Friday, February 22, 2013

Vintage Ceramic Fanny Farmer Egg Cup

egg cup1

I received this ceramic glazed egg cup from my Aunt Ellen in the early 1950's when I was a young girl.  The egg cup was an Easter gift when I received it. The egg cup came with a foil wrapped chocolate egg. The egg cup was from the Fanny Farmer Chocolate company. I love my little hen and every time I look at it I am reminded of my wonderful Aunt who is no longer with us. My older brother also received an egg cup, a rooster in the same yellow color.  Have any of you seen one like this before or perhaps you might have received one for Easter a long time ago.

The egg cup is marked on the bottom near the feet, Fanny Farmer on one side and Made in the USA on the other.

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egg cup inside egg cup bottom

Below is a vintage Fanny Farmer candy box that I've had for many years. The box had been my Aunt's.

Fanny Farmer candy box top of old Fanny Farmer candy box

Fanny Farmer candy box side Statue of Liberty one side of vintage Fanny Farmer candy box

Fanny Farmer candy box sude Homestead other side of Fanny Farmer candy box..Homestead

Fanny Farmer candy end of box ends of glossy paper covered Fanny Farmer candy box

My Aunt died in the 70's. When Auntie gave me this box it was filled with old lace edged doilies.

Yesterday I took one of the stray male cats to the vets to be neutered and this morning I took his brother and litter mate. The mom cat is still in the cellar and I see glimpses of her every now and again when I go down to bring food and water and change the liter box. Mom cat can't go out until the end of March. I still have the 2 little ones that were born in November to neuter and then thankfully all of the strays will be done...7 in all.

This February has been a cold and snowy one, and again for the 3rd weekend in a row another snowstorm is predicted. Oh my!! I am so tired of snow and can't wait for spring. Near the foundation by the kitchen steps with piles of snow surrounding them daffodil shoots are up about 2 inches.



Barbara said...

I remember a Fanny Farmer store not far from my home in the 1950s. It was the candy to buy for any occasion. Your little egg cup is definitely vintage from those days. There is one like it on eBay. Thanks for sharing, I always love vintage anything.

Joanne Huffman said...

Love the box and egg cup. I, too, am looking forward to seeing the tail end of this winter.

yawningreyhound said...

i had to laugh when i saw this egg cup. i think i have the matching measuring spoon holder and spoon rest that came from my mom's 95 year old kitchen. I'd always seen them on the counter. Heck I'd GROWN UP with them...but I never really looked at them until I unpacked them from the boxes we'd stored when she went into assisted living. They're on my brand new kitchen's counter now. A little "something old" I suppose!