Sunday, August 3, 2014
Vintage China Turned Soap Bowl And Pyrex
You may remember me mentioning that my mom came for a visit this Summer. When she visited, we went to a local consignment store, that sometimes has some cool vintage items. I didn't find much, but I didn't go home empty handed.
My mom recalls her mother owning this entire set of china. Of course this tugged at my heart strings, and meant I would go home with two small bowls, and matching saucers, in this vintage gold set.
I pondered for a while what I would do with these.
They don't really blend with any other pieces I own. I decided for Christmas, I will surprise my mom with a plate, and bowl, filled with some of my handmade scented soaps. Don't they look nice in there?
The colonial couple, often called by collectors as George and Martha, are from the 1950s. I purchased them for $3 a piece. From what I see on Etsy, it's a reasonable price. They are hand painted in 22K gold, and in good vintage condition.
I know many people have huge collections of Pyrex. Would you believe I was a Pyrex virgin? Yes this is my first piece of Pyrex. It actually blends well with my green Temptations baking dishes I use now, so It will be a keeper. I wish I had found the lid to go with it at the consignment store. I bought it for $4.00, a reasonable price. It's a great divided serving dish for my small family of four.
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