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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Santa brought vintage dishes...........

Hopefully everyone out in blogland had a nice holiday and found some lovely things under their Christmas trees........


I know that I found some nice things under mine.... (Gucci perfume,a great new book, a new All-Clad covered skillet and an ice cream/sorbet maker attachment for my Kitchen-Aid mixer from my darling hubby!)...and a number of other wonderful gifts from my family. Our cats, E.B. and Olive, even found things from Santa under the tree; new toys and a kitty window perch.



There were so many wonderful gifts this year, but I have a couple of favorites that I must show off.......


Aren't these Santa salt and pepper shakers adorable? Each Santa has a snow-globe belly too, complete with snow and silvery snowflakes inside. Shaking salt and pepper onto your veggies was never so fun! These were a gift from my stepmother.


I also received a set of vintage Pyrex bowls in the turquoise 'Butterprint" pattern. I have wanted a set of these forever!

I got all four of the sizes! The "Butterprint" pattern is sometimes also called the Amish Farmer, Farmer and Wife, Buttercup or Rooster & Corn. The turquoise color was supposedly the most common, but it was also offered in pink and white, or orange-yellow and white. I have not been able to find a picture of this pattern in red and white, but I could swear that someone, either my mother or grandmother, had a single white bowl in white, with this pattern in red.  My mother definitely had a set of the "Early American" pattern Pyrex bowls, brown on white.This color and decor scheme was very "in" when my parents built their first house in 1973.  Click HERE to look at other vintage Pyrex patterns. This set was a gift from my mother-in-law.


What did you find under your Christmas tree this year? I hope it was something good! Thanks for visiting!
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14 comments:

Mariette said...

Dearest Katie,

As we had no tree there was nothing to be found there. Both of us have seen too much from the world as International Consultants. We went everywhere. That has been such an eye opener to us that we've done away with the commercial part of Christmas. We've never given gifts for Christmas to each other anyway as we did follow St. Nicholas on December the 5th. That left Christmas as a pure family and religious oriented feast.
But we're glad to have our health; a roof above our heads with enough warmth to keep us cozy and lots to eat and cloth. Having seen so many people in poverty it is almost embarrassing if one looks at the piles of wrapping material that we trash the day after Christmas...
Not very Eco-friendly and a lot of money goes to the landfill.
But I'm glad you got your vintage dishes; that is very useful.
Both of us have a concept that it is 365 days a year Christmas and if we want something or see something special we get it than, not waiting for Christmas.
But his is just a personal reflection on life. As my husband often taught in his seminars: 'Nobody knows the trouble I've seen...' sung by Mahalia Jackson.

Enjoy the peaceful days of the end of 2010!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Heather said...

What wonderful gifts! I also wanted to comment about the lovely wall treatment behind your beautiful Christmas tree. The room and walls really caught my eye. Is it stenciled?

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Honey at 2805 said...

Great gifts. I, too, like the interesdting wall treatment..very pretty. Wishing nyou a Happy New Year~

Coloradolady said...

my mom had that very pattern years ago, I have always loved them....santa was good here too! More on that to come. Happy VTT!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

You have a beautiful home and your tree is gorgeous. I too love pyrex and OH you cannot beat it for durability! It will be cherished for generations to come... It's WONDERFUL that you got something that you really wanted like that. Have a wonderful holiday week,
Happy New Year... Please drop in for a visit with me if you get a chance... Donna

Postcardy said...

I have Pyrex casseroles in the same pattern as your bowls.

Anna said...

Ooooh, Santa was good to you. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you and your family!

LV said...

No doubt you were a good girl this past year. Santa treated you very nicely. You have a real treasure in those bowls.

Ann said...

Great set...I still have a set in avocado green I got in the 80's as a wedding present

Pam said...

What a lovely set. Looks like you had a great Christmas.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i love the pyrex!! the color is so gorgeous!!

you can check out my vintage thingie here: http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Margie said...

Your tree is lovely, and so is the corner where you have it! The salt and peppers are adorable and I love your pyrex bowls! I have a pink and white set, although not in that same pattern. I do love the turquoise too!

Have a Happy New Year!

Rebecca said...

Such a pretty tree and I love the stencil on the wall in the back!