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Blue Fire-King Snack Dish

15 Apr

Blue Fire-King snack dish

Blue Fire-King snack dish

How terribly kitsch is this Fire-King snack dish? Personally I think it’s great, and I just love the blue glass, but if I didn’t know the make (and if I hadn’t researched it before) I’d be very surprised to find out that it came from Mid-century America – it looks far more Eastern to me! Although that being said I do have some vague memory of seeing a similar piece in some ’50s styled movie…..

The gold trim is slightly worn, but even that’s not in terrible nick, and the glass itself seems to be completely free from wear. A wonderfully over-the-top relish dish that will make the ideal serving plate for some crunchy crudites and home-made dip.

Dimensions: 28cm long x 19cm wide x 3.5cm high

Price: R130

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Snowflake Pyrexware Dishes – SOLD

14 Apr

Pair of pyrex JAJ Snowflake dishes

Pair of pyrex JAJ Snowflake dishes

I think it was only last week that I was saying how hard it is to find coloured pyrexware these days, especially these lovely soft pastel colours. I know I must have mentioned it as least a dozen times before, but I really do love my own collection of coloured pyrex dishes, and even for someone who doesn’t cook, I seem to get plenty of use out of them – plus they’re probably the best looking things in my kitchen! I think that these JAJ Snowflake dishes date to the late 1950s. The slightly smaller rectangular dish has a bit of wear to the pattern, and the yellow isn’t quite as bright as it used to be, but it’s still in reasonably good condition, and the oval divider dish is in great nick!

A handsome pair that I know you’ll use time and again, and when they’re not in the oven or microwave they’ll look fantastic on display in your kitchen!

Dimensions: Rectangular dish – 29cm long x 17cm wide x 4.5cm high; Dish with divider – 32cm long x 21.5cm wide x 5cm high

Prices: Rectangular dish – R95; Dish with divider – R120

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Collection of Pyrex Bowls – SOLD

10 Apr

Collection of pyrex bowls

Collection of pyrex bowls

They may look very plain, but these bowls will be super handy in the kitchen – you can use them for everything from whisking eggs to serving up a small salad. One of the small white pyrex bowls also has a pouring spout which makes it ideal for baking. There are some minor signs of wear to the two white bowls, but on the whole they’re in excellent nick! The jade green bowl does have a small chip along its rim, which I unfortunately only noticed after I’d taken the photos, but other than that it’s pretty clean.

A practical collection of pyrex bowls that will serve you well for years to come!

Note: The white bowl on the right has a very, very faint tinge of blue to it.

Dimensions and Prices:

  • Small bowl with spout – 16cm in diameter x 11.5cm tall; R65
  • Jade green bowl – 19.5cm in diameter x 12cm tall; R55
  • Small white bowl – 18cm in diameter x 9.5cm tall; R60

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Pair of Pyrex Bowls – SOLD

9 Apr

Pair of retro pyrex bowls

Pair of retro pyrex bowls

I used to come across pyrex bowls all the time, but these days they seem to be pretty rare – especially the coloured pyrex pieces. Either they’ve become way more fashionable so people are holding onto them, or I bought up all of Durban’s stock when I first started Mint! Whatever the reason they really have become quite hard to find, so I was delighted to stumble upon this pair of matching bowls the other day! The bowl with the red swirly pattern has some very minor wear along its rim, but other than that both bowls seem to be in pretty good nick.

Dimensions: Each bowl measures 19cm in diameter x 12cm tall

Price: R85 each / R150 for the pair

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Pair of Pyrex Mixing Bowls – SOLD

31 Mar

Pair of vintage mixing bowls

Pair of vintage mixing bowls

This is a practical, hard-working pair of bowls. There’s nothing fancy about them, and looking at the scratches to the paintwork, they’ve seen plenty of use in their time, but there’s no actual damage and if you’re into your baking these bowls will prove super useful in the kitchen!

Dimensions: Large bowl – 23cm in diameter x 11.5cm tall; Small bowl – 16cm in diameter x 11.5cm tall

Price: Large bowl – R95; Small bowl – R65 / R130 for the pair

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Phoenix Pyrex Bowl – SOLD

20 Mar

Retro Phoenix pyrex bowl

Retro Phoenix pyrex bowl

This Phoenix pyrex bowl isn’t in what you’d term ‘mint’ condition, but I love the shape and colour so much that I can forgive it a bit of wear and tear! The most obvious damage is to the lid which has a chip along the top of it, but it’s still perfectly functional and while the damage is noticeable, it’s not glaringly obvious. The paintwork is also a bit worn in places, but that’s not uncommon with these ‘painted’ bowls, and overall the bowl is still pretty clean.

A great design in a striking colour – I think that this is a fantastic piece of pyrexware!

Dimensions: 10cm tall (with lid on) x 22cm long x 14cm wide

Price: R130

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