A very dear friend of mine found this while helping clean out a home for an estate sale. He snapped a picture, sent it to me and said "here, use this on your blog and ask people about it, make it a conversation starter".
|Creamy Crustene Shortening Can|
So I did and I am! I'm looking at it and seeing that it was an 8 lb can of all-vegetable shortening from the Wesson company. Anyone ever heard of this brand? If it was used perhaps only in baking or maybe for something else? It's a great can and makes us wonder about products that were around once upon a time but have been forgotten over time.
Ironically, 2nd Man and I were talking about decorating the kitchen at the farm with old cans just like this. They are usually so vibrant and colorful and make great places to store new things. In a small house, something decorative AND storage related is always welcome. I always keep an eye out at thrift stores but sadly, I think a lot of things like this end up getting thrown away as trash.
I wish we could make the estate sale and pick it up, ha.