Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

It's Vintage Thingie Thursday again and time to dig through the cabinets or dust off some treasure from the past to share with you. This week I have another favorite...I have lots of favorites. This is an old spice caddy. It is missing one tin but is in pretty good shape considering its age. I believe it to be from the early 1900's. It has been in my collection of kitchen collectibles for about 35 years and belonged to my mother before that. It is one of those great auction finds.

All of the tins still contain remnants of spices.

The caddy itself is beautifully embossed with dots and flowers on the sides and bottom.

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23 comments:

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Well, I love this...but I have to say if it was mine I'd dump the spices and fill it up with craft stuff! It would look great in my craft room:)

bowerbirdz said...

That's stunning - truly a wonderful treasure to have!

Robin said...

I can't believe there are still spices left in them!!

Dawn said...

I don't think I've ever seen one of these before. The embossing is beautiful.

Coloradolady said...

This is beautiful. What a treasure. I have never seen anything close to this, the details are wonderful.

Have a great VTT!

CC said...

Such an absolute treasure..I love it. Happy VTT and hope your weekend is a lovely one.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

What a beautiful, and unique item! You have a real treasure there.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Sure is unusual. What a treasure!

Roslyn said...

lovely, the caddy is especially nice

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very unusual treasure.. never seen before.. but surely pretty to keep for generations to come!

Bea said...

OHMY! That is fabulous! I love all kinds of spicy things. Truly a treasure.

Kristine said...

That is so great...I'll send you my address to ship it to me! haha. What a great treasure. I'd keep just as it is!

Happy VTT!!!

Kristine

Jamie said...

Sarah this is beautiful! I love the embossing on the carrier. I have a very plain set with no embossing or handle. Lucky Girl! Love, Jamie

Rein said...

This is beautiful!!

Becky said...

That is crazy cool! I'd probably fill with crafty stuff too.

Jewelgirl said...

I would never have guess this is
for spices. Too young to remember
something like this but it is cool!

Kathi Fly said...

Love the design on the caddy. I'd be tempted to use it to imprint on clay. Very interesting.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh drool..what a gorgeous thing, i LOVE it and i WANT it!!!!!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Pretty and so very vintage. I love how these smell when you open the tins! Once a long time ago..vintage tin was my speciality!

Candace said...

Such and incredible piece - and to still have remnants of spices! One of the nicest tin pieces I've seen in a long time!
Cheers!

Kris Dickinson said...

What an amazing treasure Sarah! Your wonderful collection never ceases to amaze me.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

well this is just the coolest thing...and to still have spices! what a wonderful "vintage" piece!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

How fascinating!! Do the spices still any smell left in them??? Interesting!