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
Ingredients
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 5/25/2018.

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UncommonGoodsPersonalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set
 
4.5

(based on 176 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (130)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (102)
  • Large capacity / good size (73)
  • Durable (58)
  • Dishwasher safe (57)
  • Microwave safe (51)

Cons

  • Not durable (8)
  • Not dishwasher safe (7)
  • Poor image quality (7)
  • Too small (6)

Best Uses

  • Breakfast (84)
  • Home (74)
  • Gifts (72)
  • Dining (29)
  • Office (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (67), Practical (62), Frequent entertainer (14), Budget shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (140), No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The perfect gift!

This is the second set of personalized mugs I've purchased for friends and their response both times has been "we absolutely love them!" It feels good to see your anniversary date...Read complete review

This is the second set of personalized mugs I've purchased for friends and their response both times has been "we absolutely love them!" It feels good to see your anniversary date along with the couples first initial on the mugs. It lets the recipient know that their wedding day was also very special to you too!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor quality and very sloppy

I purchased the Faux Bois mugs as a wedding present for my brother. When I received the mugs, I was very disappointed. When compared to the picture on the website and in the...Read complete review

I purchased the Faux Bois mugs as a wedding present for my brother. When I received the mugs, I was very disappointed. When compared to the picture on the website and in the magazine, the heart is much larger and takes up the whole height of the mug. In the sample photo, the heart appears much smaller. Additionally, the handwriting is sloppy. It looks like it was drawn on by a child with a marker. I am very dissatisfied with the purchase and will not be giving these away as a wedding gift. They are not worth $72 and you would be better off buying your own white mugs and writing on them with a sharpie.

Additionally, I have tried to contact Uncommon Goods and have heard nothing back from them. I emailed (but could not get through the firewall), called, and was told that the supervisor of personalized products, Jason, would contact me. I have yet to hear anything back...

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4.0

Love But

By 

from Denver Colorado

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • The rim of the cup is too thick.

Best Uses

  • Breakfast
  • Home

Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

We love the cups but with the rim being so thick as you drink it runs down the side. I love how perfect the date is and our initials are so cute..

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exceptional quality, very personal

By 

from Orlando FL

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Breakfast
    • Coffee/Tea Anytime
    • Hot cocoa

    Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

    It is a very comfortable mug and keeps a beverage hot a lot longer than a typical coffee mug. Not only is it highly personal, it's also quite practical. Very solid and well made

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect Gift

    By 

    from Sharon. MA

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Breakfast
      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

      She absolutely loved it and said that I "hit it out of the park".

       
      5.0

      Perfect gift for the bride and groom to be

      By 

      from Glen Burnie, Maryland

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • commemorative
      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Durable
      • Large Capacity / Good Size

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

        My daughter and her fiancé love to be outdoors, so these tree trunk mugs will commemorate those special times.

         
        4.0

        Cute mugs...but a bit expensive

        By 

        from new york

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Durable
        • Microwave Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Breakfast
          • Gifts
          • Home

          Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

          The mugs are very cute, however I think they are expensive for what they are. I also think they could be a bit larger.

           
          5.0

          My go-to wedding gift

          By 

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Large Capacity / Good Size
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Breakfast
            • Gifts
            • Home
            • Office

            Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

            I have ordered these personalized mugs over and over. They are the PERFECT wedding gift for family, friends, anyone!

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Mugs!!

            By 

            from Rochester, NY

            About Me Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Large Capacity / Good Size
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Breakfast
              • Dining
              • Gifts
              • Home

              Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

              My best friend cried when she received these!!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Very disappointed

              By 

              from La Crosse, WI

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Image Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

                  The writing appears to be done with a sharpie...and is very sloppy, smudged, and inconsistent in its appearance. There are numerous places where it looks like it was "erased." I am embarrassed to give this as a gift because of what it looks like...but was unable to return it...so I am not sure what I am going to do with it.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Welcomed gift

                  By 

                  from Michigan

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Large Capacity / Good Size
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

                      Nice large cups! I put them in a basket with Baileys and a bag of Tim Horton's coffee.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery took longer than I would have thought.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Love it

                      By 

                      from Hinsdale, IL

                      About Me Frequent Entertainer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Large Capacity / Good Size
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                      • Fragile
                      • Not Dishwasher Safe

                      Best Uses

                      • Breakfast
                      • Home
                      • Office

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set:

                      Morning coffee. Love the memories it gives me daily.

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