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COLLECTING GLASSWARE

If you're a fellow glassware lover, you might already know, but you can practically type any maker of glass on Google.  If they're no longer in business, they'll probably be a collector's group that has a website just for them.  Some you have to pay to join, but most you don't.  Even the ones that ask you to pay a fee usually allow at least a part of their site to be seen.  You can keep looking and almost always find a free one.  I found one for Indiana Glass today that's great.  You have to do several clicks to get to the pics, so don't give up on it.  Their pics are fantastic!  They're detailed and when possible even show some of the original boxes, which is something very unique.  This is the site...
http://indianaglass.carnivalheaven.com/id70.htm

When you visit our site, we often try to include some interesting information about they items we're selling.  Plus check out old blogs of mine for those items you may collect.  We're starting a li…

UNION COUNTY COVERED BRIDGE AND SCENIC BYWAY

A woman stopped by today with the neatest pamphlet about this scenic route.  Sometimes we all forget what a beautiful state we live in with such a rich history.  There are so many covered bridges, most old, some new, within 20 miles of our store on Union County's Scenic Route and more in Madison County.  Not only did it include bridges, but information about historic buildings and structures along the way.   I'm going to make sure we have some of those pamphlets available as soon as possible.

I think "Tique-Tock" would make a great welcoming center for Plain City, since we really don't have one.  All of us love to tell people about things that they can visit before or after they shop with us.  I wish I was a tech savvy person that could create a map of all of the neat things you can find just within 5-10 miles of our store.  If you know of something that we should tell people about, let us know!

ATTENTION LOVERS OF POSTCARDS

A lady just came in and bought bunches of our Ohio postcards!!  She belongs to this postcard sending group called "Post Crossing."  She gets postcards from all over the place!  What fun!  How great that someone is enjoying the lost art of writing a short note of excitement on a postcard bound for another anxiously waiting lover of postcards.  I just may have to check it out.

JUMBO PEANUT BUTTER JARS

I just got the most adorable donation!  A friend of Tique-Tock brought two different sized jars from somewhere in the 1930s-1950s packaged by the Frank Tea and Spice Co. of Cinncinnati, Ohio.  They have an adorable elephant face on the front with embossed swirls around him to announce that the jars are filled with delicious Jumbo Peanut Butter inside.  They are not going to last long I'm sure because there are so many elephant collectors.  Plus they're just so adorable, I want to keep them myself!  Check them out online or come see them for yourself at Tique-Tock!

COMPANY STORE MONEY

A young man came into Tique-Tock today looking for tokens for coal miner tokens for coal company stores.  I'd never heard of such a thing! I'm sure many of you know exactly what I'm talking about, but for those that don't, read on.  Coal companies were pretty smart, because they figured out a way to pay people with tokens to spend at THEIR company owned stores.  What a way to keep the money all for themselves.   He told me to look for Ingle System tokens online, which of course I did.  Not only did they make tokens for coal miner stores, they made them for all kinds of stores.  For example, one might be for a free loaf of bread.  I know I'm going to be on the lookout for these!

Milk Glass

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Our milk glass area is getting pretty full.  I enjoy looking at all the beautiful way people have them displayed on Pinterest.  I  tried to follow a pin on Pinterest that said they had 13 great ideas for using these beautiful dishes.  Here's the picture they had that I thought would lead me there, but no luck.
UPDATE...if you go to Housebeautiful.com, you should find some more great ideas.

MASON JAR DATING

WikiHow has some awesome info and great simplified pics to help you sort through old canning jars before you sell them too cheap or miss out on keeping one to pass down in your family. Did you know there were Mason jars that were upside down? They only made them for a couple of years. All of the canning jars are often referred to as Mason jars, even though there are other makers, like Ball, Kerr, Golden Harvest, and of course Mason. See how many makers you can find and you may also find you learn some fascinating info that will have you looking at canning jars everywhere you go. Have fun!!