Friday, August 21, 2009

Show & Tell Friday for August 21

For show & tell today, I have just one thing to share, but I hope others will enjoy seeing this. It's a vintage juice carafe that was my grandmother's. I've had it for awhile but didn't use it because the lid was missing, and I didn't have a plastic lid the right size to fit. I can remember so often seeing this carafe in my grandmother's refrigerator filled with orange juice (or sometimes Tang®).

All summer I have been making raspberry or peach lemonade using herbal teabags, a small amount of sugar, and pink lemonade concentrate, plus water, or course. In this recipe, the teabags need to stand in cold water in the fridge for a number of hours. I use a gallon sun tea jar to store the gallon of raspberry lemonade in. But one day, I needed to get more teabags ready to steep, and the gallon jar still had raspberry lemonade in it. What to do? As I looked about for a suitable container to steep the teabags in, I spied the vintage carafe. The perfect solution!

The carafe has a circus parade theme. You can just see to the far left, the words "The Circus Parade" and see monkeys, and a clown on a bicycle.

This view shows a tiger in a circus wagon, as well as the same clown.

Here you can see a bareback rider and a seal, and, to the extreme left, an elephant on a pedestal.

I love the whimsical vintage look of this carafe. I have looked around a bit on eBay and elsewhere but have not seen another one just like this.

That is my very simple Show & Tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to There is No Place Like Home.

Happy Show & Tell Friday!


  1. What a cut carafe... and special because it was your grandmother's.

    The tea looks very refreshing!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. That is so unique, and priceless. Worth some good memories too, I'm sure.

    I am wondering if you'd like to stop by and view my seashell collection for Show n Tell today. I hope you can stop by if you have some time!! Have a great weekend.

  3. A very precious treasure for you. Pretty.

  4. I'm glad you're using it. Hopefully you'll find something to use for a lid.
    Mama Bear

  5. Hi Mrs T

    That is a precious treasure and it makes more meaningful knowing it once belonged to your grandma. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a great pitcher and wonderful treasure of your Gram's.

    Please stop by The Old Parsonage anytime, I love company.


  7. Love your vintage carafe!

  8. The juice sure looks refreshing in that container. Could have used that the past couple of days.

  9. Hi everyone!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my kitchen table to see my simple show & tell. This carafe makes me smile every time I use it, so I am glad to have the opportunity to share it with all of you. Thanks for all of your sweet comments.

    Hootin' Anni, I did stop by to see your seashells and other nautical items but was unable to leave a comment. Very nice collection!

    God bless you all,


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