Up until about a dozen years ago, I never really thought about these things. I'd never seen the little boxes of herbs or the little packages of pills and oils. It all started with a visit to a friend's house and seeing her collection. That was it. Now whenever I'm at a flea market or antique store, I have to look around.
This past weekend, The Rosemary House was selling off a good portion of
Bertha Reppert's collection, and I was all over that stuff! Here's what
I got (along with a few things I had before):
|All of these packages are full.|
|American Saffron = Carthamus tinctorious (safflower), although true saffron is grown here in Lanc. PA|
|Bottle of Lydia Pinkham's Tonic.|
|Diverse, simple packages - all full. Bet the orris is more fragrant than ever.|
|I love the turmeric tin, and the instructions inside the laxative box. Lots of laxatives...|
|Helps are still available, but not in the tin. The eye cup was my grandmother's.|
|I'm not sure what this was for, but the packaging sure made it look important.|
|And we thought Flintstones were the first candy-like vitamin...|
It's pretty interesting to see these old things, and I'm looking forward to placing them behind the glass front on the shelves.