Copper Mug Buying Guide

Copper Mug Buying Guide

Copper drinkware is all the rage right now, with the popularity of the Moscow Mule. This new mixology wave has elevated the drinking experience with a heightened sense of exquisite flavors, aromas, and perfected presentation.

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Why copper?
The most scientific benefit of using copper drinkware is temperature. Copper is a great conductor, quickly taking on the icy temperature of the cocktail. The cold metal is highly effective at insulating the cold temperature keeping it cool even on the hottest of summer days.

Things to consider when purchasing copper drinkware:

Materials
Not all mugs are equal. The more copper, the better the conductor, keeping your drinks cooler. This also means the more copper the higher the price. Some retailers offer mixed metal options which will give you the same look, but at a more affordable price.

Construction
Handles on copper cups not only add an easier way of holding onto your drink. Handles help keep your hot hands off the body of the cup, making your drink stay cooler, longer.

Shape & Style
Really, it all depends on your style. There is a huge selection of copper drink ware available. Vintage,hammered and handmade to sleek, brushed and sophisticated there is a cup out there that will fit your style.

Here are some affordable and stylish copper options to add to your bar:

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1. William Sonoma Hammered Copper Mug – Retail Price $29.95 

  • Solid Hammered Brass
  • 16-oz. capacity
  • Tarnish-resistant coating
  • Made in Turkey
  • Monogrammable

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2. West Elm Moscow Mule Mug – Retail Price $24

  • Copper-finished stainless steel
  • Brass handle
  • Available in hammered or smooth finish
  • Monogrammable

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3. Crate & Barrel Moscow Mule Mug – Retail Price $19.99

  • Stainless steel with brushed copper-plated finish
  • 16oz capacity
  • Made in India
  • Also available in Stainless Steel and Gold finish

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4. Anthropologie Caldley Moscow Mule Mug – Retail Price $24.00

  • Unique design
  • Copper body with brass handle and feet
  • 14oz capacity

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5. Pottery Barn Hammered Copper Tumbler – Retail Price $28 (set of 2)

  • Hammered Copper
  • Handmade
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Sold in sets of 2

Need a good Moscow Mule recipe? Here you go >

House Fenway Favorite: B&P Custom Wood Signs

House Fenway Favorite: B&P Custom Wood Signs

Hand-lettered wood signs, are all the rage in home décor right now. They can easily add a personal touch to your living space with a meaningful message or special quote. I have several around my house, mostly custom pieces, that I have had made with special intent. I’ve shared many of them with you here on the blog.

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Of course, when I stumble upon a new maker that I’ve fallen in love with,  I have to share it with you. I recently received a sign from Paige at B&P Custom Wood Signs that was so unique and well made, it has become one of my all-time favorites. Paige specializes in hand-lettered signs on vintage style maps. Adorn with messaging about adventure, journeys and home – these signs give special meaning with a stylish vintage flare.

IMG_4347The sign I received from B&P Custom Wood Signs is imprinted with the popular saying, “ Home is wherever I’m with you”. I have it on my bedroom dresser, styled with some old globes from the thrift store and special décor that make such a sweet little vignette. I just absolutely love how it turned out!

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Make sure to check out Paige’s wonderful signs at B&P Custom Wood Signs. They will add such a unique touch to your space! <3

Friday Favorite: MNK Candle

Friday Favorite: MNK Candle

There is something that is so relaxing and grounding about lighting a candle.  The calm flicker of the flame, the pleasant scent, the sound of it’s crackle —a candle can transform your surroundings. I’ve made candle lighting an evening ritual. After a busy day at work and running around with the kids, it’s a great way to realign myself for a decent nights sleep and let go of the daily stresses.

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I’ve found a great line of candles from MNK Candle, which I’ve completely fell in love with. MNK Candle, owned by Megan Kenney, specializes in small batch artisan soy candles. Megan offers a well-rounded candle line with a wide variety of candle scents from an apothecary candles to a traditional mason jar line. There are scents for those who love sweet and flowery and scents for those who are into deep and savory.

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I’ve completely fell in love with one of her seasonal Spring scents, Into the Woods. The scent is hard to describe, but complete heaven. It is a mix of sweet wisteria, earthy red wood forest, moss, sandalwood; rounded out sweet amber creating a scent that is both moody and feminine.

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Megan works hard to develop and create unique scent profiles for each season. It’s always fun to see what the next season will bring. This year’s Spring collection include: Honeysuckle, Magnolia, Clean Cotton, Into the Woods and April Fresh. Hurry and check these out! Since they are created in small batches, you have to snatch them up before they’re gone. To check out MNK Candle’s complete offering visit them here.

Friday Favorite: Whatever Is Lovely Hand-Painted Signs

Friday Favorite: Whatever Is Lovely Hand-Painted Signs

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a #FridayFavorite. The holidays always throw me for a loop, but now hopefully, I’m back on track! I’m so excited to share this new favorite with you. I just received a custom wood sign from a brand new Etsy shop, Whatever Is Lovely. Owned by Jordyn Elliott, this Texas-based shop specializes in custom wood signs of all kinds. Every sign is made with love with each sign stained, painted and hand-lettered.

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“Lasso the Moon”, is mine and my husbands saying. It has always been special to us. The meaning is pretty simple, we’d do anything for each other, even if it meant we had to lasso the moon. Of course, one of our favorite movies of all time is “It’s A Wonderful Life”, which the saying originated. It was only fitting to have a sign made with this saying to hang above our bed. It is truly special and extra sentimental. I was so happy Jordyn could create it for me!

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Check out Whatever Is Lovely and Jordyn’s beautiful work. I love supporting small business and that’s why it is this week’s House Fenway #FridayFavorite!

 

#FridayFavorite: Plaid Throw from Thirteen & Market

#FridayFavorite: Plaid Throw from Thirteen & Market

I am mad for plaid this holiday season. So, it’s no wonder that I fell “head over heals” in love with this plaid throw from Thirteen & Market. The throws are lightweight, soft and come in a ton of wonderful color combinations – 8 in all! It’s a great throw to have around the house as décor or to cover up on a cold winter’s night. At just over $22, they make a great holiday gift.

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Thirteen & Market offers up a wonderful selection of home décor – which I’m currently adding to my Christmas Wishlist. 😍 Here are a couple of the gorgeous items I’m hoping to get under my tree this year:

Holiday Cheer Gift Set

A perfect gift! Includes a throw, soy candle and wooden beads.

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Faux Fur Throw Pillow

Faux Fur pillows….need I say more! 😍 Ok, I am. These are beautiful and popular. It seems they are a hot buy so get them while you can!

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Rustic Wooden Tray

I’ve wanted one of these trays for a while. It would look great on a dining room table or a cute cocktail ottoman.

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Photo: Thirteen & Market

Check out Thirteen & Market’s complete product selection, you won’t be disappointed. Their throw is this week’s #FridayFavorite. Start that Christmas list and enjoy!