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We Are Happy To Serve You Greek Coffee Cup Purse or Ceramic Replica

December 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Uncommon Goods

Anyone who’s spent time in New York City can recognize these coffee cups. They’re the distinctive blue cups with “We Are Happy To Serve You” in gold faux Greek lettering, once a staple at every corner deli, but sadly quickly disappearing as more and more Starbucks and McDonalds take over the scene.

But you can preserve the memory of these cups for the New Yorker or ex-New Yorker in your life with these great products.

greek coffee cup purseWishingFish has the “Lucky Beggar” purse, a reproduction of the coffee¬†cup reproduced as a leather coin purse with a sturdy zipper. This purse was the work of New York artist George Skelcher, who¬†created the purse after seeing the city’s homeless use crushed coffee cups to panhandle for change. It’s for this reason that part of the proceeds of each purse is donated to HELP USA, an organization that’s been helping the homeless since 1986.

New York Greek Coffee CupUnCommonGoods also has a replica of the famous New York Greek Coffee Cup, except this one is made of ceramic (bagel sandwich not included). So even as these cups become harder and harder to find in the City, you can rest assured that this one will last for a long, long time. As with all gifts you buy at UnCommonGoods, you can specify after Checkout for $1 of your purchase price to go to Americares, Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, or Comprehensive Development, Inc.


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