15 Jul
2011
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Wanna be a baller, shot caller – er – canner

During an evening stroll around the ‘hood, we stumbled into a lovely estate sale. Since I don’t carry cash on walks, I scurried home and rounded up a few dollars.

I picked up a clear wine carafe or decanter that says “half litre” on it. I imagined that someone bought it on a trip to Europe in the 1970s and that they felt so international using something that said “litre.” It will make a cool vase.

The best find was this awesome blue Ball Ideal canning jar (or maybe I should say it is aqua). Anyway, it says “PAT D July 14 1908” on it. According to this collector, that means it was made between 1923 and 1933. Pretty sweet for a $2 yard sale find. I’ve been coveting all the blue mason jars and canning jars  at vintage shops in Portland, but not willing to drop $20-50 for one. This satisfies my craving.

So, what do you think?