We are in our first heat wave of the summer down here in Texas. For days, we have had temperatures around 100 and just hot sun (no clouds, no rain, little breeze). Texans have three favorite ways to cool off...go to the lake or pool, drink iced tea or make lemonade. (okay, we have other ways too...crank up the AC, turn up the ceiling fans to hurricane force winds, run through the sprinklers, go shopping at indoor places, crunch on a cup of ice, eat snowcones, I could go on and on...). My son loves lemonade so I made some in my favorite vintage pitcher.
I remember as a little girl seeing this pitcher in my grandmother's fridge. She always kept it full of ice water.
I love the top and haven't seen one of these anywhere else (or I would have bought it!) It has a little galvanized metal top. The thin little lid is loose so it allows liquid to come out but not the lemons or whatever else you might put in that is chunky.
Lemonade with strawberries. Yum!
When we recently cleaned out my mother-in-law's home we found a stash of these old jelly jars. They make the perfect juice glasses or glasses for small drinks.
The only problem...I don't want anyone to touch it. I'm afraid of it being dropped and broken. Not very practical, huh? I guess I'll be pouring all of the lemonade around here.
I may be linking this little treasure up to a couple of my favorite link parties listed above in the party list or below on the right.
I love the pictures! I think I need to make some too. I'm right here with you (in Texas) but thankfully we have a pool to jump into. Would be better with lemonade though!ReplyDelete
I too am in Texas & made a big old pitcher of lemonade on Saturday. What a beautiful pitcher, so full of wonderful memories. I bet you won't mind at all being the *bartender*!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
omg! looks so refreshing, we sweating to death here in PA too.ReplyDelete
I'll be over at noon for a cool drink!!! -Denise
That's a pretty cool pitcher. I don't think I'd let anyone touch it, either. :)ReplyDelete
You could send some of that heat our way. We haven't had a really hot day yet.
Beautiful water bottle! Makes lemonade look even better! YUM! :)ReplyDelete
...wow beautiful jar!...we need some sun ...you may need some rain...too bad we can't share!...thanksReplyDelete
Too funny - yep, I guess you're going to be doing all the pouring. It is a beauty though. I can see why you love the lemonade pitcher. How do you make your lemonade? Something fancy or a mix from the store.ReplyDelete
Don't ask me where I got Kim...so sorry:) Thanks for the advice on the lampshades I'll definitly look for them.ReplyDelete
I love the water jar, they sure don't make them like that anymore, love the top of it too, also the strawberries in the lemonaid!
That pitcher is amazing!ReplyDelete
Better keep your eye on it, 'cause I'm not above stealing it when you're not lookin'. ;-)
Love the bottle. This weekend I just bought a pink depression glass jug....with the instructions nobody is to mix juice or use it but me!!!!!ReplyDelete
I love your vintage pitcher! Too bad it has to go back in the refrigerator -- I'd want to leave it out all the time!ReplyDelete
I love that jar!!!! Oh I love it! Be blessed. CindyReplyDelete
Love that bottle! I would feel the same way about not letting anyone else touch it! I haven't seen one of those bottles before!ReplyDelete
I always am a little scarred using the old stuff! Especially the glass old stuff. You should be in charge definitely.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't want anyone to touch it either! It's fabulous! I will keep my eyes open for one of those!! Great vintage style!ReplyDelete
My grandmother's water bottle was green glass with that lid!ReplyDelete
That lemonade is good stuff. I'd know; I live in your house.ReplyDelete
Wait, I love lemonade?
I love your pitcher. How wonderful and refreshing your lemonade looks in it. What a neat image it brings to my mind of what it would have looked like in use years ago. Would love to share a cool glass with you sometime. My dad lives in TX.ReplyDelete
I also LOVE those salt and pepper shakers on your table. If I ever find some like them, I will make them mine. If you ever find more, you need to hunt me down and let me know.
Love the vintage pitcher...in fact,I remember my grandmother had one when I was a lil girl! And YES it is soooooo HOT here in Texas!! Already feels like August!! I plan on spending alot of time in the pool! Stay cool...Cathy aka Girls Gone JunkinReplyDelete
Oooh I love that pitcher! See how you're always finding the good stuff?ReplyDelete
Homemade lemonade. Love the container. Love your blog. I am a follower. Sent over by Confessions of a Curbshopaholic.ReplyDelete
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I'd be a waitress too if I had a wonderful vintage pitcher like that! Love it!ReplyDelete
What an awesome pitcher!ReplyDelete
Your pitcher is beautiful and how fabulous that it belonged to your Grandmother, I love that:) Enjoy that lemonade...it is hot chocolate for me over the cold side of the world :) Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Tina xxReplyDelete
I LOVE that pitcher! So cool. Thanks for posting on Favorite Things Friday!ReplyDelete
That is an awesome pitcher! I love it!!ReplyDelete
Love the pitcher. I would pour it myself, too :)ReplyDelete
Love the pitcher...my grandma had one just like it.ReplyDelete
That is a fabulous lemonaide jar~ I've never seen another like it!ReplyDelete
It is a friday's favorite♥
That is a GREAT jar.ReplyDelete
I make the kids use plastic, for just that reason. Too much droppy-breakage.
And the lemonade with berries looks LUURVELY. Want some, please!
That bottle is awesome! I would definitely be the only one pouring lemonade too if it was in my house! I've never put strawberries in lemonade but it sounds great. You Southerners sure do know how to make some great drinks :-) I am headed to Dallas this week for work - it's my first trip to Texas!ReplyDelete