Thursday, April 5, 2012

Time for Show & Tell


Sometimes the smallest of pieces, you have collected, will be the most precious. This tiny set of salt and pepper shakers is a good example. I had to use a magnifier to read the words "Made in Czechoslovakia".


To truly appreciate the work of the glass, you must pick it up and examine each piece. Even the tops of the salt and pepper shakers are glass.


The tray that the three pieces sit on is a beautiful clover leaf shape. The slender spoon is also made of glass.


The truth is, I don't know what the third container is for. It is slightly larger than the salt and pepper shakers.  I'm hoping you will be able to help me with my Show and Tell.....

Meggie Mac

15 comments:

  1. I think it's a mustard jar. My parents had something similar in stainless steel when I was young. We always put a little mustard in the pot and spooned it out over our Roast Beef lunch on Sundays. Jx

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    1. Thanks...I didn't have a clue what it was.

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  2. Jan beat me to it - when I saw it I thought mustard pot! It's a very pretty set. I love your show and tells.x

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    1. Thanks so much, Scarlet. I'm glad you like my show and tell. You know, some Americans squeeze mustard out of a plastic bottle on their "hot dogs". Nothing as delicate as a mustard pot and tiny spoon. I'm laughing....

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  3. That is a beautiful little cruet set - how amazing that the delicate little glass spoon has survived intact!

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    1. Hello Elaine...well, it has been in possession for about 20 years. But, it is still amazing that nothing is broken.

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  4. Hi Meggie, I think its a mustard pot too! It is a beautiful piece, you are so lucky to have it in such good condition.

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    1. Hi Anne....I had no idea about it until I posted today...everyone seems to be in agreement that it is for mustard. There is not a scratch on it. You can still unscrew the tops with ease.

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  5. No help from me, but they are exquisite. Amazing that the glass has staying in one piece this long.

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    1. Hi Janet....I've had it for about 20 years and it was in good condition when I bought it.

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  6. I would say at least 90% sure it's a mustard pot. Suzy x

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  7. What a lovely little set for the table. You're lucky to have found it.

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  8. My first guess was for sugar, but considering where it was made, I'm sure everyone is right in thinking, mustard. Anyway, it's a beautiful set and reminds me of some pieces I have from my grandmother called Depression Glass. I just love little treasures; thank you for show & tell--I learned something new today;-)

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  9. I really need to go thrifting with you some day, Meggie. You find the neatest things!
    -Jaime

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