Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nursery Rhyme Baby Bottle

 As you may know, I collect anything related to The Little Red Hen. Recently I was on ebay scrolling through listings, looking for books I don't have, when I discovered the bottle below.


I did some research, and discovered that it's a Samuel Callet nursing bottle. Starting in 1947, Samuel Callet contracted with the Knox Glass Company in Parker, PA to make a line of nursery rhyme nursing bottles. There were many designs through the 1950s and 1960s, but obviously this one is my favorite! I have never seen one before, and am so happy to have it in my collection. Just for fun, I took a photo of it with my favorite Little Red Hen book and my polka-dot apron, which matches the one worn by the hen in my blog header.           



Today I'm linking up with Holly at Cutie Pie Cottage for Dotty Hop Day and Sue at It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday.

20 comments:

Mecky said...

Wow, I have never seen one of those before. How cool is that? I am glad it went home with you!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

What a darling milk bottle! I'm glad you won the auction. And how cute with your vintage book. I'm your newest follower and I hope you can pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. I love magazines too! I used to get a ton, but I'm down to just Romantic Homes. I miss Home Companion. That was my favorite. I hear Mary Englebreit may be bringing it back.
Lynn

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How amazing! I know you were thrilled to find one! I love it...just the cutest ever! ♥♥♥

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Simply adorable! And with dots in the back ground- even better! Thanks for linking up! ♥

My Vintage Mending said...

Adorable...How could ever pass it up! that is my favorite little Red Hen book too! So much so I have it as the screen saver on my phone. Smiles...Renee

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I believe that you must be tickled to have that bottle! What a neat treasure!
You know I loved my Little Red Hen book when I was a girl, I wonder if that is the same one?
Blessings,
Susie

magie said...

What a find, that is just perfect for you :) Such an adorable bottle!
Love the little red hen book as well.

Becky~ said...

How cute is that.Such a great find.

Melanie said...

That is just darling!Great find!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Never would have thought there would be items like the bottle with The Little Red Hen logo. I'm sure you were very pleased to find it. That book was a favorite of mine many many years ago. Add this to my party if you like. Would love to have you.-------- Shannon

Hausfrau said...

Such a cute find for you!

Elaine said...

Wow..a great find. I have never seen one before . Thanks for the info share. Happy Wednesday

Kris said...

Darling!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You HAD to have it! It is perfect and adorable!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

That is adorable! What a great find and addition for your collection.

Happy Rednesday!

Sarah said...

Hello in Blog World (even though you are sitting near me right now! Ha!)

I've given you the Liebster Blog Award.

Take a look if you'd like!

Love, Sarah

Renee said...

LOL Betsy, I so remember that book

retrorevival.biz said...

Darling! And perfect for your collection:)

~Cindy

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

ok...this has to be the most adorable thing ever!!!! who knew? what were the odds that this wound up with you -- a picture perfect story and the most amazing little milk bottle in the world!!!! look at the condition! it is so fabulous and i am thrilled for you!!!! thanks so much for sharing!!! i LOVE THIS! sending little red hen hugs!!!! : )

D said...

How adorable. I just love that, and how perfect for you. Congrats on such a wonderful find!
D