How sweet is this ?
From a 1952 Vernon Kiln’s brochure about their new dinnerware line:
” Fresh as Highland Heather… and warm as a Scottish brogue! Diffused stripes of rust, chartreuse and deep green combine to create an effect that is perfect with provincial, delightful Early American… and yet… at the same time… sleek and modern! You’ll find Tam O’Shanter serving pieces are designed for many uses, functional as well as decorative.
This delightful Vernon plaid pattern is hand-painted under the glaze…guaranteed for 25 years against crazing or cracking…will not fade, mar or wash off in the dishwasher of with years of use”
(above web info courtesy of KevinH. Souza)
Well! in 2014, we can attest to the 25 year guarantee! The set is as lovely and vibrant as it was in the early 50s.
“Tam O’Shanter” Dinnerware. 1949-1958. Set for four.
Teapot, cream and sugar, butter, platter, vegetable dish, salt and pepper, four cups and saucers, four bread and butter plates, four dinner plates. $225.
Extra plates sold separately.
Here is a great vintage plaster Tiger TV lamp from the 50s-60s.
TV lamps are very collectible. See Mark Steven’s interesting website: tvlamps.net for some really great pictures and information.
TV lamps were made to sit on top of the TV! TV was watched in the gloom but everyone was afraid of the TV “ruining your eyesight”, so TV lamps were invented to give a bit of light and create interesting silhouettes against the wall atop the TV.
Our old tiger is made of painted plaster. He’s in great shape. I’ve touched up a few of his nicks. He has original wiring and his light works just fine.
He would be great in a bedroom.
Tiger TV lamp. Plaster. Original wiring SOLD
We’ve added to our selection of Michel Design Works products.
We are now carrying some pot holders, oven mitts and aprons in the popular “Lobster” pattern. There are also pot holders and mitts with vintage BBQ images.
The “Farmers market” line includes tea towels, pot holders, oven mitts and a great market bag!
BBQ potholder $9.95. BBQ oven mitt $12.95
Lobster pot holder $9.95. Lobster oven mitt $12.95
Farmers Market collection:
Tea towel $12.95, pot holder $9.95, oven mitt $12.95, market bag $13.95
Aren’t these pretty?
1950s Shawnee pottery jars in the Fruit Basket pattern. We have four of them! Two size 84 (one with a slight chip on the top leaf), one size 83 and one size 81.
The size 84 would be make a great cookie jar! They can hold coffee and tea bags and/or sugar.
Very colourful on your kitchen counter.
Shawnee “Fruit Basket” jars.
Size 84 (SOLD). Size 84 (with a small chip $45). Size 83 $60, and size 81 $35.
Jane and I both love this set of 8 glasses. They shimmer with their gold and blue overlay of beaded glass. They feel great in the hand and are beautiful. Great for any summer drink out on the terrace!
Beautiful beaded glass on glass drinks glasses. Heavy.
Your summer drinks never tasted so good! (SOLD)
One of the beautiful glasses with blue and gold beaded glass decoration.
Well… it rained!
BUT we still had our musicians here at Mrs. Nicholson Home and those who were here had a good time listening.
If you didn’t make it down, no worries. They will all be back on the next First Friday on July 4th.
It WILL be sunny.
Our First Friday musicians: Jim, Denise, Geoff and Alexa.
First Fridays begin again in Annapolis Royal tomorrow night between 6 and 9 pm.
Stores wil be open till 9.
We will have live music here in Mrs. Nicholson Home beginning at 6:30 pm.
Come on out and hear Geoff, Jim and Alexa play some bluegrass while you are shopping around.
There will also be skippers at the market square, a presentation at the wharf for the new floating dock at 7 pm and lots of other entertainment.
See you here!
First Fridays begin again June 6th.
So what if the vintage tablecloths have a few tiny holes? They are SO pretty!
Not a single stain and they would be great on the terrace table, picnic table or out on the grass for a delightful lunch.
Too colourful not to use!
We also have many other beautiful vintage tablecloths in the store that are truly a delight.
Lovely vintage tablecloths. A few tiny holes. No stains. Terrific for picnics. $20 each.
A little orange to brighten your day!
We’re enjoying this little vignette of orange coloured vintage pieces.
Antique crewel covered foot stool SOLD
Old Orchard Pyrex casserole SOLD
Sadler coffee set SOLD
Pair of orange vinyl chairs with chrome legs. Made by Matawa in Toronto (SOLD)
Bar trolley with rolling legs $65