Sunday, November 3, 2013

thrift store spoils, ch. 9: Åry Fanérprodukter and another magazine rack


I’ve had only a little time to thrift store shop lately due to subbing commitments and hostessing duties. (Had a nice visit from my sister and niece!) I did find some cool stuff, though. And I'll start with this fixer-upper piece bought at a GW.  




Pretty rough, huh? But the tray (which is quite large, by the way, at about 18 in. x 18 in.) was made by Åry Fanérprodukter in Sweden, according to the info on the bottom. It looked like teak to me, and it was priced at $2.96, so I thought it was worth a try. I took it home and applied some Skydd wood oil that I'd just bought the week before at IKEA, and (voilà) it was transformed.




According to my research, this piece is probably vintage 1950s. I am pleased.


And this is the cool logo on the back.



At the same GW, I found this mid-century magazine rack (which, as I’ve noted before, I cannot help but collect). My favorite detail on this one is the little spirally thing on the handlea fun, space-agey accent.





My recent Pyrex good fortune continued when I found this casserole dish (475) and lid for $3.99.  The lid is chipped on the corner of one of the handles, but I think I’ll be able to buff it smooth so that it won’t cut me. This Butterfly Gold pattern is one of the two patterns that Pyrex redesigned and produced between 1979 and 1981. (The other was Spring Blossom Green.)  Though Pyrex used the original name for the newer pattern, folks refer to it as Butterfly Gold 1979 Redesign, in order to differentiate it from the original. (I found an original Butterfly Gold mixing bowl just a couple of weeks ago.) And, of course, I learned all of this about the redesign from my hand-dandy copy of Pyrex Passion.


 
In time for Halloween, I also found my first ever blow mold. (Yay!) I've been seeing these things on others' blogs and envying them, by the way. This one was made by Bayshore—in the 1960s—and it came with what appears to be the original blinking bulb. It even still had the original label on the front, as if it had never been used. And it still works. 


I will admit, though, that the blinking bulb is a bit annoying. I'll have to change that sucker out next year.


I call these crinkle juice glasses, because I don't know the real name. I also don't know who produced them, but I've seen Libbey mentioned online. I see the iced tea size often around here, and I pass them up. But when I see the juice glasses, I get them. (They're so stinkin' cute!) My Florida Mamaw used to have some of these, by the way.





See how they look with the others I've found over the past couple of years? The blue ones are my faves. 





I also found this vintage souvenir glass. Gotta love a Carolina Blue Massachusetts.



And, last, another Starbucks mug.  (God help me; I hope these will sell on Ebay.) This one is a humongo 20 ounces, and it's part of the 2006 City Mug collector series. And I know you can't read the entire name here, but it says "Sidney." It cost me 50 cents.

Thanks to Sir Thrift-a-Lot, a living space, and We Call it Olde Link-Up for the opportunity to link up. 

I hope all y'all are finding fun stuff. That is all.


 


 

11 comments:

  1. Great transformation on your teak tray. I love how well some wood can get restored with a little oil.

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  2. I love that tray! It looks amazing now!
    And my grandma had a huge set of those crinkled glasses. I have no idea what they're actually called either, but it makes me happy every time I see one!
    Great finds!

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    1. Good. I'm like you--seeing familiar items from way back when makes me happy, too.
      You know, I see these glasses in thrift stores so often, and they don't seem all that strong or heavy, AND my grandmother had them . . . therefore, I'm thinking they were a good choice for a budget-conscious homemaker back then. Maybe?

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  3. Great finds! That tray is beautiful - it's amazing what a little oiling can do for old wooden pieces, isn't it?

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    1. Just a little elbow grease . . . .

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  4. Wow that tray looks so good now! You found some great stuff including those crinkley cups. Blue is one of my favorite colors so I agree with you on which is prettiest ;)

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    1. Yep. The blue is just so much brighter than the others. Thanks for reading!

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  5. LOVE it all, especially the amazing Halloween lamp- need a collection of those, wouldn't mind having them out all year! Never seen those glasses in blue, I've sold them in green and gold. The blue ones are especially gorgeous.

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    1. Just today I saw the iced tea size in that smokey gray/brown. (I don't think I've ever seen that combo before.) They were fine, but not my favorites, for sure.

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  6. You and your Starbucks mugs! I LOVE the blow mold you got, I saw one just like it for TOO MUCH money so had to leave it . :( And that tray, I thought it looked good in the first picture, but then after you spiffed it up, wow! Great find, you had vision on that one. Thanks for joining the We Call It Olde Link-Up! Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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