Archive | October, 2012

1925’s Calendar Card

31 Oct

1925 Calendar Card

1925 Calendar Card

Another nice find at a recent auction as part of a lot.  This is about 8″ long and is in very brittle condition but still intact.  I think I will put it in a frame behind glass to protect it from further deterioration.  It will be for sale at my booth eventually.

James Bacon & Sons Etched Silk Portraits

31 Oct

Silk Portrait

Silk Portrait

A liberated woman!

I picked up these two etched silk portraits at an auction last week.  Couldn’t believe no one else was interested in them.  I think I scored! They will look great once I remat and frame them.

James Bacon and Sons operated as photographers in England at several different locations; Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburg and Newcastle on Tyne spanning over 70 years.  These particular etchings appear to be from the 1920’s from the style of hair and clothing.

Please note that these  pictures are now SOLD!!!

African Batik Wax Prints

30 Oct
wax dyed fabric

I am waiting for inspiration as to what to make with these lovely fabrics

Don’t you just love these bold, bright prints!  I found all of them at a thrift store and couldn’t resist.   My research on this fabric turned up some interesting bits of information on it’s origin and use.  Check out this blog at for a bit of background info if you are interested.

These pieces were made in Holland and England according to the information on the edges of the prints.

Please note these items are now SOLD!!!


Robert Shaw Lux Minute Minder

30 Oct

green timer

It works fine and reminds me of the avocado kitchen decor of the 60’s that I grew up with.

Please note this item is now SOLD!!

Colditz Germany Teapot and Cups

30 Oct
Colditz Teapot

Mod pattern is so 60’s

Made in the German Democratic Republic by Colditz which operated from 1949 to 1990 in Eastern Germany. This partial set was probably made in the late 60’s or early 70’s.
Please note these items are now SOLD!!

Blendo Parfait Glasses and Martini Jug

30 Oct
Blendo Glassware

Shades of the fifties

Wonderful 1950’s vintage Martini Pitcher  made by the West Virginia Glass Co. and called Blendo.  Blendo tumblers, pitchers, salad sets, cruets, shakers and bowls were made in many different shades of pastel colours.  I found a blog by a Blendo collector you can check out to see other pieces.  The parfait glasses may not be by West Virginia but they certainly are the same vintage and have the  frosted colour on the bottom like Blendo Glass.

Note: These items are now SOLD!

T.G. Green Casserole Dishes

22 Oct
T.G Green Fleur

Forward thinking designs from the 60’s

T. G. Green Potteries Co.  in England manufactured these great vintage casseroles in the early 60’s.  The designer was Berit Turnel.  In the background are a salad bowl and side plates by Jeannette Glass Co. USA, in the Ultramarine Swirl pattern ca 1930’s.  They are on display in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, Almonte ON.

Please note the Ultramarine bowl and plates are SOLD and the T.G. Green Casseroles are SOLD!!