I want to welcome new followers at Simple Living, Leigh at 5 Acres and a Dream, and Lorraine B. I hope you enjoy your visits.
Today I've been looking through a drawer of older spice containers that were my mom's, and my grandmother Thompson's when she lived here, and even a few from my grandfather Holum's cottage on Gull Lake years ago. There were several old tumeric cans, including a Red Owl brand from the 60's or 70's. There is a much older Flavorite can, which would have been from the Super Valu Store in Brainerd during the 40's or 50's. Note it is priced at 12 cents. The last one is a Nash's brand by the Nash-Finch Company, which was a grocery distributor in the middle of the 20th century. They might be around yet. I would estimate this one as a late 1940's can, but I'm not sure.
The next two are older cans of McCormick's whole nutmeg priced at 15 cents and a Durkee's curry powder. I like the metal pull-off tops.Both of these cans are probably 40's era, because Durkee's started the slide top in the later 50's I believe. Not sure of that.
Both of these are Standby brand Poultry Seasoning and Pumpkin Pie Spice marked 16 cents. They have an older style slide top.
I'm not sure when Durkee started using cardboard for some of their spices. I think they used it mostly for whole spices. The blue-ink stamper would put them in the 60's or early 70's. The Watkin's flavoring was ordered by my grandma when the Watkin's man would make his rounds around the farms here. She would also order salve and maybe "nectar" concentrate for a summer drink at "dinner" which nowadays would be "lunch."
I remember this blue food coloring bottle as a very small kid in the late 50's, early 60's. There were 3 others in red, green and yellow.
I did get the drawer cleaned and hope to display these old spice containers in the kitchen. I think I'll have to plan a little cabinet, maybe with a glass door. Will see.
While I was busy, the kitties were trying to keep warm. Annie and Josey in the stairway.
Byron up high.
Have a good night.