Archive | December, 2012

Iroquois Casual China by Russel Wright

13 Dec

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Ca. 1940 to 1964.  The brown colour is called Iroquois and the pattern is  Casual China designed by Russel Wright.  If  you collect mid century modern dishes, you will be familiar with the designer Russel Wright.  He designed the most popular line of dishware in American history called American Modern which is widely collected.  He also designed furniture which is much sought after today.

These items were found at a thrift store and I wish there had been a complete set but alas, this was all I found after scouring the store several times over.

Hazel Ware Moroccan Amethyst Glassware

13 Dec

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This glassware is called Moroccan Amythyst and was made by the Hazel Ware Co. in the 1960’s.   The pattern name of the pieces with the square bases are called ‘Colony’ .  The swirled pattern is of course called  ‘Swirl’.   The purple colour is really beautiful and when a few pieces are set out together, they make quite a bold decor.

 

Pink Depression Glass

13 Dec

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In the above photos one item is a reproduction.  Can you spot it?  It is the pitcher.  This pitcher was never made by Hazel Atlas in this colour and you can tell when they are grouped together that the pink is more orangy than the other  pink pieces which are genuine.  Most likely the pitcher was made in the 1990’s by an offshore company trying to cash in on the collectibility of depression glassware.   The  10″ berry bowl is by Hazel Atlas and the pattern is Royal Lace ca. 1930’s.  The sandwich plate is Cherry Blossom by Jeannette Glass Co. ca. 1930’s.  The cookie jar is by Federal Glass Co. ca 1930’s and the pattern is Mayfair Open Rose.  The pattern on the repro pitcher is called Florentine 2.

I found the sandwich plate and the berry bowl yesterday while out and about.  Both were in perfect condition with no chips or wear around the edges.

 

Pyrex Cinderella Mixing Bowls Greens and Brown

13 Dec

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These bowls do not really go together but the colours do suit each other.

A kind visitor to my blog explained that this set is a combination of two different sets: Verde and Town and Country. Thanks for the info!!  I am now trying to put together the two sets before selling them.

Mid Century Modern Brass Metal Wall Art

12 Dec

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Great piece of mid century metal wall art,  given to me as a gift and proudly hangs in my kitchen.  Subtle but charming I think.

 

Dormeyer Chrome Hurri Hot Pot Electric Tea Kettle and Egg Cooker ca. 1950’s

12 Dec

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Manufactured by Dormeyer Corporation, Chicago, IL, USA in the 1950’s.  Chrome Hurri Hot Pot Electric Tea Kettle originally  came with a metal egg holder insert and a trivet.  Temperature can be adjusted to Warm, Hot, or Boil.  You can make a cup of tea, heat up some soup or stew, or boil a few eggs in this amazing little appliance.  Stands approx. 7″ tall with the lid on.

Built solid to last.  This will be available for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte Ontario shortly.

Note: This is now SOLD

Sunbeam Waffle Iron ca. 1940’s to 50’s, Chrome Model W-2

12 Dec

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This is a real beauty!  Picked it up at another estate sale for a pittance.  It was pretty dirty, but after a little elbow grease and a few hours of painstakingly cleaning the grill, voila!!

Ca. 1945 to 1955  Sunbeam Waffle Iron  Model W-2 makes jumbo sized waffles in no time at all.  Original cord and in fantastic condition, this baby will outlast any modern waffle iron made today.  The chrome top has some scuffing to the surface but other than that, it looks amazing.   Measures 12″  square and weighs over 10 pounds.  It will need to be re-seasoned before use as I scoured the grill.  Later models have removeable grills which popped out for  easier cleaning but this early model does not.

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

Priced at $45

Sunbeam Mixmaster Stand Mixer in Chrome Finish Model 2399

12 Dec

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The Sunbeam-Oster Company produced this Mixmaster stand mixer in the late 1980’s.    Sunbeam acquired Oster in 1980 and they continued to make their flagship mixers that are still in production today.  This mixer is a retro looking chrome finished mixmaster,  not solid chrome like the early ones.  The mixer is detachable to use as a hand mixer.  I gave it a workout making a cake and it performed perfectly.  It was pretty dirty when I bought it at an estate sale but cleaned up very nicely.

Please note this mixer is not for Sale! I have decided to keep it for my own personal use.

Art Deco Teal Glass Boudoir Lamps

4 Dec

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Found these at a recent estate sale and couldn’t resist.  These boudoir lamps are ca. 1930’s from the art deco period and are sometimes called ‘bullet lamps’.  I have also seen them described as skyscraper lamps and torpedo lamps.   They will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market as soon as I can part with them.

 

Jeannette Glass Co. Iris & Herringbone Vase

3 Dec

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Manufactured by Jeannette Glass Co. during the depression, this is a lovely example of the Iris & Herringbone pattern on a 9″ high  milk glass vase, flashed in a jade colour on the outside.  This was rescued from a dump in an area where there are a lot of cottagers.  Fortunately a good friend of mine who lived in the area spotted it and knew that I would appreciate having it.  They are typically found in iridescent, clear or white milk glass and sometimes found in amberina as well.  Pink ones are rare but do exist.