On the train ride in this morning I was trying to get inspired by type. Specifically type that conveyed elegance, refinement, and class. While casually scanning Etsy I noticed lots of sans serif fonts.
As it was a cold morning, soup and chili captured and held my attention. (The perfect decor if we were opening a soup counter truck.)
Unlike the Lincoln BeautyWare or GarnerWare labeled canisters, the fonts on soup and chili bowls tended to be more casual and more frequently paired with muted earthen colors.
Image courtesy of Rainy Penguin Vintage
If you're looking for vintage casual dining that reminds you of homecooked meals or are throwing a soup-themed potluck/cook off/shower, do a little digging on Etsy. Green mugs ranged in price from $7.25 via Honey Brown Vintage to $9 via Rainy Penguin Vintage to $14 via The Vintageholic Frog for one soup mug. Read descriptions carefully to see whether or not the bowls are still food safe.
Some vendors offered two or more mugs of the same color or different.
Autumn Always offered green and orange soup mugs for $14.
Recycle Buy Vintage offered two tan mugs for $16.99.
Type was also frequently paired or filled with clip art vegetables.
Again, prices vary.
Image courtesy of L8R - G8R Vintage Finds
L8R - G8R Vintage Finds offers two mugs for $8. Lizardous offers the top and bottom mugs separately for $8 each. And Autumn Always offers a similar mug for $6.