Monday, August 31, 2015

~ Have you seen them too? Did you buy them? Purple Mason Jars..

Once again I am buying these gorgeous colored Ball Mason Jars. I had saw these a couple months ago. And talked myself out of buying them. I already had a few boxes of the turquoise jars from 2013. Some that I released into my kitchen cabinets, for daily use. A couple cases I saved. 

These were both part of the limited edition Heritage collection series, from Ball.  They did release a odd color green last year. I was not crazy about the shade of green used on them. So I did not buy any of green Ball jars.  

But I really like these purple jars. They did look a little dark. But really they are a nice see-throughly color. 

I placed a white cloth in one to show that. They are a nice color and you can see through the glass. 

I am sad that this is the last of the color series, for Ball canning jars. I was hoping that Jarden Home Brands/Ball Jar manufacturer... was going to issue a pink Mason jar! 

It is looking like I am going to end up buying at least one case of the wide mouth quart jars, in purple. I keep going back and looking at them. Thinking of ways I could use them. They really are a great size jar. And I love the one vintage Ball jar, that I use to hold utensils in on the kitchen cabinet.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

~ The one thing I truly want... and can't get to! Pink Formica!

image is from here... and currently for sale!

Again, the one thing I want more than life for my kitchen. Is some pink Formica. To have a amazing pink Formica kitchenette set. That is not much to ask for, is it?

I originally saw this kitchenette set for sale... a few years ago. Say 3/4 years ago? It has been awhile. 

(I even wrote about this set in 2013! Look towards the bottom of the page)

As I am stalking around eBay, looking for a particular vintage pink phone. This shows up in the search results. The amazing pink telephone table with its matching pink dinette. That I had lusted over. And would have bought immediately. Had it been anywhere near Texas. I have the cash in my purse! 

But ohhh nooooo. It resides in the state of  Massachusetts. Seriously. Massachusetts! 
image from here... and currently looking for a new home...

Are you kidding me?!?! Look at how perfect these chairs are... in all their pink glory. How can this amazing pink kitchen set,  never have sold?!?  

image from here... and currently looking for a new home... 

Look at that table top! My favorite style of table top too! Rectangular with the rounded off corners. And it has a leaf! A matching pink formica leaf! Ugh! 

Again I ask. How can this amazing set of mid century goodness. Not be living in my home!?!  Whyyyy....

All images are from here... the eBay sale page...

Saturday, August 29, 2015

~ Brookpark Confetti Mixing bowls... More melmac for the cabinets...

I finally got a moment and got the camera out. Snapped a couple quick pictures of my new addition to my kitchen. My packed kitchen cabinets. Ugh. I had shown a quick picture of them a week or so ago...

Anywho. These are just so amazing. They are both the same size. I had hope to use these sweet bowls, as serving bowls. Since I have to justify... anything I add to my already over stuffed kitchen... of vintage goodness. 

But as I was attempting to decide where to place them. What I was going to have to purge out of the cabinets... I notice a small miracle. 

They fit inside the turquoise confetti bowls! Yes, it is a happy ending for me. Nothing lost its place in my cabinets. Because I just had to have... these little amazing pink and green confetti bowls. 

It has been months since I have linked up to anyone... 

And see what kind of amaziness there is to see! 

Friday, August 28, 2015

~ Lot's of turquoise... and where is my cocktail?

"Yes, I understand that you must be very busy... but I am still waiting on your delivery, for my Friday afternoon cocktails. How will I explain to the ladies, that I have no Vermouth for the Martini's?"

Thursday, August 27, 2015

~ More amazing vintage appliances... GE Book-shelf freezer...

Yes, that is another vintage turquoise appliance. This time it is the 1957 GE Book-shelf upright freezer.  Sitting smack dab in the middle of a kitchen filled with turquoise steel cabinets.  

The fact that that gorgeous freezer has a pink interior... just adds to my pain. The pain I have because that there is only three popular options for appliances. White, black and stainless steel.  And none of those remotely interest me enough, to spend my money on them. 

(that floor is all kinds of amazing too!)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

~ Let's look at some pretty vintage Bell Telephones...

Okay, that really is not a turquoise telephone. That is more of a baby blue rotary desk phone from 1959.  Yet, it still has lots of curb appeal. I prefer the turquoise color phones.

Now that is a turquoise phone! And one that I have never seen in person. The first one I encounter, will come home with me when I do! 

I saw that sweet little phone @ Pinterest. And follow the image back to its original link here...  where they had more than one of these space saver phones for sale.

Did I mention they also had one in pink

I am going to need to find one of these.  I can see this gorgeous pink phone, hanging in my kitchen! This would be the perfect phone, for the mid century kitchen. 

I am really stuck on this design of the Space Saver... with the round base. But look what I came across in eBay... 

image from here... and currently for sale

That is the space saver telephone with the square base. And in really decent condition too. 

image from here... and looking for a new home!
I suspect that this base is made of metal. This is when phones were meant to last a life time. So it is going to be a solid piece of mid century goodness! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

~ Living rooms... Kroehler Furniture...

When was the last time you saw a new couch... in amazing colors? With a wonderful texture? And quality made? Yea, its been awhile for me too. 

I love Kroehler furniture from the 1940's. I am very fond of my couch with a solid back. I am not a fan of the pillow back couches. Which always look like poo after a year of use. Because the pillows are all sad, dirty and lumpy looking. 

These older couches had such great lines. A nice solid looking piece of furniture with great arms. And sits up off the floor. 

When did it become a industry standard, to have your couch barely 6 inches off the ground, when seated on it. If my knees are higher than my butt when I am seated. I am not going to be happy. I am just not interested in sitting that low to the floor. Even the top of my bed, is a 34 inches from the floor. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

~ It's too hot.... I need some Dairy Queen!

Yes, I am still thinking about ice cream. And there is something truly sastifying about the soft serve vanilla ice cream at Dairy Queen. It is even better if there is crushed up Nilla Wafers and chopped up banana's in it!

~ Borden's Eagle Brand Milk... Ice Cream!

Now I do enjoy baking with Eagle Brand Milk. I have a Key Lime pie recipe, which requires a can Eagle Brand milk, that is a truly amazing pie. 

There are two types of Key Lime pie. One that is baked. One that is cold set in the refrigerator.  I do the baked one... because that cold set pie, is just an unfortunate waste of pie. 

Anywho... I was thinking about ice cream. The homemade ice cream, that my Mother makes. The one that is based on a can of Eagle Brand Milk.  If you love a bowl super sweet vanilla ice cream. Use a can of Eagle Brand Milk. 

So I was looking for the recipe to make it. The version using the electric ice cream maker. Which I believe was purchase before I was born. Where you use crushed ice and salt around the metal cylinder to keep it from freezing up, as it turns in the yellow plastic bucket. 

But as I was reading through these Borden recipes... I realize that these do not require the traditional ice cream machine. With the turning drum.  How odd. Yet, they all look amazing.

So as kept roaming through this Borden booklet, I saw this great recipe for Chocolate Pie. Using of course a can of that wonderful gooey sweeten condense milk! 

I have never liked a Chocolate pie, made with a package pudding. But the one made with a can of sweeten condense milk... is just divine. This is the one my Granny made. The one that requires a double boiler.  

(Which I still can not use a double boiler and things turn out fine.)

(images from here... and the entire booklet is there to see...)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

~ Things on eBay... more Melmac Confetti bowls...

image from here... and currently for sale.... 

I just can not stop lurking around eBay.  There is so many good things that show up daily. 

This is my first time seeing a chip and dip set in Melmac... in the confetti pattern. It even has its metal arm. This would bring all kinds of greatness to a party table. 

image from here... and looking for a new home

I did purchase a couple more Melmac bowls... that I have not had the time to photograph. They are amazing. I love the weird bold colors bowls, the most. Here is an image that was with the auction. 

Oh yea.... green and pink splatter! They are just amazing. I really do love the weird color mixtures.

Friday, August 14, 2015

~ Brookpark Melmac... the square's....

More love from me... for Brookpark melmac. This time it is about these wonder square design dinner wares. 

These are fabulous looking dishes. To be honest, I have never seen any of these in person. That is, this square design plates and such. This is a great line of goods. 

There were other solid colors to choose from, to make your table pretty for dinner. 

I image these were sold, as being dressy enough for a dinner party... because they mimic the look of solid glass. They seem to have a nice matte finish. But not so much that light would not reflect off the finish. 

Brookpark seems to have just made oodles of this stuff. All kinds of shapes and prices. 

Plus they were durable as it comes. These did not break.

But being pretty... is always the best way to get my attention. I love the pretty stuff in my kitchen. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

~ Things on eBay... Brookpark Confetti bowls...

image from here... and currently for sale!

Oh, my. Look at that! It is a set of amazing Brookpark Melmac mixing bowls. Confetti mixing bowls. Never removed from package. Looking for a new home on eBay.

It simply does not get any better than that!  I love finding vintage kitchen goodness still in their original packages. And this set of confetti bowls are perfection. 

image from here... and currently for sale! 

I attempt to keep up with the vintage magazine advertisements on eBay. Hoping to come across one for these bowls. I have gather all kinds of Melmac ad's for their table wares. But have not come up with any for their kitchen wares. Maybe they did not consider doing advertisements for the mixing bowls? 

image from here... and currently for sale! 

What a missed opportunity! With all the colors that were produced for the mixing bowls. I would love to have a look at what colors were produced. 

These brown bowls with the multi-color speckles seem to have been very popular. Makes me wonder if these were the first ones issued.  Maybe they turned into a money making line for Brookpark. And that is what provoked so many other colors being issued. 

image from here.... and looking for a brand new home! 

But being able to see a brand new set of Brookpark Melmac mixing bowls... in their original packaging... is amazing. I hope they find a new home!

Saturday, August 08, 2015

~ New brownie pan in the kitchen!

I have shown off one of my favorite Pyrex baking pans in my kitchen. It is this wonderful yellow square brownie size pan. I use this pan all the time. 

I have three of the four pieces of this weirdo yellow-green Pyrex set. They are impossible for me to photograph and have the color look correct.  I am missing the pie plate. Sadly, because I am the one who broke it. It got away from me one night while I was hand washing it. And broke it, as it bounced off the side of the sink. 

Now this image shows the odd coloring of this yellow-green color. It is posing with one of the smaller pale yellow casserole Pyrex bowls.

Anywho... I was headed somewhere... I added a new brownie pan to my collection.

This is the darker pink Pyrex.  I just love my flash too much.  :)

Which I do have the larger casserole that matches it, in my kitchen cabinet too.

Which may be part of that Pyrex Desert Dawn set... I could not find my copy of this advertisement which is not faded all to bits.  But Pyrex did issue two very distinct pink colors. And these two... brownie pan and large casserole... are much deeper pink than most of vintage Pyrex. Yet they are all still amazing, to look at!