Things are getting back to normal and we have had the chance to go to our favorite 2nd hand store and browse around a bit. Look at our cool finds:
First, we found a Guardian Service coffee pot.
Back in the day, the brand was the best you could buy. A pot set in todays money could run you about $2000.
|You pour boiling water in on top and t has a forever filter on the bottom.|
We could keep it warm by putting it on the bun baker in the cold winter months.
I found a bit of history of the Guardian Service company and the pot:
"THE HISTORY OF GUARDIAN SERVICE COOKWARE
GS cookware is constructed out of hammered aluminum, and is considered to be heavy-duty in contrast to today's cookware. During the pre-WWII years, this cookware had metal lids. But, because of the rationing during the War, the lids were then made from oven-proof glass. GS cookware has the trademark Knight's helmet (looking left) logo stamped on the bottom of the cookware. There were 3 different designs of the logo: One had the Knight's helmet and crossed swords, the next had the helmet and 2 stars on either side, and the last version had the helmet and 3 stars on either side. The glass lids also were etched with the Knight's helmet, but they also had crossed battle axes."
Then we found a set of these. for $1.40 a piece - Look out Chinet!
We thought it would be a fun alternative to paper plates for Summer grill parties
Lastly, for $1.99, we found this cute little pitcher that I can use for a vase
|(spool of thread so you get an idea of the sixe)|
With it's imperfections I'm pretty sure that it is at least partially hand made. But in the end, it doesn't matter, I love it!
I did find something special on eBay too. A set of 3 Bratӓpfeln!
These are used to make baked apples. I had pizza plates from this company and I loved them. Can't wait to put them to good use and fill the house with the delicious smell of baked apples.
So, Have you found anything special lately?
Aloha a Hui Hou!