We suspected the time would come when the Been There Series (BTS of mugs, which have replaced the You Are Here Series (YAH), would be released in ornament form. The time has come. Showing up for the Fall 2018 promotion, the Been There Series (BTS) is coming out in full force! It seems all 50 US states, the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Seattle, San Francisco, Waikiki, Washington DC, as well as a Canada and Toronto (so far). Oddly, no indication of a Pike Place Market which usually is released with that group of cities. As with the YAH ornaments, it seems to be limited to licensed locations such as in airports and grocery stores making it more difficult to source and collect.
Many ornament collectors in my experience didn’t care much for the mugs, but it seems general consensus that the ornaments are delightful. There are less images ported from the mug to the smaller ornament form and there is a sense of ‘happiness’ when you look at them. But they still are mugs and to this writer’s preference, that is not desired. Still, look for them to be added to the catalog of this site in full over the coming months!