Saturday, March 17, 2012

Big Top Peanut Butter

Back in the 1950's, Big Top Peanut Butter came in these glasses:

Here's another advertisement from 1957;
We had some of those glasses when we were growing up, and so years later when I saw them, I simply had to have some of them. I'm just funny that way.
The other day, I made some peanut butter cookies, and decided I needed to take a photo and pour my milk into one of those old glass tumblers:

I used this recipe:

From this cookbook:
I hadn't baked any cookies since before Christmas, and even though I shouldn't be eating them, I just felt like it. I might have to have my husband hide them.
Maybe.

8 comments:

Mom Wald said...

Thank you for sharing the ad. I could not, and still have a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea of peanut butter in a stemmed glass.

Lorlore said...

Looove peanut butter cookies!!!! I would help you eat them if I was there!!

yosemite faith said...

i don't remember that peanut butter at all but we must have had it because i remember having some of those glasses when i was little

Classics Revisited said...

Same thing happened to me! I have only one, but it's still fun to drink out of it. Periodically we get rid of superfluous dishes that have accumulated, but I always hang on to my peanut butter glass.

Tina Dawn said...

I used to love drinking out of our "special" glasses. I am tempted to buy them when I see them too but I haven't. Love the look of those peanut butter cookies! Love T

Anonymous said...

Currently own eleven tall glasses and twelve short sherberts. My mother remembers ringing them up in the grocery store where she worked and my grandfather owned in Athens, Georgia. I don't wait for peanut butter cookies to use the glasses, they are used and appreciated everyday in my home! I would love to get my hands on one of the cup and saucer sets

mechellecat30635 said...

I am only 35 years old, so I did not know anything about Big Top peanut butter when I was a child, but my Dad started me colegting these glasses when I was a teenager. I have the saucers, desert cups, juice glasses, and the tumblers. I need to know how many other pieces are there to this pattern.

Sugarmaple104 said...

Mom had some of those tumblers and sherbert dishes, too. I grew up with about 5 or 6 of each. When older, I kept asking her where she got them, but by the time I was interested enough to ask (3 years ago), she did not remember. Then about a year ago I ran across the ad in a pamphlet telling about 1957 items. Was I excited! I told everybody about it! Now, last week in a thrift store, I found one plate, two saucers, and one cup in that same design. I cannot use the cup because it is cracked(boo hoo), but it will sit on my shelf for decoration. I don't know how many other items are in that pattern, but I will be looking!