This adorable little onion jar belonged to my maternal grandmother. As long as I can remember, it was always in her kitchen whenever we would visit. And to my knowledge, there were never any onions in it.
On the bottom, it is marked, “DeForest of California” and indicates it is hand-painted. All I know about the DeForest company is that it grew from the hobby of Margaret DeForest and was in operation between 1950 and 1970.
I don’t recall how the little onion jar ended up with me, but I’m happy it did. It is one of my favorite things.
I’m sharing again this week at Claudia’s "A Favorite Thing" party, over at Mockingbird Hill Cottage. And I was honored that Claudia has featured my post from last week—the one about the Singer sewing machine—in her post today. Thanks, Claudia!