Sour Cream Glasses are Sweet Collectibles

Looking for a new collection that costs very little? Glasses decorated with flowers and filled with sour cream were sold in grocery stores in the 1950s. Penn Maid and Breakstone were two of the best known brands. Later glasses were decorated with pinwheels. Most of these glasses found at flea markets sell for under $5 and you can use them as juice glasses.

sour cream glasses with flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#5 Dpenrod 2011-08-25 16:54
The cheese spread glasses from an earlier era were called Swanky Swigs. I have over a hundred of them.
#4 COTTAGE CHEESE...JE4115 2011-08-25 14:02
COTTAGE CHEESE (DON'T RECALL THE COMPANY NAME) WAS SOLD IN BEAUTIFUL ALUMINUM (8 OZ, I THINK) TUMBLERS IN THE VARIOUS SOLID COLORS. THEY WEREN'T AVAILABLE OUT IN THE STICKS WHERE WE LIVED. BUY MY AUNT, UNCLE AND COUSINS WHO LIVED IN ST PAUL, MN MUST HAVE EATEN LOTS OF COTTAGE CHEESE. SHE WAS OUR SOURCE OF AT LEAST 10-12 OF THOSE GORGEOUS GLASSES.
#3 artfox 2011-08-24 19:19
In the 1940's and '50's, Kraft Cheese Spread also came in glasses painted with flowers. My mother had a number of these with different designs -- she used them as juice glasses.
#2 sour cream glassesfancypants 2011-08-24 17:13
I didn't know anything about these glasses. I just sold 2 with the yellow flowers and 1 with the red pinwheel on ebay for 99 cents!!!!! I guess I;m not the only one who didn't know about them-no one else bid on them!!!!!
Thank s for the info. Now I'll know what to call them in the future.
#1 Decorated Glasseslindanaemi71 2011-08-24 15:59
The glasses that preceeded these (those used in the 40's) will lose their decorations if washed in the dishwasher-
the se won't!

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