Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Always being used!
Thanks Earl Tupper!  Great idea you had- molding the plastic into shapes that I'd find so useful in my kitchen.  From measuring cups to my rolling pin my Tupperware has been used for 40+ years.  That was my thought this AM when I read the online Mass Moments.  This is an interesting site that shares a tidbit of Massachusetts history, every day.  It always begins- "On this day..."

Today's tidbit was "Tupperware Inventor Born July 28, 1907".         

Probably not a day goes by that I do not use one of my yellow or orange measuring cups.  I do have 2 complete sets, but inside my flour container is an orange 1/4 measuring cup.  The yellow one is in my sugar container.  The containers?  Oh, literally for decades I've used large Tupperware containers with lids.  That all began the year we returned home from a great week at the Cape (Cape Cod) in the summer & found those pesty ants walking on the kitchen counter & also inside my beautiful sugar canister.  What a yucky mess!  It caused a big cleaning project!  The beautiful ceramic canisters that I had made in Ceramics were stored away.  Still are stored.

The Tupperware story is interesting.  With Brownie Wise's help Tupperware Home Parties became the way to sell.  She had the background & personality.  For the entire story, click here.   

Do you have these colorful measuring cups, too?  Many of mine are in my dish rack today- I've been baking.

Enjoy the tidbit of history!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Boohoo...I never got these cups! But I still use my old canisters. They always keep things air tight...never mind that they are a funny yellow color! heehee! Hugs!

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- You've got the "retro canisters"! In a couple of years that'll be the "new" color. :)