November 8, 2010Ransburg Kitchen Poodles!
By Sara In AZ
I have to let everyone in on a little secret. I LOVE poodle stuff from the 1950s! Y’all won’t tell anyone right?
Good, it can be our little secret! 🙂
Well, I guess my husband has already figured it out, since I have poodle stuff all over the house!
I don’t know if y’all have ever heard of Ransburg before, but they made all sorts of different accessories for the home, most of it was metal. Ransburg was founded in 1911 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Harper J. Ransburg Company was one of the first successful household products companies. The Ransburg Company was looking for ways to save money in painting all their metal-ware, and they actually invented the electrostatic painting process. Way to go Ransburg! After the initial base paint was put on the product, the products were then finished by hand painting each and every item. Click HERE for the link to find out more about Ransburg products.
The Ransburg site calls the Poodle pattern “Fifi”.
One day we were out shopping at an antique shop when my husband and Mom spotted these Ransburg poodle canisters and poodle bread box for the kitchen! I went crazy for them and we decided to bring them home with us.
Here are some pictures so y’all can check everything out.
Here are some close-ups of the canisters. This is the Flour and Sugar.
Doesn’t that Mama Poodle walking her Baby Poodle just kill you! So Cute!
Here is the Coffee and the Tea.
Now onto the Breadbox! Sorry about the crazy flash spot, but it’s chrome – so what are you gonna do!
Here is a close-up of the top.
Awwwwww, the baby Poodle has a little train.
Here is a picture of one side of the Breadbox.
Here is a picture of the other side of the Breadbox.
The paint on most of the poodle body is dimensional, not just flat to the metal. And, all of the poodles usually have have rhinestones embedded into them – like on the collars.
I am surprised this set made it through all these years looking this good. I have seen some Ransburg stuff pretty beat up and rusty.
I am so happy to have found this set! It is on my kitchen counter right this very minute and we use them everyday!
Stay tuned, on Thursday, Ransburg bathroom accessories.