Spooners are also known as spoon holders. They were set on the table and filled with spoons. Teaspoons were used most often at meals and teatime so the spooners were just left on the table.
Spoon holders can be used for much more than holding your silverware at the table. You can add some mints or nuts with a small serving spoon. Or even add a small spray of colorful flowers. Mini Christmas ornaments or tiny Easter Eggs would also add a pop of color to your holiday table! Or just display them as is on a shelf!
EAPG Spooner Plain Ruffled Rim Glass
Antique EAPG Glass Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner features a slightly ruffled rim. It sits on a short pedestal base. I have yet to be able to identify the pattern. It is approx. 4 3/4" tall and 4" across the top with a base of approx. 2 3/4". There is quite a bit of wear, aging and scratching to the spooner.
What exactly was a condensed milk container? If you have seen one in person, it does look rather confusing. Most found today have an underplate, a container with a hole in the bottom and a lid to go on top.
So how does it work? The honest truth is, the condensed milk container's sole purpose was to hide the can of food. Simple as that. In the Victorian times, it was unacceptable to place food on the table in it's original container. Originally the containers were a matching 5 piece set, including a spoon and liner. The spoon and liner are the 2 pieces which are harder to find.
So the hole in the bottom? To push the can out, so you did not have to tip it upside down and spill out the remaining milk. Most condensed milk container's are porcelain but some can be found in metal.