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Hycroft Calico Dishes, Medicine Hat Pottery, Alberta Canada

24 Nov

hycroft dishes

Beautiful plaid patterned dished by Hycroft, out of Medicine Hat Potteries in Alberta.  The pattern is called Calico.  The dishes came in the above colours as well as in yellow.  I would date the dishes to the latter half of the 1950’s or early 60’s.  It was only after 1955 that the name Hycroft was used on the dishes by Medicine Hat Pottery.

The dishes are individually priced. If you have any questions or wish to purchase any of them, please contact me at  I have other pieces available as well.

In the photo there are five cups and saucers, three side plates, creamer and covered sugar.

Cup and saucer $10 each set

Side plate $5 each

Creamer $15

Covered Sugar $20

Please note these dishes are now SOLD!!




Villeroy & Boch Polka Dotted Pitchers

14 Oct

IMG_9205A group of three very nice examples of mid century pottery by Villeroy & Boch. The backstamp would date these from 1940’s to 50’s.  Made in Germany.  The smallest one is about the size of a small milk jug and the largest would be a suitable size for juice or water.  They are slightly crazed on the surface but still display very well.

These will be for sale at my booth Fab Finds at the upcoming Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market on October 17th and 18th at the Fieldhouse at Carleton University on Bronson Ave. at Sunnyside Ave., Ottawa Ontario.  Open 10 to 5 on Saturday and 10 to 4 on Sunday.

Visit their website for more information on the show and to download a $2 discount on the entrance fee.

Priced at $25, $35 and $45 according to size.

Please note the smallest one is now SOLD!!


Staffordshire Chef Ware Cordon Bleu Striped Dishes, ca 1960’s

31 Aug



Dishes made by Staffordshire England, Chef Ware.  Pattern is Cordon Bleu.  One plate has a chip on the edge. The others are all in nice, shiny condition. There are 8 dinner plates and 7 mugs.  These dishes date to the middle of the twentieth century.

Available only in my booth ‘Fab Finds’ at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  The market is in a 2 storey heritage building and houses over 55 different vendors.  Open year round from 10am to 5pm with plenty of free parking at the rear of the building.

Please note that four plates and four mugs are SOLD!!


Red Wing Pottery Speckled Serving Bowl, Mid Century Style

31 Aug



You can read about the history of Red Wing Pottery at their online site

This speckled serving bowl is fairly large as you can see by the size of the tomato beside it.  Nice mid century modern style would suggest it is dated from the 1950’s.  In very good overall condition showing little wear on the inside.  Quite versatile piece as it is ovenproof.  Nice bowl to warm up the dinner rolls in for supper.

This will be available at my booth at the Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market to be held at The Fieldhouse at Carleton University, Bronson Ave. & Sunnyside Ave. Ottawa Ontario,  on October 17th and 18th, 2015.  I will be bringing many of my mid century modern dishes and glassware, kitchen ware, teak bowls, maple salad bowls by Baribocraft, and Danish modern glassware by Iittala.  Look for the booth ‘Fab Finds’.

This bowl will be priced at $45.

Please note this item is now SOLD!!

Phaltzgraff Country-Time Serving Bowl by Ben Siebel Design 1952

31 Aug


yellow bowls


Pretty hard to find these pieces by Phaltzgraff.  The pattern is called Country Time and it was designed by Ben Siebel for Phaltzgraff in 1952.  This one is quite large  and would hold a good sized salad.  The pattern on the sides looks like a stylized flower or vegetable.  The colour is Saffron and it is speckled with a darker colour.  Very mid century modern looking dish. The pattern on the inside appears faded but the glaze is still shiny so I am not sure if the pattern was supposed to be  a light contrast or not. The pattern on other pieces I have seen on ebay appear to be darker.  Could just be from a different lot or could be from use although the inside of the bowl does not appear to be scratched nor showing signs of wear.

Second photo shows size comparison to other items.

Available for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  Open daily, 10am to 5pm, year round, only closed on Christmas day.  Plenty of free parking behind the store.  Nice old heritage building with 5000 square feet which houses 55 vendors currently.

Priced at $45.00



Baribo-Maid Maple Salad Bowls

8 Jul

baribocraft bowl set

This salad bowl set was made by Baribeau & Fils Inc  in Montreal Quebec in the 1960’s under the trademark Baribocraft.   Baribocraft was made for the retail market and their other trademark Baribo-Maid was made for the wholesale market.  Baribeau ceased production in the 1970’s.

They used Canadian maple wood and skilled Canadian artisans to produce lasting and beautiful woodenware.  The result is high quality woodenware items that are still sought after today.

During the 1950’s and 1960’s the Danish modern teak look was very popular so Baribocraft stained some of the their maple wood bowls teak in order compete in that market.  Some of their bowls were left in the natural lighter maple wood colour like the set above.

These bowls have been lightly cleaned and sanded and then hand rubbed with a foodsafe beeswax wood finish which brings out the natural colour and highlights of the wood.  Truly beautiful woodenware.

JAJ Crown Pyrex Gravy Boats

8 Jul


Nice trio of JAJ Crown Pyrex gravy boats from England ca. 1960’s.  JAJ stands for James A. Joblings, who was the person who acquired the license to make Pyrex in England from the Corning Co in the 1920’s.  The pattern names are from top to bottom: Carnaby Tempo, Chelsea, and Harvest Vegetable.  The shapes are different than the American ones and the patterns reflect the tastes of the Bristish customers.  I like the colourful retro patterns. These would have originally come with underplates.

West German Frosted Glass Dessert Cups

8 Jul

IMG_9347Each glass dish has a paper stamp underneath stating ‘made in West Germany’.  These lovely dessert dishes could be dated anywhere from 1945 to 1990 which was the time frame when Germany was divided into East and West.   Hard to be precise with the date of manufacturing but these colours were very popular in the fifties.

The frosted bases remind me of Blendo Glass by the West Virginia Specialty Glass Company, which was at the peak of its production in the 1950s and ‘60s.

Please note that the turquoise dishes are now SOLD!!

Winfield Ware Bird of Paradise Mid Century Dishes in Yellow

11 Mar


These dishes are a truly rare find.  Pictured here are some of the ones I found recently, mostly in this beautiful shade of yellow.  The backstamps on the undersides indicate they were made of porcelain, in the US, by Winfield China.  I would date these to the late 40’s or early 50’s.   The pattern on the floral ones is called Bird of Paradise. I have not been able to determine the pattern name of the plain yellow dishes.  There are about a dozen small dessert sized bowls, 8 individual ashtrays, 9 small side plates, 2 rectangular serving dishes, 2 sets of shakers, 2 creamers, 1  covered sugar, 1 gravy boat, 1 large casserole, 1 smaller casserole (not pictured), 1 divided serving bowl, 6 cups and saucers and 1 large platter.  The smaller casserole dish has a chip on the inside rim which is hidden by the lid.  Two of the side plates have hairline cracks.  All the other dishes appear to be in excellent condition, showing little wear.

I am still researching these dishes for values and will list the prices at a later date.  Once I have them priced, they will be available at my booth in the Almonte Antique Market. If you are interested in any of these pieces, please contact me for further information. I am willing to sell individual pieces as this is not a complete set and there are no dinner plates.

To see more mid century dishes, please visit my booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte ON, just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa ON.  Open 7 days a week, from 10am to 5pm, all year long.

Please note: Most of these dishes are now SOLD!!!  Only a few pieces left.




Woven or Basketweave Look Wood Salad Set

21 Feb


Large Salad bowl and 4 smaller salad bowls with servers, probably made of Tsubaki wood.  Dishwasher safe and does not absorb odours.  Bowls are in good condition showing little signs of usage.

Unknown manufacturer.  Probably date from the mid to late 1970’s.  I do remember having a set like this around that time frame.

To see this and many other mid century kitchen items, please visit me at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON, just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa ON.  Open 7 days a week, all year long, from 10am to 5pm. Plenty of free parking at rear of the building. Over 50 vendors in a heritage 2 storey brick building selling a wide range of antiques and collectibles.

I will also have a booth at the Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market being held on March 21st and 22nd 2015, at the Carleton University Fieldhouse Building.

Set priced at $25.