Friday, August 27, 2010

Vintage Love: Jadite Green Tupperware Grater

When I was a kid, my family would go flea marketing.  Sometimes to buy, sometimes to sell.  Selling was always the most fun!  On Friday afternoon, we would load up the van with all the stuff we planned on selling.  We would go to be early because we would have to get up super-early to get a good spot!

When it was time to wake up, it was usually really dark outside.  My brother and I would sleep the entire way to the flea market and through some of the setting up.  Once we woke up, we'd have a donut for breakfast and then help sell all of our junk!  I loved it! 

I also loved looking at everyone else's junk!  I think that may have been when I started to love vintage things! 

In my early twenties, I moved out of my parents' house.  I worked on Saturday afternoons.  I hated working Saturday afternoons.  But meeting my mom in the mornings to go yard sale-ing made it bearable!   

I don't get the opportunity to hit the flea markets or yard sales as much as I would like, but I do make it a point to check out our local thrift shop on half price day! 

I tend to look for vintage kitchen items from the 20s to the 60s.  Things I remember seeing in my grandparents' or friends' kitchens when I was growing up. 

Because I look for items from that time frame, I don't end up buying a lot of things that I remember my parents having in their kitchen.  My parents were married in the seventies and that just isn't really my style!

Don't get me wrong, my mom has great taste!  She even had great taste in the 70s.  She never went for the trendy stuff for the house.  She, like my grandmother, have more of a classic style when it comes to decorating their homes.  But kitchen items from that era just don't appeal to me.   

I do have a few older items from my mom's kitchen.  Older items that were handed down to her, that I loved seeing in her kitchen and love having in my kitchen! 

I was really excited when I found this vintage jadite Tupperware food grater on one of my most recent trips to 1/2 price day!  I remember my mom having one just like this! 

I remember her using this for every batch of cole slaw that she made for many, many years...until my dad won a Cuisinart food processor as a door prize at a banquet!  

I don't know where mom's Tupperware grater ended up...maybe the flea market??

This one turned out to be just a buck!  SOLD!  I was so excited!  One Dollar!  I've seen these on ebay or Etsy for much more (plus shipping charges)!  This one is missing the lid, but that's okay with me! 

I will be linking this post to the following blog carnivals: 


April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

I love vintage kitchen things! What a great find!!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

That IS a great find! I LOVE thrift stores!

Julie @ Get Healthy Cheap said... find! LOL. I love those old things and the bowl underneath makes life a whole lot easier for bigger jobs.

I'm a flea market, garage sale, goodwill freak. I just found a really interesting slicer that (I think) is for garlic, can't wait to try it. When I do I'll post pics. Mine was a buck too!

Ann Kroeker said...

Fantastic find! Have you made any cole slaw with it yet?? :)

Thanks for linking this to Food on Fridays at annkroeker.writer.

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

My Mom had one of those too! Heck, I think she still has hers.

I miss seeing all of those things that are now vintage.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I spotlighted you on Kel's blog, Between the Lines. I don't usually do a lot of the blog hops but she's been really nice and has done a lot for me so I did. Anyways, you have to link up and then spotlight a blog that you like and then tell them so that's it.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Oh I remember that exact grater when I was growing up, I'm sure it was passed on through a garage sale years ago Lol!

Thanks for finding me and the follow. I'm following you back :)

Kari @ Mommy's Fabulous Finds said...

Hi! I am a new follower from the blog hop!

I hope you can stop by and check out my blog.

Have a great weekend!


Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Great find! Love the color! I love old Tupperware.

Tara Beaulieu said...

$1 is a great price! I have the strainer that matches this (my mom's old one) I just love Tupperware, it lasts forever! Happy VTT!

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