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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday--Spice boxes


Please forgive the crookedness of this image--I was too lazy to go get something to climb on to take the picture of this item on top of my cabinets!

I found this at Not Necessarily New of course. Sarah and I were shopping over Spring break and I couldn't resist these chickens! They aren't usable--the tops are cracked and when I washed them, they lost a little more china stuff! But the chickens appealed to me and the price was cheep, cheep, cheep!

I see these little spice shakers around other places and it's always the same ones--salt, pepper, allspice and paprika. What's up with that? Anyone? Why not cinnamon, what about chives, what's wrong with garlic powder????

Thanks for visiting me today for Vintage Thingy Thursday! Now, go on. Go visit The Colorado Lady and see what other goodies are being shown off! If you want to play, sign up on Mr. Linky so others can come see your vintage treasures!

17 comments:

Coloradolady said...

These are cute! I have a fondness for chickens myself and I would not use these as fear I would mess them up! What a great find. Have a great Easter Weekend.

Bea said...

You can't tell that there are imperfections in these. I think they are perfect!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

they are super cute..i've got a set that's quite similar to yours :)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I would love to have these on display with my other chicken items. I think that at the time these where made those four spices where used more than any other. I know those 4 spices were staples in my Mom's kitchen. Everything she cooked had paprika in it or allspice. I hardly ever use paprika.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

super cute spices box! especially the chickens.. Happy Easter!

Elizabeth said...

These are great! love the roosters.
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CC said...

I love the little spice jars and their chickens. No matter their faults..I would love to have them.

SueLovesCherries said...

Well, cock-a-doodle-do! Nice set! (and how dare you show only half of a dish with cherries on it! LOL1)

ClassyChassy said...

I love cheep cheep cheep too! Nice items!

Sarah said...

Who would know that these had major scuffs and scratches...they look great on your cabinet!

Stephanie said...

oh I would have picked it up too! I love chicken and roosters in the kitchen!

Happy VTT!

Stephanie

Donna said...

Great vintage stuff!! This is my first VTT and its been great fun looking at all your blogs. Love those shakers, I had a set like those yrs ago sold in my store for $20.
Have a great Easter and blessings to all
donna

Miri said...

Cute!

A Loner, Dottie. A Rebel. said...

Oh, I love old vintage kitchen items! That store you visited sounds like my kind of place too :).

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

shopannies said...

Don't you love the spice set. I worked a an antique shop and sold so much now I wish I had been able to keep more

foxxy said...

I love roosters too. Great find! I would have bought it too. Happy Easter!

marybt said...

Oh that is really cute!

I get the salt, pepper, and paprika. I don't understand allspice though. lol.

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