Archive for the ‘Retro Kitchenware’ Category

This week’s bit of pretty is a recent addition to my collection of mugs. It’s a gorgeous piece made by local artist abi lyon wicke. She is, indeed, a “maker of things” — beautiful, gorgeous things with extraordinary combinations of colour and texture.

I have admired her work for a number of years and this year, for Christmas, I asked for a new coffee mug. My family chose this for me and I love it. The only negative thing I can say about it is that its mouth is a little too small to use directly with my Aeropress, but the smile it gives me when I use it more than makes up for that!

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Life is full of pretty, impractical things and I have a soft spot for vintage glass an china. Sadly, they don’t get to come out and play as often as I’d like with three boisterous boys in my house, so I thought it would be fun to have a weekly (or semi-weekly) post where one of my treasures gets to come out to play for a day!

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So much to say, such a short attention span:

  • Heading out to Ukiuk tomorrow night with Auntie H and the kids, maybe DH also. I saw it before the Jim Cuddy show and it was pretty fantastic. I want to show the kids so that I can explain that it was actually someone’s *job* to work on something that awesome and inspiring.
  • Disassembling shelving and reassembling it elsewhere, and sorting/sifting through the resulting ephemera seems to be for me the female equivalent of male “ripping and tearing” projects that inevitably commence with the onset of Spring. I relocated another bookshelf and spent a happy afternoon filling it up again.
  • I scored a 1.5L Pyrex bowl to complete my set as far as bowl sizes go, but it’s the wrong era. It will do, though, until I get the red bowl — at which point I will regift it to someone who enjoys retro kitchenware as much as I do. I’d really like to get ahold of some pieces of the ‘Primary Colors’ refrigerator dishes.          (more…)

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