Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DOES BAILEY LOVE COFFEE??

Well, Coffee Loves Bailey's
A few years ago, I saw a blog that posted a New Year's Eve dinner where the hostess served coffee in these cups!




I became obsessed with these delightful cups.
I have forgotten who that lady was, so if you are she or if you know her, let me know. I would like to give her credit for my obsession! Bob may also want to speak with her as well!
It turns out that these beauties were sold by Bailey's Irish Cream as Limited Edition Advertising Novelties
in 1996.
As I set out on my quest to acquire twelve cups, there are no saucers made for these. I discovered that there 
was also available, a sugar and creamer. WooHoo!
I found a set of those as well.

As the obsession quest continued, would believe, yes, you would, there was a coffee pot available also? You've seen the pictures, you know how this ended.
You can see the coffee pot better here as I was beginning to set up the service.
You have already noticed the cups come as ladies and gents. The sugar bowl and coffee pot are gents and the creamer is a lady. I am thinking a guy designed these, cuz the sugar and coffee pot (the boss of this group) are gents. As we all know, ladies are much sweeter and we are the BOSS! However, we are very nice so we'll give'em ONE! 
I had planned to share this adorable service for some time. Recently I found these adorable Kemp and Beatley napkin rings and knew the time was right. Don't you agree that these are perfect with Mr. and Mrs. Bailey?
I have used my crochet lunch napkins from Horchow. 
I purchased these napkin rings last month on Ebay. Only Rena knows what a hard time I had getting them delivered. NO fault of hers but mine and our fabulously efficient post office.
 I have set up the breakfast sideboard for coffee, muffins, cinnamon rolls, berries and of course Bailey's (I feel funny about showing Bailey's on the blog. Besides they're not paying me).
A small footed plate and cloche, dollar tree ribbon and hydrangea that has already dried.
A matching reticulated cup for strawberries and a vintage handmade lace piece. Hey, Shelia, I scrunched it! That's good right?
 I have used Wallace's Golden Aegean Weave sterling.
Serving goodies on Westmoreland's Forget Me Not milk glass.
 Flowers from the garden are scarce as "hen's teeth".
But I found a few!




International's Stratford sterling.
A recap and we're out'ta here. 



Now let's party here:





64 comments:

allisamazing said...

Your set is so cute. I just love the napkin rings :)

Christa said...

Why, yes! Bailey does love coffee. (Especially Dunkin Donuts coffee.) I would love it even more in those precious cups. Even better, for me, they would be personalized! Let me just say that this coffee setting is very cute... and of all the table settings I view - this is different and has pizzazz!

- Mrs. Bailey

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! Oh, this collection is darling! I have seen some of those little cups before and thought how adorable they are. You've found everything! So cute.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chatty Crone said...

Well Bailey's does love coffee and so do I and your beautiful cups - I think I remember seeing them before. Sandie

jeanetteann said...

Ginger,I'm so jealous,I sooooo want these. I love them. your sideboard looks so nice. xx

Pat M said...

What a cute service! Perfect for afterdinner coffee! You did good!
Hugs, GraceinAZ )Pat)

Ron said...

Great mugs. Great napkin rings. Now you can partake in some serious coffee talk:)

~~louise~~ said...

LOVE, love, love that set Ginger!!! I've seen a couple of those pieces at yard sales and such but figured it would take forever to collect them all. You have lit the spark!!!

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely flowers too...

The Tablescaper said...

So cute!

- The Tablescaper

Martha said...

Love the napkin rings and they are perfect with the cups! DID NOT know about the pot, creamer or sugar but we had a wine and spirit shop and the cups were "freebies" one Christmas. After Christmas, we had many packages left with lots of those cups! We took them off the packages (sells better that way) and kept them at the store and then sold them all when we had a big auction. If I only knew!

kitty said...

Oh my gosh, those Bailey's cups are the cutest things! I've never seen them before. Those napkin rings are the perfect accent for those adorable cups. Lucky you for finding the set. I'm visiting from Let's Dish.

Barbara F. said...

Ginger, these cups are the cutest. So adorable. Love the napkins. xo

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh goodness dear lady!! Had I seen these Baily's cups I would've had an obsession too, (like I'm having one right now!) Wow, wow..what a terrific collection, I totally love these cups, they're so adorable, along with the teapot, creamer and sugar bowl...aaaand the napkin rings! I have a confession to make: "I ADORE MY COFFEE WITH BAILY'S!!!!!" I always have it to offer for after dinner and I have it on my own coffee myself.
Wish I went to your house to have coffee and B. in these cute cups.
Hugs,
FABBY

Sarah said...

You may very well have half of Blogville obsessing over these now. Too cute! I'm a fan of Bailey's Irish cream, but I've never seen these. Now the search is on.........

Debbie said...

Now I'm inspired to obsess over your obsession. Those are absolutely ADORABLE, and I would love a set too. I can't imagine not grinning from ear to ear as I sipped from them.

Suzy said...

Ginger - These are too adorable! I've never seen them before. You have the neatest collections. How fun it would be to pour some coffee out that squatty coffee pot. The buffet-scape that you put together is a perfect way to show it off!

Lori Stokes Wright said...

These are fantastic! Congratulations on finding them, the napkin rings are just perfect.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Great cups -- so fun! What a beautiful setting.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I remember those cups! I wanted them at the time but never ordered them and now I am so sorry! I just love them!

Jo said...

dad-burn it I wish I was there right now having coffee and breakfast with you and sweet ole Bob!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are just adorable! What fun to find one...love everything you did for your photo shoot! Beautiful!

Creations By Cindy said...

Ginger...love, love, love your cups! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Veronica said...

Oh my Goodness! this set is sooooo cute! And the napkin rings are darling!!!!! You are so blessed to be able to find these! Absolutely Love them!

Alycia Nichols said...

"Scarce as hens teeth", huh? SO funny! I have never heard that expression! Our flower production has been about the same this year. You have a really fun collection going on there with the Bailey's cups! I usually drink it on the rocks as "dessert." :-)

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a fab collection! Actually about the only liquer I drink...occasionally on a cruise ship outside at 30 degrees with a Bailey's in hot chocolate. Bliss! I didn't know they made teapots as well. Your collection/obsession is wonderful!
Ruth

It's Just Dottie said...

SO CUTE!!!
I have a set,too.
Smiles,Dottie

Marlis said...

My husband is going to want to talk to you. I must have some of these of my own. I got into the habit of drinking decaf and baileys on the first flight out in the mornings back when I was still traveling for a living.. Your set is adorable and I love your set up on the buffet. So sweet and romantic. thanks so much..(hubby won't think so)... xo marlis

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,

Another of your signature spunky posts! You got the most unusual things and the way you went after them; as a pit bull for the Bailey set! LOVE it.
Are those napkin ring holders containing anything or is that just the look?
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Gina said...

Ok, I'm in love! Those are so darn cute! I can see why you became obsessed. The napkin rings are just perfect!

Infuse With Liz said...

Too darn cute! Your obsession is a fine one! I've never seen them before but now if I do I'll be thinking of you! Bailey's is good in coffee! I think you've got quite a collectors set started there! Love the napkin rings!

Barbara said...

Oh, my! These are so adorable! I love that you found the napkin rings that are so perfect too. Such pretty napkins too.

TexWisGirl said...

the napkin rings were too cute.

bj said...

First off, you are waaay too cute. :)

Now, don'tchaknow, I am going to be looking for these adorable cups. What a fabulous collection you have. If ever I find even one piece, I will send it to you SPECIAL DELIVERY. So glad you found the cute coffee and sugar/creamer...and the napkin rings....PERFECT.

bj said...

Well, Ginger, Ebay has quite a few cups...not tea or coffee pot or the creamer/sugar set, tho.

Laura said...

The Baileys coffee set and cups are so whimsical and fun. Thanks for sharing.

Texas Tea Party said...

Your cups are very cute and the coffee and creamer are just the perfect addition. I love your thought on the designers being men and agree totally. This a very fun post and I love the buffet set with all the accessories. The napkin rings are perfect and glad you finally received them.

Thanks, Pam

Katherines Corner said...

I love your obsession oops I mean collection, giggle. So cute! I have an obsession ( quest) too. But it has yet to be satisfied. I am always on the look out for a blue mason jar. Hugs P.S> thank you for sharing at the hop my friend :-)

Entertaining Women said...

Absolutely delightful from start to finish...so glad that you found the coffee pot, and I adore the napkin rings. Bailey's Irish Cream....who knew? Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Elaine said...

I'm so glad to see that I am not the only one who can't resist cute! What charming little faces, and I can't imagine how the most grumpy morning-hater could hold on to their grump after seeing your set!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love this set, Ginger! I have seen the cups before but didn't know they were from a Bailey's promotion and I didn't know they had a coffeepot, creamer and sugar bowl! You found the perfect napkin rings to go with this, too.

Lisa said...

I just love this set. Its just adorable. I don't like coffee, but Hot Chocolate will do just fine.

Thanks for sharing.

Lisa

Linda said...

This buffet is just adorable. I also love those cups and actually had purchased at Xmas the bottle of Baileys which came with two cups. I don't have them any longer and now am missing them. I just saw the creamer and sugar this week at a resale shop down the street where I work! You've done a lovely job.
Linda

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You've amassed an awesome collection! That sugar shell is very special! Visiting from The Thrifty Groove!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What delightful vignettes of your incredible collection. :)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a delightful set! I've never seen these before. So cute!!

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Hello Ginger! They are wonderful!
They remember me the one that the blog "Do you love Loretta" has as a little photo por her comments.
Besos from Argentina!
Silvina

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello!

Thank you for visiting. I would love to know if you made the pound cake and if you liked it!

Elizabeth

P.s. love your cups

Honey at 2805 said...

Your Bailey's cups are just adorable. I happy that you located them and the sugar and creamer too! Thank you for sharing your charming post at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

PAT said...

I am going to keep my eyes open for these cups, etc. Ginger, this is so cute!!

annh said...

Wow! so special and just amazingly cute. At last my ticket is booked and I am coming to Savannah in October to see my son - can't wait to see the place again.
Happy weekend

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Hi Ginger! I have those cups and I did actually use them for a New Year's Eve blog! But you've taken it to a whole wonderful new level with the coffee pot, sugar and creamer....and those wonderful napkin rings! Perfect for your Bailey's set! This is just adorable.

suzyq said...

Wow - I've never seen these before but since it's my daughters favorite drink I have to find her a set.
Thanks a lot *&^^$%#@ for adding another obsession to my life Tee Hee
They're beautiful.
XOX

xinex said...

I have those cups but where did you get the teacup? OMG! I want it!...Christine

Marigene said...

That is the cutest set, Ginger!

NanaDiana said...

That is just the cutest darn thing, Ginger. Do you know that is the ONLY thing I ever drink (which is hardly ever)..Bailey's Irish Cream. I never knew they made the set but that is just SUCH a fun addition to your home. I love it- xo Diana

Christine said...

It's all in the WINK!

Do you love him Loretta said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! Yes, I just saw the comment from Silvina at Tazas. I too have the same addiction to the Baileys stuff! I think I have about 15 cups (I gave 4 away to my sister), and two cream sugar sets. I also have the tea pot! There is a cookie jar as part of the collection, but the woman I bought mine from on ebay didnt pack it properly and it came in a billion pieces. Thank goodness it was insured, but still very disappointing. I'm glad to see I'm not the only connoisseur of fine kitch china!!!

Cynthia said...

I adore the Bailey's coffe cups, and remember when they were out a few years ago. Wish I would have snatched them up then! Love your setting, and the napkin rings are absolutely perfect. It is all lovely.

Kathleen said...

How cute are they! Love the napkin rings too, amazing how close they are!
What a fun table! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish.

Diann said...

That Bailey's set is just too cute! And the napkin rings are adorable! What fun finds! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. Have a fun day!

Babs said...

Ginger, I love this post! How much fun to have a party and serve coffee or tea from these. I can't believe you found the napkin rings that coordinate with the Bailey's cups. Yum, wish I had some Bailey's in a cup of coffee right now. :)
Hugs,
Babs

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a charming set of tea cups, tea set and napkin rings--I loved this whole post so much! The expression on the teacup faces are so much fun!

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi! Just in case you haven't seen the news, you have been featured at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

Donna Williams said...

I too have become obsessed with these cups! I used to buy a baileys irish cream bottle and set each Christmas back in the 90's. Recently my mom gave them back as she is downsizing

it sent me on a quest!

I have now found out there not only were boy and girl cups with different coloured bows I might add ie. light blue yellow dots, light blue white dots, dark blue and yellow with green dots, yellow with silver dots etc but .... there were boy and girl creamers boy and girl cookie jars!

I too for the longest time thought .. there was only a boy teapot - which I search for myself!

and then I came across an old baileys add for the full set! All pieces mentioned.. with one exception!

In the photo.. it clearly shows both a Boy and Girl Tea Pot! The girl though.. I have only seen the add photo. I have never seen a photo of the real thing but I do know it exists!

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