This cup holds great
summertime memories for me.
When I was little, we had a set
of six of these and in the summer,
we would drink iced tea, lemonade,
Lemon Blennd* or soda from them.
(* Does anyone know what Lemon Blennd is!!???)
No one else I ever knew had them.
They are not small and measure probably 5" across the top.
Let me tell you....
there is just something
special about drinking a cold drink
from a tin cup.
As I got older and moved away after college,
I never really thought about those graniteware
cups again..... until one day, my sweet sister, Tara,
offered me some iced tea when I was visiting her home.
Where did you get these????
Did Mom give them to you?
I LOVED these cups!!!"
Then Tara, being Tara said,
"Oh, did you want them?
You can have them."
I of course would not take them.
They were hers!
I don't have any blue in my house anyway.
My mom gave me a big blue graniteware tray.
Tara had a big green one.
We swapped since she had the blue mugs.
I have looked on and off for years
to find some large graniteware
mugs like Tara's set.
They are HARD to FIND!
I found this entire set
of green mugs with lids, (weird I know!)
and they came with a teapot and
they match my Mom's green tray
that I have.
I am so excited.
The whole set....
lids, cups and teapot -- the set was
I hugged the man that sold them to me.
I really did. He didn't see THAT coming!
Now my family gets to
have their summer drinks
in cold tin cups.
Brand new old-fashioned memories.
Do you collect graniteware?