval Mugs

There seems to be something about the vintage mugs in the blue color for the blue Taylor & Ng l'escargo and cheval mugs also command top dollar but, once again, there are other choices available including more recent reproductions, other images and other colors.

(Picture via jhighead on eBay.)

This cheval mug updates daily and is available right now on eBay:

Taylor & Ng Orgy / Naughty Coffee Mugs

These Taylor & Ng orgy or naughty coffee mugs generate a lot of discussion on and offline. (Taylor & Ng calls the reproduction of these naughty mugs animates, I am not sure if that is what they originally called them.)

People often have these cups in their hands without realizing exactly what those creatures are up to in the image until someone points the activity out to them. Fun and playful, these mugs fortunately leave much to the imagination.

Although popular, these naughty cups are generally more affordable with the most expensive one sold in the last 90 days being a naughty alligator coffee mug, which eBay seller CTCulture had the good fortune to sell for just over $50 once you factor in the cost of shipping.

If you see a mug you love, don't hesitate. These mugs are all listed on eBay and may be the seller's only one...

Modern Taylor & Ng Coffee Cups

Classy Critters Taylor & Ng Coffee MugsBe aware that there are two types of Taylor & Ng mugs...the vintage, collectible ones and the reproduction, brand-new ones. Some available from Amazon are misleadingly titled vintage although they are really reproductions. Be aware, too, that people are sometimes disappointed with the new mugs, especially when they were expecting the character of the older ones. In any case, you can see all of Amazon's Taylor & Ng mugs by clicking here.

I love the Taylor & Ng classy critters mugs. (As shown here in a picture via Happy Flower Head on Flickr.) They are more colorful than most of the others and may appeal to you more or less because of that fact. They are attractive and feature fun names and illustrations like Rascal Rabbit, Doggy Do Good and Kitty Katfish. You can find the classy critter collection on Amazon by clicking right here.

What do you think of these Taylor & Ng coffee mugs naughty and otherwise?


More Reading:

Who Collects Coffee Mugs?
I am willing to bet that you collect coffee mugs, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Find out who else is collecting mugs and what types of mugs are in their cupboards.

Where Can I Buy The Best Coffee Calendars?
Coffee plays a very important part of the every day life of many North Americans so it only makes sense that you might want to choose a coffee themed calendar...

Should We Ban Paper Coffee Cups?
Whilst I might agree that sometimes there is a place for paper cups and plastic lids, I truly do believe that whenever possible coffee...

How Do You Store Coffee?
It is not difficult but there are some simple guidelines for storing your coffee.

Author's Note: Page originally published elsewhere in 2011.

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