Archive | January, 2013

Vintage Vera Neumann Napkins

30 Jan



black edging

brown andyellow abstract


lime green flower

These are some of the Vera Neumann napkin sets that I have collected over the last few years.   Vera patterns are well known by collectors.  She designed patterns for scarves, clothing, linens and dishes.    She started using the trademark signature Vera on her textiles in 1947.  Geometrics, dots  and bold florals were very popular and are widely collected today.    Items produced from the 1959 to the late 1960’s also had a picture of a ladybug next to her trademark name.

Although she died in 1993 the company continues today and is owned by The Vera Company of Atlanta GA.

I am always on the hunt for Vera items but they are getting harder and harder to find so it is a thrill when I actually come across one in good condition.

Please note all the above are now SOLD except for the black and white ones.

Grafton China Co. Art Deco Tea Cups

25 Jan

art deco tea cups

These cups and saucers are all by A.B.J. Grafton China Co, made in England in the late 1940’s.  This was the end of the Art Deco period.  Styles of dishes began to change after WWII.  The pattern is called ‘Ashley’.

Expo 67 Canadian Pavillion Tin Tray

25 Jan

expo 67 tray

Another tray that I found at the thrift store in  perfect condition.   This one shows the Canadian Pavillion at Expo 67 which was held in Montreal, Quebec.  I  attended Expo 67 when I was in high school and remember the Canadian Pavillion well.

Please note: these items are now SOLD!

Mid Century Asian Themed TV Lamp

25 Jan

TV lamp 2

Asian themed TV lamp ca. 1950’s.  Made in Japan.  Love the chartreuse and green glazes. This one is a fixer upper as it has no light or plug.  An easy fix though.  Found it sitting on a shelf at the thrift store just waiting for me. It measures about 12″ wide.  The lamp will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte Ontario once it is fitted with a light.

Enamelled Tin Turkey Platter, Hong Kong

25 Jan


tin turkey platter

Enamelled tin turkey platter made in Hong Kong, dates to mid 20th century. I found this at a thrift store under a pile of other trays.  Fortunately it was undamaged and I scooped it up.  Very colourful and practical although it is only on display for now. I am leery of using it in case I scratch the surface.

Silhouette Pictures

25 Jan

silhouette photos

I have always liked  silhouette pictures.  These  were found at a local thrift store and I was thrilled to get them.  They are reverse paintings on glass.  I think these would be from the  1930’s or 40’s.   The glass is slightly convex, adding some depth to the images.

Note: These have been SOLD

Reynard Print – Love’s Echo

25 Jan

Henri G. Reynard print

This  art deco print is by Henri G. Reynard and the printing company is “© John Drescher Co. Inc., NY.” ca. 1920’s or 30’s.

Henri G. Reynard was a pseudonym for R. Atkinson Fox.

It measures approximately 12 ” tall and 20 ” wide.

This was the very first picture I picked up at a thrift store  around 25 or 30 years ago.  I bought it for $2 and it is still in my home.  The frame is beautifully carved wood with gilt highlights.

Pyrex Autumn Harvest Cinderella Mixing Bowls

25 Jan


This is a set of Pyrex Cinderella Mixing Bowls in the Autumn Harvest pattern, also sometimes called Wheat Stalk or  Summer Grain.  They were manufactured in the early 1980’s.   I have a set of the regular mixing bowls in this pattern for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market and on Kijiji.

Please note these items are now SOLD!!

Delft Blue Shakers, KLM Bols Liquor Bottle, Cobalt Glass

21 Jan

delft shakers

Recent finds at an auction house.  There are 3 sets of Delft Blue Shakers at the back left  and two Delft Blue mini liquor bottles at the back right in the photo, made by Bols Distilleries for KLM Airlines, Holland,  for their business class passengers.  One is sealed and one is not.  They are very collectible today.  The small shakers in the middle are by Rosenthal in Germany.  In front are two tiny cobalt blue covered dishes with a duck and a bull for lids.  The darker cobalt blue glass on the right is an eye wash cup.

Please note all the above items are now SOLD!!

Rubberized Spaghetti Swirl Glasses and Pitcher

21 Jan


I don’t have any idea what the proper name for this pattern is but I have found some on line using the term Spaghetti Swirl.  If anyone out there knows the right name, please feel free to contact me.  They date to the  50’s or 60’s  and the shape of the jug suggests Anchor Hocking or Hazel Atlas but there are no identifying marks on the glass.  Very solid glasses  with a rubberized coating for non slip grip.

Note: These have been SOLD