This mug isn't any old mug! Missie teaches workshops and constantly sees ladies grab the hot part of the mini irons. That causes an instant burn! These mugs are just the right height to hold the mini irons and help you avoid burning your fingers by grabbing the wrong part of the iron. They also will not get hot from the mini iron Traditional Primitives sells. This is very important for safety. They are available in black with red or blue interior. We will surprise you with the color when we ship.