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

December 5, 2009

~COME FOR COFFEE~

Hello Girls, I'm joining in at Chari At "Happy to Design" today for do over Sunday...this is a fun day that you can show a post you did in the past....I did this post the first of the year....Thanks Chari for giving us a chance to have a Do over ha ha!! If you girls have a post you would love to show again please go by and see Chari and she'll explain the hows to's and join in on the party....

A Girl got to have her morning cup of Coffee...Thought I would share a few of my 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's 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.....


See all of you tomorrow to announce the winner of my Christmas give away and if you haven't entered there still time Click here to do so and good luck....


May all of you have a Great and safe day....From my side of the mountain to yours...Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

26 comments:

{ L } said...

What a charming and fun post!! I so loved seeing all these vintage photos. It was all very interesting too.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

I am glad that you have shared this post with us.
I love the old sign and all your coffee grinders.
Thank you for having me over for coffee.

Happy Sunday
Hugs
Carolyn

Chris said...

Good morning, I really enjoyed reading your post and seeing your collection of coffee grinders. You have more collections of things than anyone I know. Must be fun to always be on the lookout for additions to your many collections.I missed your post for the Christmas give away, but would you mind to please add my name to it. Thank you.

Love Ya,
Chris

Madeline's Album said...

I really enjoyed this post. You have some of the most unusual antiques. The coffee grinders are great. Have a blessed Sunday. Madeline

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gloria, you know I love all of your signs and antiques. Your coffee grinders are all just wonderful. I love them all. I didn't know the ones you have on the wall were used in covered wagons. Learned something new. Hope your day is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Deanie Rae's Space said...

Gloria I love your coffee grinders and your kitchen, I don't drink ciffee but will have some tea with you,Blessings Deanie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I've pretty much given up collecting antique things (almost) because this house is just not as suited to having them displayed. I could almost get into the coffee items. We love coffee and I've always loved old advertising pieces. The grinders are so cool. I am glad you did a rerun since I wasn't around the first time! Loved it!

Sue

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, this is fascinating! I love to see all of the things you've collected, and I love the pops of red against the blue counters of your kitchen.

Sending you lots of love. If I'm MIA some this week, it's because we have unexpected workmen coming. Pray for your little friend. Lots going on...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Dawn said...

I just love any time we get to see into that beautiful kitchen of yours!

Have you seen any weather forcasts for next weekend yet? I hope it's good with no fog!
See you soon,
Dawn

Nicole ~ said...

I sure am enjoying my cup of coffee with you! I love, love that sign, and what makes it extra special to me is it is from Texas. You have so many amazing collectibles, it is such a delight that you share them with us.

Hugs,
Nicole

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Hmmm...11:00am is still considered morning...isn't it? Hehe! What a lazy morning for us...we woke up to lots of snow and cold, cold temps! Russell has the wood stove going full force and I have a pot roast slow cooking...I don't think much is going to get done here today! What are ya'll up to today? Hehe...I know, you are going to be loungin' in that comfy, cozy red robe of yours...it's called "recuperating" from 10 hrs. of shopping! Hehe! Girl, you're better than me...I don't think I could do 10 hrs...as much as I would like to! Bet you and Candice had a great time though! Where all did you go and did you find anything good?

Sis...you know that I just love reading about all of your antiques! It's sooo interesting and I can't help but think of all the people and living that they did with these items! Loved looking at your coffee collection! You know, my Grandpa had one of the old square wooden box coffee grinders...I don't know what ever happened to it but I would have loved to have it! I bet my Mom has it...hope so anyway! My favorite one...besides your big ol' grinder that sits on the counter...is the one that hangs on the wall! It has the real pretty ornate black cast iron. It's pretty!!! Love your old coffee sign too...is it wood? Looks like it to me. Well Darlin'...thanks so much for joining in with Sunday Favorites again this week...what a treat!!!

You better get some rest...rest up from your long-haul of a shopping trip! Hehe! Love you, Sis!!!

Chari
PS...got your email and yes, I just got my apothecary beverage jar from Sara this last week. Ohh...you should see it...it's gorgeous! Yesterday I filled it up with all kinds of gold and cream colored ornaments to put in my living room! I'll have to take photos of it this week!

Brenda said...

Stopped by to thank you for visiting and now following. I signed up to follow you also. Took some time to check out some of your older posts. I love the Tole Farm dishes. If you run across another set just let me know!

Keetha Broyles said...

What a great collection of vintage coffee grinders - - - AND I've been peeking AROUND the grinders at your HOUSE, and I love EVERYTHING I see.

Deb said...

Hi Gloria! Great post! I tried for so long to be a collector of vintage things but never could get it off the ground (LOL!!!)but, I so love looking at yours. I'm also bearing wishes for you and yours to have a wonderful Holiday Season!
Deb

Pat said...

Interesting! The first picture reflecting the coffee company in Waco, TX is fun...Waco is a couple of hours south of where I live. My s-i-l's mom lived there until she passed away last year. Thanks for showing us a real piece of history with all your coffee grinders!
xo

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

how amazing to have all of these different coffee grinders. I love them all and so enjoyed your post..
Molly

Kammy said...

Actually, I AM drinking a cup of coffee as I read your post....LOL !
Love those grinders - Love coffee !
Kammy

Queenie said...

Hey Gloria,
That is the neatest coffee memorabila that you shared, loved hearing the history too...I especially love that first blue plaque with the lady on it. I couldn't help but notice your gorgeous blue tile in your kitchen and your blue dishes...I will have to admit that I couldn't keep focused on the items in the post, because I was trying to look at your stuff in the background! LOL! Don't know if I should have admited to that or not. LOL! Hope you are having a great weekend, and a very happy holiday season!
Big Hugs,
Queenie
P.S. Your great grandaughter is precious...congrats on winning the sweet giveaway!

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Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Gloria, I so remember when you first showed us all these wonderful coffee grinders. Remember when I used to swing by RMS each morning and grab my own cup of coffee and stay the day? Gosh girl that seems eons ago.. Do you want to just kick my backside for not coming over sooner.. I've done the unspoken rule and have posted too many things back to back...still trying to get around to everyone...so late night for me tonight..lol.. I hope Len is doing well as well as you darling. I think about you daily... miss ya something ferious..hugs~lynne~

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Gloria, that's some charming coffee pics - love the grinders and the old tins! Linda

Melissa Miller said...

Cool! These are all so awesome!
I just called Alex in here to show him too. He thought they were really neat.

Thanks for displaying my bloggy button sweet lady! You are so kind.

Hope you are enjoying this joyous season so far!
~Melissa your NC daughter :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Great post to share again! I love your wonderful collection, Gloria. You have a regular museum with all these treasures! Hope you are doing well...miss our visits in your kitchen. :-)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, what totally fun pictures. Just delightful.

Happy December to you, sweet girl.

Hugs, Barb ♥

PEA said...

Oh my, such a wonderful collection of coffee grinders and such that you have! I've never seen anything like it, I love it!!! I really like the way you have them displayed and such a great idea for your hubby to mount them on those wooden pieces. Wish I lived nearer, I'd definitely go for a cup of coffee:-) xoxo

luv2teek said...

I love antiques and I love coffee...so needless to say I love your post!