She was into candy making, canning, and even dabbled in cake decorating. The last surprised me at first then I thought about and it seemed obvious of course she could even decorate cakes. A woman of so many talents. This past week I went over with Bev and looked through the kitched to see if there was anything of interest. There were a few things, then looking throught the garage we came across a box that was labeled "one of a kind." Knowing Grandma I kind of chuckled and looked at Bev and said "Should we see what Grandma thought was one of a kind?" She smiled and we took a peek. There were some very pretty coffee mugs and some pyrex dishes. Amongst the "One of a kind" stuff was a box of these:
When Bev was cleaning out her kitchen, I acquired a set of these in the fabulous green of the 70's. I LOVE them. My mom even bought me a piece at a garage sale. I love that they are glass so I never worry about the container being stained by whatever contents I place inside, such as any thing tomato based. We use them like tupperware mostly, I didn't know much about the pieces. My other favorite part is that they are flat on top so you can stack themin the fridge. I have two sets of the new Corningware and I love them but the lid is rounded and has a handle which means you can not stack them. So when I came across this I was screaming with glee. A whole set and I found out is oven safe!
I love that the price tag is still on it. When she bought these the set was on sale for $5.48 marked down from $10.95. There are many things that still have price tags on them such as a 1970 edition of Anne of Windy Poplars. She bought the hardback for $2.22 at ToyRUs, the inside cover said the SRP was $2.95. It amazes me how we see things as cheap such as a hard back book for $15.00, when it wasn't that long ago you could get it for under $3.00. I can totally understand how people of that generation seem to be more frugal. It is probably more related to spending $15 on something that used to only be $3 seems ridiculous.