Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My sleepy Bournvita mug

I just wanted to share this with you - one of my first vintage purchases. I first saw one at my friend Ruth's home and instantly fell in love with it, but it took me a while to track one down. This cute Melamine cup was made during the 1950s for Cadbury's to promote their bedtime milky drink "Bournvita" (which is still available to buy today). The image of a mug with a sleepy face wearing a nightcap had been used in their adverts for some time before this piece was produced. The cap cleverly doubles up as a coaster when you turn it upside down and I just love the serene facial expression, so dreamy.