party like it’s….1950s

50s Melbourne tray and Glamaware teapotsMelbourne bar tray, made in Hong Kong, 1950s
Glamaware anodised aluminium teapots, made in Australia 1950s

Welcome to 2017. And welcome to my retro ideal.

This is a fantastic bar tray, featuring a rather [re-touched] photograph of Melbourne in the 50s. Oh! The glamour!

And a pair of Glamaware anodised aluminium gold teapots, never been used. More glamour! The handles and knobs are bakelite. The anodised aluminium is gold! Bling and functional- that’s my kinda 2017.

Welcome in 2017 with some bar ware, and some good ol’ fashioned tea ware. Best of both worlds!

The tray is for sale: $AU25 and the teapots: $AU45
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50s coffee set

50s aluminium coffeeSwan Savoy Coffee Percolator, made in England 1950s
Glamaware sugar bowls, made in Australia 1950s

The Swan ‘Savoy’ coffee percolator was made for THAT famous restaurant in the 50s. With all its working parts intact it’s a functioning piece of 50s coffee memorabilia. The glass top tells you when the coffee is ready for pouring and the deco-shaped bakelite handle tells you this is a show piece! It’s good for 8 cups of coffee [2.5 pints.]

The three anodised sugar bowls are ‘Glamaware’- the name says it all! When I first started this blog, my lovely sister-in–law Pam gave me her Glamaware tea set and I used it as my blog icon, vowing never to sell it. These three sugar bowls show the range of colours the sets came in: baby blue, gold and pink gold. If you zoom into the image, you’ll see my photographer son taking the photo. I quite like that he is finally being acknowledged for all his great photography work, albeit somewhat subtly.

For coffee aficionados/collectors this aluminium collection is for sale: $AUD95

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Glamaware!

Glamaware tea serviceGlamaware anodised tea service
made in Australia, c .1950s

Glamaware- the name says it all! When I first started this blog, my lovely sister-in–law Pam gave me her Glamaware tea set- in the same golden colour as this set- and I used it as my blog icon, vowing never to sell it. Pam’s tea service [a wedding present] is everything good about the 50s- bright and shiny in colour, with bakelite knobs and handles.

I chanced upon this tea service and bought it so I’d have one to keep and one to sell on the blog. I figure I can’t be the only one in love with anodised aluminium- and especially gold anodised aluminium. [The set also comes in powder blue and baby pink. Those colours are good too, but gold is the best!]

If you zoom into the image, you’ll see my photographer son taking the photo. I quite like that he is finally being acknowledged for all his great photography work, albeit somewhat subtly.

This glamorous tea service is in perfect condition and is for sale: $AUD75

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