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.


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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  1. As always, awesome finds! I think my favorites are the blue bottle & the Vintage Charm bowls.

  2. These are all great finds, Sharon. I love the tiered tray and the copper cookie cutters! I had to laugh when you said the bowls hopped in your “buggy.” Years ago when I first met my California husband, when I referred to a shopping cart as a buggy, he was perplexed! I had to tell him it’s a southern thing! 🙂

  3. Neuralgia is nerve pain. Love the cobalt Bromo-seltzer bottle and the Blue Willow plates. I have some old Blue Willow separation plates that I ate off of as a child at my grandparent’s house. So, that makes them probably older than 50 years!!!

  4. Great finds!

  5. I’ve never heard of Bargain Hunt! My mom had some of that wheat china. Love that Spode tray! I have a bunch of those blue glass insulators. I started collecting them and then my husband’s grandmother gave me some as well. I like the little ones best. You got a great haul! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  6. Great finds, Sharon. Just for information, do you see a distinguishing factor between your inspired set of Pyrex vs the original, retro set? Any I’ve ever bought have been true vintage, so I was wondering if the labeling on bottom is different……it would be helpful to know.

  7. Jann Olson says:

    Love the dotty bowl set Sharon! I have a collection of wheat dishes that I use for fall. I also have a blue bottle collection. I have some with writing on them, but not that one.

  8. What great finds. I love those cookie cutters. The blue items are gorgeous. Thank You for sharing.

  9. I can’t get over how similar our tastes are!!! I am a cookie cutter junkie but don’t have many copper ones. They’d make a great mobile with fish line so they could still be used. Love cobalt glass, too! Al’s sister-in-law collects Blue Willow so I keep my eyes open; I love b & w dishes. I have a small collection of Irish rose dishes; wanted to have a tea party with grands! The wooden beads would become angel heads for some burlap angels I want to make. Pyrex is always so much fun and sort of looks like my beloved milk glass here! Where I grew up in NH, Public Service used that model of insulators; I have one. The wheat Fireking is a new pattern to me, maybe it’s not as common in Maine!

  10. I love the new dot bowls and haven’t seen them yet! I’ve always loved Fire-King Wheat and that cobalt bottle is a beauty!

  11. Great finds. Love the “new” pyrex bowls and the Fire-King Wheat sugar and creamer are amazing finds.

  12. Cute finds. I love the bowls and that blue bottle. Thanks for sharing at Keep In Touch.

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