31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: Disney Store Frozen Coffee Mugs

Some are calling Disney’s Frozen movie the biggest Disney animated movie ever. It has reached this phenomenal level of success around the world in a number of ways.

Firstly, it is an award winning movie, receiving many honours that culminated in the Academy Awards for Best Animated Film and for Best Original Song for "Let It Go."

Secondly, the soundtrack has sold more than a million copies and spent five weeks on the top of the Billboard 200 album chart.  That's a record that has not been set by an animated movie since the Lion King in 1994.

Finally, it is a social media success story with the Let It Go video being viewed more than 121 million times on Youtube and going on to spawn many interpretations of the song.

It is obvious that we loved the movie Frozen and I know you do not need to the statistics to know that it is a movie that will become a Disney classic.

As we await the next movie, which I have seen simply called Frozen 2, we have to content ourselves with re-watching the movie a task that many of you have already done again and again.

We can also sip our coffee, tea and hot chocolate from one of these lovely Frozen-themed coffee mugs.  Therefore, I present these Frozen coffee mugs as the 30th entry in my 31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS. Find the whole series by clicking right here.

As always when choosing a Disney mug, I find that the best examples come directly from the Disney Store or one of the Disney parks.

There are two official Disney sets that I love. They were sold individually though of course you can purchase two to create a set.

The first is the Disney Store set with Anna and Olaf, the snowman as shown at the top of this post. Drinking a steaming hot mug of hot chocolate in this mug would definitely help you thaw out. It's a generously sized mug with glitter accents and holds 16 ounces or 2 cups of your favourite hot beverage.  It can be found on Amazon by clicking right here.  The mate is the lighter pink coloured cup also shown at the top of this page and can be found on Amazon here.

The second set, also from the Disney Store, shows Anna and Elsa and their very popular dresses.  Do you remember the furore over the limited edition Disney Store dresses?  Anyway, the blue mug features Elsa; the pink one, Anna. They are both tall Disney Store mugs and will hold 16 ounces of your favorite beverage. You will find them both on Amazon here.

If none of these mugs is quite the one you want to add to your collection, you might find this selection of Frozen-themed coffee mugs from eBay helpful:

Are you anxiously awaiting the next Frozen movie?

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See all of Amazon's Disney Frozen mugs.
Read more about Frozen's 5 Most Mind-Blowing Accomplishments on Cinemablend.
More Frozen themed gift ideas.

31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: Mr. Right and Mrs. Always Right

Here's a mug for a couple who has fun pretending to be or perhaps actually being Mr. Right and Mrs. Always Right.

Do you know anyone who fits those titles?

I can think of a pair that I know particularly well for though my husband may be Mr. Right, I am, of course, Mrs. Always Right.

I'm pretty sure this sentiment fits right in with the Happy Wife, Happy Life quote that my husband loves.

In any case, they're a handsome pair of coffee mugs recreating the popular look of a coffee shop chalk board. You can find them on Amazon by clicking right here.

It turns out that those two are not the only mugs on the theme. I also found the moustache and lip themed coffee mugs from Lorrie Veasey that are shown below and that share the sentiment.  I love the fact that this set is reminiscent of the moustache month, Movember. You can find them on Amazon by clicking right here.

Either set would be great gift ideas for the RIGHT couple, pun intended.  They'd be perfect choices at Valentine's Day, for a wedding shower or even an anniversary gift idea.

Treasures By Brenda
Mrs. Always Right

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31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: Marsala Coffee Mugs

According to the colour experts at the Pantone Color Institute, the colour of the year for 2015 is marsala.

Marsala is a reddish-brown colour that Pantone calls “a smooth, rich, earthy wine tone” inspired by the a city called Marsala in Sicily, Italy.

I think that adding accents of marsala would be a great way to add a bit of this fashionable, warm colour to your home d├ęcor without adding too much of a strong colour.

Here's a peek at the sample from Pantone. Marsala is colour number 18-1438.

Panatone says, "Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home."  I like it though I realize it is not for everyone.  It is exactly the hit of red that I might choose to add if I were redecorating my family room or kitchen.

Today's post, number 27 in my 31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS, is therefore dedicated to a few lovely marsala-coloured coffee mugs. Because I do not actually own all of these mugs, I am relying on the colour representation delivered to me online. I hope that these colours are true in real life. Please let me know if you experience anything otherwise.

At the top of this page, I've shared a pair of Starbucks' Stacking coffee mugs. Starbucks calls the colour mulberry but I think that it is a fine stand in as a marsala-coloured mug. It is a 2013 mug that is readily available from Amazon by clicking right here.

Pfaltzgraff's Everyday Calico Mug, with a checkered pattern at the top, is of varied colours, including a reddish brown marsala. Priced at just $5.99 on Amazon, it would be a very affordable way to add a bit of this year's colour to your home decor. You can find it by clicking right here.

Then there is Burton & Burton's inspirational Marsala Dad themed mug. It's a handsome choice, perfect for Father's Day and dad's birthday. You can find it on Amazon here.

Mikasa also offers a basic coffee mug in a colour that they call berry. Priced at just $2.99, I'm not sure what quality this mug delivers but I suppose you could buy one and check it out. If you wanted to add a whole lot of marsala to your kitchen in a verty inexpenssive mug, this could be the one for you. Find it here on Amazon.

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might have in store for you.

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See how Pantone decorated with marsala.

31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: John Wayne Mugs

I’ll start by saying I am only a bit familiar with the works of the late actor John Wayne. I’ve never been a huge western movie fan but I will admit that the few I have seen, I have enjoyed and they include the original John Wayne version of True Grit.

I am, however, totally enthralled by pop culture and the continued popularity of John Wayne so for the 26th entry in my 31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS series, I have chosen John Wayne.

There is actually a coffee mug or rather a series of mugs that were produced specifically for John Wayne that are worth thousands of dollars each.

The story behind them is that John Wayne had them made and then gifted them directly to family, friends, cast and crew members. One side of the mug carried the name and an image from the movie. The other side, carried a greeting.

On December 6, 2014, one of these John Wayne mugs sold at a live auction on eBay for $11,000. One side of that mug had an image of Rio Bravo, a 1959 movie, and the other side read, “Joyce, From Duke.”  Here's a screen shot of the auction listing:

The eBay seller who sold it says it was being sold on consignment directly from the estate of the daughter of Joyce Burnett, who was the assistant to Rio Bravo director Howard Hawks.

I gather it must be a rare example because it fetched an unprecedented amount when it sold and this despite the fact that it had a lot of wear on the handle.

Most of these personalized John Wayne mugs sold on eBay in the last year sold in the $2,000 to $5,000 range.

If owning one of those mugs is out of your range, but you would like to have a John Wayne mug, I have found a few nice options.

My favourites include this brown Vandor mug, which reads, “A man’s got to have a creed, a code to live by.” It’s a simple handsome, manly mug, perfectly suited to the subject matter.  You can find it on Amazon by clicking right here.

I also like this mug by Midsouth Products, which reads, “Don’t say it’s a fine morning or I’ll shoot ya.” I like it because it carries a morning sentiment perfectly reminiscent of the Duke and it makes me smile. You can find this mug on Amazon by clicking right here.

You can see all of Amazon’s John Wayne mugs by clicking here and you can see a selection of John Wayne mugs from eBay here:

Is there a John Wayne mug in your future?

Treasures By Brenda
You Never Know What I
Might Have In Store For You

More John Wayne:

Which True Grit movie is better?
See all of the John Wayne mugs on eBay.

31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: Sheep Coffee Mugs

Sheep collectors rejoice. I found a selection of woolly coffee mugs for you.

They're made by Dublin Gifts of Ireland and they feature a selection of your sheep friends.

Your choices include the mug shown here, which is covered with a rainbow of sheep with lots of sheep-themed references.

Or the attractive green mugs shown below with two versions of these Irish Wooley Jumpers theme in two shapes so you can pick the shape that you prefer.

Finally, the black and white sheep mug shown below...for the black sheep in the family, of course.

Not only would these mugs suit a sheep collector but, since they are marked Ireland and made by Dublin Gifts, they'd also make a wonderful souvenir of time spent in Ireland.  They would also make a great choice for a St. Patrick's Day cup since some of they hail from Ireland and some of them even have a green clover on them.

You can find them all on Amazon by clicking here. If you or someone you know love sheep, it is noteworthy that there's a host of matching merchandise that includes salt and pepper shakers, oven mitts, towels and more. You could really assemble a nice sheep-themed gift set with some of these pieces.

I am hard picked to choose a favourite. The black sheep mug makes me smile because of the reference to the black sheep of the family but I love the colours of the other pieces. Which one do you like the best? Is there a sheep themed coffee mug in your future?

Treasures By Brenda
You Never Know What I Might Have in Store For You!

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Check out Dublin Gifts complete sheep collection on Amazon.
Love sheep? Meet the Serpa Counting Sheep.

31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: Sandra Boynton Coffee Mugs

You might know Sandra Boynton and not even be aware that you know her.  I first encountered her many years ago when my children were preschoolers through a 1993 children’s board book called Barnyard Dance.

Sandra Boynton is an award-winning children's author and illustrator who has created a world of funny animal characters that we know and love. They appear not only in her numerous children's books but also on greeting cards, coffee mugs, bedding and so much more.

Naturally, Sandra Boynton's coffee mugs feature her iconic characters in funny moments. From Christmas to Valentine's Day to mugs that share frustrations with the work place, there is a Sandra Boynton mug for you.

This, the 24th post In my 31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS series, is dedicated to the mugs of Sandra Boynton.

If you are a competitive sort, you’ll appreciate the I Play To Win mug.

If you drag yourself to work on Mondays, you will enjoy the sentiment on, the Fact: There Are Three Times As Many Mondays As Fridays mug.

Whether you do or do not embrace all the craziness of the Christmas season, you might enjoy the Bah Humbug mug.

Recycled Paper Products has been producing these mugs on Sandra Boynton’s behalf for quite awhile, which means that some of the designs are harder to find than others. However, a quick look at the eBay sales statistics shows that the most expensive Sandra Boynton mug sold in the last year sold for just under $40, which means they should not be priced out of reach of the average consumer.  The mugs that fetched the highest selling prices included the Juan in a Million, Wee Fish Ewe A Mare E-Grets Moose and the Rudolph No Business Like Snow Business mugs.

Take a peek at a few of the Sandra Boynton mugs in my eBay store:

If you did not see one you like here, you can check out ALL of the Sandra Boynton mugs on eBay by clicking right here. When I looked, there were over 600 options listed.

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To read more of the instalments in my mug series, click on the tab at the top of the page that reads Coffee Mugs or click here.

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31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: Vintage Federal Glass Company Zodiac Mugs

The twelve signs of the zodiac are represented in these vintage Federal Glass Company mugs. Some Federal Glass pieces, like these ones, are easily identified by the marking of an F in the middle of a shield on the bottom.

I spent some time today looking for more information about the company and these cups but did not turn up much in the way of concrete facts.  Here is what I learned with the facts being compiled from a number of unofficial sources.
The Federal Glass Company was created in the early 1900s by George and Robert J. Beatty. Apparently, it originally created tumblers but soon expanded into jars and bottles and by the 1950s was making tableware from coloured pressed glass.

These zodiac-themed mugs were manufactured in the 1960s and possibly 1970s and they were made in the U.S.A.

I read that the company closed its doors in 1980 but saw this contradicted elsewhere.

Regardless, of the details, they are handsome zodiacal cups, done in black and gold, with one side presenting an image of a zodiacal sign and the other side presenting information about that specific sign.

Collectors of zodiacal mugs collect mugs that represent their specific sign. Others want a complete set representing all twelve signs of the zodiac. Whichever kind of collector you are, you will find them all available on eBay though not necessarily at the same time.  Here are a few Federal Glass zodiac mugs from my eBay store:

Didn't see your sign? You can see all of the Federal Glass zodiacal mugs available on eBay by clicking right here.

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You Never Know What I
Might Have in Store for You!

This is the 23rd in my series, 31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS. To find the complete series and more reading about coffee mugs, click on the tab at the top of the page that reads Coffee Mugs or go here.

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