So this is my newest obsession. Big Top Peanut Butter glasses.
I have this weird thing about vintage glasses, china and silverware and kitchen stuff in general. I really don’t want new stuff in my kitchen. Glassware was something I had to think over. Not the fancy stuff, I have that covered, but the every day stuff. I finally settled on a few collections that fit the bill. For the kids and just casual stuff I have character glasses, Tupperware tumblers and jelly jars, and for the dinner table I have milk glass hobnail glasses and now, Big Top Peanut Butter Glasses!
The great thing about these glasses is that they came from the grocery store, filled with peanut butter. There are so many collectibles from the 1950’s and 1960’s that came from the grocery store or even the gas station! Some products, like Jadeite or Royal China were sold with purchases. My husband remembers there being glasses in boxes of detergent when he was little. Many other products were sold in containers that were meant to be used when the product was gone. Peanut butter, jelly, sour cream, and cottage cheese were just some of the items sold in glassware that is collectible now.
Big Top used these glasses made by Hazel Atlas in the 1950’s, then Big Top turned in to Jif. Jif also sold peanut butter in white milk glass goblets of that had a grape motif, made for Jif by Anchor Hocking.
I love these glasses. They are pressed glass, with a diamond and fan pattern on the sides and on the stem. The bottom has a starburst design. The goblets hold about 14 ounces, so they aren’t huge. I also have the sherbet glasses, which hold about 8 ounces.