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Vintage Metal Storage Container marked Preserve

This is a vintage metal storage jar, or container used to keep dry goods, such as coffee, tea, herbs, or baking needs. The container is embossed with the word ‘Preserve’ and given the build of the container this does not imply it should be filled with jams or jellies, but with something dry.

Metal Kitchen Container marked 'Preserve' tin for tea, coffee, flour, herbs

Metal Kitchen Container marked 'Preserve' tin for tea, coffee, flour, herbs

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Vintage Over-sized Novelty Coffee Cup – Made in Japan

Vintage Novelty Coffee Cup, originally uploaded by GranniesKitchen.

A Vintage Over-sized Novelty Coffee Cup made in Japan that rates your need for coffee. This coffee cup is 3 times the normal size for a coffee cup of its era! It is marked by the level of your coffee to milk/cream ratio: Kid’s Stuff, Weak Sister, Half-Cupper, Coffee Lover, Coffee Hound! Oh, those crazy, politically incorrect fifties!

Vintage Over-sized Novelty Coffee Cup - Made in Japan

Vintage Over-sized Novelty Coffee Cup - Made in Japan

Vintage Over-sized Novelty Coffee Cup - Made in Japan

Vintage Over-sized Novelty Coffee Cup - Made in Japan

Vintage Over-sized Novelty Coffee Cup - Made in Japan

Vintage Silverplate Masonic Teaspoon

This is a vintage Masonic silver plate teaspoon, hallmarked and made in England.

Silver Masonic Teaspoon

Silver Masonic Teaspoon

Vintage Melamine Cream and Sugar Set

A robin egg blue set of vintage melamine cream and sugar bowls made by Wallace Silversmiths and sold as Wallace Dinnerware. While Wallace was an American company, their melamine ware was manufactured in Canada.

Vintage Melamine Cream and Sugar Set

Vintage Melamine Cream and Sugar Set

Vintage Melamine Cream and Sugar Set

Vintage Melamine Cream and Sugar Set

Vintage Diner Coffee Cups Made by Vandesca of Joliette, Quebec

Vintage Coffee Cups, originally uploaded by GranniesKitchen.

These are vintage diner coffee cups made by Vandesca Pottery Ltd. in Joliette, Quebec. The company was started in 1947 by Syracuse China. Vandesca – the only pottery in Canada that manufactured vitrified china. “Vitrified” means “like glass.” It is made non-porous during firing. Ingredients like silica turn into glass at these high temperatures, giving the china its translucent appearance.

Vintage Diner Coffee Cups Made by Vandesca of Joliette, Quebec - detail

Vintage Diner Coffee Cups Made by Vandesca of Joliette, Quebec - Detail