Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Now Colour Planned for Every Home!

I think it's safe to say that most Australian vintage lovers lust after Gay Ware and I'm certainly no different.



I was beginning to despair of ever finding a set of Gay Ware canisters that I could actually afford when I went to my dad's partner's for dinner the other week. I told my dad how I was on the lookout for some 1950s canisters and his partner brought one of hers out from her pantry and asked 'like this?' I'm sure I said something like 'Yes! Exactly like that' and then she told me I could have them. I honestly couldn't believe my luck.


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Aren't they gorgeous? I'm so incredibly happy with them - when I first brought them home I just kept staring at them. (You also get a sneak peek at a coffee table I keep forgetting to take photos of.)

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The red and white colour combination is just perfect for my future dream kitchen.

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Of course, my search isn't over - as you can see from the two 1950s ads below, there are many items left for me to find to have a complete Gay Ware kitchen.

Kitchenalia - GayWare kitchen aids


Kitchenalia - GayWare

And look at this window display below - I could just cry thinking about walking past a display like this! Though, of course, one thing that's so satisfying about being a vintage collector is when you find something special or that's usually hard to find, don't you think?


Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

17 comments:

  1. These are fabulous! I had no idea what Gayware was, but when I saw the photos I knew exactly what you meant. I'd always known them as Bakelite.

    You did very well to score such a pristine set, congrats! (table looks good too!)

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  2. You were so lucky. The red and white and pink and grey are my favorites!

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  3. The patio food dish set looks amazing. Im from the states and I had no clue about gay ware until your post. I love your canisters for your future kitchen, good luck on finding more!


    http://60yearslate.blogspot.com/

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  4. Some people just don't know what they have! Lucky girl.

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  5. Those are AMAZING! But what do the letters stand for?

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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  6. Wow those are amazing! haven't seen anything quite like them here in the UK. I'd love a red & white kitchen too!

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  7. Oh oh I want a 'Glamour' Tea Dispenser too!

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  8. Oh my goodness I would go gaga over a store like that!

    What a great canister set! I adore vintage plastic kitchen things. I have two sets of canisters but sadly they're inside the cabinets since our kitchen is teensy. I think they are Lustro-ware but now I'll have to check when I'm home. A cool name too, but not nearly so amazing as Gay Ware. :D

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  9. Wow, they're so pretty! What a great gift! I'm on the hunt for a perfect set of vintage canisters, it will be fun once we've found a house (someday!) and then I can start planning what colours I want the kitchen to be.

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  10. OMG.Love them.Red is so pretty and always great color for the kitchen.Love your table.Looking at the ads i would love them in yellow.xx

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  11. Those pastel mini cannisters are so cute! And you're so lucky to be given a nice set - congrats!

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  12. such a score!I'm in the states but I've always admired Gayware on ebay for years!I have a capri set that is missing the red rice canister.When I move into my new place I'll send you a photo of the exact set so you can be my eyes and hands for snatching one if you ever see a red rice canister for me.

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  13. Those are completely fabulous. I wish I could find something that nice (or a relative that generous) in my area of town.

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  14. I've said it before and I'll say it again... JEALOUS!! haha :P

    I love the little birdy on the logo!! he is so cute!! I want a real him!! ;)

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