Show & Tell Friday is always a lot of fun and thanks to our host Kelli we gather here again today to show a treasure and tell a little about it.
This week I want to share with you my.........
Generations of jars.
While I was filling them up this morning I was thinking now what would be a nice show & tell this week and then popping the dry biscuits in a jar that belonged to my grandmother I decided this was it......................... :)
My jars are from four generations I love them and use them all filled with ingredients for cooking or little sweets if the grandchildren arrive.
The oldest jar I have is from my great grandmothers kitchen it is a Mason jar and inscribed on the front it says....
"MASON'S MJ PATENT NOV 30TH 1858"
This beautiful jar was 94 years old when I was born and is now 149 years old and still as its humble beginning it holds preserves in my pantry.
the jars in my pantry all still very much loved and used every day re-filled each month so I can bake and cook like those before me.
Some have tin lids and some Bakelite others are both metal and glass lids but all have a use and all remind me of the woman in my family and how they went about their daily lives.
The old Bushell's coffee jars are from my grandmothers home and I think she must have kept every jar she ever bought coffee in. they now proudly hold the coffee in my home and while you cannot buy coffee packaged like this it looks so much better in a glass jar.
Many old jars I find have been "dressed up" with a stencil or two and I love to find them at second hand shops and put them to use in my home.
These three jars are little treasures I bought them in a tiny town's second hand shop when we were passing through, they still held their original spices "white ginger" and others. they have very old transfers of Little girls in the kitchen on them and I wonder to this day what the kitchen was like were they once were.......the other treasures I have but are not often used are primitive cookie cutters they are all hand made and some are ever double sided a duck on one side and a dog on the back but that is for another show and tell :)
I also want to share this photo of the dear lady my great grandmother who passed away when I was 3 my sister was one, great gran was 101 many of these jars are hers and I treasure them like I do this image of a hard working gentle lady.