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Vintage Boxed Set of Bird Clothes Pins

16 Oct

 

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How cute are these??? I can just picture what a funny sight it would be with these colourful little birds holding up wet clothes on an outdoor clothesline.

The box contains 8  plastic bird clothes pins with stainless steel spring action clips.  They are in great condition, probably never used.  The spring action appears to be working fine.

Come visit my booth at the Ottawa Antique Show at Carleton University Fieldhouse on Oct 25th and 26th 2014 to find these and other charming mid century collectibles.

Please note these are now SOLD!!!

 

Dorchester Melmac Dishes in Orange and Floral Pattern 1960’s

7 Jul

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This partial dish set was manufactured by Dorchester Dinnerware who bought their plastic mold powders from American Cyanamid Co. Only companies that used Cyanamid plastic could name their wares Melmac. By the fifties there were over a hundred companies throughout the states (and a few in Canada) that bought from Cyanamid.  I don’t know the actual date of the dishes, but the colours suggest the sixties rather than the fifties.  The plates have been used but still have lots of life in them.  The cups and bowls are in really nice clean condition.

Priced at  $45 for the set.

These will be availabe at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 MIll Street, Almonte Ont.

Please note these dishes are 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.

 

 

Red Enamel Ware Sieve, Red GPL Melmac Butter Dish, Retro Striped Glasses

6 Mar

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This was a week to find all things red.   The red enamel ware sieve was made in Poland and is in perfect condition.  So often I find them with sizeable chunks of enamel missing off the edges or on the handles but this one looks brand new.      Priced at $ 18

The red melmac butter dish was made by GPL,  in Gatineau, Quebec,  probably later 50’s or early 60’s.  It is in excellent condition. Priced at $ 15.00.  If you are interested in all things melmac I found a really great blog. http://retrochalet.blogspot.ca. Check it out!!

The spaghetti lifter was made by Tupperware and is a hard plastic, also in great condition. This may be from the 80’s.  Priced at $5

The 5 striped juice glasses go really well with the reds.  One has a little chip on the edge so I will only be selling a set of 4, which works well for most people anyway. Priced at $ 12.00 for the set.

All of these will be available in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Please note that the glasses and strainer are SOLD!!!

 

Fab Four, The Beatles Bobble Head Cake Toppers 1960’s

14 Feb

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This month is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles (John, Paul, Ringo and George) appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.  I have these wonderful Beatles Bobblehead Caketoppers that are still sealed in their original plastic bag.  They are plastic, made in Hong Kong and measure about 4″ tall.

Please Note: This is now SOLD

Rosti from Denmark, Purple and Red Melamine Dishes

9 Dec

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I hardly ever come across Rosti dishes. I find the utensils and mixing bowls and jugs frequently, but not plates and cups. These all have the Rosti mark, made in Denmark.

Most of the pieces in the photo show some utensil wear and usage but since I have never found these in any large amount before, I thought they would be worth having even with the wear and tear.  The colours are still very vibrant.  The two lug bowls are not Rosti but complement the colours of the Rosti.  The colours are a deep purple and bright red.

The dishes will soon be for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte, ON,just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa.

Priced separately at between $2 and $4 each  piece.

Please note the red dishes are now SOLD!!

Vintage Hard Plastic Lazy Susan with Mushroom Decoration

7 Dec

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Probably circa 1970’s.  Nice overall condition on this large lazy susan, with mushroom decorated relish inserts and center cutting board.  Two vintage polka dotted shakers were added to the photo since they are the same vintage.  The caps are plastic and the shakers are glass.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON, just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa.

Priced at $25 for the tray and $6 for the shakers.