Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set

"Carved" with your initials and anniversary, this porcelain mug set recalls a timeless declaration of love.
created by

Gina DeSantis

$72.00

Gina DeSantis created by

Gina DeSantis

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Faux Bois, Real Romance

Like young lovers carving their initials into a tree, this handmade pair of mugs recreates the ultimate romantic gesture. Artist Gina DeSantis hand throws each mug on a potter's wheel before carving a unique faux-bois pattern to the creamy porcelain. The knots, grooves, and rings frame a hand painted declaration of love—you and your other half's initials, complete with an anniversary date and a charming heart and arrow. These one-of-a-kind cups are the perfect companion as you curl up with your morning coffee and the love of your life. Handmade in Ohio.

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Made in Ohio

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Gina DeSantis

created by

Gina DeSantis

location

Ohio

“I make work that brings happiness to the home and life's daily routines. I want my mug to be the first thing you grab in the morning to make your coffee.”

Gina knew she wanted to be an artist from an early age; she would overtake the kitchen of her childhood home with her art projects. As an adult, she realized her calling was to work clay, and in 2006 she earned her MFA in ceramics from Kent State University. Based in Lakewood, Ohio, she is inspired by the colors, textures, and patterns found in nature. She firmly believes that creativity happens equally in and out of the studio, and loves taking bike rides along the towpath or heading to the lake to get out of a rut.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
porcelain
Measurements
4" H x 3.25" diameter; 10 fl. oz. capacity
Care
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Notes
Due to the handmade nature of these items, there will be a slight variation in pattern.
Item ID
24071

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 2/2/2017.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.


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UncommonGoodsPersonalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set
 
4.5

(based on 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (84)
  • Large capacity / good size (51)
  • Dishwasher safe (45)
  • Durable (43)
  • Microwave safe (40)

Cons

  • Not durable (6)
  • Too small (6)
  • Not dishwasher safe (4)
  • Poor image quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Breakfast (63)
  • Home (61)
  • Gifts (59)
  • Dining (24)
  • Office (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (52), Stylish (51), Frequent entertainer (12), Budget shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (131), No (6)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (63), Husband (31), Child (24), Wife (12), Mother (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Weddings (47), Anniversary (44), Christmas or hanukkah (31), Valentine’s day (13), Other (6)

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5.0

A great Valentine gift!

By 

from Dallas, Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

My wife loved these mugs.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Wife
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Valentine’s Day

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PERFECT anniversary gift!

By 

from Pleasant Garden, NC

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Fragile
    • Handle Gets Hot

    Best Uses

    • Morning Coffee

    Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

    Thought this was a perfect gift for my husband and I for our anniversary next week! We care for our elderly parents in our home and relish the quietness of our early morning cups of coffee together before we start our day! No price is too high for a gift to my wonderful husband who gives so much to his mother, my father and is my forever best friend!

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

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect gift to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    By 

    from Manchester, NH

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Durable
    • Large Capacity / Good Size
    • Microwave Safe
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Breakfast
      • Dining
      • Gifts
      • Home
      • Office

      Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

      A Beautifully designed cup, that is unique, expressive, romantic, a great gift to use everyday

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

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It was just like the advertisement said

      By 

      from Chester, Md (Eastern Shore of Md.)

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Same As Above Never Us

      Best Uses

      • Breakfast
      • Dining

      Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

      No comments about the item as I never used it It was purchased as a wedding gift as I thought it was unusual. I liked the two initials on it and the dste of their wedding. Since this was a second marriage Thought it was something different for the couple who had most everything

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

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      2.0

      Very disappointed

      By 

      from Annandale, NJ

      About Me Frequent Entertainer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Durable
      • Microwave Safe
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

          This product was exactly as advertised and came out beautifully. I'm very satisfied with the mugs which is the only reason I'm rating 2 stars.

          Service and delivery comments:

          I am a repeat customer of Uncommon Goods, so I called customer service 8 weeks prior to Christmas to be clear that this product could be delivered on time, as it was a gift for Christmas. I was assured that there would be no issues. Christmas came and went, and no mugs. I had to call several times to get the status, and each time I was told that the artist was "behind." The mugs finally arrived at the end of JANUARY. I called customer service and they offered me a $25 gift card, which also never arrived/never e-mailed. I was so upset and disappointed, and embarrassed that I could not provide a gift to my sister-in-law, when I specifically called to ask first whether it could be done. The entire process was a complete disaster.

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

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          5.0

          Excellent product!

          By 

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Large Capacity / Good Size
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Breakfast
            • Home

            Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

            We use the product every day. We are unsure if it is dishwasher and microwave safe so we are hand washing the cups. Love them!

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

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            5.0

            Fantastic Wedding Gift!

            By 

            from Washington, DC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Large Capacity / Good Size
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dining
              • Gifts
              • Home

              Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

              GREAT wedding gift for a couple. Wanted to get them something unique AND personalized, since everything from their wedding registry had already been fulfilled. This was the perfect gift!

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

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              5.0

              A wonderful, romantic keepsake you can actually use!

              By 

              from Boca Raton, Florida

              About Me Frequent Entertainer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Coffee Or Tea Time

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

                  I bought this mug set as a gift for my friends 25th wedding anniversary. She absolutely loved it and thought it was the most romantic gift ever.

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

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                  4.0

                  Very unique!

                  By 

                  from Ann Arbor, Michigan

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dishwasher Safe
                  • Large Capacity / Good Size
                  • Microwave Safe
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Breakfast
                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

                    A very unique gift. I will purchase this again for others....anniversary gift, wedding, engagement, etc.

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

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Handle brokeafter just a few uses

                    By 

                    from MA

                    About Me Practical

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Fragile
                      • Handle Fell Off
                      • Letter Smudged Slightly
                      • Not Dishwasher Safe

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

                        These mugs are very cute - although the details say they are dishwasher safe - I put them in the dishwasher 1 time and the letters ran a bit

                        After just a few uses the handle fell off one of the mugs

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

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