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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.

 

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Bakelite Owl Perfume Holder for Evening in Paris ca. 1930’s

9 Jul

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The owl is made of blue marblelized bakelite and is embossed on the back  ‘Bourjois London – Paris Reg’d no 825,003 – Made in England’

Stands about 4″ tall.  It is missing the bottle of Evening in Paris Perfume but it still has the cushioned insert where the bottle would have been.  Back is hinged and opens to reveal where  the perfume would be stored.  In good condition.

For sale at the Amonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St., Almonte ON.

Price: $45

Please NOTE: This is now SOLD!!

Art Deco Roanoid Bakelite Ashtrays ca. 1930’s

2 Jan

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These were truly a great find.  Found at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago and after some research found out that these were made by Roanoid Ltd of Birmingham England ca. 1935.  They are wonderfully art deco in design and made of Bakelite.  The  base is weighted to prevent tipping and  screws off to empty the ashes.  Sometimes called a ‘tennis ball’ ashtray partly due to the shape and the fact that they were initially designed for the Dunlop Rubber Co. as a sports promotion.   These are very rare and collectible.  You might find some with advertisement stickers on them which would add another facet to their collectibility.  The orangy marbled one is in perfect condition. The green one has a small hairline crack and a small chip on one of  the cigarette holders.

When I can part with them, they will be listed on ebay for sale.

Note: These have now been SOLD!!

1950’s General Electric Chrome Toaster and Fab Tray

27 Nov

More great finds from estate sales and the thrifts this week.  The General Electric toaster with black bakelite handles was grimy but in great condition and looks great after a couple of tedious hours cleaning the gunk out of the grooves in the bakelite handles and polishing up the chrome.  The floral tray is a Fab product and has a sticker on the back saying the following —– A “Fab” Product – “Fab” is for Fabric—–“Yes, the pattern that you see is actually a carefully chosen decorator’s fabric that has been sealed in a clear polyester composition. The surface is mark proof, stain and alcohol resistant, and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Avoid rough handling – this product is quite durable but is not unbreakable. Exposure to excessive heat may cause warping.”
Handcrafted in Barrie, Canada by Hardy-Glenwood Products.

These trays were made in the early 70’s and came in various sizes and colours.

The red lazy Susan is probably a recently dated item that was made to look retro.  The sides are  chrome colour painted on plastic .  It would look great in a retro kitchen.

The small triangular dish was made in Germany and I think it would date to the  60’s.  The black metal fish was made in Israel.  The little painted black bowl is marked Cressi on the back.  The glasses are from Dominion Glass Co. Montreal Canada and date to the 50’s.

Note: Toaster and lazy Susan are SOLD!

Retro 50’s Turquoise Ceramic Lamp

27 Nov

 

These are some of my finds this week.  The retro turquoise lamp with an asian inspired ceramic base is my favourite one of the bunch.  This was from an auction I attended and much to my surprise I was the only bidder.   It is straight out of the 50’s.  The yellow melmac platter and bowl were made in Buckingham Quebec, Canada;  the turquoise melmac lug bowls are also Canadian made and are ca. 1950’s.  The pink cased glass shaker and turquoise milk glass shaker are probably ca 40’s.  I found some Tupperware coasters in complementary pastel shades and a pink Fiesta Ware Ramekin which I think is from the 80’s.  The glass is by Dominion Glass Co. of  Canada, ca 1950’s.   All the items other than the lamp were found at my local thrift stores and an estate sale this past weekend.

Please note that most of these items are now SOLD!!

Plastic Deco Ball Jug

13 Oct

Plastic Ball Jug

Not my favourite colour but the shape is very cool.   Vintage plastic ball jug from the 50’s or 60’s.  No manufacturer’s mark on the bottom.

Snack Master Trays

13 Oct
Snack Master Trays

Great retro colours!

What a novel idea at the time.  Probably made for all those people at cocktail parties trying to balance food and drinks while standing around.  Made of marbled plastic by AIM in the US, they have a hole where you put your left thumb, an indent for your fingers and then you can balance the tray on your forearm. They have raised divisions to keep food separated and a raised ring for a glass or cup to sit in.  Manufactured in the 1960’s.

Please note these items are now SOLD!!