Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Come For Coffee - A Giveway


When the birds start chirping joyfully in the Spring, I am tempted to take my coffee outdoors. 




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".


"Suisse Mocha"



"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.
Debbie




Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

27 comments:

  1. The tea pot napkin rings are adorable!!...Love the aqua jars, too!

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  2. WOW, Joe drank a lot of that stuff! Pretty collection! I loved it, Suisse Mocha was my favorite but I loved the Cafe Vienna as well! So funny Larry, too, had Suisse mocha nails and screws :)
    Very pretty napkin rigs, goes with every kitchen thing I have, love the blues!

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  3. Would love to have them! Beautiful website.

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  4. Lovely collection of cups/saucers, Debbie. Those old canning jars have so many uses...I keep dried beans and small pasta in some of mine.

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  5. The cups are beautiful! I love the blue and white set. I am stunned you can have coffee outside, we haven't been out of the 50's! More rain again today!
    I would love to win your teapot napkin rings, put my name in, and thanks!

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  6. I am fascinated by the giveaways that they used to do. I just bought some Liberty Blue Dinner plates that were a grocery store premium. My favorite cups are the Suisse Mocha. Love all the blue glass too. Love to be entered in the giveaway. Joni

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  7. and what a lovely bistro you created!!! can't wait to see more of your blog!

    (i'm in NY too..., that warm weather down here on Long Island didn't last long!!)

    -kelley

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  8. I know you both have enjoyed many happy cups of hot beverages out of the beautiful cups. I love blue and I would love to have the set of napkin rings.
    dgmills@tampabay.rr.com

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  9. Hi Debbie...

    Love your cups!!! How sweet of your husband. My favorite cup is the Cafe Vienna. Your tray is so pretty. Finally we're getting some spring weather here!

    Tess

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  10. Those cups.. wow. I love them all. How wonderful. I totally missed out on that promo. Love the napkin rings too.

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  11. I'm visiting from Tablescape Thursday, we are thumbnail neighbors and I just wanted to say hi. WOW, I'm glad I found you, and I've added my name to your followers, your blog is beautiful. I think your collections of tea cups are really special......I love blue and white so put my name in the hat for the napkin rings. Hope you'll stop by and say hello when you have a minute....

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  12. Love all the cups collection! Just great to have such pretty and different cups for all the coffees you want! I love the blue and napkin rings too. Swiss Mocha is my favorite, I'm almost through with my Lent give up, so I can start drinking all the coffee I want, I can't wait, it's been very hard!
    FABBY

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  13. You have a lovely collection!! love the napkin rings..so pretty!!!!!

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  14. I thought I was a follower, but apparently not -- I just fixed that! I really enjoyed seeing the whole collection of IC coffee cups -- what a fun story! I would love to win the napkin rings -- so cute and in my favorite blue and white!

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  15. What a great collection! Love your blog. Glad to have found it.

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  16. What neat looking cups! Hope you find out what the other names are..Cute napkin rings - count me in!

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  17. How did I miss the 90's promotion? I do love all the cups and saucers. I know it fun to use your collection. I saw your giveaway and would enjoy the lovely napkin rings. Thanks for sharing your collection.

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  18. Ooh,ooh,ooh! I LOVE the cute little blue and white napkins rings!! I would love to have them! They would look lovely with my blue and white dishes.So-o-o-o, you gotta pick me!! That would make me so happy!

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  19. Hi! I found you at Foodie Friday.

    I am a new follower and would love to win these sweet napkin rings.

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  20. Anything blue and white is dear to my heart, please put my name in the hat for the adorable napkin rings. Thanks! Great blog!

    Mary L

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  21. Great blog. Anything blue and white is dear to my heart. Please put my name in the hat for the adorable napkin rings. Thanks!

    Mary L

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  22. lovethe napkin rings. You can put my name on them. I am a widow on ss. Any blue I have comes from thrift shops. Your husband was so great getting you those tea cups. He's a keeper.

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  23. Hi, Debbie! I am seeing that beautiful aqua shade make its way back this spring in a fabulous way. Really liking what you did with it! I am a big, big fan of International Coffees even though I'm not supposed to drink caffeine. I was SO upset when they took the caramel flavored one off the market. Maybe they just took it away in Kansas City...I don't know. Now my favorite (whenever I'm able to sneak a cup!) is the French Vanilla to which I add caramel syrup. I didn't know they produced cups for the corresponding coffees, though. That's prety cool! Have a great weekend, and I hope tax day is not a bad one for you on Monday! :-)

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  24. What an unusual and wonderful collection of cups and saucers! I love that your husband was active in obtaining the collection. The napkin rings are delightful. Thank you for the opportunity to be a lucky winner! Cherry Kay

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  25. I was enjoying the beautiful International Coffee cups, but when I got to the end of the post my jaw dropped. What gorgeous napkin rings. I love blue and white and I love tea pots. How come I never saw these in my Pier One. I would LOVE to add these to my collection.

    - The Tablescaper

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  26. I loved seeing the cup collection, Debbie! I have one or two favorites. I wonder if you could Google the names of all the cups?

    Beautiful napkin ring giveaway!

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  27. I don't know if you still see/read old blog comments, but hopefully you do: the first cup you don't have identified, the one with gold around the rim is from the Kahlua Cafe!

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