2.8.13

Silver and White - Vintage Jello Moulds, Measuring Spoons and Ironstone

On the way up north for vacation last week I found some vintage tin jello moulds at a little antique shop. 


I took a quick peek around the store because my guys and the dog were waiting. These tin moulds caught my eye and were very reasonable. I'm assuming they were for jello but maybe not?


I remember my mom having some of these, including a larger tin mould, but mostly she had plastic Tupperware jell-o moulds. 


There are 10 of the smaller moulds and the larger swirl pattern is a set of four. Now I have to decide if I will keep them or sell them. The moulds would make cute Christmas ornaments.



We had a great holiday at my hubby's brother and sister-in-law's home in the country. The weather was cool but the kids still got to swim most days and we had lots of catching up and relaxing time with a favourite bil, sil and their two girls. Our oldest went to his cousins' farm for milking chores at 5am and 4pm each day but the farm was just 10 minutes away. My bil and sil also hosted an extended family bbq that weekend. Now we are home and I am back to finishing some smaller projects and continuing with cleaning and organizing our home. 


Today after some early morning gardening, staining two wood crates and waxing a plant stand I spotted a huge spider beside the hutch in our kitchen. It got away and I had to track it down so I ended up emptying the hutch and removing the top portion to get underneath.


Caught the creepy thing though! Of course the emptying and dusting lead to some rearranging. I removed the vintage wood bobbins and spools for a lighter look. (And I made the decision to repaint the blue armoire you can see in this photo. Time for a change.)


My friend and colleague Kim gave me these cute measuring spoons for my birthday and I thought they went well with the silver and white theme. The spoons are engraved with teacups and the handles are teapots.


By the time I got everything back on the shelves this afternoon clouds and rain rolled in so I will share more photos of our kitchen another day. I'm finding it hard to believe that August is here already. The boys head back to school and I head back to work in just over a month. I'm enjoying all this time at home. Hoping you have a great weekend!

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17 comments:

  1. i love the measuring spoons. so cute. have a nice weekend. ( :

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  2. I adore those measuring spoons. I have some of those jello molds. I use mine to make candles in. The candles are like little cinnamon buns.

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  3. Love your "stuff" as I am accumulating lots of mismatched white/off-white restaurant dinnerware & ironstone & aluminum molds. See my pinterest for lots of ideas for the mini molds. http://pinterest.com/scott50/metal-molds/ I subscribe to your wonderful blog. Mary

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  4. Those moulds remind me of my mom's collection. Lovely!
    xo,
    Anjana.

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  5. The jello molds are a great find and would sell very well. You sure went to a lot of work to get that spider. LOL

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  6. What a classic look those little silver bits give to decorating...all the white looks so fresh and light - bet you're tired after all that spider chasing though eh?

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  7. CUTE finds! Found you through Funky Junk and I'm glad I did! I redid a mopey maple dresser.

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  8. Your hutch looks so pretty with the white and silver displayed! I love it! I like the silver molds you found too. I think you should keep them. I love the idea of using them on a Christmas tree too. My child got out of school earlier than yours, so he goes back to school next Thursday! Yikes! So weird to start back on a Thursday too. My week will be very busy with getting him ready. Enjoy your time off while you have it!

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  9. I love vintage molds! I have a ton of copper ones all over my kitchen. I can never pass them up! Congrats on your feature in Romantic Homes, too! SO awesome!

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  10. The little jello molds are so cute with their swirly designs. Can't believe summer is winding down.
    Mary Alice

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  11. Who would think that a spider could lead to that much rearranging and work? I like all of your vintage goodies, and the measuring spoons are unique looking. And the jello moulds are marvellous! I love those on the christmas tree, very nice purchase.

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  12. I've always thought the designs of antique molds were beautiful!!
    Hugs Vicky

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  13. Silver and white is perfect. I love those measuring spoons. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  14. I love the moulds, and I have such a weakness for ironstone!! It looks lovely! Can't wait to see what you have done with the armoire!

    xo-Lisa

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  15. I have some tiny molds like that but they are for bunt or Angel Food cakes. I've never used them, maybe the time is now when it's just the two of us and portions need to be small. We are neighbors on Treasure Hunt Thursday!

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  16. I adore vintage jello moulds! So cute :) New follower through GFC. Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  17. Hi! I found you On Sutton Place :) I have some of the exact Jell-O molds that you have. I keep moving them from one side of my cupboard to the other. And like you, I think - should I keep these, or sell them. Let me know if you find a creative use for them. Maybe one of these days I'll actually use them and make Jell-O - lol...

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