Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Send in the Knomes

My friend Erica has a very cool store in Andes in Upstate new york called Delaware trading post, What really caught my eye was her small collection of vintage cement toadstools and animals she has in the front yard.

Thanks to Delaware trading Post,

62 Main Andes, NY 13731

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Shot of Yellow

Recently started collecting Heller Melamine Dinnerware, Its really reasonably priced and easily accessible on most auction websites. I think this bright shot of Modern looks super cool on some messed up farm table or in a primitive setting.

Originally the brain child of Massimo Vignelli, this ubiquitous melamine dinnerware is designed to be stackable in a compact way. originally manufactured in Italy, it won the first Compasso d’oro award for good design in 1964. Introduced later in the united states and manufactured by Heller, the dinnerware became extremely popular, especially after it was produced in a rainbow of brilliant colors.

It is in the permanent collection of the museum of modern art.

Transition Color Palette

From a House Renovation project on http://conanguycarpenter.blogspot.com/.

The subject is a house from 1858 being renovated over the fall.

"The Sheetrock is now up with a pale yellow primer (not my idea)....a patchwork of reclaimed wood baseboards, flooring all go together kind of nice. This will all be painted over and I thought I would document it before it disappeared....its all a random accident, none of the colors were picked out but were revealed by the work. Its a great transition color palette, pale yellow, espresso brown, slate blue, cream, tan, and accents of red and electric blue masking tape."

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Calling all Greeks!!
we have this beautiful Dennoyer Geppert map Of Greece for sale for $175.
Map dated 1953. Printed on sturdy canvas with original dowels. A great way to fill up that wall with a cool convo piece!
45" X 47" long.

The Denoyer-Geppert Company was a major manufacturer and supplier of "visual demonstration equipment for geography, history and the biological sciences," including globes and maps. Based in Chicago, it was co-founded in 1916 by L. Philip Denoyer, a former geography teacher, and O.E. Geppert, a salesman. In its early years, the firm was associated with two British globe and mapmakers, George Philip & Sons and W. & A.K. Johnston, Geppert’s former employer. The Denoyer-Geppert Company continued in business as a globe maker and school supply house until the late 20th century.

Me and My Bread bin

We have a really nice old enamelware bread box for sale, fresh from an estate. It is mint green, and was very popular in Germany and Austria in the early part of the 19th century. We have a load of them stockpiled and will be posting them online to sell. Here are some pics of how cool they would look in the kitchen or as a group.

Also, they would make excellant Art Bin or Bath beauty bin.

Super cool!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Vintage Flags as wall art

Check out this link on...

Its shows you a step by step guide to displaying a flag as wall art instead of just hanging it.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My sexy German made bread bin

New wood boxes now in store


National Oil can is available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/silencedogoods

The main Oil Can maufactorers were
- American Can Company - Columbia Can Company- National Can Company- St. Louis Tin & Sheet Metal Works- St. Louis Can Company.

The National Can Story

Excerpts of Robert Stuart; Address of The Newcomen Society of North America

New York – 1971

National Can’s history spans and encompasses the history of the modern can industry. The corporation traces its history back to the turn of the century with the chartering of the John Boyle Company of Baltimore in 1899 to pack foods and make the needed containers for them. Not long afterward, in 1909, the Metal Package Company in New York took over the business, and in 1918 the company became the Metal Package Corporation of New York. In 1929 it was first incorporated as a Delaware corporation.

As the Metal Package Corporation of Delaware, it acquired the business and assets of Fischer Can Company of Hamilton, Ohio, in 1930. Four years later it acquired the business and machinery of two Boston companies; one the Colonial Can Company, and the second the National Can Company.

Midcentury Table Settings- Dansk Kobenstyle

The Kobenstyle line was originally manufactured by Danish supplier Glud & Marstrand, but, in 1966, Dansk switched to a French supplier. The earlier Danish-made pieces are marked with Dansk's "four ducks" logo, and are generally more sought-after by collectors than the later French ones. The initials "IHQ" are Jens Quistgaard's mark.
The kobenstyle collection is modern and practical, with a variety of colors, and considerably lighter than le crueset cast iron cookware.

During the time of it's production, the following pieces were created:
frying pan
fondue pot
dutch oven
paella pan
butter warmer
baking pan
coffee pot

Made of enameled formed sheet steel, Dansk Kobenstyle is lighter weight than enameled cast iron cookware such as Le Creuset. On the upside, it's easier to heft, but on the downside, it doesn't cook as evenly or retain heat as well.

Pots are usually yellow, red, and blue, but they also come in turquoise, chocolate brown, almond, white, orange, black, and kelly and hunter green. The interiors are usually white enamel.