Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Coffee Jar


I am a coffee drinker from way back. I love a good cup of joe. On Monday, I shared one of my favorite homemade mocha blends. It is easy to create and easy to give to friends. I make a good batch about once a year and always make sure I have enough to see me through the cold Midwest winters. When I reached into the cupboard Monday morning, I discovered I barely had enough left to make myself a cup of Friendship Coffee. It won’t be long before school begins, weather will change, and I will find myself shunning the ice tea glass in search for a mug – nice big hand warming kind of mug. The pink one with polka-dots is one of my favorites.

I store my Friendship Coffee in an antique glass coffee jar. It is a local antique from Sunshine Brand Coffee. I searched as much as I could online, but will have to make a special trip to the library to find out more about this company. It may have been a store brand.

I hope you will grab a cup of coffee and check out the recipe for Friendship Coffee. I have made up a set of gift tags to download Friendship Coffee gifting. Also, don't forget to follow along so you have a chance to win a beautiful shawl pin.

Thank you for stopping by.

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22 comments:

  1. I can't believe its August and time
    for school registration, the time
    has flown by! Love that polka dot
    bowl! I am following you also! :)

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  2. What a dandy jar! And that it says coffee makes it even sweeter for the java junkie in you! (me too toots).

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  3. I, too, love coffee. I really enjoy a good cup of flavored coffee. However, I do not drink it as much due to high blood pressure. It smells so good anytime.

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  4. I love your jar, the picture you posted and I'm copying that coffee recipe for future use! I'm a coffee lover too--the only one in my house, but my youngest daughter loves cappuccino, so maybe she'll convert when she gets older!

    I've visited you blog before but had not spent as much time reading as I did today. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for writing!

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  5. I haven't been by in a while, so I'm loving all the things I have to look at, including your cool coffee jar. Love all of the hats, do you make them in adult sizes?
    I hope you'll come by on Friday for my big book giveaway!

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  6. Love your jar and I'm enjoying looking about at your blog..it's just wonderful. I have to run off a copy of the coffee for myself.. I also am a coffee drinker in the fall and winter months.
    Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

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  7. Yes, I could drink coffee all day long, but I have to cut myself off at 3 or 4 cups!

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  8. mmmmm i could go a cup of your friendship coffee right now!!..i adore your sunshine coffee jar..it's GORGEOUS!!..thanks for the reciepe :)

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  9. I have 2 of these jars and just love them. I bought them when I lived in Springfield. For information about their history go to History of Springfield Grocer Company.

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  10. I drink coffee in the winter time 24/7. Love it! I've never seen a coffee jar. Lots of cans, but not a jar. It is great!

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  11. What a great jar. I have not seen any with the writing on the glass like yours. I love that. Thanks for the recipe, that sounds wonderful for a cool day.

    Have a great VTT!

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  12. Hi Kelly!!

    I thought I was the only coffee drinker out of a big group of tea~drinking bloggers!! LOL!! I love your mug! I like to have my own special mug separate from everyone (and sanitary!!).

    How sweet to have tags to copy. I will do that once I get my old computer back working. And thanks so much for visiting the other day! You are a sweetie!! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  13. Love the polka dot coffee mug & the orange apron, looks rather vintagey!

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  14. I like coffee and take it once awhile.. and I love your coffee jar. pretty and the polka dot mug just lovely! happy VTT

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  15. I love it all!! The jar is especially cool since it's probably "local."

    Thanks for sharing! Happy VTT!!!!

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  16. Love your jar even though I'm not a coffee drinker. If I drop by, you can still hand me a mug of your coffee. I'll doctor it up to suit my taste since I'm known to carry chocolate. :)

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  17. Love your photo! And thanks for the coffee recipe. I'd love to hear how you got kicked out of the PTA.....maybe over a cup of coffee sometime!

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  18. What a great coffee jar - that is so neat!! And of course perfect for VTT. This was my first week participating and I LOVE it. Can't wait to make the Friendship Coffee! I tell people I drink fake coffee because it has to have some kind of flavoring added to it, so that's perfect. Take care ~

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  19. LOVELY jar...GREAT photo! Are we ever going to get to talk??? Seriously, could we be busier? Since my sidekick/photographer Rachel, went to work last week, I am feeling like I better learn to use the camera!

    Monday, I am back on track with the Blue Plate Mondays! Gotta do better by my blogging friends!

    Have a great weekend!
    (yeah, I know I use too many exclamation points)

    Love,
    Susan

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  20. I've made a similar coffee and really enjoy taking it on trips with me. I can always have wonderful coffee, my way, when it travels with me. Thanks for your recipe.

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  21. Fantastic coffee jar, Kelly! And who doesn't love a mug with pink polka dots! Thanks for the recipe for Friendship coffee - I'd never heard of it, and it sounds delicious!
    Cheers!

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  22. I have the very same coffee jar that was given to me by my parents. The Sunshine Coffee Brand Co. was located in Springfield, Mo. Long since it was closed, the jars have become collectors items.

    J. Pfeiffer

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