60s green collection

60s green collectionGrizelle spice containers, made in Japan
Ideal placemats & napkins, made in Japan
Luminarc wine glasses, made in France

I am drawn to green- and especially 60s greens- and so collect them where I find them. This is a selection- a tableau if you will- of some recent finds.

The spice containers- Ginger and Allspice- are part of a set of five, and the cork lids are somewhat worse for wear. However that funky flower and font totally got me, and the containers could be upcycled to hold other kitchen stuffs.

The Ideal napkins, placemats and cheese knife are ‘as new’- never been out of their packaging. How Ideal. Team them with those funky wine glasses- Luminarc, from France. All 60s goodness!

The set is for sale: $AUD80

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70s funky glassware

Luminarc wineglasses & Anchor Hocking cake standAnchor Hocking pedestal cake stand, made in U.S.A, 1972
Luminarc ‘Cavalier’ wine glasses, made in France, c.1970s

Here we have two lovely glass sets- made in different parts of the world, but hailing from the same vintage. And while the cake stand is quite ornately moulded and the glasses a plainer, funkier shape I think the colours and forms work well together.

The glasses are ‘Cavalier’ shaped, in Van Dkye brown ~while the cake stand is of the ‘Fairfield’ pattern – in Avocado green. It seems that pattern names and 70s colours were always ascribed to glass products of the 70s! And who doesn’t remember Van Dkye brown [it was everywhere in the 70s!]

I particularly like the way the ‘barrel’ shaped glass cup contrasts with the rounded clear glass stems on the glasses. So much of the glassware in the 60s had this form – but it took for the 70s to exaggerate it as far as it would/could go.

And just imagine a Pineapple Upside-down Cake on that pedestal stand! Retro heaven!

The set of six glasses are in excellent condition, and look fabulous- whether on displayed on open shelves, or on the dinner table.  For sale: $AUD75

The Avocado green pedestal cake stand is also in excellent condition; for sale : $AUD85

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