In A Pickle.....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Today for Coloradolady's Vintage Thingie Thursday, I thought I would share one of my MANY collections.....Vintage Pickle Dishes!

I started collecting vintage pickle dishes shortly after I learned how to can...actually more specifically, pickle. My first dish came from my grandmother-in-law. She encouraged me to bring out my pickled goods and serve them to company and for special occasions. Then I started noticing these pretty little dishes when I frequented garage sales and thrift stores. Most of the ones I have are from depression era to the 1960's, when the pickle or relish dish pretty much fell out of vogue...probably about the same time as home canning became a thing of the past. I have never given more than a couple dollars for a dish. Some are divided and some are not. Some were originally giveaway items in boxes of detergent and when you filled your car with gasoline. Some are small and others quite large. While you can find them in all colors and patterns, I am especially fond of the clear glass ones. I have to say that a pickle dish almost always is recieved with wide grins and a story of what wonderful pickles someone made or a sweet memory.

A vintage pickling booklet.

A pickle dish ready for serving

A sampling of my collection (the one from Grandma is in the middle)

3 compartments..I love the pattern on this one

I have this same dish is both a 3-compartment and 4-compartment

A sweet clover shaped dish

A sunburst pattern

A nice medium-sized dish