Archive | September, 2012

Pyrex Colonial Mist

30 Sep

One of my favourite Pyrex patterns is this set of Cinderella style bowls in the Colonial Mist Pattern.  Lovely condition. Please note this set is now SOLD!!


30 Sep

I like this soft blue colour which reminds me of Pyrex Delphite ware.  The pattern is called Sandalwood.

Mid Century Gray Cracked Ice Table and Chairs

30 Sep

Although the chairs aren’t a match to the table, they are a nice complement to the mid century theme.  The chairs are in the original turquoise and cream vinyl uphostery.  I like the nice detailing on the seat backs with the contrasting square in the middle.  The table has extensions on either end that are spring loaded and add another 16″ to the length.  All the table needed was a little work to get it looking clean and polished but the chairs were absolutely filthy and we used Bon Ami to clean the vinyl which worked amazingly well.

NOTE: These items are now SOLD!

Arabia Finland Jug

30 Sep

This is  a great little jug.  Made in Finland and designed by Kaj Franck.  The jug is around 7″ tall and has a wonderful green bull on it.   The jug dates to mid 20th century and was available in many different colours.

NOTE: This item is now SOLD!!

Arabia Finland Mid Century Bull Jug

Orchard Ware by Hazel Atlas Glass Co.

30 Sep

Hazel Atlas  made this set around 1950.  It is part of the Orchard Ware line and shown is a partial salad set with a large dark green 10″ salad bowl and three smaller chartreuse 6″ single serving bowls, in the shape of apples.   The colours are fired on a milk glass base.   The sets were made in a variety of colours like maroon, turquoise, avocado, rose, black, white, yellow and gray as well as the dark green and chartreuse pictured.  There were usually  several complementary colours in one set.  They also made Apple Snack Sets which consisted of 4 ringed plates and matching cups.

Please note these dishes have been SOLD!!

Retro Vintage Formica Table and Chairs

30 Sep

We found this great 1950’s formica and chrome  set at an estate sale.  I really liked the atomic look of the table top.  The original vinyl on the chairs was a green and blue floral pattern which was in poor condition.  The table had some wear to the surface but we used a product that brought out the shine and cleaned the surface.  We recovered the chairs in turquoise marine vinyl to match the table top.   To bring out the shine on the chrome legs we used fine steel wool and  it took off most of the dirt and rust as well.  We just loved the way this set turned out and it didn’t last long in the booth.  Someone bought it that same week.  A lot of elbow grease went into this but it was worth it.

Polka Dotted Enamelware

26 Sep

I found these two Polka Dotted enamelled pots in a little Antique store while on one of our roadtrips. The store was so jam packed with stuff it was hard to move around in. I loved it!!!! Although I like to keep my booth clean and easily accessible, I love to browse around in over crowded out of the way places. I always think I will find some burried treasure that no one else noticed. Sometimes this strategy works.

These two pots were made in Yugoslavia around the 1950’s when polka dotted kitchen ware was all the rage. They have some enamel loss on the edges but still display well and are quite usable. The markings on the bottom show 2 lion heads facing each other and a number along with the printed word Yugoslavia.

Please note that the pots and most of the items in the background are now SOLD!!!

I still have the punch bowl set.

Vintage Mid Century Ice Cream and Soda Glasses

26 Sep

Welcome to FabFinds Blog!  This is my latest find.  These are vintage soda and ice cream glasses, probably from mid century.  I haven’t been able to identify the maker yet but I will keep researching.  They would look great in a retro kitchen setting.

Note: These have all been SOLD

Vintage Ice Cream and Soda Glasses