I unearthed these old treasures yesterday, and ran them through the new Fischer-Paykel dishwasher. They had not been unwrapped since I first left Wisconsin over 10 years ago.
They were considerably grimy; but have an interesting history.
My Great - Grandmother used them for canning back in the 1880's until the time of her death in 1970. I inherited these few directly from her basement with old root cellar from the original farm built back in 1870, by my Great - Grandfather, Jadusch. (phonetic spelling)
From left to right they hold:
Sun dried tomatoes, whole rolled oats for oatmeal, pasta, Urid Dal, ( Indian legume ), pasta, and orzo.
|My Great-Grandmother's antique "Ball" and "Drey" Mason Jars. Original zinc tops and glass with wire bales.|
I think they look lovely in my cool, modern kitchen, and they always start great cooking and family conversations!
What memories does your kitchen hold for you?