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Ottawa Antiques and Vintage Market Nov. 4th & 5th 2017

3 Nov

Some photos of our booth at the Ottawa Antiques and Vintage Market all set up and waiting for you to drop by for a visit Nov 4th and 5th 2017 at the Carleton University Fieldhouse on Bronson Ave Ottawa Ont.  Open 10 am til 5 pm.   Check out the antique market facebook page @ http://www.ottawaantiqueandvintagemarket.ca/ to see some of the unique items from the many vendors set up there this weekend.

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Bodum Denmark Stainless Steel Genie Teapot Naoko

28 Oct

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Designed by Carsten Jorgenson of Denmark, for Bodum.  Design name is Naoko.  Definitely hard to find, this Genie style teapot was manufactured in the 1990’s by Bodum.  This one has the tea infuser still in it and is in very good used condition.  A few small surface scratches but nothing detracting from the overall look.

This teapot will be available in our booth at the upcoming Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market being held in the Carleton Universtity Fieldhouse on Bronson Avenue in Ottawa ON on November 4th and 5th, 2017.

Priced at $65.

Please visit the Ottawa Antique website and facebook pages for more information on the show. http://www.ottawaantiqueandvintagemarket.ca/

Antique Singer Sewing Machine Table, Cast Iron Base

28 Oct

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My carpenter husband has handcrafted a beautiful reclaimed maple wood top to fit on this antique cast iron Singer Sewing machine  base.   The treadle part is still attached and moves smoothly.

The cast iron base has been freshened up with new paint and the top has a nice light wood stain and a varathane clear finish applied to it.

We will be bringing this table to our booth at the Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market on Nov 4th and 5th, 2017.    It will be priced at $275.00 and it is only available for sale at the show at this time.

Please visit their website and facebook pages for more info on the show, http://www.ottawaantiqueandvintagemarket.ca/

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Full Apron with Strawberry Pattern

17 Oct

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Pre-owned Vintage inspired full apron in cotton, by Jessie Steele.

This item will be available only at the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show November 12th, 2017 where I will have a large booth.  The Vintage Clothing show will be held at the Carleton University Fieldhouse on Bronson Ave. in Ottawa, Ont.

1950’s Bib Apron, Yellow Roses

31 Jul

20170727_124537Lovely yellow roses pattern on this vintage 1950’s bib apron.  Cute ruffled pocket on right side.  In very good vintage condition. Background is black and white bows.

Growing up during the 50’s and 60’s era, almost every mother I knew wore an apron.    My mother had her everyday aprons which were sturdy cotton and usually in a lovely cheerful pattern.  The frillier half aprons in fabulous gauzy chiffons and light weight patterned cottons, were reserved for serving Sunday dinner.   I still have my mothers full bib apron which shows a lot of wear and I cherish it.  It brings back memories of her great cooking.

Over the next few weeks I will be posting photos of vintage clothing that will be available in my booth at the next Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show at the Carleton Fieldhouse on Nov. 12th 2017.

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Vintage Ceramic Pie Birds

20 Nov

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Here is my own little collection of ceramic pie birds. They are also called pie funnels, ventilators, or chimneys.  Those of you who are familiar with them know that they are placed in the center of the pie shell, the filling is spooned in around it and the top crust is cut to fit over the bird in the center.  I use my plain white one all the time and it works very well, letting the steam out and reducing the chances of the pie filling spilling out over the edges.

The one on the left is of two blackbirds on a log,  unusual to find,  made in Japan ca. 1950’s.  The single black bird is made in England and designed by Clarice Cliff, hand painted and bearing a registration number. The bird with the blue wings is made by Phaltzgraff, is signed and looks handpainted as well,  a more recent vintage.  The plain white one is probably a newer import maybe from China. The tall one with the pink base is by Shawnee Pottery, ca 1940’s or 50’s, and the elephant is from Nutbrown, made in England, more likely from the 50’s or 60’s.

There are often pie birds for sale at the antique markets, so if you are a collector, it’s best to check out these places frequently as the rarer ones are always snapped up quickly.

Prices for these range from $8 for the simple white ones to $25 and over for the more colourful and collectible ones.

JAJ Crown Pyrex Gravy Boats

8 Jul

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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.