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Vintage Enamelware

Dear Friends:

Its either dust it or sell it, so some of the vintage enamelware is for sale! Everything is $7.00 on the tables of enamelware. Anything else you have to ask me. And at some point all of it will go.

There are also some things with a specific price, like this retro canister set.

What is the difference between vintage and antique. Google says antiques can be vintage, but vintage can not be antique. Vintage is something from a previous era, but an antique must be over one hundred years old.

Then there is this term collectables. This is anything a collector finds interesting or significant. (Or is trying to make you think is worth collecting.)

Finally, there is the term Retro which means outdated and out of style. This is a marketing ploy to try to get you to buy something someone doesn’t want anymore. I think that is also referred to as junk.

So the stuff we have is vintage. And me, I am vintage (less than one hundred years old), not a collectable (no one special to think I am significant), but definitely not retro (that is, not junk). 🙂

Carrying on with the theme of reusable things, the Credobags are on sale. These are 100% organic cotton reusable bulk bags. They are good for nuts, beans, flakes, grains or flours because they are made out of fabric rather then netting. The bags are machine washable and made in Canada.

They come in a three pack of different sizes. Using these bags is a way to not use plastic bags in our store or any other bulk food store.

I love Credobag’s slogan “A Mindful Way to Shop”. What a nice word – mindful – it implies that you thought about the issue and care enough to do something.

See you at Scoop N’ Weigh, the Candy Store for Grownups – a mindful store for mindful people!

Linda Klimack

P.S. We still have lots of those penguin tote bags. The one I ordered too many of by mistake. (In December I told you I would be mentioning this a few more times!)

P.P.S. Now a hint from a customer:

“Further to your request for how to reduce, reuse and recycle – I have relegated my old dish clothes (you know, the ones that have stains you can’t remove anymore or small holes) to using them in place of some of the jobs I used to use paper towels for. I have a stack of them in a little basket on my kitchen counter and use them for all kinds of things – I even use them to wrap around some of my produce before refrigerating them and I have found my produce lasts a lot longer (weeks) this way as the cloth wicks away any moisture that accumulates. And then when the dish clothes are no longer usable in this fashion I relegate them to my rag bag!”

I don’t have dishcloths, but I sure have a lot of tired looking tea towels. And close at hand will make them easier to use.