Thursday, October 20, 2011


I love vintage things and I thought I would share a few pics of some of the vintage items I have in my Etsy shop. 
First up is a creamy white seashell shaped bowl.  It's ceramic, with a matte finish. It is likely from the 1950s. I remember it sitting on my grandmother's buffet when I was a small child. 

I'm not sure of the age of this Pyrex refrigerator lid, but it belonged to my grandmother. I am guessing it is 1960s or before.  (Sold)
This Corning Ware tray also belonged to my grandmother. I think it is from the 1960s. It is in great shape and just a lovely piece of Cornflower Blue.   
I have had this little Corning Ware Spice of Life "Le Persil" skillet since 1977.  

I am not sure how old this glass juicer is, but I am estimating it is from the 60s or 70s.

This round Pyrex lid is unusual.  I have never seen another with handles quite like this.  (Sold)

I am not sure how old this beautiful vintage flower frog is, but I think it is pre-70s. I remember it being around my grandmother's house for a long time.  The pictures don't do it justice. It was freshly washed when I was taking the pictures and I had a very difficult time photographing it due to the glare from its sparkle. :) 
This gloriously chippy pitcher belonged to my grandmother.  It is a blue and white Erphila pitcher that is probably from the 1940s or earlier. It's wonderfully chippy and shabby chic. it cracked in two sometime in its history and has yellowed ancient glue where it was repaired. It has gorgeous crazing through out. I think this is the most "favorited" piece in my Etsy shop! 
Another delightfully shabby chic piece is this beautiful Valmont platter in the Gendale pattern.

Oh, how I wish I still had more pieces of this set! My mom collected these dishes as a supermarket premium from Weingarten's grocery store in Galveston, Texas when she was a newlywed in the late 1950s. Some of my earliest childhood memories included these dishes.

Over the years the set was whittled down due to breakage and Mom passed down the few remaining pieces to me after I married. Now another 30 years has passed and there is just one lonely little lid left. So sad! (Sold)
This Taylor Smith Taylor Boutonniere bread plate is a creamy white and with blue flowers. It doesn't have a mark and I am not sure how old it is, but the internet tells me that this pattern was discontinued in 1962.

This Independence Ironstone platter was part of my mother's dishes back in the 60s. It has aged beautifully and has lots of lovely crazing, with one chippy corner. 
I have had this Spice of Life Corning Ware "Le The'" 6 cup tea pot since 1977.  I love me some Spice of Life! 

Such a cool piece! It's tiny, just 1.5 inch X 1.5 inch. It is labeled "1935-1960 Navy Wives Clubs of America 25th Anniversary" on one side. (above) The other side contains a perpetual calendar for 1960 - 1987. (below) To operate, you turn the disk, lining up each month and year. It's a nifty little find.
Well, that brings us to the end of today's tour.  ;)  I hope you enjoyed it.  I'm proud of myself for getting back and blogging again so soon.  Hopefully I can keep it up! 

'Til next time,


  1. So glad I found you! I love your vintage things! Thank you for following. I have followed back. Have a great day!

  2. Thank you Kathe and welcome! You have the honor of being my first commenter and my first follower. ;)

    Your blog is great; I love the salad plates with the houses on them. Gorgeous!


    It looks like I am going to have to comment as Anonymous. It's telling me I don't have access to comment on my own durn blog. What's up with that?