Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cappuccino, Latte?

For Silver Sunday hosted by Gypsy Fish Journal, I'm posting photos of some of my favorite "silver" items...

Above: Photo of my Cappuccino-making set, on a silver tray, of course. In the foreground is a chrome swan from the hood of an old Ford automobile---which my father gave to me. We shared an interest in old cars, especially when I was a little girl.

Above: Photo shows the stove top espresso maker with gold accents that I purchased at the La Rinascente department store when I was an architecture student in Rome.

Above: Photo of the stove top milk steamer, like the milk steamers the Italians use at home for making their Lattes and Cappuccinos. I located this one in a small independent coffee roaster's shop, when I lived in Seattle. If you thought you needed to purchase a big expensive machine for making your espresso beverages with steamed milk---this may be news for you---you don't! Many people are not aware that with the items above you can hand craft your own delicious Cappuccinos and Lattes relatively inexpensively at home.
Above: And on the subjects of silver and old cars . . . this is a photo of my silver vintage Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser, which I adore. I only wish my father were still alive to see it! OK, so I'm a little bit of a "Tom-boy".

Go take a peek at all the fun entries for 5th Silver Sunday at Gypsy Fish Journal , and enjoy.


  1. I just love that swan. I like old hood ornaments. I'd love one from the Rolls Royce-well if you are going to dream, dream big. Your land rover looks like fun. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm loving the swan as well. I always go to the unusual items. It is fun to see what people share. Thanks.

  3. I wish this was smella-vision....I can almost imagine how yummy your kitchen must smell when you rev up those machines....mmmmmmm!
    Thanks for being part of Silver Sunday....see you next week~
    {{gypsy hugs}}

  4. Hi Toni,

    I'll be over right away for a cuppa joe!

    And that hood ornament is to die for!

    Second Hand Chicks




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