Tazas Para Cafe

I have these cups that I was determined to find and purchase.  And that’s just a ridiculous way to go about getting anything.  Serendipity!  That’s the name of the game.  When you just happen upon something, and it’s just too good to pass up.  But no… that’s not how these came into my collection.

And there you have it.  That was the problem with this day.  I was convincing myself that I had a “collection”, and therefore I needed to add to it.

It was a wonderful day in Bolivia, years ago when there was no political turmoil, when all was at peace and I felt completely safe.  Just a grand day for strolling through the mercado.  And I got this great idea that it would be a good day for buying a coffee cup to commemorate the occasion.  Talk about a wild goose chase!!  We were all over that market in search of tazas para  cafe.  The shop keepers were trying to be helpful.  Apparently, the big idea of selling coffee cups to tourists had never entered their minds.  They were too busy selling necessities.  Well, everyone needs a cup to drink out of, and I was absolutely determined to find a place in the market where you could buy one.

Finally, we found a place selling cups.  And I didn’t even really like them.  And they’re rough when you put them up to your lips.  But, for pity’s sake, I had spent two hours on the quest, and I had to buy them just for the memory.

Hee hee!  I learned my lesson on that go round.  I don’t have to own a coffee cup from every single place I’ve ever set foot.  I’m photographing these cups, then I’m forcing myself to drink from the rough texture which kind of gives me chills… but it’s a good reminder of a good time.


5 Responses to “Tazas Para Cafe”

  1. joyce says:

    I like the design, just because it is mexican looking or indian looking…not sure I would enjoy drinking from a rough textured cup either…I have done things sort of like that and then wondered later what I was thinking…

  2. Bette says:

    Hope you are having a grand time making many memories.
    Love you, Bette

  3. Grace says:

    Love your story Sandy. Interestingly enough, I am guilty of doing the same thing!

  4. Sandy says:

    And hooray! Today, without even searching, there were coffee cups we couldn’t do without… waiting for us at the top if the funicular in Valparaiso, Chile. The “collection” grows! More importantly, the collection of memories!

  5. Beverly says:

    Sandy, put coffee beans in each cup and a tiny candle and you may be surprised how good it makes your kitchen smell.

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