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Fillmore container sells food safe lids, not sure stuff from an "unknown" make in AZ would be food safe or just a "craft" item.

A Useful Accessory for Canning Jars: Plastic Storage Caps Good Products
6/25/14 05:25 PM

Try http://www.fillmorecontainer.com/ for one piece metal lids that will fit mason jars.

A Useful Accessory for Canning Jars: Plastic Storage Caps Good Products
6/24/14 03:21 PM

While I have, like and use these caps, be aware that for a "regular" mouth mason jar, you can also recycle lids from some grocery items (such as some instant coffees, etc.) AND the shaker tops from parmesian/romano cheeses.
Apparently there is some standardization that makes lids that fit fairly common. (Just like the way your blender will take a mason jar.)

A Useful Accessory for Canning Jars: Plastic Storage Caps Good Products
6/24/14 11:06 AM

Yes, Pineapple as a symbol of hospitality dates from colonial times when it was a rare treat (and apparently status symbol) from from the Caribbean. Legend has it that a returning ship captain would put one on display at his from door to indicate he had safely returned home and was ready to receive visitors.

Put a Pineapple on it: Pineapple Inspired Home Decor
6/3/14 01:36 PM

A lot of pottery imports had paper stickers that were soon washed off.
(See the link in reply #2.) I think some manufacturers made "semi-custom" things for a variety of importers, so that is why there are the same ceramic body shapes with different surface design patterns.

Do You Recognize This Tea Set? Good Questions
4/25/14 11:00 AM

Here is a matching set with mugs on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/95719038/good-morning-tea-for-two-bright-and?ref=shop_home_active_20
And this set seems to be the same shapes of pottery with a different floral pattern that still has paper stickers on the bottom for an importer from Japan called "A Price"... https://www.etsy.com/listing/155624610/vintage-coffee-serving-set-ceramic-funky?ref=shop_home_active_5

Do You Recognize This Tea Set? Good Questions
4/25/14 10:09 AM

It seems to be similar to / inspired by the coffee serving sets made by Mikasa in the late 60's and early 70's.
But I assume there are no makers marks on the bottom, which I think all the Mikasa products have.

Do You Recognize This Tea Set? Good Questions
4/25/14 09:36 AM

The period character of the house needs the warmth of the wood. (And while you are probably not thinking about it much at this point, painting the woodwork will negatively affect the resale value because of the cost and hassle for any future owner to undo.)
As someone above said, the woodwork looks a little dull and could use some TLC to bring out the true character of the wood.
I would investigate refinishing the wood - NOT painting it. You may be able to refinish it with a nicer warmer color that is still in character with the age/style of the house. I would also consider more colorful walls on the plaster areas that are painted as they can bring out the beauty of the woodwork. (The current paint colors look a bit dull and "chalky" in the photos.)
The kind of craftsmanship evident in this woodwork is not something that could easily be reproduced these days and is hopefully part of the reason you love this house.

To Paint or Not To Paint Our Abundance of Wood Trim? Good Questions
4/22/14 08:33 AM

Keep a "rag bag" under the kitchen sink like grandma did...
Cut up old damaged clothing / textiles, preferably mostly cotton, (that are not suitable for donation) into pieces and use as paper towel replacements.
Great way to recycle old t-shirts, worn bath towels and similar.
Washable and reusable.

What Is the Best Replacement for Paper Towels in the Kitchen? Good Questions
4/16/14 11:58 AM

If the motor is still good, Ebay can be a good source of replacement parts for items such as this.
And yes, BBB always takes their coupons, no matter how old.

Why I Consider My Mini Food Processor to Be Indispensable Kitchen Diary: Anne in South Carolina
4/14/14 01:10 PM