Tag Archives: kitchen ware

Anchor Hocking Chip and Dip Bowls, Black and Gold Leaves

2 Dec

chip and dip set

My photo does not do this bowl set justice. The gold accents make it look very festive against the black hand painted leaves.  I believe these sets were made by Anchor Hocking although there are no markings on them.  I have several mugs by Anchor Hocking with very similar patterns of leaves with the gold trim so I am deducing that they are from the same company. These bowls were produced in the 1950’s to 1960’s when chip and dip sets were so very popular.  These sets came with leaves painted in turquoise, brown, yellow and probably other colours as well. This is first black set I have come across.

Potato chips were first invented in the 1850’s but the chip and dip sets weren’t on the market until the 1950’s when buffet style of serving food became “the” word in entertaining at home.

The set will be for sale 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, from 10am to 5pm with plenty of free parking at the rear of the building. Over 50 vendors in a 2 storey brick heritage building offer a huge variety of antiques and collectibles to suit every taste.

Priced at $ 25.00 for the set.

Please note this set is now SOLD!!!!

Findlay Enamelled Turquoise Cast Iron Pots and Trivets

31 May

findlay metal ware

Findlay Foundry was founded by David Findlay in 1862 in Carleton Place, ON.  It continued until 1974 making cast iron cookware and cooking stoves.  These perfect examples were purchased at an estate sale in Carleton Place from a woman whose uncle worked in the Foundry for years.  They kept much of the cast iron for their family members but agreed to part with these pieces.  Lucky me

The colour is a pale green/turquoise almost like Jadeite.

They will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antiques Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  Price  $25 for the small frying pan, $40 for the small covered casserole, $15 for each of the trivets.

NOTE: These items are now SOLD!!

Polka Dotted Enamelware

26 Sep

I found these two Polka Dotted enamelled pots in a little Antique store while on one of our roadtrips. The store was so jam packed with stuff it was hard to move around in. I loved it!!!! Although I like to keep my booth clean and easily accessible, I love to browse around in over crowded out of the way places. I always think I will find some burried treasure that no one else noticed. Sometimes this strategy works.

These two pots were made in Yugoslavia around the 1950’s when polka dotted kitchen ware was all the rage. They have some enamel loss on the edges but still display well and are quite usable. The markings on the bottom show 2 lion heads facing each other and a number along with the printed word Yugoslavia.

Please note that the pots and most of the items in the background are now SOLD!!!

I still have the punch bowl set.