Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Aunt Grace's Nutmeg Grinder



It has been such a long time since I joined all my vintage loving friends at VTT. It is good to be back.

My mom lovingly packed this sweet grinder in a box she sent for Christmas. It was her Aunt Grace's. She knew I would love it and take care of it.

I have never seen one with a top like this. Be sure to click on the photos so you can get a better look.

After grinding your spices, you can use the top to measure the amount needed for your recipe.

After you measure your spice, you can open the top to make pouring easier.


Want to see more vintage, retro or antiques? Check out what all my friends are sharing at Suzanne's place, Coloradolady.



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20 comments:

Amanda said...

I love vintage kitchen gadgets! This one is really unique!

Elizabeth said...

We have a vintage grinder, but not nearly as nice as this, Bea. I love the elegant shape. Good to see you back for VTT!

~~Carol~~ said...

I've seen these in antique stores, and I always thought they were so great! It's such a nice keepsake of your Aunt Grace's!
Happy VTT!
Carol

LV said...

We have had these in the past, but not with the measuring cup on top. That is a real keeper and very old.

Vonlipi said...

That is so cool! I've never seen one! Thank you for sharing!

Becky said...

I've never seen such a thing to know what it was! Super nifty Bea! Happy VTT!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a great piece!! Very cool. Happy VTT!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Postcardy said...

I have an old nut grinder, but I've never seen a spice grinder before. I love all the old red and green kitchen things.

Coloradolady said...

So glad to see you today!!! What a great grinder, I have one similar, but the lid is nothing like this one! Love it!! Happy VTT!

concretenprimroses said...

What a cool and interesting grinder.
Kathy

farmlady said...

What a clever little grinder this is. I love that it has a measured area and a place to pour. I've never seen one like this before.
Very nice!

Rosie said...

Hey girl! Sorry I've been so "out of touch" recently.

Your grinder is soooo cute and I must say that I've never seen one! Shocking isn't it?

Hope you are doing good :)

Are you on Facebook? If so, befriend me.

Dana "Reading Rosie" Parker

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

OH OH OH i LOVE it..i WANT it..it's adorable!!!!

marmielu said...

I remember seeing something similar that my grandmother used - it was a nut grinder with a glass jar attached. I don't know what happened to it, though. This is neat! Thanks so much for showing us.
Mary Lou

Marina said...

this is such a clever gadget!

Miri said...

Wonderful vintage grinder! I love that the measuring cup is attached! Great Christmas gift-how nice of your Mom to send this on to you.

Roslyn said...

Now I have grinder envy Bea!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. cool grinder you have! who ever design it, is a creative person! happy VTT.. thanks for sharing

KK said...

Your Mom was so sweet to send that to you. It is a great piece to have. It's a nice family keepsake.

Sandra said...

It's great when a family member passes along such a treasure.