It has always been my dream to buy The Francis Illy light blue vintage espresso maker while traveling in Italy. And while we were at the market in Castelnuovo we found an Illy store!!
BUT that very same day we found something even BETTER! At a stand covered in dirty ancient Italian antiques, among pink chandelier crystals and fading paintings of ships, there were five yellow vintage Italian espresso cups! And a cute little sugar container to match.
Beau haggled them down to €20 for the whole set. I’ve seen them on Etsy for much more! Yippee skippee! They fit right in in my colors-of-Siena kitchen. And there are five in our family! Two of which were very eager to use them for dipping snicker doodles into. Finn is excited to use them for “tea tea” parties.
Someday I hope I can foam up their milk for them!