Ho-ho-ho and how’s it going? By now, I’m hoping that you’re sitting by a roaring fire, listening to some Christmas standards, and chomping on some dee-licious cookies.
What? You’re dreaming of 80 degrees, a Mickey Ice Cream Bar, and a ride on Soarin’ for Christmas? Sigh. Me too. But since I’m not there, I think I’ll amuse myself with doing a little window shopping from my computer screen. (Get it? Window shopping? Ha!)
And, if you’re lucky enough to be in Walt Disney World and are looking for some super cute drinkware to enjoy your cocoa from, you’ll love what we have to show you! Here’s what we found over at the new Fountain View Starbucks in Epcot!
Holiday Mugs at Fountain View Cafe in Epcot
I know what you’re probably thinking — more mugs emblazoned with that oh-so-familiar green siren on them?!? I mean, Fountain View is a Starbucks now after all. But these aren’t the coffee giant’s handiwork! I think that’s why they captured my attention. I haven’t seen them in other spots.
The mugs are actually Dunoon Fine Bone China, and are made in England. So they’re definitely gift-worthy options, elevating your cozy drink experience to the next level.
I really love the artwork on the cups. They definitely speak to British traditions, so they’re just ever-so-slightly different than most of what you see. On the left one below, did you catch that it says Christmas Crackers? The tradition of small packages of prizes and paper crowns that crack when you open them is one of my favorite!
This next mug features Father Christmas (natch) adding a bit of holly to a snowman’s hat as he travels on his way, bag of gifts in hand.
The jolly guy on the next cup is definitely more of the Santa Claus persuasion. Incidentally, I think it’s sweet that both Father Christmas and Santa Claus are accompanied by birds — robins from the looks of them.
But I’ve saved the best for last! Here, we have a towering mish-mash of Santas. I think they’re trying to decorate a tree from the looks of it, but they aren’t letting duty hinder their good time.
One splashes a bit of Christmas cheer from the top of the St. Nicholas pile, while one of the bottom dudes is talking on a vintage cell phone. Hey, he had to take the call. It could be urgent North Pole business!
You just never know what you’re going to find! Kudos to the Walt Disney World Starbucks locations for continuing to offer things that are not available at every corner store. It’s a great way to ensure I’ll find my way into the shops at least once during every visit, just to see what’s new!
Happy Christmas Eve!!!
Which Holiday Mug at Fountain View Cafe is your favorite? Let us know by leaving a comment!