Are you mad for plaid? I like vintage plaid so I think these are a very fun print.
As I’ve stated a few times recently, we have been going through my Grandma’s house and belongings. This fun find I brought home with me a few weeks ago. I love the plaid and the rusty patina of the metal.
I thought it would be fun to post just one pic of these and see if anyone knows what they are – I’d never seen these before or anything like them. They were deep in the shadows of an old cupboard in my Grandma’s basement. I’m so glad this is one thing she didn’t get rid of cause I think it’s kind of cool.
So tell me – have you seen these before? Do you have any? Know what they are?
hint – it was a pack of 4. (the 15 behind it has nothing at all to do with it.)
aren’t they early cold packs that helped keep packed lunches cool or picnic items that needed to be kept cool??
Susan the farm quilter says
I agree with Brenda…I remember these from going to the lake when I was a kid. Do they have a liquid inside them? If so, then I bet they are icies for keeping things cold in the cooler. I have one from my husband’s grandmother but it isn’t cute like these are!!
I’d seen the photo on fb and just thought it was rolls of ribbon! teehee!!!
My first thought was rolls of ribbon, too. Antique cold packs – how cool is that?! (No pun intended!)
Jill Flory says
They are very cool!
Plaid was really trendy back in the mid-1950’s; I remember my great grandfather was given a picnic set in this same plaid for Christmas. It had a large round canister for ice and the smaller cans were ice packs. I had a red plaid lunch box and matching thermos when I started 1st grade so that would have been around 1955. Funny how you seem something and it brings out a flood of memories! Thanks for sharing them!
Jill Flory says
Glad I could bring you some fun memories Suzanne!