Yesterday Mr. Squash and I took an impromptu trip to a seldom visited antique mall in town. One of the things I love about being retired is the ability to do this! We're finally getting some rain which I hope will help melt the terrible ice-encrusted snow we have - I'm not getting enough of my daily walking time! However, I did manage to walk the aisles of the antique mall and look what I found!
It is a vintage, Presto "sealed" coffee jar! One particular booth had lots of them - all in nearly perfect condition - just missing the coffee that originally came in them! I've been looking for a nice jar to store brown sugar in, and decided the biggest one they had was perfect.
The reason I say "sealed, is that it not only has a ring on top, but another glass lid underneath. You can click on the photo for a better look at the writing on the metal ring.
I suspect the glass portion of the lid might have had even another seal on it that may have been disposed of once the jar was opened.
I love that it has the Good Housekeeping Institute Seal of Approval! My mother was quite fond of anything with that seal! Good Housekeeping is still one of my favorite magazines, too!
Here is the jar filled with dark brown sugar. I have a feeling I'll go back for more of these - they came in all shapes and sized - perfect for things like sugar, flour, coffee, etc.!