Monday, February 18, 2013

In honor of Presidents Day

Since it's Presidents Day today, I thought this would be a good time to share a vintage booklet I found featuring the tea cups and coffee cups favored by some past presidential administrations. The booklet promotes the brands of White House Coffee and Tea, and it also profiles the first ladies through Edith Wilson, who was first lady from 1915-1921. I'd love to know if you have a favorite cup after skimming through the pages below. I do--and I'll tell you my choice tomorrow if you'll tell me yours today!













22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the cup used by President Hayes. So unusual!
Shari
Houston, TX

Cynda P said...

President McKinley's coffee cup is my favorite.

Joy said...

That's a hard choice! I think I like Abigail Adams' cup best (I am a blue &white fan) but Mary Todd Lincoln's is a close second! This is my kind of history! Thanks for sharing it.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Angela,
This is just fabulous! Great little history.
I love the shape of Polk, the uniqueness of the Hayes but my favorite is Cleveland.
Great post!
~Ruthie

Deb said...

Abigail Adams tea-cup is my favorite. Love the shape and style and colour.

Lavender Cottage said...

Interesting little booklet. I'd love to see what Jackie Kennedy used.
Our holiday today is called Family Day, one invented so that there could be a long weekend for February.
Judith

Rosemary said...

Oh my gosh... what a little treasure! I love the shape of Sarah Polk's tea cup!

Kiffer said...

Frances Folsom Cleveland

Marie said...

Hmmm- hard choice. Love the shape and the bird on Sarah Polk's. the flowers on Julia Grant's, but I think I love best the colors of Elizabeth Monroe's. Thanks for the fun and information.

Tricia said...

What a neat booklet! So many beautiful cups. My favorites were Monroe's and McKinley's.

relevanttealeaf said...

Your booklet is a unique Presidential treasure, Angela! My favorite teacup is Frances Cleveland's. Thanks for the fun post!

loralie said...


What a cool booklet.

I like McKinley's cup best.
It was a difficult choice to make.

Anonymous said...

I love the elegance and simplicity of Edith Roosevelt's cup. Each one of the designs are so pretty. Wouldn't it be fun to have one of each in our personal collections?

Janet P.

Disney Mummy said...

I think I like Mrs. Cleveland's cup the best.

What a fantastic piece of history. Thank you for sharing that with us Angela!

Jenny said...

My favorite is Abigail Adams cup with Dorothy Madison's pretty much a tie.

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Oh wow! Thanks for sharing this with us to celebrate President's Day. I must pick Mary Todd Lincoln's cup since she was from Lexington, KY.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


What an absolutely amazing post.

I really enjoyed reading it, Angela, thank you for sharing!

Marilyn said...

Love this booklet. What a lucky find. My favorite right now is the red transferware with strawberries. I think you might have one.

Ginger said...

What an interesting booklet. The Cleaveland cup is very pretty.

Linda said...

What a great post! These are fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hello Angela, what an interesting booklet! Hard to pick just one but my favorite teacup is Frances Cleveland's - very pretty! Joanie

Antiques And Teacups said...

I've been out of circulation for a bit & missed this post. I LOVE the books! What atreasure!
Ruth