Everyday I learn some new interesting fact about a piece of vintage kitchenalia. I am fascinated by trivia that is kitchen related. I thought I would share a few of my most recently learned facts about the history of items we all remember from the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s era. All of these great facts can be found in the book, “Spiffy Kitchen Collectibles”, Krause Publications, 2003, by Brian Alexander.
...The history of getting something free with a purchase goes back to the 1800’s....figural candy containers...provided an extra sales incentive for customers.
...In the 1900’s Nabisco started selling crackers in their own tin which could be used for storage later.
...Mother’s Carnival Oats made by Quaker Oats in the 1930’s contained a piece of Homer Loughlin China similar to the colors of the Fiesta Dinnerware.
...Quaker Oats had a mail in promotion for Blue Ridge Apple Pattern Dinnerware in the 1950’s.
...Duz Detergent contained a piece of Golden Wheat China in the 1950’s.
...A Silver Leaf Libbey glass was contained inside Silver Dust Detergent in the 1960’s.
...Big Top Peanut Butter came packaged in Early American Glassware in 1957.
...Swift’s Peanut Butter came in Wizard of Oz Glasses in the 1950’s.
...Kraft Cream Cheese came in a Pyrex Baking Cup in the 1960’s.
...Purity Oats came in a metal red & white Apple Canister in the 1950’s.
...Breeze Detergent Box contained a Canon Face Cloth in the 1960’s.
...Oxydol Detergent Box contained Three Wooden Spoons in the 1950’s.
Our mothers and grandmothers religiously saved top Value and S&H Green stamps for all those wonderful items that would arrive in the mail. How many of us remember Dish Night at the Movies. I know I do and I certainly remember licking those stamps. Some of the most sought after Kitchen Collectibles made their debut as a premium to something.
Mama’s Treasures has a large inventory of kitchen items from Primitives through the 1970’s. If the kitchen isn’t your thing, we have lots of Advertising, Primitives, Christmas, China & Dinnerware, Pottery, Home Decor, Postcards, Tools & Garden, Lady’s Hats & Hankies and Vintage Sewing. We’ll always consider any reasonable offer and we love to answer questions. If you love kitchenalia or any kind of Old Stuff, then drop by Mama’s Treasures or visit our new specialty store on eBay, Lottie's Kitchen. It’s the place where there is always a treasure waiting to be found. If you join our mailing list, you’ll get a monthly notice of new items, sales, and promotions. Right now you can save 15%-25% off everything in the store through January 15th.. Sale does not apply to Gift Certificates, but does apply to Sale and Already Reduced Items.
Mama’s Treasures is a great place to browse and remember that kitchens are fun places as well as functional. Come visit us for all kinds of kitchen items or any old stuff that will bring back memories and put a smile on your face. If you care to shop and buy while you are there, that’s okay too.