Tuesday, January 28, 2014

She's Tucked In Safely

I've watched the tiny snowflakes fall all day long.  To listen to the reporters and see the warnings scrolling across the TV, you would think it was the blizzard of the century.  I'm just glad that these local broadcasts cannot be seen in places like Van Wert, Ohio where my friends Tom and Ella live or in Spencerport, NY where the Resseguies are located.  I'm sure they would be laughing out loud and shaking their heads in disbelief.

Off and on today on Facebook, my camping and glamping friends have shared photos of their campers braving this latest polar vortex.  Their snow levels and thermometer readings are quite different from mine.  We might have an inch outside, maybe a little less.  I don't have to worry about The Coffee Cup . . . she is tucked in safely under her Javaport and all is well.

For all my camping friends who are experiencing conditions much more dangerous and severe than here in the foothills of NC, stay warm, be safe, and always remember . . . 

"Camping and Coffee . . . Life Is Good!"

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A New Idea From Folger's

I don't spend an inordinate time looking for coffee-themed ideas, but when I do run across one, I either pin it on Pinterest or snitch the photo and put it in a special projects folder.  Yesterday I saw an ingenious idea for empty Folger's Coffee tubs.

It never occurred to me to re-purpose them in this manner.  With some Krylon spray paint for plastic and some fancy stick-on labels, think of all the possibilities for your vintage camper!

Stay warm out there on this frigid day, think of warm camping days right around the corner, and always remember . . . 

"Camping and Coffee . . . Life Is Good!"

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Folger's Coffee Puzzle

The day after my birthday, Becky and I met our camping buddies in Lexington for lunch and a bit of junkin'.  While in one of the downtown shops, I spied a small Folger's coffee tin and upon further inspection, I discovered it was a puzzle.  

The container was made of cardboard and the ends were made of tin.  What was amazing to me was that it had not been opened. There was a tiny string hanging from the side and to open the canister, you simply pulled that string and the lid would come right off.

I didn't pick up that little coffee puzzle right away and as I was walking past the counter, I noticed that Sue was buying it.  I must have been in a bit of a fog, because it didn't even dawn on me that she was buying it for me for my birthday!  When she handed it to me a little later in another store, it caught me totally by surprise.  Needless to say, I was tickled to death and knew immediately that I would leave it in pristine condition and never open it.

Yesterday, while junkin' with Sue, Susan, and Becky here in Myrtle Beach, I ran across another Folger's coffee puzzle and this one had been opened.  There was no hesitation this time around . . . it was mine!  So last evening, I laid out all 56 pieces and proceeded to put it together.  Obviously it didn't take very long, but that didn't diminish the fun!

In looking for information about this puzzle I found two different time frames.  Several sources said it was from the late 1930's to early 1940's while a few dated it to the 1950's.  All reported that it was a free promotional give-away when you bought Folger's Coffee.

Thanks for my birthday present Sue and it will have a place of honor in The Coffee Cup!!  Thanks to everyone else for peeking in today to see if there was anything new to read about.  I hope your January is going well and always remember . . .

"Camping and Coffee . . . Life Is Good!"

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Scottie Cookie Jar

When I was deciding on a theme for the '73 Scotty, I had to make a decision whether or not to include Scotties.  That might sound a little odd, but with the hundreds of Scottie items that I see while out junkin' and that people send me photos of, I could quickly be overrun by those cute little black pups.

From time to time I see items that are unique, that cause me to pause and wonder if I need it for The Cup.  While junkin' with my peeps in Williamsburg during Grand Illumination, I spied a precious Scottie cookie jar.  However, knowing that china isn't a terribly smart choice to carry around in a camper, I left it sitting.

Speaking of sitting, here's what I see sitting under the Java Port every single time I look out the window and it makes me happy knowing that she's safe and sound out of the winter weather.

I hope that your sweet trailers are safe and sound during their Long Winter's Nap and always remember . . .

"Camping and Coffee . . . Life Is Good"

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my Sisters, glampers, and camper friends!  I just want to thank each and every one of you that shared my 2013 Java Journey.  Whether it was in a North Carolina or Georgia campground or here on The Coffee Cup blog, it was great fun hanging out together doing the things we love to do.

2013 was a magical, vintage year full of junkin' adventures, coffee creations, and the simple pleasure of camping!  I can hardly contain myself thinking about the Java Journey that's just around the bend in 2014.  I hope to see you on the road as we do it all over again!  Until then, always remember . . . 

"Camping and Coffee . . . Life Is Good!"