Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Spicing It Up



Happy Thursday to all the people out there like me who lovelovelove all things vintage, retro and antique. Suzanne is the hostess of a party every week so we can show off our wonderful treasures. Make sure to stop by her blog, Coloradolady, to see what others have to share.

I want to apologize to all that left comments last week. Usually, I reply to all those comments but I had a big surprise last weekend and did not get to those replies. (More on my surprise this weekend.) Thank you all for stopping by and seeing my coal iron and egg thingies. I was a little disappointed that none of you VTTers had a name for my egg thingies. Thought for sure some one out there would know what they were called.

This week, I have a couple of auction finds for you. This little jewel was hidden in a box lot. I'm not even sure what else was in that box now. It came home to sit on the Hoosier cabinet with the other spice jars I shared in this post.


I saw this little beauty on the website of my favorite auction house and I went to the auction with the sole purpose of making it mine. It was not a thrifty buy but I did not mind paying $40 for it.

This is the rack by itself. Very typical of the plastic from the 50's. It could be hung from the wall or set on a flat surface. It looks like someone had it sitting on their stove as there is a hole melted in one side.

The two different jars side by side. Tall and skinny and short and fat.

Here are the tops of both. The nutmeg jar had a sprinkle top while the top of the jars on the rack had to be screwed off to use.
Thanks for stopping by this week. Do not miss seeing all the other wonderful vintage things shared at Suzanne's this week.

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16 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Those are soooo coool!!!!!
I know you will enjoy them in your kitchen.

ClassyChassy said...

Adorable!!! Great find!

Kristine said...

Those are wonderful! Great finds. I'll have to check back to see your surprise this weekend...

Have a wonderful week.

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm so jealous! I've wanted one of those spice sets for a looonngg time! That nutmeg jar is great too. I just love old kitchen stuff so much! I love your blog, and I've become a follower today. Hope that surprise was a good one!

Miri said...

Classic 50's red and white spice rack! Love it!

Elizabeth said...

I'm not a spice user, mostly because I'm not a cook, but I love that nutmeg shaker!

LV said...

Neat spice jars and rack. A very good post. I am glad you stopped by to see me today.

CC said...

Love the spice rack and little nutmeg jar.Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

Coloradolady said...

What a wonderful find. I think that was a good price, I think when I have seen whole sets, they have been pretty pricey.

I love the red....so pretty!!

Have a great weekend and a Happy VTT!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what a lovely set..but my fav is the nutmeg shaker :)

Becky said...

I love it all!!! My kitchen is heavy with red too.

debbie said...

DEAR BEA,
I LOVELOVELOVE your red and white spice rack and the nutmeg jar......what a find.....I guess I am going to have to join this rednesday...I have a lot of red....
and I love vintage things
Today is the last day of my 100th post give away...I will announce the winner on July 11,2009 Pink Saturday post.
Angel hugs
debbie

Roslyn said...

Cool finds-FYI, don't ever let your dog[if you have one] near the nutmeg, very poison for pets, weird eh"

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I love the stuff from the 50's that was red/white and black/white. Very, very cherry!

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by. Great spice rack. Saw the egg things on the earlier post, cold they have been for dyeing Easter eggs? Loved the suitcase in green, good choice!
Dawn

Cass @ That Old House said...

Very sweet! AND I know what your egg mystery items are... they are French egg poachers. You can still buy them today -- Amazon sells a double one in stainless steel for 8.99.

It takes another Old House lover to solve the mystery!
Love your house --- and isn't it great to be fulfilling a dream?

Cass