Archive | May, 2014

Vintage Yellow Chrome Kitchen Step Stool by Cesare Chrome Furniture

28 May

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Just finished reupholstering another vintage chrome step stool, this time using bright yellow marine vinyl. The chrome seems to be in pretty good condition although there is a bit of wear on the legs which doesn’t  detract from the overall look.   The rubber treads on the steps are in good original condition.   We saved the original paper labelling on the bottom of the stool seat and stapled it on after we finished recovering it.  It says that it was made by Cesare Chrome Furniture Mfg, a Division of Restorite Bedding Co. Ltd. in Weston, ON.  I did a little research and found out that the company closed shop in 1987.

This will be going up to my booth at the Almonte Antique Market very shortly.  Address is 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  Open 7 days a week, year round, with over 50 vendors in a 2 storey building. Check out my booth on the 2nd floor near the back windows.

Priced at $60

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Moriage Dragonware Tea Set with Geisha Lithopanes

17 May

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Nice Moriage Dragonware tea set made in Japan probably in the early to mid twentieth century.  Nice lustrous surfaces on the pieces. Each  porcelain piece has a raised Moriage dragon motif.  Moriage is the slip work or slip clay that is applied to the surface of the items to give it a three dimentional look.

Dragonware was introduced by Nippon in the late 1800’s and is still being produced today and manufactured by many different companies.  Cups with the Geisha Lithopanes were discontinued in the mid twentieth century so at least we can date these to before the 1950’s.

The quality of the older pieces far outweighs the newer souvenir stuff that is available today. You can read more about Dragonware at the following site: mostlydragons.com.

This set is currently on display in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $75 for the set which includes: Tea pot, sugar, creamer, 3 cups and saucers. The 3 cups all have the Geisha Lithopanes in the bottoms.

Please note this set is now SOLD!!

Mid Century Pink Vinyl Chrome Step Stool

17 May

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This one only needed some cleaning of the chrome, repainting of  the steps and glueing on new rubber  treads to bring it up to snuff.

I like the way the mechanism on this step stool works.  The steps slide out rather than fold back under the chair as most others do.

Please note this item is no longer available !!!

Irwinware Card Suit Chrome Plated Ashtrays or Candy Dishes

15 May

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This is a bridge set of four chrome plated ashtrays or candy dishes by Irvinware, made in the USA ca 1960’s. The card suit handles are plastic.  All are in very good condition and have non slip cork bottoms.

Priced at $15 for the four, they are available at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Please note this is now SOLD!!!

Vintage Mid Century Revolving Painted Tin Musical Cake Plate

15 May

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I really think this was a Fab Find!!  It is a revolving musical tin cake plate with beautiful red roses on the top.  It does work and plays a song but not Happy  Birthday.   To make it work, simply rotate the top plate clockwise on the base until it is slightly harder to turn, then push the small lever on the side to release the plate.

Priced at $15, this item will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Please note this item is now SOLD!!

 

 

Vintage Red Vinyl Mid Century Chrome Step Stool

15 May

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We just finished reupholstering and cleaning this mid century chrome step stool.  We used a tough red marine vinyl for the seat and back and put new rubber treads on the freshly painted silver steps. We cleaned and polished the chrome so now it looks great and ready to go to my booth in Almonte, at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Nice and sturdy, great for the kitchen.

Priced at $65.

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Vintage Plastic Egg Cups, Rosti, Egg-Cessory, Mid Century

15 May

 

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There are quite a few different styles, shapes and sizes of plastic egg cups out there to collect.  Many of the plastic egg cups do not have a maker’s mark on them but some are quite recognizable by their shape.
The dark blue and white ones are Rosti from Denmark, the tall stack of primary coloured ones are Egg-Cessory,  and the others in the photos are unmarked.

I purchased the Egg-Cessory egg cups from a kind friend who agreed to part with them.  They were just so cute, I had to have them!!

They remind me of flying saucers which would fit right in with the atomic era styles of the mid century.

Priced at between $2 and $4 apiece.  They are at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, Almonte ON.

 

 

Shat-R-Pruf Roly Poly Tumblers with Rubberized Exteriors

11 May

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I saw an ebay auction that had the original box and the name was Shat-R-Pruf Roly Poly Tumblers by Color Craft Corp, Indianapolis, Indiana. The box advertises that they will not fade, are shatter proof, dishwasher safe, less condensation, beautiful icy lustre finish, keep liquids colder longer, will not stain, easy to hold, nest to save space, crystal clear glass inside Tu-tone Plastisol outside, heavy bottoms – they right themselves if tipped.   It also says: treat your tumblers like fine china, do not subject them to prolonged soaking.

I also saw a flyer on ebay that was from Healthway All Star Dairy that advertised these tumblers filled with cottage cheese for only $.79.  The first tumbler was  a free give away and then you paid for the rest of them, once a week.  There were 9 colours to collect.  The colours were blue, yellow, green, red, white, orange, lavender and charcoal. The ninth one was added later and was called honey brown.

Some people call the pattern Spaghetti or String.

Please note these glasses are now SOLD!!

These will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $4 each.

 

1950’s Mid Century Floor Lamp with 3 Tier Atomic Fiberglass Shade

11 May

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My photos don’t do this lovely lamp justice. The shade is in great condition and is made of fiberglass and patterned all over with tiny gold stars which pick up and reflect the light.  The shade sits on a milk glass light fixture.  The lamp base is quite heavy and could be made of Spelter, a zinc alloy which resembles bronze. It should be rewired as the plug is old and has black tape over it.   We will probably do that before putting it out at my booth for sale.

This lamp will be available at the Ottawa Antique Show at Carleton University Fieldhouse, Oct 25th and 26th 2014 where I will have a booth.

Priced at $ 125.00

Milk Glass Mug with Pearson’s Pennant Flag & Parliament Buildings

11 May

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This mug probably dates to 1963 or 64 because that was when the Great Canadian Flag Debate took place.  There are no identifying marks on the bottom but it could be made by Glasbake or Federal Glass Co.  Both these companies often made mugs with current affairs as the subject matter.

This would be a great addition to your mug collection.  Found by a very resourceful person who supplies me with unusual and funky fab finds!!

Flag designed by Alan Beddoe and favoured by Lester Pearson. It came to be known as “Pearson’s Pennant” or “The Bow-Tie Banner.”

I got the following information from Wikipedia:

The Great Canadian Flag Debate (or Great Flag Debate) took place in 1963 and 1964 when a new design for the national flag of Canada was chosen. Although the flag debate had been going on for a long time prior, it officially began on June 15, 1964, when Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson proposed his plans for a new flag in the House of Commons. It lasted more than six months, bitterly dividing[1] the people in the process. The debate over the proposed new Canadian flag was ended by cloture on December 15, 1964. It resulted in the adoption of the “Maple Leaf flag” as the Canadian national flag. The flag was inaugurated on February 15, 1965 and since 1996, February 15 has been commemorated as Flag Day.

Please note this mug is now SOLD!!