Cafe Brulot cups made for Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans are always a popular piece with collectors. The pattern
is known as "Diable" (also called Jester King) and was distributed by Loubat's in New Orleans. Pieces
are typically white wares and decorated in either brown or crimson (red).
If you own a set and have never used them, I found a great recipe for Cafe
Brulot in a cookbook published by the Tampa, FL Junion League entitled "The Gasparilla Cookbook." Give it
4 lumps of sugar
2 pinches cloves
A few lemon and orange peels
1 1/2 oz. brandy per person (must be heated to flame)
2 inches of vanilla bean
Mix these ingredients in a hard metal bowl, light flane and dim lights. Ladle
20-30 seconds and then add 4 demitasse cups double-strength hot coffee. The second batch is even better than the first
(per the cookbook).
According to the
footnote, this recipe is from Arnaud's in New Orleans.
In our continued efforts to try to connect Carr China Company history with the people
who worked there, we've recently located a 1939 article that lists Carr China Employees who participated in a November 30,
1939 American Red Cross drive. The article states that more than $800 was collected in the drive across Taylor County,
The Carr China
workers who each contributed $1 included: Kenneth W. Barcus, Melvin Bartlett, Violet Bartlett, L.F. Baugh, Josephine
Bolyard, Jessie Boyd, Walter Byles, Della Breedlove, Lila Breedlove, John Bredlove (sic), Gusta Bryan, Ronald Carld, James
Chester, Jr. M. Cody, Dora Cole, Mildred Cornwell, Clee Curry, Olive Dougherty, William Dayton, Lucille Deck, Ebert Duckworth,
Frank Elliott, J.P. Flanagan, Ethel Foley, Polly Freeze, J. J.Frey,, L. C. Frey, W. J. Frey II, Kathleen Gerkin, Velma Gilbertm
Dan Gillespie, William J. Glover, Marion Gough, Esket Harden, Claude Hendricks, R. E. Hilkey, Hazel Hodds, A. C. Hoskins,
Oscar Hyett, Charles Isner, H. F. Isner, Dewey Jones, Glenn Jones, Edward Kirby, Eugene Kirby, Lonnie Kirby, Roy Kirby, Margaret
Lake, Bernice LaRue, Floyd Lisk, Viola Lorentz, J. P. Luke, Earl McDaniel, Roy McDaniel, Helen McDonald, H.G. McPhail, Virginia
McWilliams, Virginia Mahaffrey, Marie Malone, Hence Marshall, Jetta Mason, Alex Mathew, Anna Miller, Ethel Mider, A. B. Moats,
Birgie Moats, Edna Moats, B. D. Montgomery, Herbert Moore, Nella Moore, John Morgan, Cecil Mylone, C.C. Myser, Ellen Norris,
Bessie Polling, George Pugh, Howard Pugh, Clair Reed, Edward Reed, Sanford Ringler, Maxine Robinson, Meriam Robinson, Charless
Rupp, Edith Sapp, Ralph Sapp, Raymond Sapp, Richard Sheets, Dorsey Shingleton, Pearl Shuttlesworth, Elsie Silcott, Russell
V. Smith, G. W. Staton, Pansy Stevenson, Lillian Tucker, Paulise Utsinger, Albert Woodyard, Roy Woodyard, Virginia Wright
and Aileen White.