Archive | November, 2012
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Almonte Antique Market

29 Nov

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Pyrex Gooseberry Bowls, Black on Yellow and White

27 Nov

Set of Pyrex Mixing bowls in the Gooseberry pattern on yellow and white.   Ca. 1957.   Pattern is commonly found in white on pink bowls  and although these yellow ones with black pattern are not rare, they are harder to find. They are for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte ON

Please note these bowls are now SOLD!!

Shirley Temple Cobalt Blue Jug and Eyewash Cup

27 Nov

 

 

Another estate find.  Shirley Temple cobalt blue creamer dates to the late 30’s .  The cobalt glass eyewash cup is probaby from the same era.  Most baby boomers and their parents would remember Shirley Temple’s movies from that era.

Cast metal Mermaids

27 Nov

Found these at the thrift store yesterday. I have no idea if they are old or new, valuable or not,  but they appealed to me so I bought them. They are made of some kind of cast metal with a bronzed paint finish.  They may be for candles or perhaps just ornamental.  If anyone has any information on these, I would love to hear from them.

Please note these items are now  SOLD!!

1950’s General Electric Chrome Toaster and Fab Tray

27 Nov

More great finds from estate sales and the thrifts this week.  The General Electric toaster with black bakelite handles was grimy but in great condition and looks great after a couple of tedious hours cleaning the gunk out of the grooves in the bakelite handles and polishing up the chrome.  The floral tray is a Fab product and has a sticker on the back saying the following —– A “Fab” Product – “Fab” is for Fabric—–“Yes, the pattern that you see is actually a carefully chosen decorator’s fabric that has been sealed in a clear polyester composition. The surface is mark proof, stain and alcohol resistant, and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Avoid rough handling – this product is quite durable but is not unbreakable. Exposure to excessive heat may cause warping.”
Handcrafted in Barrie, Canada by Hardy-Glenwood Products.

These trays were made in the early 70’s and came in various sizes and colours.

The red lazy Susan is probably a recently dated item that was made to look retro.  The sides are  chrome colour painted on plastic .  It would look great in a retro kitchen.

The small triangular dish was made in Germany and I think it would date to the  60’s.  The black metal fish was made in Israel.  The little painted black bowl is marked Cressi on the back.  The glasses are from Dominion Glass Co. Montreal Canada and date to the 50’s.

Note: Toaster and lazy Susan are SOLD!

Retro 50’s Turquoise Ceramic Lamp

27 Nov

 

These are some of my finds this week.  The retro turquoise lamp with an asian inspired ceramic base is my favourite one of the bunch.  This was from an auction I attended and much to my surprise I was the only bidder.   It is straight out of the 50’s.  The yellow melmac platter and bowl were made in Buckingham Quebec, Canada;  the turquoise melmac lug bowls are also Canadian made and are ca. 1950’s.  The pink cased glass shaker and turquoise milk glass shaker are probably ca 40’s.  I found some Tupperware coasters in complementary pastel shades and a pink Fiesta Ware Ramekin which I think is from the 80’s.  The glass is by Dominion Glass Co. of  Canada, ca 1950’s.   All the items other than the lamp were found at my local thrift stores and an estate sale this past weekend.

Please note that most of these items are now SOLD!!

La Laurentienne Pottery Onion Soup Bowls

25 Nov

These two covered onion soup bowls were manufactured in the 50’s by La Laurentienne (Laurentian) Pottery in St. Jerome, Quebec.  One still has it’s original tag!  They are in pristine condition, never having been used.  Laurentian Pottery was in business from the early 1930’s to 2005 I believe.  These have a wonderful atomic star burst design in blue and black on a speckled background,  popular in the 50’s, with a unique styled handle on the lid.  Don’t they look great on the retro chrome table!  I found them at a local thrift store this week.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $10 each

Wedgwood of Etruria Barlaston Dishes – Havana

25 Nov

These high quality dishes were made by Wedgwood of Etruria, Barlaston,  England between 1952 and the early 70’s.  They are highly prized by collectors for their beautiful soft colours and pleasing shapes.  The two colours were made by fusing two layers of different coloured clay together and then glazed.   I was fortunate to have found these plates and bowls at a local flea market and they are in beautiful condition.   They are fairly rare to come across in any quantity.  The brown colour is called ‘Havana’, the blue one is called ‘Summer Sky’. The green might be called ‘Wintergreen’ or simply ‘Green’ and the yellow is ‘Harvest Moon’.

Note:  All have been  SOLD!

Yellow 1950’s Cracked Ice Formica Table and Chairs

25 Nov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
This wonderful little yellow cracked ice formica table was found at an estate sale and needed only a good cleaning to remove a stain on the top and spruce up the chrome legs.  Otherwise it was in fabulous condition and the mechanism to open the drop leaves worked great.  Note the nice detail of  curved legs on the table. The chairs were purchased separately from a house clear out sale and were originally upholstered in an awful green colour.  We spruced them up by recovering them with yellow marine vinyl,  new chrome tacks and black plastic feet.   We proudly displayed the set in our booth at noon on Tuesday and by 3 pm the set was sold.   I was actually a bit sad to see it go out the door as it looked so cheery in the booth and would have been a great conversation piece.   On the other hand, we love to turn around a piece so quickly.

Lincoln Beautyware Canister Set

17 Nov

Lincoln Beautryware canisters

Lincoln Beautyware Canisters made in the US ca. 1960’s.  Brushed chrome finish and wood handles.   Remember when every home had a bread box?  I don’t think they are as widely used today as they take up so much room on a counter.   I found this set a local auction and was lucky enough to get them for a good price.  A must have though if you want that retro look in your kitchen.  These are for sale at my booth in Almonte.

Note: This set is now SOLD!!