Mother Nature blessed us with some warmer weather this week, so I quickly set up the bistro table on the deck.
Pussy willow branches are a welcome sight in the spring. The bistro table is set with coffee cups from our International Coffee collection.
See that square cut on the International Coffee lid? In the late 1990's, IC had a promotion that required you to send in 15 logos to receive a collector's cup and saucer.
My husband collected all seven cups and saucers that were being offered. The cost was $4.95 per cup, plus 15 logos. This set is called "Cafe Vienna".
This cup and saucer with the red and gold is not marked on the bottom like the others. Maybe someone has this cup and can help me identify it.
This is "Viennese Chocolate Cafe".
For all you Irish gals out there, "Irish Cream Cafe".
"French Vanilla Cafe"
This one is not marked either. Shucks.
Five of the cups are marked on the bottom, and two are unmarked. We believe it is because the two cups "sold out" during the promotion, and when my husband contacted a representative at International Coffee, they finally agreed to ship the two cups to him. I wish we had written down the names of the two unmarked cups back in the 90's. Now we don't remember ;o)
For 105 logos, he received the entire collection. Back in the 90's, Suisse Mocha was my husband's
"on demand" solution to a quick cup of coffee. Every time he finished a can, as a woodworker, he was happy to have a can to put screws in.
My personal favorite is the French Vanilla cafe because I like blue.
A little give away this week. I have an extra set of the blue and white tea pot napkin rings from Pier One.
If you are a follower, just leave a comment telling me you would like them. I will ship anywhere in the U.S.
The winner will be selected and notified on Monday, April 18.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I am joining Susan at BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday.