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Jewel Tea memories anyone?

 
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georgia



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:12 am    Post subject: Jewel Tea memories anyone? Reply with quote

I started this thread under the KitchenAid mixer notes and had hoped that somebody would pick up on it. Granted, it was a tangent, but I hoped some kindred spirit would discover it.

Anyway, you can find my original thoughts under the Kitchen Aid mixer topic (page 3), but the general gist is this: having just inherited a large number of dishes from a much loved aunt, I now possess many pieces of Jewel Tea and Coffee Company autumn leaf china. This stuff was ubiquitous in the 1950s, at least in the eastern part of the US. The Jewel Tea man would makes his rounds every couple of weeks in his big, brown truck. He'd bring coffee, tea, various sundries for the kitchen. When the lady of the house ordered X number of dollars worth of product, she could purchase that week's "special" on china. A plate for a dollar, a cup for $.50...you get the picture. I now own a gazillion dollars' worth...my grandmother was a champion shopper.

I can also remember the "huckster"--the produce truck that arrived twice weekly, and the "ragman"--the roaming salesman who carried anything and everything for...whatever.

So, friends, I'm feeling awfully nostalgic. Anyone else out there who shares any of these particular memories...or who has memories the rest of us would appreciate? (You youngsters must think we're ancient, but just wait a few years...)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually have a HUGE set of Wedgewood from the bank. They were from before my time I will admit.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do remember my grandmother having something like that. Only hereabouts, it's crockery stamped with the company's name. Not as pretty and definitely paying to advertise for the company. But that was so long ago, I must have been all of 3 years old and all her stuff was sold off or thrown out when she died, my mother and aunts thinking she was a bit of a packrat.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I'm not yet in my dotage but I do remember---

horse drawn milk delivery, cream floating on top

A Danish man who shopped his black bread door to door

A real live "tinker" who sharpened your knives etc. in his little cart

Phone numbers of 6 digits 24-9090 would be cherry 9090

And of course the Watkins man with his salves and things!
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Erin



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David and Laura Ingalls gathering toys for "Tinker" to melt into a bell.........the prairies of Saskatchewan.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erin wrote:
David and Laura Ingalls gathering toys for "Tinker" to melt into a bell.........the prairies of Saskatchewan.


Ouch Laughing ....speaking of Mrs. Ingalls Wilder, have you ever seen the cookbook that was composed of all the different things that were made in the Little House books? The pumpkin pie is seriously the best I've ever had. Of course, said information was gathered back in the day...say 4th grade! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here ya go woodstocker:

http://www.amazon.com/Little-House-Cookbook-Frontier-Stories/dp/0064460908

I think I have to order that book now. I have very fond childhood memories of reading the Little House series. I had the entire set, but sadly it was most likely sold at a garage sale or given away.
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Erin



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My love for these books runs very deep, so I am so excited to hear there is a cookbook!

Oh, Pa! (sniff!)
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