Vintage Fascination No. 116

Welcome to the 116th edition of Vintage Fascination.

My best friend and I got in a couple of hours of thrifting and antiquing on Saturday afternoon and I have a few things to share with you.

No way I was passing up this large white enamel basin edged with red around the rim.  It has quite a few bumps and bruises but it is perfect for my purposes.   It is 24 inches in diameter.

My Mom had these type baking pan when I was a mid-century kid.  The cake pans measure 9 inches across.  Made by Bake King bakeware they have metal slides to get under the cake for easy removal.  These pans bring back fond memories of cakes baked by my Mom.

A Fire King creamer and sugar bowl in the Anchor Hocking Fire-King Swirl-Golden Shell pattern will match some other pieces I bought about a year ago.  This creamer and sugar bowl included a cup but I didn’t picture it here.  The whole set is in excellent condition and I have a saucer to match the cut.   Anchor Hocking Fire-King made this pattern from the period 1965 – 1976.

This re-web kit for lawn chairs brings back memories.  Not so much of re-webbing chairs but of the chairs themselves.  My parents had chairs like the ones on the package where they sat in the evening after dinner and watch the neighborhood kids play until dark.  My sister and I were among those playing kids.  It was such an innocent time in our lives.  I digress.  I have a little project in mind for this webbing but I’m not sure it will work.  I’ll share it with you if it works out.
 I picked up three Little Golden Books.  Old Mother Hubbard, The Fuzzy Ducking, and The Jolly Barnyard.  They are so sweet and unless valuable they are great for crafting.   My friend Diana at Adirondack Girl @ Heart recently wrote about collecting Little Golden Books.  She gives you the skinny on how to see if you have a first edition or valuable LGB.

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  1. Such cute items! Love the Fire King pieces. You could sell that webbing kit, but sounds like you plan to use it. Love the books too! Don’t see sharing buttons again!

  2. Great finds! All stuff I would’ve definitely picked up for my booth!

  3. Thanks for the shout out, Sharon–you’re a sweetheart 🙂 Great finds this week, too–

  4. Marilyn says:

    Congratulations on your finds. We have the cake pans also. The golden books are a find.

  5. Your finds are great. The basin is similar to the ones in my house. the creamer and sugar bowl are pretty. Enjoy!

  6. You hit the jackpot with the golden books. My sister and I have a large collection of them and have kept them in a book closet. Thank You for sharing.

  7. Hi Sharon, Hope you are well? Looks like you are finding great treasures ,ooohhh am I envious. Are the Fire King pieces milk glass? Love that shell pattern. Those baking pans, remember them well, why did they stop making them with slides I wonder?
    You have a talent for finding such great “stuff”. I could sure use that web kit also. Boy do I remember those chairs, can picture my parents outside in yard in Tucson enjoying fresh air. Ah the simple times, as they seemed to us as kids anyway.
    Could kick myself for selling last kids books but how did I know they’d become collectible? Had lots of Dr.Suess’s. Not collectible? but good tongue twisters? Had lots of Golden books also. Her siblings taught her to read with many of them. 6 years between next to youngest and her. She was never just hubs and my baby, older kids (3) took to her from beginning.
    Loved your cute little leprachaun.
    Finally got internet today, switched back to Century Link, fed up dealing with Hughes Net. Met couple at Burger King last week who also have Hughes Net, very disgusted with them, have same problems continuously we did. Enuf already. Hadn’t had any new emails since 2/23, they turned us off not for non payment, for using over 10 gigs usually in first 5 days of new month cycle. Not hard to do with 2 of us on computers. Speed not great with Century Link but will at least have internet all month.
    Have fun, wish I could visit your booth, would be in vintage heaven.

  8. Jann Olson says:

    Looks like you had a fun day. I have a collection of enamelware like that. Can’t ever pass them up. 🙂 I certainly remember sitting on chairs with the webbing. The Fire King is sweet. Always fun when it matches something you already have. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Great finds as always, Sharon! Giving you a feature this morning for Let’s Talk Vintage! Thanks so much for linking up!

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