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Vintage Glassware Sour Cream & Cottage Cheese Tumblers

Vintage Glassware Sour Cream & Cottage Cheese Tumblers 0

Post WWII

Food and beverage companies began offering products in re-usable, glass packaging during the first part of the 20th century. The packages were typically made from either clear glass or solid, colored glass. At the end of WWII glass companies, along with multiple food item processing companies, were transitioning back to pre-war item production and eager for new ideas to increase profits. 
Vintage Glassware Is Best: 7 Reasons To Ditch Plastic

Vintage Glassware Is Best: 7 Reasons To Ditch Plastic 0

Throughout history man has faced, time and again, the reality that natural resources are exhaustive. We use what the earth provides largely because it is there for the taking. Our intentions are often good but the outcome is always the same. Take plastic for example: as a household item, its' ability to save a woman time in the kitchen was used by manufacturers to gain the acceptance of plastic in the modern home. 

  • Jennifer Benson
Vintage Glassware History of Swanky Swigs

Vintage Glassware History of Swanky Swigs 4

The history of Swanky Swigs began during the first part of the 20th century when James Kraft developed processed cheese spread. Most Americans have heard the term Swanky Swigs and typically apply it to all vintage, decorated tumblers. Through experience with vintage glassware collectors and thorough research I have learned that Swanky Swigs was the title used by Kraft to describe the re-usable glass containers....
Vintage Glassware Pyrex Pumpkin Butterprint

Vintage Glassware Pyrex Pumpkin Butterprint 1

Pyrex manufactured numerous limited edition pieces that have become rare and "HTF" (hard to find). Of the many elusive patterns, Pyrex Pumpkin Butterprint falls in the top 5. Available through S&H Green Stamps Ideabook, I have witnessed individual Cinderella Bowls sell in the $100 range. It just so happens that my Grandma Pratt collected green stamps....
  • Jennifer Benson