Retro Pontesa Teapot – SOLD

17 Apr

Pontesa coffee pot

Pontesa teapot

Everything about this Spanish teapot from Pontesa shouts ‘retro’! The angle of the handle (isn’t it just wonderful?) immediately gives it away as a retro piece, and then you look closely at the pattern and there’s no doubting its vintage. I love it! And it’s in perfect nick, which is always a nice bonus!

Dimensions: 15.5cm tall x 12cm in diameter

Price: R140

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Pineware Snackwich Machine – SOLD

17 Apr

Pineware snackwich maker

Pineware snackwich maker

This Pineware snackwich machine isn’t in the best condition (snackwich machines seldom are!), but I still absolutely love it! I think that this is only the second or third painted snackwich maker that I’ve ever come across, and all of them have been made by Pineware. The red enamel paint is a bit scratched, and there are one or two chips, but the red paintwork is so vibrant that the wear isn’t terribly noticeable, plus the metal plates are relatively clean. And in addition to its good looks, these flat snackwich plates really do make for the best toasted sarmies, so I’m confident that you’ll be more than happy with the tasty snackwiches it makes!

Dimensions: 30cm long x 22cm wide x 10cm tall

Price: R220

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Pair of Small Enamel Jugs – SOLD

17 Apr

Pair of vintage enamel jugs

Pair of vintage enamel jugs

These enamel jugs came from the same home as the pair of white enamel bowls that we featured yesterday, but clearly these jugs weren’t used nearly as much – they’re in great nick! The smaller Kockums jug is my favourite – I really like the shape, and the colors are just that much gentler than the chubbier beige and green jug – but that doesn’t mean that I’m not a big fan of the smaller jug, because I am!

A great pair of vintage milk jugs – you seldom come across enamelware in such good condition, so they really are a real find!

P.S. I think that these jugs look bigger in the pics than they actually are, so please pay attention to the dimensions below.

Dimensions: Medium jug – 12cm tall x 8cm in diameter; Small Kockums jug – 9cm tall x 9cm in diameter

Price: Medium jug – R75; Small Kockums jug – R90

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Pair of Hendlers Pots – SOLD

17 Apr

Pair of Hendlers cooking pots

Pair of Hendlers cooking pots

How crazy is the pattern on this pair of Hendlers cooking pots? I love the colours and the stylised trees and flowers are very cool – although somewhat unusual for cookware! The smaller pot has some very stubborn stains on the inside base that won’t come clean, but I don’t think the stains are actually from wear – the enamel coasting isn’t actually damaged in any way.  Both pots also have some minor scratches to the enamel, and the bases show that the pots have seen a bit of use, but Hendlers are decent quality cookingware so I’m certain that these pots have years left of life in them!

Dimensions: Medium pot – 21cm in diameter x 17cm tall (with lid on); Small pot – 19cm in diameter x 15cm tall (with lid on)

Price: Medium pot – R150; Small pot – R120 / R250 for the pair

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Collection of Uranium Glass – SOLD

16 Apr

Collection of green uranium glass

Collection of green uranium glass

I have a real love for this green uranium glass! The colours vary quite a lot between pieces, but the glass always has this great acid green hue to it. All three of these pieces are fantastic examples, but I particularly like the Handimaid measuring jug. It has a few small chips along the spout and the rim, but overall it’s in decent nick for its age – most sites date this jug to the 1940s. The citrus squeezer is also quite special – I see plain glass versions quite often, but I think that this is the very first time I’ve seen one in green! And the bowl has some lovely details too – the base of the bowl is almost scalloped, and the lip of the bowl curls over to make it easy to grip. The bowl looks like it was well used in its time and has quite a few scratches, although no chips or cracks, but the citrus squeezer seems to be in mint condition with not a mark on it!

Note: The Handimaid measuring jug is for sale for a crazy $50 on ebay!

Dimensions & Prices:

  • Handimaid measuring jug – 13cm tall x 13cm in diameter; R150
  • Citrus squeezer – 13cm in diameter x 7cm tall; R140
  • Bowl – 19cm in diameter x 8cm tall; R80

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1970s Melitta Coffee Pot, Cups and Saucers – SOLD

16 Apr

1970s Melitta coffee pot, cups & saucers

1970s Melitta coffee pot, cups & saucers

I love finding items with their original swing tags! This Melitta label might be a little sad looking, but it’s proof that this German coffee pot has never been used before, which is always quite special – the combination of vintage with brand spanking new is a real win! Plus this happens to be a very fine looking coffee pot, and is accompanied by a pair of very handsome cups and saucers – good looks, a great make and in mint condition – what more could a girl ask for!

Dimensions: Coffee pot – 19cm tall x 13cm in diameter; Cups – 8cm in diameter x 6cm tall; Saucers – 15cm in diameter

Price: R260 for the set

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