Vintage Spice Rack’s New Life as a Collectible Display

Today, I’m showing you a vintage spice rack’s new life as a collectible display so it must be time for the February C’mon Get Crafty Blog Hop.   Join me as I get together with other talented bloggers to show you a craft created from our stash of supplies.

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This wooden spice rack was sitting on the shelf at Goodwill just waiting for a new life.

First, I am going to clean it up before painting.  It is a bit dusty and dirty from being stored in the garage for a few months.

I had this jar of Alabaster Waverly Chalk paint in my paint stash.  It was for a project planned a while ago but never completed.

The paint went on quite well and only took one coat of paint.

A bit of sanding finish this sweet little collectible display.

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You know I recently started a salt and pepper shaker set collection.  It was all quite by accident.  My daughter started collecting salt and pepper sets a while back and I pick them up for her when I am out thrifting,  Then I found a few vintage ones and my collection was born.

They fit perfectly on my collectible display rack.  The rack can sit on a table top or hang on the wall making it quite versatile.  This particular de-stash not only used some of my craft stash but also my stash of  thrift store finds.

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Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party No. 219

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Vintage Fascination No. 142 ~ February

Vintage Fascination No. 142 seems like a long time coming.

It is the middle of February already and this year looks like it is going to fly by.

This three-tier rose cake serving stand from Japan is in lovely condition.  Each plate has gold edge rims and the pole’s color is also gold.  The three-tier cake plate is 10” tall the top plate is  4 1/12”, the center plate is 6 1/12” and the bottom plate is 8 1/12” in diameter.

You know I’m a Blue Willow fan and just couldn’t resist these seven plates at Goodwill.  These vintage plates have a stunning transfer ware pattern in blue, set on an antique white background and measure 9″ across.  They are in good vintage condition. These unmarked plates have a Blue Willow pattern similar to some other pieces I have from Japan.

I’ve never seen a Spode Christmas Tree metal tray before so I snapped it up.  The bonus: it was only 99 cents.  I’m adding it  to my Spode Christmas Tree collection of accessories.

This next item speaks to me.  It is a deep aqua color glass insulator from an electric pole.  In my previous life, I worked for a public electric utility so when I see these glass insulators they like to come home with me.  I have several.   This one is a Hemingray-42 made in the USA.

Cookie cutters are always on my radar and when I saw these large vintage copper cutters I knew they would come home with me.  In the past I found a few small copper cookie cutters but these large ones are fantastic.  Not sure what I will do with them but for now I’m hanging on to them.

This crystal salt and pepper shaker set made of thick crystal glass have stoppers in the bottom.  This sleek design gives them a very elegant look.   This set with a thumbprint design is truly lovely.  These are most likely from the 1970’s.

Fire King Wheat is one of the most recognized patterns produced by Anchor Hocking.  Produced from 1962 to 1966, it was a popular pattern. This beautiful Wheat creamer and sugar set is in excellent condition.  There are hardly any indications of use.  I already have a few pieces of this pattern.

My small collection of old bottles did not include a blue Bromo-Seltzer bottle until recently when I found this little beauty.  This cobalt blue bottle embossed Bromo-Seltzer, Emerson Drug Co.Baltimore, MD originally had a screw on cap.  It advertised that it was “an aid for the pleasant relief of minor stomach upset, nervous tension, and headache” and “effervescent antacid – analgesic compound”. It also provides relieve for “neuralgia”.  What the heck is neuralgia?

Vintage Inspired Item

On a recent trip to Bargain Hunt I spied this Vintage Charm Spot On 3 Piece Mixing Bowl Set, inspired by the 1967 New Dots pattern by Pyrex.  For $12 they hopped in my buggy. 

The nesting bowl set includes 3-cup, 6-cup and 10-cup mixing bowls.  They are microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe.  I love them.

UPDATE

A question came up regarding the trademark on the bottom of the bowls.  They can be distinguished from the original Pyrex bowls by the trademark on the Vintage Charm bowls.  The trademark clearly states that this set of bowls is inspired by Pyrex.

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A Valentine Celebration with Vintage Inspired Valentines

I’m planning a little Valentine’s Day celebration with vintage inspired Valentines for my grand-kids.  They will get plenty of sugar at their school celebrations but Gigi wants to have a little fun too.

So come see what I’m planning.

The red and white buffalo check table-cloth isn’t vintage but I just couldn’t pass it up.  Like my Christmas table-cloth this one is too small for my kitchen table so I turned it on it on the diagonal too.

A simple centerpiece with a red tray corralling cherry enamel salad plates, Mini Mason Jar Waterless Heart Snow Globesa painted cherry tea towel, and a vintage stamp stand with red and white Christmas bulbs.

The tablescape is simple since I plan to serve a few favorite finger foods.  A lacy salad plate, topped with a painted cherry napkin sets the stage for a red paper doily heart and vintage heart-shaped jello mold with a paper heart-shaped fan.

Anchor Hocking – Fire King ruby-red bubble tumblers along with the white handled flatware finish the table setting.   Now for the vintage inspired Valentines.

Each table setting has a vintage inspired Valentine chosen by each grandchild to mark their spot at the table.

I had not planned on making a Valentine banner but with the supplies on hand I put one together to surprise the grand-kids.  It is a simple banner with lacy paper doilies clipped to red and white bakers twine.

Sources

  • Red and white buffalo check tablecloth – thrifted
  • Painted Cherry tea towel and napkins – Pottery Barn
  • Enamel Cherry salad plates – Pottery Barn
  • Vintage stamp stand – thrift
  • Red and white Christmas bulbs – thrifted
  • Simply Shabby Chic salad plates – Target
  • Vintage heart-shaped jello molds – thrifted
  • Heart shaped fans inside jello molds – Target
  • Anchor Hocking/Fire King ruby-red bubble tumblers – thrifted
  • White handle flatware – Pottery Barn Outlet
  • Vintage inspired Valentines – Amazon
  • Valentine paper doilies – Target
  • Baker’s twine, ribbon and fabric scraps – on hand

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Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party No. 218

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A Little Valentine Love Around the House

A little Valentine love around the house is my tribute to Valentine’s Day.

My grands love it and I wanted to share it with you today.

I pulled a few things together for this corner of the dining room showing off a few pieces of jadeite and Ella Mae.

My little red truck is hauling sweethearts to the lovelorn.

I still have the pink tree up from Christmas.  It seemed a shame to take it down before Valentine’s Day and we enjoyed it so much again this year.

In the foyer I added the Valentine Throw Pillow that I made a few years ago to my chippy white captain’s chair.  I found the captain’s chair back when I first started thrifting.

My small vintage inspired ladder is the perfect display space for a few Valentine grain sack hearts.

 A fluffy pink throw and a velvet heart banner make for a little Valentine decor in the master bedroom.  The Valentine Heart banner is a Target find.

Here is a close up of a charming milk glass heart shaped plate on the bedside chest.

You guys know how I love Bullseye’s Playground at Target and I was there ready to scoop up a couple of Valentine bargains when they first hit the shelves.  I found this pretty heart and a simple project immediately came to mind.  I added a graphic from the Dollar Tree and called it a day.

Don’t you just love these giant prayer beads with a heart?

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A Quick and Easy Valentine Project ~ Vintage Style

Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party No. 217

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Common, Unique and Curious ~ Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers

Common, unique and curious is how I would describe this little collection of eight vintage salt and pepper shakers.   I found them recently at an estate sale.

My daughter convinced me to start a collection of vintage salt and pepper shakers so I am going to share these with her.  They are a great collectible since they are colorful, quirky, inexpensive, and don’t take up a ton of room.

A pair of sitting donkey salt and pepper shakers fit into the quirky category.  They make me want to laugh when I look at them.  Their bottom stamp simply says Japan.

These adorable grey and white cows also from Japan have cork stoppers.  A similar set listed on Etsy is $24.95 which is more than I paid for all eight sets.

A set of googly eyed moose salt and pepper shakers are hysterical.  I couldn’t believe it when I picked them up and their eyes jiggled around.  Also from Japan a similar set on Etsy were $10.00.

The super cute mushroom salt and pepper shakers are from the Gift World of Gorham and made in Japan.

The brown cow salt and pepper shakers carry the Otagiri 1982 trademark.  Otagiri describes a variety of stoneware from Japan that was widely sold in souvenir outlets and department stores on the West Coast from the 1950’s.  In 1980 they registered their trademark in the U.S.  A set from 1981 was $28 on Etsy.

The little squirrels are the cutest salt and pepper shakers I’ve ever seen and are my favorites from this group.  They are also from Japan and have cork stoppers.  One has a repaired ear but who ever fixed it did an excellent job.

Santa’s boots are a set of salt and pepper shakers from 1978 Enesco and made in Japan.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus made by Lego in Japan are charming and round out this group quite well.

I noted that two of the sets have cork stoppers.  Does anyone know if this helps date the sets?  Most of the sets I found on Etsy with cork stoppers were 1960 and earlier, but I wonder if that is correct.  If anyone knows, please drop me a line.

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Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party No. 216

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January Cross Stitch Plans 

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Isn’t It a Little Early for Tulips?

Isn’t it a little early for tulips?

It is a little early here in Atlanta for tulips.

At least that is what I thought until these beauties arrived at my door.  I’m always on the lookout for vintage Fire King at a good price.  So when I saw this set in good vintage condition and priced well on Etsy, I didn’t hesitate too much.

The set consists of three nesting splash proof bowls.  The largest is 9 1/2 inches wide and the other two bowls graduate down in size to 7.5 and 6.5 inches.

There seems to be a bowl missing between the largest bowl and the next smaller size bowl.  So now I’ll be on the hunt to make this set complete with an 8 1/2 inch bowl.

Now a little history from Vintage Fire King 101: A Guide to Fire King Kitchen Ware.

“Vintage Fire King dinnerware and glassware products were first produced by the Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. based in Lancaster, Ohio. In 1942, in the hopes of cornering a fresh market for affordable and attractive cookware, Anchor Hocking Glass began producing their now-famous line of oven-proof, low-cost, low-expansion borosilicate glassware products. The company branded their new line of ‘classic-American’ glassware pieces as “Fire King,” thus solidified their name in the history books as a contender for the kitchen ware demographic.

The beautiful mid-century modern designs come in a variety of styles, colors, shapes and sizes. Fire King style kitchen ware was made with durability in mind. While vintage collectors of our age might create shrines in hutches and cupboards all across America, the regular consumer from that era actually used Fire King branded products much like we use pots and pans in our own homes today. Used for baking, the storage of food, sauces, liquids and extensions of their buyer’s personality, Fire King became a household name until production stopped in 1976.”

Last Saturday was National Tulip Day in Amsterdam.  It is an annual event held in January each year that preludes the tulip season in the Netherlands.  In celebration my local grocery store had an abundance of tulips for sale.  A bunch found its way home with me.

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