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Glasbake Lidded Dishes – SOLD

13 Jan

Retro Glasbake dishes with lids

Retro Glasbake dishes with lids

I’ve only ever come across these Glasbake loaf dishes once before, and I remember being surprised when I did my research that they’re referred to as refrigerator dishes – they don’t look like something that would come standard with a fridge do they? Although can you just imagine how cool that fridge would be! They’re also called meatloaf dishes, which makes more sense given their shape, but I suppose that you could use them for anything really. I love the thick white glass, and of course the lids with those fabulous fin-shaped handles are the real stars!

An unusual (and very cool!) set of dishes in mint condition.

Dimensions: Each dish measures 20cm long x 13cm wide x 13cm high (with lid on)

Price: R130 each

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Pyrex Coffee Percolator – SOLD

9 Jan

Pyrex coffee percolator

Pyrex coffee percolator

I love the style of these Pyrex coffee percolators! I’m sure that I’ve mentioned it before, but I have the teapot version of this pot at home, and when the lights go out (as is apt to happen just when I’m in need of a cuppa!), I delight myself by boiling the water on the gas stove using my beautifully handsome glass teapot! But even better – this coffee pot version can be used on gas and electric stoves – I can only use my teapot on a gas stove because I’m missing the all important metal grid (that metal triangle in the third photo). I’m not entirely sure why, but in order to use the pot on an electric stove you need to sit it on top of this funny little metal triangle. I’m always amazed when I find the triangles still attached to the percolators (I’m pretty sure that if it was my coffee pot I would have long ago misplaced it!), but am also delighted that it’s complete!

A great quality and super handsome coffee pot that will serve you well for years to come (provided you hold onto that triangle!).

Dimensions: 18cm tall x 14cm in diameter

Price: R220

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Pyrex Nesting Bowls – SOLD

15 Dec

Set of three pyrex nesting bowls

Set of three pyrex nesting bowls

There’s something so cool about nesting bowls! Aside from the fact that they’re hard to find complete (they’re normally missing one of the bowls), they’re very handy to have in the kitchen, stack away neatly, and look great on display! I know some people will think that this particular pattern’s a bit garish, but personally I think its fantastic! I love the stylised design, and you can’t really go wrong with bright orange in a kitchen!

Note: There’s a small chip along the rim of the medium bowl

Dimensions: Large bowl – 19.5cm in diameter x 12cm tall; Medium bowl – 17cm in diameter x 10cm tall; Small bowl – 14cm in diameter x 9cm tall

Price: R165 for the set

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Pyrex Double Boiler – SOLD

10 Nov

Pyrex double boiler

Pyrex double boiler

The people who were selling this pyrex double boiler thought that it was two separate pots, and had priced them individually. I think they were somewhat disappointed when I told them that they couldn’t sell them separately – I, on the other hand, was delighted! It’s pretty hard to find these double boilers! The pots are both in perfect condition, with very little wear to either the glass or the metal, but the tiny metal triangle that allows you to use the pots on an electric stove is missing (as is so often the case), so they can only really be used on gas. At least you’ll still be able to make that great chocolate sauce when Eskom turn your lights off for the night!

Dimensions: 21cm tall x 17cm in diameter

Price: R265

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Opalex Dinner Service – SOLD

7 Nov

Opalex dinner service

Opalex dinner service

I think this might be the first time that I’ve come across a complete pyrex dinner service! I was pretty excited when I spotted it, and judging by how well wrapped it was in its box, I know that it was a well loved set – and well used! The gold along the rim of the plates has all but worn away, in fact it’s completely missing from the cereal bowls – although I’m not so sure that that’s a bad thing? It would a take a bit of elbow grease, but you could probably get rid of the rest of the gold – I think they’d maybe look a bit neater if they were just plain white. But I think they look great even as they stand, and they’re pretty unusual, which in my books makes them that much more interesting! Plus (for my final selling point!) they’re pretty hardy, so would be ideal for families with kids!

Dimensions: Dinner plates – 25cm in diameter; Salad plates – 21.5cm in diameter; Side plates – 16.5cm in diameter; Bowls – 4cm deep x 16cm in diameter

Price: R280 for the set (24 pieces)

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Pyrex Cups and Saucers – SOLD

5 Nov

Vintage Opalex cups & saucers

Vintage Opalex cups & saucers

I’ve called these cups ‘pyrex’, but technically that’s not really correct. Pyrex is a brand name, but is often used to refer to all different sorts of toughened glass. While Opalex looks a lot like pyrex, it has a slightly more translucent quality to it, and I assume goes through a different (although probably very similar) manufacturing process. But really who cares about the technicalities, what we should be focusing on is how great this set is! Not only is it in excellent condition, with a lovely pattern, but the cups are also a decent size which means that you can have a proper cup of tea in them! Very important if you’re serious about your tea (I’m talking to you Helen and Bridget McNulty!).

Dimensions: Cups – 7cm tall x 8.5cm in diameter; Saucers – 14cm in diameter

Price: R130

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