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Friday, August 3, 2012

~ Fire King and Scones ~

My sweet Texas Hill Country friend,
sent me this BEAUTIFULLY wrapped gift and it took me nearly an hour to
"open" it because I loved the wrapping so much.

Just look at it....all the things I love, rolled into one big TREASURE of a package.
just wrapped sooo cute ...and here I was, SURROUNDED with 
Red...Black and White...Checks....Polka Dots...
I was in heaven, opening this lovely package.
not only did Audrey do a magnificent job on the wrapping,
the care she took in PACKING  the box insured SAFE DELIVERY. adorable set of vintage FIRE KING cups that make drinking coffee or tea
Especially when the RED ROOSTER is this SASSY !!
Oh, thank you so so much, Audrey.
I just love them.....and you knew I would.

"Fire-King was originally produced in the 1940s for everyday use, rather than display. It was often sold in bags of flour as a promotional item or was given away at gas stations. Fire-King could also be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores. Several varieties of Fire King dishes were made; nesting bowls, dessert bowls, glass beverage containers, casserole dishes, mugs and more."
to die for......
had this recipe on her site and they sounded so good, I had to give them a try.
I said, "Kitty, can I add cranberries and pecans to your recipe?"......
and she said, "Absolutely..."

so I did just that !

Just click HERE for Kitty's recipe.
I followed it to a tee but I did add
Cranberries and Pecans.

Next time, I will try dried apricots and walnuts with a MAPLE glaze....
OR...lemon zest, lemon flavoring and LEMON CURD
on top..... YUM
Now, I have to say these are delicious.
They are a dense, cake-like scone....not too sweet....but just right
if you are adding a glaze....
which I did.
I am not sure how you are SUPPOSED to make a glaze but I used
powdered sugar
♥ ♥ ♥
Add a pat of butter to the warm scones, bite into a bit of HEAVEN.

So......along came these cutie-pie, vintage cups, which, by the way, are in MINT condition...

A cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee, in a ROOSTER cup, served right along side of a CRANBERRY SCONE had to be a

and....sure ' was !

Thanks so very much for the cups, AUDREY...
and thanks so much for your guidance in helping me make your delicious scones, KITTY.

Bloggers HAVE to be the kindest, loving and
generous of all people.

I sure am proud to be a part of it, too.

Joining with:

strut your stuff sat.
pink sat.
*using RED here for PINK, :)
thrifty tablescape party
weekly top shot
g'day sat.
your sunday best
seasonal sunday
sunny simple sunday


Mindy said...

My grandma and grandpa had those mugs! I had completely forgotten about them using them for coffee until seeing your pictures. What great memories they conjured up. Now I'll have to be on the lookout for a set of my own.

TexWisGirl said...

we have one of those roosters! nice to know the history behind it!

The French Hutch said...

What a great surprise bj. I love the set of cups, just adorable. Now I will be a new mission looking for them. Thanks for sharing your surprise!
Have a great evening……….

The French Hutch

Keetha Broyles said...

And those of us who live here in the Wisconsin County, Wood, that produces more cranberries than ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD, thank you for adding the cranberries!

kitty said...

Thank you, bj, for the sweet shout out my way. The scones look so scrumptious and those fire king mugs...pure mug love! Happy weekend!! xo

On Crooked Creek said...

I'm lovin' those rooster coffee cups in your kitchen, dear friend! What a lovely gift to go with all your black, white and red!!! Scones...sounds like a baking day coming our temperatures are beginning to cool, slightly!
Enjoy your new gift!

LV said...

Good things tend to happen to good people.

Debby said...

Perfect mugs for you. How cute and how sweet of a gift.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' those adorable cups and especially the sassy roosters! No doubt the scones are great, love the different flavor combos:@)

Vee said...

Sweet, sweet gift! Love those mugs and don't they fit right in at your place?! Oh yes!

Audrey said...

On My Gosh bj ... what a lovely post; a beautiful "Thank You". Sorry it took so long to unpack. I knew you would like the mugs, but did not know really how much. You made them look so beautiful. Glad you added the information on Fire King. When I use mine, I will think of you. The scones sound so good too ... I may just need to try those. Blessings my friend.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Jackie said...

BJ, those mugs are beautiful. I hope to be around much more as I have finally retired.

Love scone recipes and I really do have to give this one a try.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

BJ: What a nice gift, and so beautifully wrapped. You are easy to be a good friend to..Happy Weekend..Judy

Sarah said...

Well, if that doesn't start your morning off with a smile, I don't know what will. ;-) These are adorable and perfect for the cottage at Sweet Nothings. ~ Sarah said...

Love your sign off image (at the bottom of your post!)

Those rooster cups are GrEaT! And I can only imagine how elated you were w/the dots and such. Truly "You". That's very neat!

The scones look good too. I remember my post for Lemon Curd (the recipe is in my page post for Pinches of This and That) Plus, I think Marilyn commented w/a recipe on that post too. I may just have to try the scones and the lemon curd (finally get to try that?)

Great post! Happy Pink Saturday! Take care! Jenn

Linda said...

What a nice suprise to receive in the mail. We have seen these beauties before. Enjoy!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a sweet gift. Love those cups.

Stacey said...

Those cups are adorable! I know you will enjoy drinking lots of coffee from those. :)

Pass me a scone please.

Patty Patterson said...

Hmmmmmmmmm..... I'm hungry now! I'd love a scone!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Those mugs are FABULOUS! What a fun kitchen addition!

Paloma said...

That's sooo nice! Enjoy! (and btw... those scones look great! I love scones!!)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY!!

I am totally in love with those fire king mugs!!


Tanya@takesix said...

Delicious!!!! I love your mugs too! I'm going to go to Kitty's blog and pin her recipe! They look wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Darn bj, I just lost my comment to you. I adore the sweet cups and they are perfect for you. Kitty's scone recipe looks so delicious. Mmmmmm, cranberries. I love them too.
Happy weekend,
Love, Jeanne

Debby said...

Good luck with that tooth. Going to the dentist is not fun and way too expensive. Hope to stay clear of there until the permanent crown is ready. My mouth is finally feeling better. What an ordeal Hope yours goes much smoother.

Theresa said...

What a precious gift and the scones look SO yummy! Have a blessed rest of the weekend dear BJ, HUGS!

eJoops said...

How lovely!

My PINK, your comment is always highly appreciated! Have a great weekend.

Tito Eric said...

What a delightful package to receive! Lovely items, too!

Cheers! Enjoy this Sunday morning!

Visiting from Weekly Top Shot!

Paloma said...

Hi BJ! I think it was you who left a comment on my latest post... right? Please just let me know... I got a little scared and very confused when I saw the person who replied called me tortilla and signed "Love, Bread" I thought... who is this? How does he/she know the whole tortilla/bread thing! and feels comfortable enough to call me that... LOL! And then I kept thinking "bj, bj" must be my friend from "sweet Nothings" whew... I hope I am right... please let me know... in the beginning (when I got scared) I even blocked the person's id... so let me know if you can still comment on my blog... otherwise I'll have to figure out how to unblock... sorry about that! If you can't comment pls send me a message to .... Have a wonderfully blessed Sunday! :) Hugs!

Madge Bloom said...

Those cups are to die for cute! I've never seen Fire King with a pattern - just the plain white, green and the gold ones. I love to make scones, too. During the summer when I'm off work (I drive a 40' school bus) I make scones almost every morning for my husband and I to enjoy with our coffee... I'm giving away a 12 ounce package of my favorite coffee, come on back over to enter to win! Thank you so much for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #42!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

What a wonderful gift. I have been coveting those fire king rooster mugs for a while. I need to just buy some the next time I find some. They are perfect.

Angela Acosta said...

Visiting from Weekly Top Shot -- at 1 a.m. and after seeing those scones, I think it's time for a sweet snack now.

Sandi McBride said...

wow, now that is a package of lovely stuff, I'd say...I admire people with that talent for packaging...since I am now allowed up for more than the 15 minutes every hour am having a ball catching up on my blogging friends. Thanks for wonderful welcoming post

Nancy Claeys said...

Loving those FK cups -- what a great find and how generous that your friend gifted them to you, BJ.

Thank you for sharing at YSB this week. Truly appreciated.

RobinfromCA said...

Wonderful Fire King cups and such a sweet gift!
Have a lovely weekend,

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

those mugs bring back memories! They are adorable - lucky you!

AshTreeCottage said...

What cute mugs! I have seen many of the Fire King pieces, but never ones like yours. Enjoy!!

Susan and Bentley

Annesphamily said...

Goodness you had fun opening that package! You are blessed woman! I love the mugs! You have such a kind heart and everyone takes note! Enjoy your coffee in your cute mug!

Diann said...

Wow, what wonderful treasures to receive! Those coffee cups are so sweet. Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a terrific day!

Miriam said...

What a sweet gift to enjoy! I found one blue & white Fire King coffee cup and clear loaf dish.

You have a very lovely blog and I look forward to visiting some more!

This is my first time visiting your blog (& following). I'm not up on the latest about the word verification. Do you mind going through mine once to explain why to turn it off? I thought it helped to keep search engines from posting.