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05/10/2014

From the treasure box

We received this coffee (?) service as a wedding present from a sweet, elderly lady. We are not sure, but we believe she herself (perhaps together with the husband, already passed away) may have received it as a gift. Perhaps she would be disappointed to know we practically never use the set. It may not be very expensive, but it brings back memories, and breaking something would be unbearable. 




The coffee cup below has sentimental value for me as well, because I gave it to my mother when I was a child, thinking it was the prettiest cup I had ever seen.

By the way, the people in Finland really love drinking coffee; the annual per capita consumption of coffee (according to Wikipedia) is 12.0 kg, whereas, for example, Canadians consume an average of 6.5 kilograms of coffee per capita yearly. For the United States and New Zealand the figures are 4.2 and 3.7 respectively. 




Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage Gardening.

7 comments:

  1. It is lovely coffee service set and a nice gift.. I love my coffee.. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  2. Wow that is very interesting. I am not real big on coffee, but my husband enjoys it very much. Very beautiful china~

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  3. Hello Sara
    I think the lady that gifted you the tea set would love to have you sip tea from it every so often to remember her. It is a beautiful Limoges pattern and I like your Strawberry Fields trio as well.
    I have one coffee in the morning and drink tea every afternoon; interesting data about coffee drinkers.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  4. The Limoges set is lovely as is the Strawberry Fields trio. You are lucky to have both. I'm not a coffee drinker, but "swill" tea all day!

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  5. The Limoges set is beautiful, hand decorated, and something to treasure. I'm a Canadian who doesn't drink coffee at all, so someone else is getting my share! Tea for me, please. Beautiful photos.

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  6. That is a lot of coffee....I would covet that set and hardly ever use it either...too pretty.

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  7. Hello Sara.
    Love to see your coffee service set. What a nice gift!! They are so pretty! I enjoy drinking coffee almost every morning.

    PS... Your country,Finland always reminds me of my favorite pianist Tateno Izumi. Thank you for sharing your beautiful world.

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