October 29, 2010MCM Home Improvement: Snips And Snails And A Few Things From Etsy and Ebay
By Sablemable aka Jan
Finally, I’m beginning to move into my 1955 brick ranch and I’ve been digging through all the boxes of my stuff in the basement. When I looked some of them over, I decided to share some photos of them with you.
The snips and snails are from MCM treasures that were in my 1958 ranch home basement (that I didn’t know was there), things my mother had, a desk that my late sister-in-law, Lois had and something from a thrift shop. Here we go!
My copper finished wall kitchen clock, which I bought from Etsy. This will go on the soffit above the kitchen sink. There is a wall plug already there; all I have to wait for is Bob to shorten the cord, plug it in and hang it up (hook is there, too!).
From Ebay, a flying-saucer floor lamp, brass finished!
My mother had a set of these West Bend aluminum wheat design glasses and a pitcher, but that one had a wooden handle. I can remember drinking iced cold lemonade from them during the summer. The set of 8 glasses and pitcher, plus the tray were purchased from Ebay. Excuse the glare, but even photographing them in the dark didn’t help much.
My late sister-in-law’s MCM desk that was purchased from Sears, mid-Fifties. I forgot to snap a picture of the matching chair.
A table lamp my mother had. The porcelain/ceramic base is kind of a rosy-terracotta, contrary to the photograph.
From my late mother-in-law, Violet, a cooky jar of a monk reminding us “Thou Shall Not Steal.” I also have her yellow Sunbeam Mixmaster and yellow Sunbeam blender. I think there are a few other things from her kitchen buried somewhere in the basement.
At one of the local thrift stores, I found a set of four dessert dishes. They were $.99 a piece, but I didn’t care. Mom had the same set, but unfortunately, only 2 survived, which I have. Now they won’t be lonely any longer. I promised them I would make lots of homemade chocolate pudding and eat it from them. They were very happy.
Tell me about your MCM treasures, gang!