1950’s Bib Apron, Yellow Roses

31 Jul

20170727_124537Lovely yellow roses pattern on this vintage 1950’s bib apron.  Cute ruffled pocket on right side.  In very good vintage condition. Background is black and white bows.

Growing up during the 50’s and 60’s era, almost every mother I knew wore an apron.    My mother had her everyday aprons which were sturdy cotton and usually in a lovely cheerful pattern.  The frillier half aprons in fabulous gauzy chiffons and light weight patterned cottons, were reserved for serving Sunday dinner.   I still have my mothers full bib apron which shows a lot of wear and I cherish it.  It brings back memories of her great cooking.

Over the next few weeks I will be posting photos of vintage clothing that will be available in my booth at the next Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show at the Carleton Fieldhouse on Nov. 12th 2017.

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Fire King Kitchen Aids Splash Bowl Set

31 Jul

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These  Fire King bowls are in mint condition and are quite hard to find in a complete set.  Surfaces appear unscratched and in shiny condition.  Wonderful graphics of kitchen items.   They are the splash bowls, so named because the wider top reduced the amount of splashing when mixing up liquids in them.   These date to the 1950’s.

This set of 3 bowls will be available for the next Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market at the Carleton University Field House this fall on November 4th and 5th, 2017.  I will bring some of my best and hard to find Pyrex and Fire King pieces.  These pieces will only be available at the show.

Vintage Antiques & Collectibles in Morrisburg

12 Jul
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Birks Silver Plate Tea Pot

This weekend is the annual Vintage, Antiques and Collectibles Show in Morrisburg Ontario.  July 15th and 16th at the United Church on Lakeshore Drive.

Here is a sample of some vintage items I will have available there this weekend. Hope to see all my regulars!!

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Vintage Ceramic Pie Birds

20 Nov

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Here is my own little collection of ceramic pie birds. They are also called pie funnels, ventilators, or chimneys.  Those of you who are familiar with them know that they are placed in the center of the pie shell, the filling is spooned in around it and the top crust is cut to fit over the bird in the center.  I use my plain white one all the time and it works very well, letting the steam out and reducing the chances of the pie filling spilling out over the edges.

The one on the left is of two blackbirds on a log,  unusual to find,  made in Japan ca. 1950’s.  The single black bird is made in England and designed by Clarice Cliff, hand painted and bearing a registration number. The bird with the blue wings is made by Phaltzgraff, is signed and looks handpainted as well,  a more recent vintage.  The plain white one is probably a newer import maybe from China. The tall one with the pink base is by Shawnee Pottery, ca 1940’s or 50’s, and the elephant is from Nutbrown, made in England, more likely from the 50’s or 60’s.

There are often pie birds for sale at the antique markets, so if you are a collector, it’s best to check out these places frequently as the rarer ones are always snapped up quickly.

Prices for these range from $8 for the simple white ones to $25 and over for the more colourful and collectible ones.

Pyrex #90 Clear Mix Measure Bowl Set

20 Nov

20160429_172414This is a vintage 1950’s set of Pyrex mixing bowls with “Easy Grip”  tab handles and pouring spouts.  They have raised permanent measure markings which is better than painted ones as they will never fade.   The largest of the three is a 2 quart, the second is 1 1/2 pint, and the third is 1 cup.  I have seen this set online somewhere in the original packaging which indicated the  price then was $1.98 for the set.   Obviously a long, long time ago.

These bowls are in mint condition and are priced at $65.00 for the set. Hard to come by and even harder to find ones in lovely condition.

I have a booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte  Ontario.  Open year round, this is a multi vendor market with 55 different vendors.   Lots of free parking at the rear of the building. Open 10am to 5pm every day

 

Pyrex Black and White Glass Mixing Bowls

2 Dec

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More recent Pyrex bowls by Corning,  ca 1990’s. The bowls were also manufactured as four piece sets in a variety of colours: Rainbow, Blue Rainbow, Brown Rainbow, Dark Green, Burgandy, Cobalt Blue, Granite (speckled), Red, Lifestyles (speckled red, blue and green) , Red and Green, Southwest (light blue, peach, pale  green and pale yellow), Yellow, Winter Festival (Red with white pattern),  all Black, all White, and the Black and White mixed.  Many sets consisted of 4 bowls, but some were only 3 such as the one above.  I gleaned this information from the Corelle Corner site: http://www.corellecorner.com/clear-pyrex-profiles/469-clear-bottom-bowls-1986.html

Pyrex produced these  right after they discontinued the opal glass line of bowls.  As far as I know, all these colours have been discontinued so we can classify them as vintage now.  The bowls have clear bottoms and the colour is on the outside of the clear glass bowls only.

The finishes are nice and shiny and the bowls show only mininal wear on the inside.

The set will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON, just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa ON.  Open 7 days a week, from 10am to 5pm with plenty of free parking at the rear of the building. Over 50 vendors in a 2 storey brick heritage building offer a huge variety of antiques and collectibles to suit every taste.

Priced at $25 for the set.

 

Kent Automatic Timer-Filter Vacuum Coffee Brewer 1940’s

2 Dec

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This is a very rare drip style coffee pot made by Kent Products Co. in Chicago Illinois back in the 1940’s.  It is in very nice condition, with a couple of extra plastic pieces that just sit on top of the top glass bowl for storage.  The  flat red piece is actually a stand for the top glass bowl once the coffee has been brewed. It is not used as a top.   The top bowl is removed once brewing is complete and put in the red stand.  Better than lying it on its side on the counter I would imagine.  There is also a red plastic scoop for your coffee.

The glass pots are in excellent condition with no damage that I could find. The red flashing with gold accents is in very nice condition with minimal wear.  The black rubber gasket does have a few nicks in it and is a bit stiff but still very usable.  It fits  over the bottom of the top bowl.

I found the instructions for making the ‘World’s Finest Cup of Coffee’ online at this site: http://www.baharris.org/coffee/Collection.htm.  Just look for this model by Kent in the listing and you can print off the instructions to make coffee.  The Automatic Timer-Filter is the porcelain piece that fits inside the top glass bowl.  To brew coffee you fill the bottom bowl with water and the top bowl with ground coffee and then put in on the stove to boil.  The boiled water rises up into the top bowl saturating the coffee.  Allow to boil in the upper bowl for about 1 minute then remove the brewer from the stove. When the coffee has drained back into the lower bowl, remove the upper bowl and serve.  Voila!!!

I have this displayed at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $35