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June 17, 2013

Lotus Enamelware by Cathrineholm – 1969

By RetroRuth


I love it when I find little bonus items in with my vintage finds! I recently scored a great vintage recipe collection from eBay and when I was paging through one of the cooking pamphlets and this fantastic ad for Cathrineholm fluttered out. Score!


Check out the gray*! It makes my mouth water. Want!

*Update – Sadly, it has been pointed out to me that there is no gray, this is just a bad picture. But wouldn’t it be awesome if there was gray??


As further torture, the 1969 price list. I will take TWO of everything!


Bonus, we get to check out the Tiffany Line!

What are your favorite Cathrineholm pieces? I only have a set of green “spice cans” that I thrifted a few years ago. I haven’t been lucky enough to find anything else!

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8 Responses to Lotus Enamelware by Cathrineholm – 1969

  1. Beth Reply

    June 17, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Whatever happened to my mom’s avocado green 2-quart pot? 🙁 I’d love to have it now.

    Don’t get too carried away with the 1969 price list; adjusted for inflation, they’re all pricey pieces. I use this to calculate current costs: http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm

    • RetroRuth Reply

      June 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Ha! Way to burst my bubble with reality, Beth! 🙂

  2. Alexia Reply

    June 17, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Also, don’t spend time looking for the gray pieces — I don’t think they exist. I think the pieces you’re describing as gray are washed out, 1960s photos of avocado green. If you look at the price list you’ll see they list 6 vibrant colors — and gray is not one of them. Sorry to disappoint, but at least you won’t be trying in vain to find them!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      June 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Nice catch, Alexia! I didn’t even notice that!

  3. Joe D in Nashville Reply

    June 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I have never seen the black pieces before. Something else to be on the lookout for, thanks!

  4. Ingy Reply

    June 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I like to tease my husband that I married him for the three pink and white nesting bowls he brought to the marriage. Just last year I found an avocado casserole with lid at the Bay City Antique Mall.

    I’m still kicking myself for not purchasing the little black and white bowls with the wooden tray I saw at an antique mall in Stockbridge MI three years ago. I simply couldn’t believe they were real because they were in a box of miscellaneous stuff and priced at next to nothing. When I returned a week later, of course they were gone.

  5. Andrea Reply

    June 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I love the Catherineholm enamel ware! Especially the avocado green. I don’t have any pieces, but that’s probably a good thing – I don’t need any more collections, LOL

  6. georgiapeachez Reply

    June 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I have a plate and a tiny bowl both found at the Goodwill for quarters. However, my favorite find is the double spice rack that I scored on eBay many years back. The seller didn’t know what they had and only listed it as a vintage spice rack, no mention of catherineholm.

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