Vintage Thingie Thursday



Hi everyone! Head over to Coloradolady and check out Suzanne's Vintage goodies today for "Vintage Thingie Thursday" and all the other folks linked up.

Does something made in 1975 qualify as "vintage". Hummm. Let me run over to Wiki and see what they say. Be right back....

Phew! I'm back. now that I know everything there is to know about wines and vintages of wines, I finally got an answer and here it is:

Answer
Technically vintage means something is at least 20 years old. Antique used to mean at least 100 years old, but now the distinction has blurred a bit and people use the term antique to refer to something 50-75 years old. To me, if it isn't over 100, its vintage!



Okay, so that does mean my 1975 thingies are vintage! I didn't want to be some rule breaker and have the "Coalition of Vintage Collectors" coming after me! LOL

As I have mentioned in other posts, we have been looking for glass jars to store different herbs in. Well, I found these 1975 brown glass jars at a resale/consignment shop. And how do I know they were made in 1975? It is stamped on the bottom of them.



And they have this cool Fleur de lis raised pattern all the way around them.



Even the lids have a cool little raised pattern. And I got these two jars for .79 cents each!



I am questioning using these for herbs because I think they would look awesome with candles in them. And if anyone knows what these were orginally used for, please let me know. they remind me of Planters Peanut jars but, they don't have the markings for that. I'm just curious.





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25 comments :

  1. Great price for these. They don't look familiar to me. I have seen the new definition of vintage as over 20 years old and I'm not sure what I think of it because that makes me vintage!!!

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  2. The jars are beautiful and a candle would make the Fleur de Lis more visible.
    Debbie, don't worry about your being vintage, I just found out that all my children are vintage, too!

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  3. Thanks for the info. on vintage vs. antique...I use the term vintage all the time but was really never quite sure what was truly considered "vintage".
    I really like to jars. I have never seen anything like them before.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering the giveaway!
    Jane

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  4. My personal definition of vintage is usually anything before 1980, though I think 1980s things can qualify if they were something uniquely from the 1980s and not found before or after.

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  5. Wow great buy! What a fun find.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  6. Those are lovely! Great designs, and a great price!

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  7. I agree about candles - i dont like using food in things I cant throw in the dishwasher because who knows what was in stuff... it just skeeves me out!

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  8. I really like these jars. I am sure you will put them to good use. Also, thanks for the information and difference in vintage or antique.

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  9. super cute and oh what a bargain I love amber ware and brown jars as well

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  10. by the way you won a giveaway on my blog be watching for an email from me
    shopannies@Yahoo.com
    angie

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  11. I love the soft glow of candlelight through the amber---I have a couple of smaller ones, and setting the tight lid on makes the candle go out immediately, with no smoke.

    These were surely made for something light-sensitive, like herbs, or perhaps were just of the dark-glass era of the 70's. The scrollwork makes them even more beautiful.

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  12. i love those.............especially the tags that read : God is love, Amen!

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  13. Nice jars. They may be pretty on a window sill with the light coming through them. Thanks for sharing

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  14. I'm curious about the tags. Did you buy them at a church thrift shop?

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  15. These don't look familiar to me, but I sure like 'em.

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  16. Thanks for the definition of vintage & antique. I guess I'm vintage & luckily I'm not an antique!!! Love your bottles. And thanks for dropping by my blog & commenting. It means a lot to me that you took the time.

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice jars, I don't know what they are though.

    Debbie

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  18. These are really neat jars. I like the color.....

    Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

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  19. Anything with a Fleur de Lis is good in my book!
    It's Trick or Treat on my blog...
    Pam

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  20. i think they are perfect as spice/herb jars..what a bargain!

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  21. Great jars...they're wonderful just as decorative pieces so whatever you use them for will be enhanced!

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  22. Cool bottles! Great deal!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  23. Very cool jars! I love the color. Candles would be great in them.

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  24. A wonderful find. These jars look really expensive, you got a great deal! :)

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  25. I remember those! At least I once had some similar, though mine were green without a design. And nothing came in them; I bought mine as storage jars, though I can't remember now what I stored in them.

    I also remember--late fifties, early sixties--when the government enacted a law declaring that for import purposes antiques were at least 100 years old.

    My 2c worth! (Love your blog.)

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