Archive | November, 2014

Mid 20th Century Ceramic Tiki Mugs, Hawaiian Themes

24 Nov

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Tiki mugs are tall ceramic mugs that had their origin in mid-century American tiki bars and tropical themed restaurants, believed to have been pioneered by Don the Beachcomber which was one of the first Hawaiian/ Polynesian inspired tropical restaurants in the US, started by Donn Beach in California during the 1950’s.

Fruit laden cocktails were served in these ceramic drinking vessels that were known as Tiki mugs.

The term ‘Tiki’ describes any item that has a tropical, surf, Polynesian, Melanesian or similar imagery on them.  I have had ones with Hawaiin Gods, Wahini’s, Surfers, Faces with Fu Manchu mustaches, Hula Girls and various others.  Some are made by Orchids of Hawaii which started production in the early 1960’s and continued until 1991 when they went out f business and sold their molds to Dynasty Wholesale.  Most of the tiki mugs were manufactured in Japan and later in Taiwan or China.  The ones made in Japan are the most desirable and the earliest. Most of the Orchids of Hawaii mugs have catalogue numbers on the bottom.

The Mai-Kai mug in the above photo is from a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale Florida that opened in Dec 1956 and is still in operation today.  It is the last restaurant/bar in existence to serve the original drink recipes of Don The Beachcomer’s.

These mugs are for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St, Almonte ON, just 30 minutes west of Ottawa.

The market is home to over 50 different vendors and is open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm all year round.

The mugs are priced at between $8 and $12 each depending on rarity.

 

Three Piece Blue Willow Dachshund Dog Planter made in Japan

23 Nov

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Very cute plant holder or posy holder, shaped like a dachshund. I didn’t realize it at the time of purchase, but this is missing 2 pieces in the center which are also curved and have the blue willow pattern on them. I found a few of these planters on ebay that were selling for around $45.00.   It still looks cute as all get out and is still functionable as is. Probably from the 1960’s.

This item can be found at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mills Street, Almonte, ON just 30 minutes west of Ottawa.

Open 7 days a week, from 10am to 5pm, all year round. The market houses over 50 different vendors in one convenient location.

Priced at $12 due to the fact that it is missing pieces.

Please note that this iem is now SOLD!!!

Boardgame ‘Go For It’ 1980’s by Parker Bros.

23 Nov

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Board game with very 1980’s looking art work on the cover.  Manufactured by Parker Bros in 1986. It is a game about acquisition of status and luxury items.  The one who acquires the most of these items is the winner.  It is advertised as ‘the game where you can have it all’.

The box is in pretty good condition. All the pieces are intact and do not look used.

This game can be found at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mills Street, Almonte, ON just 30 minutes west of Ottawa.

Open 7 days a week, from 10am to 5pm, all year round. The market houses over 50 different vendors in one convenient location.

Priced at $12

This item is now SOLD!!

Silver Plated German Made Mid Century Candle Holder

23 Nov

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I like the style of this unique candle holder. It has a mark on the inside of one of the legs stating, E.P.N.S. Germany.  My photo does not do it justice.  The silver surface is much more sparkly. I believe this would have been manufactured in the 1960’s or 70’s because of the mid century modern style.

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From a slightly different angle, you can see the reflection on the silver surfaces.  Stands approx. 8″ high.

This candle holder can be found at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mills Street, Almonte, ON just 30 minutes west of Ottawa.

Open 7 days a week, from 10am to 5pm, all year round. The market houses over 50 different vendors in one convenient location.

Priced at $ 25

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Cristal J. G. Durand, Pair of Crystal Candle Holders

23 Nov

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Two lovely crystal candle holders by J. G. Durand. The tallest one is 6 1/4″ tall and the other one is 4 1/8″ tall.  The diameter is 1 3/4″.  They are finely ribbed horizontally and are made of solid glass therefore quite heavy.  The smaller one has a very minor nick on the top edge which is barely visible.

J.G. Durand falls under the Arc International Group from Northern France.

The following information was on Wikipedia:

Brands under the Arc group include its own Luminarc (launched in 1948), Arcoroc (launched in 1963 for use in restaurant industry), Cristal d’Arques (launched in Europe in 1968), Longchamps (launched in the US in 1968), Salviati (acquired in Italy in 1999), Pyrex (under license in Europe from World Kitchen since 2005) and the fine crystal brand J. G. Durand.

Mikasa Inc.(originally purchased by Arc from founder George Aratani in 2000)[4] was sold by the firm to Lifetime Brands in 2008 for an undisclosed amount.[5]

These candle holders can be found at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mills Street, Almonte, ON just 30 minutes west of Ottawa.

Open 7 days a week, from 10am to 5pm, all year round. The market houses over 50 different vendors in one convenient location.

These are priced at $25 for the pair.

Please note these candle holders are now SOLD!!

Taste Setter Sigma Pierrot Teapot, 1960’s

23 Nov

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Unique teapot from Tastesetter by Sigma,  with a Pierrot clown reclining on the top, forming the handle and lid. The teapot was made in Japan and imported by Sigma which was a division of Rockville International operating in Garden City N.Y in the late 1960’s and 70’s.  Sigma was only around for about 10 years so these whimisical items are hard to find and thus very collectible.  This piece probably dates to the early 1970’s.

The condition is excellent, no nicks or cracks or other damage noted.

You can find this item and other treasures at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON, just west of Ottawa, ON.

Open 7 days a week, from 10am to 5pm, all year round.

Priced at $45.00

Turquoise Blue Glass Basketweave Patterned Large Compote

7 Nov

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I have no idea who made this compote. It is a substantial piece, big enough to comfortably hold fruits or buns.  No markings on the bottom to go by either.  Lovely blue shade similar to Fenton’s turquoise milk glass and to some pieces of Westmoreland glass.  The glass is opaque and the bowl is quite heavy.

To find this and other ‘fab finds’ please visit my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON. Open 7 days a week all year round except Christmas Day.

Please note this item is now SOLD!!

Please note that I do not ship items.