Yesterday I found an old and unusual-colored custard cup at my local thrift store. It is marked Fire-King Oven Glass like its sister line, Sapphire Blue, which I shared with you here. My Fire-King book calls this color Custard. Hmmm...that should be easy for me to remember!
When I got home, I added my custard-colored custard cup to a growing collection of custard cups in many patterns. One of my favorite sets belonged to my husband’s grandmother. I don’t know the name of the swirled pattern, but one of them is marked Anchor Hocking. I’ve seen plastic ones in colors that mimic this swirled cup, but I’ve never seen any others in glass.
I have more Blue Sapphire custard cups than any other pattern. I love the icy blue color!
These vertical-ribbed clear cups are also made by Fire-King.
Ubiquitous Pyrex custard cups come in different sizes and are probably the easiest cups to find.
But the beauty of these little containers is their versatility. Sure, they are perfect for custards, puddings and gelatins, but their other uses are numerous.
Who needs new prep cups when vintage custard cups will fill the bill? They are the perfect size in which to measure dry ingredients during meal preparation. Prep cup is just a new name for a custard cup! Think green.....Go Vintage!!!
A couple of ladies saw this stack of Fire-King Meadow Green custard cups in my booth a few days ago and reminisced that their mother fed them out of cups just like them when they were babies.
They are also perfect for serving condiments, sauces, and jellies……peanuts, mints and candies…. au jus for dipping…..or serving salad dressing “on the side.”
While custard cups are obviously great for the kitchen, they are equally as useful in the office. Use them on a desk to hold paper clips, rubber bands, binder clips and push pins. In the craft room you can use them to organize buttons, beads, pins, screws, nails or any small items that need to be corralled.
Pair the cups with an old muffin tin and you can pull out only the cupful of items you need at the moment.....while the muffin tin keeps the other cups corralled!
How do you use your custard cups?
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