Corning Ware Pie Dish

23 Oct

Corning Ware pie dish

Corning Ware pie dish

This Corning Ware pie dish is nice and neat – there are some minor scuff marks here and there, but on the whole it’s in great nick! It has the classic Cornflower Blue pattern, which I have to say I quite like (people are often very divided on this pattern!), and it’s perfectly placed so that when you cut in to the centre of your pie or quiche a little sliver of the flower is revealed.

A great bit of cookware in tip-top condition!

Dimensions: 25cm in diameter x 4cm deep

Price: R150

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Bone China Cups and Saucers – SOLD

22 Oct

Set of 4 Adderley bone china cups & saucers

Set of 4 Adderley bone china cups & saucers

These little Adderley teacups are just delightful to look at, and it seems their good looks have won them for than a few followers! I’ve seen these cups and saucers sell for an absolute mint  – a slightly more ornate version of them sold on ebay last year for nearly 60 quid (that’s close to R1100!), and locally I’ve seen them go for as much as R200 per cup and saucer – just silly really! Although I completely understand why people would pay such high prices, they really are so pretty! Sadly though I didn’t realise that the one saucer (the pink one) was cracked when I bought it. You can barely see it, but there’s a definite crack that runs half way through the plate, and with a bit of time I’m pretty sure it will crack right in two. All is not lost though, as there are two spare saucers (four cups, and six saucers), and I actually think the colours look really nice mixed and matched (see pic under ‘more’).

Dimensions: Cups – 6cm tall x 7cm in diameter; Saucers – 12cm in diameter

Price: R250 for the set

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Vintage Amber Glasses – SOLD

22 Oct

Vintage sherry glasses

Vintage sherry glasses

I bought these beautiful amber glasses as part of a large collection of vintage glass. The lady who I bought them from had received a massive collection of glass when she got married, enough to literally last her a lifetime! Obviously some of the pieces have been damaged over the years – I assume there would gave originally been six of these glasses – but the ones that have survived are in great nick! I’m not quite sure what they’re meant for? They’re quite small, so my guess would be for something like sherry, but the shape’s not quite right so who knows! But I’m sure whoever buys them will put them to good use!

Dimensions: Each glass measures 8.5cm tall x 6.5cm in diameter

Price: R110 for the set of four

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Bone China Tea and Coffee Pots – SOLD

22 Oct

Paragon teapot & coffee pot

Paragon teapot & coffee pot

Ooh, how pretty are these bone china pots?! I think they’re absolutely super! I’m not sure if the smaller pot is meant for coffee or hot water, but in a way it doesn’t really matter because it’s quite badly damaged – there’s a big chip along the rim which we’ve sanded down and sealed, but it’s still there – glaringly so! I couldn’t bare to throw it away because it’s so lovely, and at the very least it will look great sitting next to its partner, plus you could always use it to water those herbs you have growing on your window sill!

P.S. Click here to see some of the crazy prices that Paragon china sells for!

Dimensions: Teapot – 19cm tall x 12cm in diameter; Coffee pot – 14cm tall x 10cm wide x 9cm deep

Price: R250 for the pair

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Murano-style Ashtray – SOLD

22 Oct

Murano-style ashtray

Murano-style ashtray

This is probably one of the cleanest ashtrays that I’ve ever had for sale! Invariably with these older pieces of glass there’s a small chip or crack somewhere in the glass or at the very least some wear to the base of the ashtray, but this beautiful aventurine ashtray seems to be in perfect condition – honestly, I can’t see a scratch on it!

A pristine and very striking piece of Murano-style glass that would make a wonderful gift for a collector.

Dimensions: 5.5cm tall x 11.5cm in diameter

Price: R220

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Wood and Vinyl Lounge Suite

21 Oct

Retro wood & vinyl couch

Retro wood & vinyl couch

I’ve always loved wooden lounge suites, but they’ve become very hard to find in recent years. When I bought my first home they were already fairly difficult to come by, but they’d still turn up for sale now and again at prices that you could afford. But it’s been a good year or two since I’ve seen a wooden lounge suite for sale, so when I spotted this variation on the classic two-seater-plus-armchairs combo, I jumped at the chance to buy it, even though it’s somewhat unusual! The armchairs have been replaced by large stools on castors ( I have to say, I love that they’re on wheels!), and instead of the two-seater couch there’s a four-seater bench with the option of using cushions that need a wall to lean against. Personally I prefer the bench without the back cushions (I think that the cushions make it a bit bulky), but if you have the right space for it, I suppose it’s a more substantial piece of furniture with the cushions. I love the fact that it’s so long – not only does it make it very striking, but it also means that it could double as a bed if you’re ever in need of an extra spot for a visiting friend or family member.

An interesting set in great condition. I think you’d struggle to find a modern piece to replace it at this price – plus we all know that a contemporary version wouldn’t be nearly as cool!

Note: The original strapping has been replaced with chipboard, but the board is in perfect condition.

Dimensions: Bench-cum-couch – 2.15m long x 71cm deep x 40cm tall (85cm tall incl. back cushions); Stools – 70cm wide x50cm deep x 40cm tall

Price: Bench – R2600 – SOLD; Stools R690 each

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