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Mid 20th Century Drinking Glasses with Nautical Theme, Ships

5 Nov


10 Mid 20th Century glasses, maker unknown.  Nice design of ships with a touch of turquoise water for colour.  They may originally been glass containers for peanut butter or jelly.  Nautical themed glassware and kitchenware was very popular from the 40’s to the 60’s.

Visit my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street Almonte ON. Open 7 days a week, all year long.  Please note I do not ship any items.

Priced at $40 for the set.

Please note these are now SOLD!!!

Thermos Brand Domed Metal Lunch Box and Thermos

11 Jun


The lunch box and thermos was a staple for working men throughout the1900’s and this particular model dates from the 50’s to the 60’s. This is the Thermos Brand, made in USA.  You can read all about how people started to use lunch boxes on the Wikipedia site   It makes for very interesting reading.

The thermos pictured was not original to this lunch box but it is the model that went with this particular lunch box at the time.  The lunch box has a few dings and obvious wear. The thermos is also quite well used, the plastic lid slightly faded and the red plastic rim quite discoloured.  Still, they make an interesting and fun display.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $15 for the pair.  A great deal!!

Please note: These items are now SOLD!!

Hornsea Linear Red and White Striped Canisters

11 Jun



I think these pretty red and white striped canisters were made in the late 70’s or early 80’s.  The pattern is called Linear. They were made by Hornsea Co. and located in Hornsea  (the town of Hornsea is in the East Riding of Yorkshire England). The company was in production from 1949 until 2000 when it went in to receivership.   In 1967 the factory started to produce full ranges of tableware, the first being the John Clappison-designed Heirloom, followed by his Saffron and Bronte patterns. The 1960’s and 70’s they were in their heyday of production.  Tastes changed in the early 80’s and profits plummeted.

Tucked in between the canisters is an Androck syrup dispenser with red plastic handle, dating to the 60’s.

Hornsea is widely collected and is durable and beautiful still today.  These canisters are in excellent used condition, the lids still fitting snugly.

These canisters will be for sale shortly in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  The market is open 7 days a weeks, all year long.  Over 50 different vendors in a two storey heritage building.

Priced at $ 35 for the pair.



Vintage Yellow Chrome Kitchen Step Stool by Cesare Chrome Furniture

28 May


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!!!

Irwinware Card Suit Chrome Plated Ashtrays or Candy Dishes

15 May


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



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!!



Shat-R-Pruf Roly Poly Tumblers with Rubberized Exteriors

11 May


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.