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I have been packing and unpacking and I've been coming across things that were my mom's from the fifties.I have a set of I guess they're aluminum dessert dishes in bright colors with glass inserts.The
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Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/12/2013 3:12 PM EDT
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Going back a bit further, I have the bread mixer that my husband's mother used back in the late 40ties and 50ties.  It is one that you turn by hand to mix the bread dough.  I suspect this could be from the 20ties even, from her own mother.  Because she died when my husband was 7 yrs old, I did not get to meet this lovely woman.  Hubbie got a step-mother about a year and a half later and she was precious.  She married late in life and hubby was like her own son in many ways.  How blessed, two sweet mothers.

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/12/2013 5:26 PM EDT
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 I have a bunch of kitchen utensils that I've collected from antique stores. Don't know how old they are but they all have the painted wooden handles. Things like egg beaters and dippers and things. I made a cork board and framed it and it hangs in the kitchen because I like to use them. I also have a collection of refrigerator dishes which I use for leftovers and to hold things like my hair bands and packets of sugar. I wonder how old are these things.  

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/13/2013 12:05 PM EDT
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  I have a bunch of kitchen utensils that I've collected from antique stores. Don't know how old they are but they all have the painted wooden handles. Things like egg beaters and dippers and things. I made a cork board and framed it and it hangs in the kitchen because I like to use th em. I also have a collection of refrigerator dishes which I use for leftovers and to hold things like my hair bands and packets of sug ar. I wonder how old these things.  
Posted by vicki s


Hi Vicki,Your gadgets are from the 40's and 50's .The refrigerator glass storage containers could be 30's- 40's or later depending on what they look like. These are like the ones I had.I sold them a long time ago much to my mom's dismay.I shoul have listener to her.The ones from the 30's and 40's were made out of colored glass,green,yellow,pink and cobalt blue.I've seen clear glass ones but those usually have some sort of design on them.The newer ones are made by Pyrex and those look like they were painted,those now are being collected.


Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/13/2013 1:50 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: RETRO "The 50's" : Hi Vicki,Your gadgets are from the 40's and 50's .The refrigerator glass storage containers could be 30's- 40's or later depending on what they look like. These are like the ones I had.I sold them a long time ago much to my mom's dismay.I shoul have listener to her.The ones from the 30's and 40's were made out of colored glass,green,yellow,pink and cobalt blue.I've seen clear glass ones but those usually have some sort of design on them.The newer ones are made by Pyrex and those look like they were painted,those now are being collected.
Posted by gale g


 Hi Gale! I was so happy that you were able to find some information on the refrigerator dishes! I have some that are clear on both the top and the bottom parts, some with the dish part being red with a clear lid, a clear one that looks like it's turning a slight purple but I used it to keep my packets of Equal in and dropped the lid and broke it one morning and I was so sad   :(  and some that are green on the dish part with a clear lid. The colored ones are like painted on looking-not clear colored glass like the green one I see here. Love the one that you showed me! About the kitchen gadgets-I think that I have a "real" potato smasher! This thing really is made to smash those spuds!  Laughing I think that it's probably not too good to use the gadgets because of the paint that was probably used. The old-time paint had lead in it but I use them anyway. I'm glad that I found someone that likes antiques as much as I do! I collect anything that I come across! Old oil lamps, old fashioned coke bottle openers-the kind that were meant to get off the metal lid and the other end is to put holes into like condensed milk cans, some old beads that were found in-between the walls and floor boards when a house was being re-built along with some small toy trucks that look old and were made with metal and not plastic like now days. Once while I was living high up in the mountains and hiking around I came across a few old shacks that were from the really old days. There I found a pair of ladies shoes that were the button up high tops that were what the ladies wore way back ages ago, a small book that someone had wrote in about every thing that they owed money to and the amount that they had on themselves, in-between the walls way back when people used everything that they could find to help insulate the house and I found old printed newspapers in-between the walls that were falling down. This place was so far out that you could see that nobody had been there besides me in all those years. That was so exciting finding that! Back to the kitchen I have a set of pink "nesting" bowls that I use every day but they do not see a dishwasher! OH! I could go on and on about antiques! Even the house that I rent was built in the 40's to 50's the landlady says. The house has all the "real" doors that are very solid and the person that built this house used only a fireplace for heat and every doorway has a door to it. Like was done back then to help conserve heat and they would close off the kitchen. It's got all the old lighting, the glass in the doors and a porch that runs the length of the house like when neighbors would sit and chat in the evenings. I really like old houses. SO!! Now that I talked way longer than I should I guess that I'll quit! I'm going to find someone that can teach me to put up pictures for you to see. One more thing that I have that's antique-ME!

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/13/2013 6:11 PM EDT
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I just clip pictures of what I have from the internet.I haven't found that teapot I was telling you about.Being that old who knows if that was the only one made.I've never seen that anywhere.Once I dig that out I'll have my daughter in law take a picture and I'll post it.I clip pictures of what I have and try to keep how much they are selling for just for my record.My mom had a red berry bowl set with 5 small  bowls and the large serving bowl.She hung on to that set and looked for a replacement bowl.She passed away 16 years ago and never found the bowl.I was at a flea market or  garage sale and found the bowl.There were no other bowls just that one.I bought it and finished the set.Just keep your eyes open and you might find your broken piece.My home was build in 1942,this is the home I'm leaving to move into an apartment.I was cleaning the exhaust fan in the kitchen when we moved in and I found an old Howdy Doody silver teaspoon stuck up in there,I still have it.Vicki just go to E bay and you'll find a lot of antiques this will give you an idea of what people are selling things for.

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/13/2013 11:34 PM EDT
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I just clip pictures of what I have from the internet.I haven't found that teapot I was telling you about.Being that old who knows if that was the only one made.I've never seen that anywhere.Once I dig that out I'll have my daughter in law take a picture and I'll post it.I clip pictures of what I have and try to keep how much they are selling for just for my record.My mom had a red berry bowl set with 5 small  bowls and the large serving bowl.She hung on to that set and looked for a replacement bowl.She passed away 16 years ago and never found the bowl.I was at a flea market or  garage sale and found the bowl.There were no other bowls just that one.I bought it and finished the set.Just keep your eyes open and you might find your broken piece.My home was build in 1942,this is the home I'm leaving to move into an apartment.I was cleaning the exhaust fan in the kitchen when we moved in and I found an old Howdy Doody silver teaspoon stuck up in there,I still have it.Vicki just go to E bay and you'll find a lot of antiques this will give you an idea of what people are selling things for.
Posted by gale g


 Gale, I talk too much! Looking just now and sorry for bending your ear so much! I feel so sorry for you that you are having to make this move. On the other hand it is always exciting to go to new places! I've moved 22 times. My ex-husband and I would move into houses and fix them up (painting, give the yard a makover and things) for cheaper rent. When one was done we would find another one. I got really good at packing! It was fun and we stayed in our small town so after a while word got around and we never had trouble finding a place to live! Have you visited the new town much before? It'll be nice to be around family.

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/14/2013 7:40 AM EDT
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 I like the retros kitchen table.

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/14/2013 11:28 AM EDT
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 I like the retros kitchen table.
Posted by Maryann O


 Maryann, I like the old tables too. A look that I like also is the good old-fashioned looks of the hamburger places. Also the the hamburger places that brought your food to you. Have you seen the older kitchen tables that have drawers in them to store your silverware?

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/14/2013 7:22 PM EDT
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i have my mothers cookie cutters and a old cheese grater and my husbands aunts swifter
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 Millie, you have your mothers' cookie cutters? Wow! Maybe you could show me a picture?

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/14/2013 7:43 PM EDT
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Gale, I know that you might be worried about a web site that I'm about to give you but in the off-chance... I have a web site that I love to go to. They have reproductions of depression era glass and I just love the stuff! The things that they offer change every once in a while so when I like something there I like I hurry and get it. Not just me though. Many others love the depression look to. It's always a mad dash to get what you want.  They sell biscuit jars, spoon rests, jelly jars, glasses, pitchers, butter keepers-both the cube ones and the old-time round ones, platters. There is more but too much to list! The colors and the imprinted designs and the different things themselves are just like in the depression era. Best yet they can go in the dish washer and I don't have to worry about them! I buy all the pink over the last two years but I buy other colors too. The site is MILESKIMBALL.COM

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/14/2013 10:25 PM EDT
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Gale, I know that you might be worried about a web site that I'm about to give you but in the off-chance... I have a web site that I love to go to. They have reproductions of depression era glass and I just love the stuff! The things that they offer change every once in a while so when I like something there I like I hurry and get it. Not just me though. Many others love the depression look to. It's always a mad dash to get what you want.  They sell biscuit jars, spoon rests, jelly jars, glasses, pitchers, butter keepers-both the cube ones and the old-time round ones, platters. There is more but too much to list! The colors and the imprinted designs and the different things themselves are just like in the depression era. Best yet they can go in the dish washer and I don't have to worry about them! I buy all the pink over the last two years but I buy other colors too. The site is MILESKIMBALL.COM
Posted by vicki s


I'll check it out .I do have green,cobalt blue,black,red and pink depression glass.I have been saving them for so long I'm going to start using them when some of my friends come over.I saved them,protected them,dusted and admired them for decades now.So if anyone gets to break them it's going to be me! lol

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/15/2013 2:28 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: RETRO "The 50's" : I'll check it out .I do have green,cobalt blue,black,red and pink depression glass.I have been saving them for so long I'm going to start using them when some of my friends come over.I saved them,protected them,dusted and admired them for decades now.So if anyone gets to break them it's going to be me! lol
Posted by gale g


 Gale, you don't want to break them! Smile I think it's nice to use the things that you enjoy. I use my things all the time but I have broke 1 thing-the refridge dish lid! Curious to see the black glass. I haven't seen that color before. And if you ever get tired of the pink glass...Laughing

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/16/2013 10:11 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: RETRO "The 50's" :  Gale, you don't want to break them! I think it's nice to use the things that you enjoy. I use my things all the time but I have broke 1 thing-the refridge dish lid! Curious to see the black glass. I haven't seen that color before. And if you ever get tired of the pink glass...
Posted by vicki s


The black depression glass when held up to a light is actually purple in color sometimes red.it is referred to as Black Amethyst glass it so dark it's black.My best friend and my niece both told me to enjoy my stuff and I'm going to.I went to the site that you gave me their stuff is very pretty.I look around every once in awhile to keep up with current prices.Here is a site it's called etsy.This is were i just bought that black panther TV light from for my son,he loves it.ETSY is just a place where vintage or hand made things are bought and sold.There are tons of things on there there is no bidding like on EBAY you just buy it.It seems that some of the shop owners will bargain with you.I have made four purchases on there already and have received three so far everything was wrapped well and in perfect condition.I will get the fourth on Monday.My mom gave me a set of dishes that is called Poppy Trail and it has roosters on them they are from the forties.I have service for 8 but no serving pieces she always wanted to  finish  the set but it got hard to find.I have found a few pieces here on ETSY.This is my quest to finish this set.it's kind of fun looking on line to find these since I can't get out now.I'll see if I can find a picture of one of the pieces of Black Amethyst that I have and I'll post it.

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/16/2013 10:41 PM EDT
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    The candle holders and vase are both from 30's and 40's  I own the candle holders and the vase.You should shop around Vicki you can still find a lot of goodies out there if you look.Go to the library or on the internet to educate yourself on depression glass before you know it you will be an old pro at this.I love Antique and Vintage glasswear.



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posted at 3/16/2013 10:58 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: RETRO "The 50's" : The black depression glass when held up to a light is actually purple in color sometimes red.it is referred to as Black Amethyst glass it so dark it's black.My best friend and my niece both told me to enjoy my stuff and I'm going to.I went to the site that you gave me their stuff is very pretty.I look around every once in awhile to keep up with current prices.Here is a site it's called etsy.This is were i just bought that black panther TV light from for my son,he loves it.ETSY is just a place where vintage or hand made things are bought and sold.There are tons of things on there there is no bidding like on EBAY you just buy it.It seems that some of the shop owners will bargain with you.I have made four purchases on there already and have received three so far everything was wrapped well and in perfect condition.I will get the fourth on Monday.My mom gave me a set of dishes that is called Poppy Trail and it has roosters on them they are from the forties.I have service for 8 but no serving pieces she always wanted to  finish  the set but it got hard to find.I have found a few pieces here on ETSY.This is my quest to finish this set.it's kind of fun looking on line to find these since I can't get out now.I'll see if I can find a picture of one of the pieces of Black Amethyst that I have and I'll post it.
Posted by gale g


 Gale, I have shopped at Etsy for quite a while. I have my favorites saved there. The prices aren't usually bad and especially if you are looking for the "real" stuff. I've bought earrings, pictures, depression pink glass, plant pots, a bracelet and some Christmas decorations. Everything was perfect condition and very fast to come. Some of them will send something a little extra with the package probably so you shop there again. The things you find there is endless! Keep me posted on the stuff you get! I hope you can finish that set of dishes. I'll keep my eyes peeled for you. EWWW! That's a nasty-sounding expression! How about I'll keep my eyes open? Speaking of nasty sounding. Did you see what Nellie did to me? Smile She warned me to not read her post if it was before eating or while eating as what she had to eat might make me feel sick! Loved it! so funny! I told her that I challenged her to a watermelon seed spitting contest and she said that her her false front teeth might fly further! I love talking to you ladies!


Re: RETRO "The 50's"

posted at 3/17/2013 8:40 AM EDT
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 we have the retro kitchen table.

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

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There were so many things that my Mom wanted to give us that we rejected, an ivory fish, a bronze horse with saddle, depression glass dishes, etc. I guess each generation wants their own possesions.

Re: RETRO "The 50's"

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 Gale been playing around on the computer looking at places like Etsy.com and am just amazed at the things I'm finding! I have found a lot of those "hugger" salt & pepper shakers but no pieces to finish with your green rooster. And the pink depression glass sites have so many things to see that I have to literally blast myself from my chair and quit looking! Never mind my eyes get tired and blurry! Can you believe I found a pink glass cake knife? Interesting but more so is a powder horn in pink that carried someone's black powder for the guns! Probably a lady of course. So cool! Oh and a pink glass hatchet!? Weird. The knife looks a bit orange/pink and I like just real pink but it's interesting. A new diet. Enjoy something so much that only thing that's eating is my eyes! Eye candy!  :)

 
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