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hidden animal mugs

by Ange-line Tetrault $25.00
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Just Your Cup Of Tea

Keep tea parties full of surprises with these extra-roomy ceramic mugs sculpted with owl, fox and bear figurines inside each cup. Like china from Alice's tea party, each whimsical piece is sure to bring imagination with every sip. Drink up to reveal your hidden animal! Designed by Angeline Tetrault. Made in China. Sold individually

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Item ID
20419
Made from
ceramic
Measurements
3.5" H x 5" dia.; Holds 16 oz.
Notes
Dishwasher and Microwave safe.
  • the maker

Ange-line Tetrault

Ange-line Tetrault is a product designer working in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from OCAD University with a degree in Industrial Design and is currently working at imm-Living. Her work has been featured in publications including, At Home With Rachel Ray, Elle Decor and Frankie Magazine.

With a background in the theatre and an interest in setting the scene, as it were, Ange-line believes that objects not only tell a story, but also become pieces of history once created and claimed. She finds nature and popular culture equally fascinating and her passion for the two results in works that are playful, thoughtful and reflective. collection

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HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS
 
4.5

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (66)
  • High quality (44)
  • Dishwasher safe (33)
  • Doesn't stain (22)
  • Unique (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (47)
  • Formal occasions (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (30), Stylish (24), Budget shopper (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (20), No (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (15), Self (6), Child (3), Mother (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (14), Other (9), Birthday (7)

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5.0

love it!

By 

from Greensboro, NC

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS:

      I love this. Sent it as a gift to friends and kept one for myself. Everyone thinks the little fox hiding in the mug is adorable. Like everyone says, the mug is very large, but I think it is perfect for those of us who love abundance. Perfect choice.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Very Cute

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS:

          I bought this for my wife as she loves unique mugs. She will love it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Wonderfully surprised!

          By 

          from Newport, NC

          About Me Bargain Hunter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • A Very Unique Gift
          • Dishwasher Safe
          • Doesn't Stain
          • High Quality

          Cons

          • None at this time

          Best Uses

          • Curling Up With Hot Cocoa
          • Daily Use
          • Nice For Morning Coffee

          Comments about HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS:

          Provides a wonderful gift to a picky receiver. Way larger than expected. Cute as a button owl inside. I find nothing wrong with this purchase.

          Service and delivery comments:

          The delivery was promtly received and in great condition. The packaging perserved the content. Did not have to use customer service.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Very Cute and Useful

          By 

          from Fayetteville, GA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Dishwasher Safe
          • High Quality
          • Larger Than It Looks

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS:

            Was a gift for my sister -- a serious tea and coffee drinker. She loved the cute fox and commented on how large the cup was. She will use this almost daily. Not sure how easy it will be to clean since it has the little critter in it but it is dishwasher safe so hopefully no hand cleaning involved trying to get in the nooks.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Loved It!

            By 

            from Hilton Head, SC

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Formal Occasions

              Comments about HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS:

              Intend to use this at a gathering of 9 friends we have planned. It will go to some unsuspecting friend and create a really funny moment!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Husband
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Better than I expected

              By 

              from Mansfield, TX

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Dishwasher Safe
              • Doesn't Stain
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS:

                I like that it's high quality and is even packaged with stylishly. Very great gift for coffee and tea lovers.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                5.0

                Charming!

                By 

                from New York, NY

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS:

                  This oversize teacup is unbelievably charming. I will be purchasing the other two. You can fit two cups worth of tea in the cup and I have had no chips or cracks thus far, even though I'm rough on my kitchenware.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Cute gift

                  By 

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Bargain Hunter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bigger Than Expected
                  • Very cute

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS:

                      Cute and not too pricey, it makes a great gift. It is large,which is great. Love the whimsical design.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

                      Comment on this review

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Durable animal mugs

                      By 

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Dishwasher Safe
                      • Doesn't Stain
                      • High Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS:

                        I use these mugs every morning for coffe.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautifully crafted mug

                        By 

                        from Denver, CO

                        About Me Stylish

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Dishwasher Safe
                        • Doesn't Stain
                        • High Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use
                          • Formal Occasions

                          Comments about HIDDEN ANIMAL MUGS:

                          Very good quality. It was a lot bigger than I expected.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Self
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Other

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                          Q and A

                          When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                          396votes, 73 comments

                          Jenny
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I really love these, but I have seen this idea on several other websites.

                          sarah
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I had one of these as a kid!

                          amanda
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          this seems somewhat creepy to me

                          Sara
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Too scary for grownups, too fragile for kids.

                          ashley
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          A little too Expensive

                          ashley
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          $21/cup seems kind of expensive...

                          Melanie
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Love! So whimsical!

                          Katie
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I feel like there is a game behind this. I collect fun teacups so I'm there.

                          KAREN
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Great idea;) Price is a little steep.

                          kathleen
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Cute, but way to expensive for just one.

                          Renee
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Do these conform to the UncommonGoods mission statement? I do love the whimsical idea, and that each cup is slightly different. I adore the animals inside. Price may seem a little high for ordinary ceramic for some people, but it may not be unreasonable due to the fact that designer items are often a little higher priced. I would buy them for myself and as a gift.

                          Patricia
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Ditto on the "creepy" comment.

                          Laura
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          My favorite by far! Adorable!

                          Cheri
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Too hard to clean.

                          Kelly
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          so cute!

                          Sara
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Super cute, but I don't think I'd spend $21 for one cup.

                          Al
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          What if you want to stir in sugar or something there goes your animal... Too delicate

                          Cindy
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          i had similar mugs as a kid, and i absolutely loved them. i wouldn't use any other mugs. HOWEVER, product story says "sold individually" and i don't care how cool a mug is...i'd never pay $21 for just one.

                          Marie
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Weird

                          Mary
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          I look these, but too pricey.

                          Bonita
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Not very keen on finding something in my drink.

                          Kirsten
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Love these! They remind me of a cup I had when I was a little girl!

                          Carole
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          it will be hard to stir the sugar for your coffee

                          Beth
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Not my thing, but I have seen similar things and they have been cheaper.

                          Kristina
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I had something like this as a kid, I love love love it! Would purchase for sure!

                          Michelle
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Too pricey and bland.... Needs color. At least on the outside?

                          lyn
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          creepy

                          bonnie
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          kinda' pricey for one cup - a painted picture in the bottom wouldn't take up room and would be the same whimsical suprise.

                          John
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Expensive and I would be afraid to use a spoon for fear of breaking something.

                          KATH
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Bit expensive

                          Brooke
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Wouldn't these be a pain to keep clean?

                          Alicia
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          not my style

                          Mariana
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Adorable!!!

                          Cynthia
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          love the idea

                          Dawn
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Just love these ! They will make many a happy morning !

                          Michelle
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I had one as a kid, too- but these are much finer. I really want one!

                          savannah
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          i think these cups are really cute and decorative.

                          Kathryn
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          It would help to know how many ounces these cups hold for pricing. Also, I have seen this idea on other shopping sites. The only difference is that these are plain white and the others I've seen were in color......more detailed. I'm also wondering if they would be difficult to get clean when hand-washing......would I need something like a bottle brush to get in there around the base of the animals?

                          Meya
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          I'm not sure why anyone would want this. Why do I need to cover animals in my cup?

                          Judy
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          These were my favorites as a child and I bought some for my children then grandchildren. They all had a favorite animal in their cup. Great Memories.

                          Kirsten
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          This reminds me of my childhood with a similar mug with an animal at the bottom :)

                          Darshna
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Seen them before, but I do love these

                          Andrea
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Picture or phrase at the bottom would have been better.

                          Annie
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          both creepy and awesome--love it!

                          Coinin
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I absolutely love this idea. My only concern is how to keep such delightful animals clean as most hot beverages stain ceramic easily.

                          Victoria
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          My 4-year-old niece would love these...if only they were more durable, for kids, and less expensive. I would pay $21 for the set of 3..

                          Kathleen
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          It's a novel idea but, how would you stir in your sugar, honey etc. Way too pricey

                          linda
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          more animals please

                          Merrily
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I have one like this I got from a craft fair. My son loved it and now his friends fight over who gets to use it - and they're teenagers!

                          Anne

                          These seem a little strange...I think they might be fun for kids but I wouldn't want one...if the animals were on the outside in bright colors it would be better.

                          Lauren
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          So cute but they look really hard to clean..

                          Debora
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Like, but have seen before. Think kids would get a big kick out of these, but am concerned they would be pretty fragile.

                          Eileen
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          These cups are cute but a little too pricey.

                          Veronica
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Not very practical if you want to add anything to your tea.

                          Liz
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Love these!

                          MIRIAM
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Why?!

                          MELISSA
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          i had a mug with a mouse hidden inside as a kid and LOVED it, as did many others who saw it over the years. these are cute but way too pricey for a single "fun" mug (unless the price is for a set of three?). i'd pay a bit more than for a generic mug to gift to a few particular people but not quite that much.

                          mindy
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Cute...a bit creepy with the mouse...but still a very creative and unique gift idea.

                          Xena
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Cute but the price is a bit high for one cup.

                          Jody
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Used to have something similar way back when my brother was little. So much fun for little ones and adults alike! It was the most coveted cup in our family.

                          Paula
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          They're made in China.

                          Marie
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          These are adorable! I would like to know how much liquid they hold? I imagine the animal takes up a bit of space. Also, they seem a bit pricey. I'd be willing to pay that much for two.

                          Dana
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Cute but too difficult to wash.

                          Victoria
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Love this!

                          Tina
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          I just imagine the yuck accumulating in all the nooks and crannies. And how do you stir?

                          Robin
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          What?!? I don't want to be drinking coffee and all the sudden see a little owl head looking at me! How WEIRD!!!

                          Julia, UncommonGoods Community Organizer

                          Hi everyone! Glad your as enchanted with these cups as we are. Good news, too-- the cups are dishwasher safe, which makes it a breeze to keep them clean. Stay tuned, we'll post the size of the cups shortly.

                          Melissa
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          How are you going to stir anything in them? Not practical.

                          Christine
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Got something like this for my daughter and she said it was a pain to stir.

                          Michelle
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Wow super cute! I don't stir my coffee so no problem there. Really fun for guests. I really like these, they're charming.

                          Sarah
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          LOVE THESE!

                          Sarah C
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          I have seen this elsewhere in color with more to it . . . seems not too original.

                          Jilian
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          thats just scary.

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