Monday, January 21, 2013

The container

 On the flea market walk I carried this purchase, sans contents.

It is supposed to be a  Canadian sugar mold but I could only find out about Mexican ones...

Used in Mexico and the Southwest during the 1800's and into the early 1900's, sugar molds were used to measure brown sugar for sale where scales were not commonly available. The sugar was packed into the wooden sugar mold, tipped out, wrapped and sold, so this antique sugar mold has seen some action!
A common use for antique sugar molds today is as a candle holder, vase or anything else you can come up with, put your creativity to work! Antique sugar molds are versatile and add a wonderful rustic charm to any decor.

I guess the Canadians used it them in the same way!

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