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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.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.