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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COFFEE...UMMMMM

Sweet TINA over at CHERRY HILL COTTAGE just did a post on her vintage coffee pot and I really enjoyed reading it. It reminded me of MY old coffee pot and wanted to share with you.
Take the time to go visit at TINA'S and see all of her BEAUTIFUL wedding preparations for the upcoming wedding of her beautiful daughter.....

Please tell her HELLO for me.....

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My poor, PITIFUL, OLD coffee-maker is what I use EVERY morning to make my coffee....
It is ugly and doesn't even make
GOOD COFFEE....

But, this beautiful little VINTAGE, CORNING WARE percolator , with the precious blue flowers, makes the
VERY BEST COFFEE IN THE WORLD...

Now, why would I use an ugly electric coffee maker when I have this cute little number
to make coffee in ?????

It's just that you have to....

"watch" it...

time it...

stay with it...


BUT................
then you can enjoy a REALLY great cup of coffee.

I use it on days that I want to "go back in time" a little...
days when I want to fix a batch of CHICKEN AND DUMPLIN'S like my mother used to make....
COMFORT FOODS...
(and OLD FASHIONED COFFEE...SHE used one of these coffee pots for years)



GEVALIA coffee is my preference...
even over STARBUCKS.

But, FOLGERS sure does have some delicious, specialty coffees now that I enjoy a lot.

Even tho I have this beautiful, vintage, BLUE WINDMILL coffee canister,

I find myself using todays VACUUM SEALED canister to keep the coffee fresher...


Oh, and I do love FRESH GROUND coffee the very best of all....


HOWEVER, even tho I HAVE used this vintage, precious COFFEE GRINDER,
(back on one of those
"get back to the old ways" days,)

I use an ELECTRIC grinder most days !!



It must be a

SIGN OF THE TIMES.....

Happy Day, bj
I want to thank you all again for your sweet, loyal and continued prayers for me.
I know I would never have been able to regain my strength so fast without all the prayers. They are the very best gift you could possibly give to me and
I THANK YOU.

21 comments:

Beverly said...

Seeing you here this morning has started my day with a smile.

Keep feeling better. Treat yourself to a cup of coffee from your favorite pot. Get someone to make it for you. You deserve to be pampered.

Amelia said...

Coffee in great tasting in the morning to get us and moving about.

I am a Folger's fan with sugar, creamer and some hot choc. mix added in. Soo good tasting...!

Amelia

Brown-Eyes said...

Good morning & good coffee to you! I am raising my cup to you this very moment...cheers to your continued recovery..
:-) Brown-Eyes

Peggy said...

I love the smell of coffee but just don't have a taste for it. I enjoy making a pot for my husband to enjoy while I enjoy the smell! The best is in the winter when I can sat the enamel coffee pot on the woodstove. Now that is a scent from heaven!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
My Maxwell House is brewing as I read your post. I don't see how anyone starts the day without coffee!!!

Hope your day is a great one!
Diane

Adrienne said...

It's so good to see you here again this morning. Glad you are returning to good health and gaining your strength.

I remember my grandmother's old 'percolator' on the stove early every mornng. It always smelled so good and I never understood why the adults took a sip and always said, 'Ah, good coffee!' Still don't understand it because coffee and I don't get along well. It doesn't like me! I've tried a couple of times and don't like what happens so I avoid it now. But I still love the smell.
~Adrienne~

Kathleen Grace said...

You are welcome for the prayers and I am so glad you are mending:>) I prefer Gevalia over starbucks too! Truth be told, I dont care for the acidity of starbucks coffee. The corning coffe pot is so much prettier than the coffemaker but you cant beat pushing a button and being able to walk away and do other things:>) Have a great day BJ!

Alice said...

so good to see you post today! Please hurry and get well so I can come see you. I'm not going to talk it to death either, and look forward to seeing your sweet face. Take care and I love you,
Al

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi BJ,

I'm sipping a great big cup of chocolate rasberry this morning and loving your old corningware! My mom used one just like that too :)

Hugs,
Dena

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello BJ!

Stopping by to say hello! So glad you are feeling much better, that is just wonderful! I too love to treat myself to a mellow and sweet cup of coffee...delicious! Continue getting well and take care. Happy week to you!

Smiles...

Beverly

Ruthie said...

It's so nice to have you back! And seeing your blog about coffee makes me want to brew a cup right now! :)
Continue to improve and I'll continue to pray for your every day strength and healing.
Smiles and Hugs too.

Anonymous said...

TO BROWN-EYES...
I keep waiting to see YOUR blog...I hope you will start one soon. I would love to know more about you...your favorite book is Bridges of Madison County and it is my favorite movie !! We have some things in common.
xo bj

Mary said...

BJ,

I love those vintage perculators. Grandma had a red metal one that made the best coffee I've ever tasted. Yes perked coffee is the best.

Enjoyed the photos of your vintage items, taking me back in time to days that were slower paced, with much more work. It was a great time.

Blessings,
Mary

PEA said...

Dear BJ,

So great to see you posting and feeling better as each day goes by! I was away for a few days but I'm now catching up with everyone:-) That Corning Ware percolator is the same one my mom had and it brings back so many delightful memories of watching it start to perk and seeing the bubbles in the glass knob on top!! Yes, the more modern conveniences of making coffee is one we all tend to use now but it will never taste as good as those done the old fashioned way:-) xoxo

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Love a good cup of coffee,you have the most darling things for coffee !
I am so glad your feeling better,take care.
Diane

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I am so thrilled you are getting your strength back BJ. They can't keep a GOOD girl down for long can they ? Let's celebrate with a cup of coffee !

Linda's Blue Gate said...

You really are sounding like you feel better.... I can smell that coffee from here...
Blessing and hugs
Linda

Cottage Rose said...

Love your coffee pot post. I have been through lots of coffee pots, something always goes wrong and we have to get a new one. I think I am a jinx when it comes to coffee pots. lol; Keep feeling better my Dear BJ.
Have a great week.
Hugs;
Alaura

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jean! I just happen to have one of those "old" coffee pots with the blue flowers myself and they do make a good cup of coffee

You're sounding stronger every day and I'm so thankful! Keep up the good work!

Today was a hard day, but those two dreaded tests are behind me now, thank God! Think I'm going to drink TWO cups of coffee in the morning to make up for the one I didn't get to drink today. Why don't you try that with a good blueberry muffin or some other delicacy and enjoy!

Love your posts the last two days.
Martha

Mary / Mariah said...

Oh yes I love my coffee sooooooo much , got to have it in the morning first thing . so gooood . So glad to see you back , hope your doing good , been thinking about you a lot lately . Tale care sweetie . Mary

Judy said...

Good morning BJ! I was so happy to "see" you today on my blog...so glad you're better.

I love all the pics from the RMSers! We seem drawn to the same folks on there as I love the ones you've featured too!

I just had to comment on the corning ware coffee pot. I got one as a wedding present in 1973
(to ex-husband) yet I don't drink coffee. We brewed our tea in ours. When my son got married 7 years ago, he wanted it for making tea in! So it now resides in a big ol' McMansion in B'ham, Alabama! Don't know about making good coffee, but it sho 'nuff made great tea!

XO!
Judy