Monday, October 14, 2013

~ Fun kitchenwares... Blisscraft and Lustroware... and their unbreakable plastics...

These wonderful plastic kitchenwares... these "unbreakable" kitchen items became popular back in the early 1950's.  

With the ability to make everyday kitchenware's from a plastic that could take a beating. 

 A new high density polyethylene plastic that could bend. 

These wonderful items were produce in many fantastic colors. Blue, green, yellow, red, white and pink... and with this new invention of bendable plastic... next came Tupperware. 

And as anyone who has done any kind of flea markets or thrift store adventures, there is oodles of that Tupperware from the 1950's to be found. 

But I am much more interested in the kitchenware's made from Blisscraft and Lustroware.
Now with Lustroware, they had a hard plastics kitchenware line too. A very popular line. The red and white... and those yellow and white canister sets are still findable.  Oh... and the ever popular breadboxes. In a rainbow of colors that have manage to survive to this day. Just lots of cute things to obsess over.

I can say, without hesitation, that it is that spice rack from Lustroware, that still commands a scary price. They were selling at 50.00 in 1990.  And have always held onto its value.

So if you come across one of these lovely spice racks.... and it's under 20.00... BUY IT. They always fetch scary prices on eBay. 

Anywho... Blisscraft. I love the Blisscraft items with the scallop edges. It is one of their trademarks. And they are just too dang cute!  In great colors... pink, turquoise and yellow. Lets look at some pictures of these beauties. 

(Footnote:  All of these pictures have been collect over the last year... I own none of these)

There is a Blisscraft set of three mixing bowls... 

This is their circular jell-o mold.... 

A pink utensil holder....

A standard four piece canister set... that I could only find a picture of three of them for show and tell....

There was a separate ice bucket to match! 

Of course there were all kinds of pitchers too! 

So there were mugs, coasters and a butter dish.... all with those sweet scallops... 

And what I consider a great kitchen item.... a cracker holder!

How wonderful. When was the last time you came across a cracker holder with a scallop edge!?!


Mecky said...

I have a red and a turquoise butter dish. I found an ad in an old magazine that you could send off for one for a dollar. I can't remember with what product, though.
Anyway, it amazes me that the spice racks go so high. I have seen them go for up to 80.00. I have 4 of them. Two were from a friend.

Pamela Wade said...

Hi! I just found your blog last night and I love it! It's so great to find new things to look for! I had never heard of or don't recall seeing Blisscraft or Lustroware but I will be on the lookout now! Thanks! ~~Pam

Farm Girl Pink... said...


I have never see a inexpensive Lustroware spice rack. Ever.

I paid the 50.00 for only one I ever bought, in 1990. But I had a set of those red Mammy spice shaker jars. I had bought the spice jar set for all of 30.00. But got robbed when I paid for the red rack!

Yet, I had a very pleased sister when she got it all for Christmas. :)

Farm Girl Pink... said...

Hi Pamela! Thank you for the kind words.

I am always interested in the odd things that were found in older kitchens. Not the typical well known brands. Like Tupperware.

So when I have the time, I will get on a tangent and talk about something weird. Like the Blisscraft stuff. :)