WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

October 25, 2008

~~MORNING COFFEE AND A LITTLE HISTORY~~

A Girl got to have her morning cup of Coffee...Thought I would share a few coffee grinders with you all today. This is a coffee sign from You Guess it !! 1869 it is 3 dimensional How cool what that for that year...This is one of my favorite signs in my Kitchen and maybe because its Blue and White...YOU THINK ?
Now this coffee grinder is from a Old General store it was made by Charles Parker Company it the same company that made shot guns ca. 1880 WOW!! Having a cup of coffee from this one would be a Blast..These are small grinder that would grind only enough beans for one pot...these you would find in most homemakers Kitchens there are from 1870-1890.


Now these next two hung on the side of a covered wagons...I guess when the people went West they also had to have their morning jump start lol !! ca. 1840-1860 I just love all the history these have..Just image the journey that must of been with no roads, with indian's after you, and all your belongings in a wagon..but hey !! they didn't have to pay for GAS !!! OH when traveling was fun.

The Hopper on both of these are tin..but the rest is Iron and the wood frames my late DH made so we could hang them on Kitchen wall to display..



These next two also would have been found in a homemaker kitchen... and I have used both of these...however the beans I have in them are so old now I wouldn't want to drink the coffee of course that might wake me up if I did...






You see the little rings at the bottoms??? take your time I'm wait while you find them...now you pull that ring and it releases the glass that you just grounded your beans into..it only there to hold the container while you grind.. these are both from ca. 1870



Now whats all these grinder without COFFEE ??? The Tin Caswell 's Coffee can I keep my coffee filters in and the Glass Coffee container Red and White Coffee is from ca. 1940 and I keep my Coffee in it...Of course sitting right beside it is my Bunn Coffee Machine but didn't show it Hey !! I want you guys to think I really do work for my morning cuppa coffee...





Hope you all have enjoy your Coffee with me today.. Please come back for a second Cup.. Have a great and safe day... Hugs and Smiles Gloria








29 comments:

decorator101 said...

What a wonderful way to start my day, coffee with you... These are truly incredible.. I would love to be served out of that fine silver pot..the small coffee grinder on the left is like one I have..I love the history lesson that went along with these wonderful vintage pieces.. What a joy it must be for you to get up every morning with all of these beautiful things... NOW.. the only thing I see missing is my sausage muffin and I "know" that was just an over sight..lol..
Hope things are well on the mountain for you..hugs ~lynne~

decorator101 said...

Where is my brain this morning..?? I forgot to tell you.. I love the change you made to the blog... it is darling and sooooo you.... It looks marvelous my friend... hugs ~lynne~

imjacobsmom said...

What a stylish blog! I guess you learn something new everyday. I take mine with a little sugar, thanks. ~ Robyn

xinex said...

Oh Gloria, what a good antique lesson for today, my favorite subject, COFFEE! I can smell the fresh grounds from here and it sure smells so good. Thank you my friend for the good education. You are so lucky to have all that wonderful and timeless collection...Christine

dawna said...

Hi Mom,
Great job anyways where is my french vanilla?I love you have a good day. love always Dawna

ann said...

WONDERFUL STORY.WHAT HISTORY.AS DH AND I WERE GOING DOWN THE ROAD YESTERDAY,I THOUGHT,AS I WAS LOOKING OUT AT THE FIELDS,HOW BUMPY THRY WERE.I TOLD DH,WOULDN'T YOU HAVE HATED TO HAVE BEEN IN A COVERED WAGON BOUNCING OVER THIS?
AS HE SAYS,I'M WORSE THAN A CHILD,ARE WE THERE YET?CAN YOU IMAGINE TAKING WKS,MONTHS,TO GET SOMEWHERE?AT LEAST THEY HAD COFFEE AND NOW I KNOW THEY HAD IT ATTACHED TO THE WAGON ON THE OUTSIDE.NEXT TIME I''L ADD THAT TO MY IMAGINATION.HA...ANN

Bo said...

Hi...what a great asset you are to blogland...not only pretties to look at but some knowledge to go with them...Love it! ;-) Bo

laurie said...

What a great education as well as fun! You've got it all, girl! Your new "blog look" is wonderful. You amaze me! So full of adventure, and always learning something new! You one amazing lady, and I love ya, laurie

squawmama said...

Hi Gloria, How interesting is your post today... I loved all the coffee grinders and the really great lesson about them... I collect antiques too and it is always great when you have a little history about them... I am ready for that coffee now... YUMO!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Shelia said...

Evening, Gloria! I love that old sign and your coffee grinders are just awesome. Now I don't drink coffee, never have, don't like it - but I love hot tea!! Your blog just looks awesome!!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

ksarra said...

Hi Gloria! I'm so HAPPY to hear from you. If you want to, please let Beddow know my email is listed at the top of my blog. I would love to hear from her and maybe we can convince her (and Sue) to start a blog too! Thanks for the coffee, friend.

beddow said...

These are so cool. I really love the history of them.

Betty

Anonymous said...

Gloria your knowledge continues to amaze me! I am so happy that we get to share in all of your wonderful collections. I never thought about them grinding the beans in their covered wagons. Your new blog layout is gorgeous.. Hope this finds you feeling better. Love ya, Cindy

Anonymous said...

just enjoying a cup of coffee with you. thanks vicky

onlymehere said...

I could look at your antiques all day! You have the most fascinating items. Thanks for this little glimpse into your kitchen, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Shelia said...

Morning, Gloria!! Thanks for coming to see me. Yes, you should sign up for Blue Monday! I'm seeing all kinds of blue. If you should do it, I want you to show your darling blue sink! I just love that!
Have a glorious day,Gloria!! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Happy To Be said...

Dawna. Hey Baby girl thanks for coming by and seeing your Mama...Glad you like my new face honey.. Love you sweet girl and miss you..Have a great day baby.. Hugs and Love..Mama

Tootsie said...

I am not a coffee drinker...but I do appreciate beautiful items when I see them! thanks for the lesson mom!
can't wait to see what else you have to show and tell all about!

lvroftiques said...

Well girl, I've always known yours is THE place for coffee!!....Now I know why! *winks* I adore all your old grinders. There's something about an old coffee grinder that I can't resist! Course I feel ther same way about butter churns....Got many of those G? Lol! Ummm and clocks...and spelter figures...Well you know how it goes! Lol! Vanna

Rue said...

Hi Gloria :)

That sign is so pretty... I love it!

I can't believe all the trouble people went through just to have a cup o joe back then.... amazing!

(((hugs)))
rue

Tomarie said...

Okay...I am SERIOUSLY conveting that gorgeous 3-D coffee sign~~I LOVE it!! And what a history lesson! You know my eyes "perked up" when I saw the grinders that were attached to covered wagons! I wish we had had one of those when we were doing so much of our trailriding. I used to think about the same things...wondering what it would be like going across the West with no roads, etc. I'm afraid I'll take the modern life! LOL I just loved this post...so interesting AND I love coffee!! :-)
I also love your blog wallpaper..the blue&white and lace is so YOU!! Love ya Queen G! :-)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Gloria, you have a very nice collection there and good history to go with it.
Thanks for dropping by.

Shelia said...

Gloria, you've been Boo-ed! Come to my site and see what you get!
Happy Halloween,
Shelia ;)

Tomarie said...

GLORIA!!! You like Cher!?!? I KNEWWWWW we were kindred spirits!! :-)

decorator101 said...

Hey sweet friend.. thanks so much for swinging by.. I can not thank you enough for all your support.. just got home just a bit ago.. don't you know my bed looks pretty good right about now...it's almost 10:30 here... been a very long day for me.. sure hope you're doing well...hugs ~lynne~

Picket said...

Ohhhh no fair you know some of my favorite things are in your kitchen!!!! hey girl...you have been BOO-ed...come by my place and get your little treat for your sidebar! lol

decorator101 said...

Hey cutie.. you've been Boo-ed!! By me as well....hugs ~lynne~

Glenda said...

I've always heard a day when you don't learn something, is a day wasted. Well this day wasn't wasted, thanks to you. All I want when I come to your Blog is to make like a sponge and soak it all in. Thanks for making the learning process so entertaining.

bj said...

How interesting this was to read and look at...I have one of the little wooden grinders and a Blue Windmill Delft wall grinder. Had no idea of the age.....
love, bj