Okay, well not exactly, but this post is about bees! A couple weeks ago I blogged about some amazing cameras my Aunt sent me that belonged to her dad. She also sent a little something else in the package… beehive measuring cups!
They’re totally adorable. My aunt was given these cups several decades ago and kept them in pristine condition. I looked them up (there are a few sets on eBay, though not as nice as mine if I do say so myself) and found that they were popular in the 1950’s. Some have “Japan” stamped on them, but my set does not. Some have the full company name of Menschik-Goldman Inc. stamped on the bottom, while mine have the abbreviated M-G Inc. instead.
If you have your own set and are curious about further details, ChristianJess gives a nice little rundown on these pieces (scroll down on the link’s comments about three quarters of the way).
I’m bummed that I won’t get to use them since I never measure while cooking, but it’s probably for the best since my goal is to keep them as ship-shape as my Aunt has done over the decades (those bee handles are a bit precariously placed)!
Incidentally (and here’s where the flowers come into play to make my title more effective, though they really have nothing to do with measuring cups), there was a wedding at the house my husband and I live at last night. The wedding party left these beautiful flowers behind and I thought they looked lovely in this Italian vase my hubbins found awhile ago. So, I am sharing them with you!