Wednesday, October 30, 2013

~ Old vintage kitchen glassware still in their boxes... surfing eBay for goodies...

image from here.... and currently for sale!!

Back in the late 1980's... when I was new to buying vintage glassware for my own kitchen. It was not odd to run across vintage kitchen glassware, still in its original boxes. Never having been used, condition. All kinds of neat things would turn up. But that was a long time ago. 

So as I am stalking around the Jadeite listings on eBay. I came across this auction. Now even though the box claims to have 3 dozen 6 ich mixing bowls... there are actually only 18 of them left in the box. They are from 1956. And they are Fire King mixing bowls. Be still my heart.

image from here... and currently for sale... 

Oh holy cow. I would have loved to have stumble across this box. And I do not care that they are all 6 inch mixing bowls with the bead trim. I would have snatched this box up in a heart beat.



Oh, my goodness. That is an exquisite sight. Beautiful, minty, Jadeite mixing bowls with their packing material. From 1956!


I would be thrilled with 4 of these. Eighteen of them would just make me giddy. 

And to make things more interesting. This seller has other vintage misc. Fire King glassware with their original boxes for sale!



image from here... and currently for sale... 


I love that Candlelight glass from Fire King. And here is a wonderful unused set with its box! So so pretty.  Seriously, this seller has some nice items... so take a peek at his stuff.
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Then I saw the ultimate find with its original box. Fire King Jadeite - dinnerware in the Jane Ray pattern.


image from here.... and currently for sale... 


Are you kidding me?!?  How amazing. And what closet has this set been sitting in for decades not being loved?!? 



I love seeing items like this still being found. Its been a long time since I have seen any Jadeite in minty... straight from the box... condition. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

~ Standard Plumbing fixtures - the perfect Kitchen sink...


This is what I consider to be perfection. A vintage pink farm house sink. With the dual drainboards. Made by Standard Plumbing fixtures. I love this sink. And I bet it weighs a ton. How in the world where these installed. without a big old wood cabinet to help hold that weight?


Anywho... this is another vintage advertisement from Standard Plumbing from the 1930. Showing off their beautiful sinks. 


It is their Rose du Berry sink. That came in 3 sizes. Can you image how huge that 78 inch by 12 inch wide sink would have been?!? That is 6.5 feet long. And would have required 6 men to wrestle it into the house. And get it mounted on the wall. 



Then I came across another view, of this wonderful Standard pink farm house sink. This ad is from 1929. 

Love it! Now I need someone to confirm for me what that pink bucket is beneath it. Was it for trash? Or scraps for the chickens? :) 


And as much as I have looked, I can not locate a picture of one of these pink beauties still in use. I am sure some of these survive. I just can't find a picture of one to share. 

But I did come across one of these farm house sinks... in jadeite green! I actually have two of them located... 

First up... this stunning green sink looking all kinds of perfect. 


And it has its matching bucket too! What a beauty.  And it has matching legs... to help hold up all that weight.

Then I saw this one... and it is all kinds perfection.... 


The gentleman who owns this one... found it on Craigslist. Lucky man!  And it even came with the correct faucet. This is all kinds of wonderful....


Saturday, October 26, 2013

~ The Kelvinator - the ultimate in refrigerator's....

Kelvinator ~ 1934

I can not think of a vintage refrigerator that I adore as much as the Kelvinator's that were issued in the 1950's. They are amazing looking appliances. 



Yet, Kelvinator's had been around since 1914. Making life easier for the ruler of the kitchen. 

What initially got my attention.... was an amazing renovated Kelvinator, that is privately owned. It was highlighted at Retro Renovations back in June of 2012.  Go here to see it. The pictures are amazing. And it is painted an incredible shade of red!! So so pretty. 



Kelvinator ~ 1953

So as I do when I am intrigued ... I go looking for vintage advertisements to track out the life span of these vintage appliances.


Kelvinator ~ 1955 ~ Single door version in Bermuda Pink

As I am looking and reading about this brand... I come to find out that they made matching ranges. So not only could you buy a Bermuda Pink Kelvinator refrigerator. You also could get the matching range too.


And these came in a gorgeous line of colors... 


I love that there were two shades of pale green... with an option to go Lagoon Blue. Along with my Bermuda Pink!  So much pretty to choose from! 

Kelvinator ~ 1955 ~ Double door version in Bermuda Pink

These are just an amazing looking. And seeing a pink range next to it, just makes me smile. 


Kelvinator ~ 1956 ~ Double door version in Lagoon Blue

Look at that wonderful egg holder built into the door. 

Kelvinator ~ 1957 ~ in Buttercup Yellow...

I even love the looks of the yellow one too! 

There was a delightful renovated Kelvinator that had been painted a royal blue. 

image from here.... and it is sold...

But the company (Vintage Appliances and Restoration) that did perform this incredible renovation on this blue Kelvinator... are in the business to do this to any vintage refrigerator. And they have a page filled with projects waiting for a new owner/home. You can see them all here.  It is like Christmas come early seeing all those vintage refrigerators waiting for a new home!
Kelvinator ~ 1953 ~ Single door version in white

As I looked for these older advertisement.... I came across the fact that these Kelvinator's are still in business. Making commercial refrigerators


How neat is that!?! Maybe they will think about bringing back Bermuda Pink, to the world of refrigerators.  :)  

(*I located the vintage advertisements through Pinterest*)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

~ Glasbake by McKee - Chicken bowls... things I do not own... yet.

image from here... 


I had saved these pictures from a couple of months ago. These are indiviual size bowls. Soup bowls in the shape of a chicken. I love these bowls. 

These sweet girls were part of the Glasbake, glass line, produced by McKee.  And they are also part of their fire-on color line of cuteness. 



I have seen only a couple of these in the wild. Both times priced way higher than one would expect.  These three sold for around 14.00 each on eBay. Which is a fair price. They are not plentiful in my part of the world.  And if I came across them in person for 14.00 each... I would buy them.


Monday, October 21, 2013

~ Swans Down Cake Flour.... and their baking pans...

image from here... 

I have ramble on before about my love of Swans Down vintage cooking items.  So as I was randomly stalking around eBay... I came across the above vintage advertisement, for how one could have purchase the Swans Down baking set. For a dollar. Or a dollar twenty five, if you lived west of Denver. :) Of course this advertisement was from 1924.



And here are a couple of the 8X8 pans...


currently for sale here... 

How amazing. And as I kept looking at the vintage Swans Down recipe's... I kept locating more advertisements for their cooking utensils. 

 image from here....


This time the offer is for the Swans Down angel food cake pan. 

 currently for sale here....


Also on this advertisement, was a great recipe for Orange Cream Cake...


And a fantastic waffle - pancake recipe using the Swans Down Cake flour...


I did come across an interesting oven thermometer with the Swans Down logo on it. I have never seen one before. And sadly, this one is not gauging heat anymore. But is still a neat item for display.

 currently for sale here...


But I am a little curious about its price at 150.00 dollars. 

Now a couple of other Swans Down baking items.... 

 currently for sale here.... 

I love that pan! And have not located a advertisement yet to see when it was issued. 

Then I only saw one of these... 


 currently for sale here.... 




Yet, I suspect there was probably a set of four cookie cutters... 

currently for sale here...

There seems to have been many versions of these icing spreading knifes. But they all have their handles tagged in the same way...