Do you have a designated coffee station or room? I do. I have a room.
Well that room is my coffee room a.k.a. butler’s pantry.
I used to have many vintage Maxwell House Coffee Memorabilia on the counter of this room.
I have recently packed many of these items away,
which included an un-opened Maxwell House vintage coffee tin, a thermos,
and a somewhat not ordinarily seen, Maxwell House Tea tin.
All these including more have been packed away and stored.
This watercolor of the “Morning Call” establishment in New Orleans, remains on the counter.
My ex-boss of over 20 years, gave this to me when he retired.
I always threatened to take that watercolor home with me every time I saw it in his office.
I know it was special to him as he was born and raised in the New Orleans area,
and had fond memories of Morning Call.
My ex-boss did retire, but he actually sold all of his many home care agencies to
various hospital systems in the State of Florida.
I was sad to see that watercolor be taken down from the wall and carted away.
The next day, he came back to the office, watercolor in hand.
He handed it to me and said that he knew how much I loved it.
I was truly surprised at this wonderful gesture and gift …. but then again not so surprised.
Every day I am reminded of the days that I spent over 20 years with wonderful co-workers
in which I still keep in touch with. We were a very large agency (agencies) but yet we were like family.
I do not feel many companies are like that anymore.
This room has a bank of cabinets that serve as my pantry.
Along with upper and lower cabinets on the other side of the room.
I have not shown this room much as there are no windows and difficult to photograph.
This area is an extension of my kitchen that was originally supposed to have
a pantry door opening up to just shelving. I wanted no door and cabinets.
The Watercolor paintings of beautiful fruit were painted by my friend Martha.
These are also seen first thing in the morning every day and I think about
how much we miss Martha and her wonderful hubby who recently moved away.
On another wall, is some coffee memorabilia and a tea time print.
My most treasured Maxwell House item is this antique ad from The Ladies Home Journal,
dated February 1925, featuring the grand old hotels in Florida that served Maxwell House Coffee and Tea.
I always wonder about the people who read and turned each page of this 92 year old magazine.
Pages of product promotion, presenting new cures for relieving gout symptoms,
pages of the chic fashion of the “Roaring 20’s” …. as you can see in the ad.
I have had this for many years and plan to have it re-framed.
The cabinets have been purged and organized. I donated at least 25 coffee mugs.
Keeping only those that match my sets of dinnerware and special mugs from family and friends.
Another area done!
Happy Friday all . . . and I wish you a most wonderful and fun weekend!!