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Geek Triumverate Canister Set - Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Lord of the Rings - Hand painted, lime green with quotes and designs

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This is one of those things that I am so excited about I almost can't bring myself to sell it.

Yes. It's the epitome of geeky. In is, in fact, a canister set showcasing what I consider the Geek Triumverate: Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and the Lord of the Rings.

To start with, these canisters are vivid green--somewhere between lime and "spring"--and each one is ceramic and rather heavy. Two (the largest and the smallest) come with wooden spoons that slip into the spoon holder on the back side.

And they break down like this:

Canister 1: The medium-sized canister belongs to "Sugar," which I have painted on the front side of the canister in a font you might recognize as belonging to one Harry James Potter. On the lid, I painted the quote, "Don't let the Muggles get you down." -Ron Weasley. And on the back, you'll find a black, embellished sign of the Deathly Hallows. (If you'd prefer this to face the front, it is easy as pie to switch around the metal clasps.)

Canister 2: The large one. "Flour" is emblazoned upon this front in what I would consider "New Who" font, which is the easiest to duplicate. On the top I have painted this quote: "We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?" -The Doctor; and on the back, I have depicted a silhouetted representation of the TARDIS.

Canister 3: The small canister was, at first, a bit of a conundrum for me, because I couldn't decide what should go on it. Do many people store brown sugar in their canisters? Powdered sugar? In the end, I settled on "Coffee," because most people store that in their kitchens in some way or another. This font is straight from Middle-earth, and the quote is one of Gandalf's: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." On the back I painted the White Tree of Gondor... in black.

Well. There you have it. This will, I hope, make some geek a really unique Christmas present, because I couldn't bear to part with it to anyone who wasn't. And in case you hadn't guessed as much, this set is entirely unique. This is the only canister set I've found in my repurpose-shopping.

Dishwasher and microwave safe, though why you'd want to microwave a canister is frankly beyond me.

Frequently asked questions about OpheliasGypsyCaravan

All my pieces are scavenged from various stores, and I hand paint each one, so the short answer is 'no.' But if you'd like a reproduction of a past design on a different mug, I can absolutely do that. Please read my custom mug listings to see which one fits your needs: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109863641/simple-custom-mug-you-choose-the-quote?ref=shop_home_feat_2 ; https://www.etsy.com/listing/90199344/complex-custom-mug-you-choose-the-quote?ref=shop_home_active_5
That all depends on what I can find locally. Like sold mugs, I can't often (if ever) reproduce an exact duplicate of a sold item, but sometimes I can find similar pieces to paint the same way. These sorts of custom projects usually take a long time, mostly because the actual finding of the pieces is a long and involved process, but if you're willing to wait a bit, please get in touch and we'll chat about options!
Usually, when I post a large collection of mugs, I do it all at once, and alert my Facebook followers and mailing list of their availability. Since time tends to be of the essence in those situations, I don't measure each cup's liquid volume, because that takes a lot of time. But if you'd like to know the size of any given mug, feel free to message me! In general, mugs I classify as "Small" tend to be 6-10 ounces, "Medium," 10-12 ounces, "Large," 14-16 ounces, and "Extra Large," 18 ounces and up.
Absolutely! I have many custom options in my shop, from simple, black-text only mugs, to intricate, complex artwork and mug specifications, to bowls and decorative platters. They can all be found in the MISCELLANY section of my shop. (Please read the descriptions on the listings before you place your order.)
This question is one I still cannot satisfactorily answer, even after eight years of experience with these paints. The paint brand, Pebeo, claims that they are dishwasher safe, which is true in some respects. I have some mugs that I have been washing in the dishwasher for years, that are still mostly just fine. And yet, I think the dishwasher in question and the mug itself both impact how well the paint will stand up to that sort of washing. (In some cases, I think the detergent coats the paint over time, and even preserves it.)

On the other hand, I have seen mugs whose owners only hand-wash sustain significant damage from scrubbing. If you want to hand wash, take care to scrub ONLY the inside of the mug, and never the artwork itself.
Unfortunately, my mugs are not really wholesale material. They take me so long to paint that I really must ask the full price I charge for them, and can't discount for the sake of wholesale.

Geek Triumverate Canister Set - Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Lord of the Rings - Hand painted, lime green with quotes and designs

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