Category Archives: Today’s Finds

Jasco Spice Of Life Warming Tray

Jasco spice of life warming plate
Jasco Spice of Life Warming Tray

Today’s find uncovers an original Jasco Spice of Life warming tray.  (Another accessory piece to enhance the Corningware Spice of Life line)

Jasco manufactured many different styles of warming trays in the late 70’s.  Some warming trays were simulated wood grain, atomic, geometric and floral patterns and many resembled pieces from the Corningware series.  Some trays only had one warmer while others could have three.  These warming trays were a big hit back in the day for entertaining as you could bring out your dish from the oven (or your coffee or tea), place it on the warming tray it and would stay warm for the duration of the dinner or party.  The tray itself was only around 35watts, so you don’t have to worry about things boiling over.  These trays bring back lots of memories and I’m sure you remember someone in your family that had one.

This warming tray was found at the local Goodwill for $2.99 and was tested and it does indeed work.  Current online retail prices for these warming trays are between $20-$40.  I can’t wait to pull this beauty out for my next retro party.

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George Nelson- Wooden Pixels Wallclock

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Some days after scouring through the thrift stores you leave feeling discouraged, but other times you happen to come across an item that makes it all worth while.  Yesterday, I was browsing one of my local Savers stores.  While walking through the isle that usually holds pots and pans, I noticed something that was certainly out of place- this awesome wooden pixels clock!

The clock was created by George Nelson (1908-1986). George was one of the founders of what we know as American Modernism and designed many classic iconic furniture, lamps and accessory pieces of the 20th century.  His accomplishments included being the director of the well known Herman Miller furniture company and his own company George Nelson Associates, Inc.

This amazing clock was purchased for $16.00 and easily retails online between $75.00-$125.00  It’s classic mid-century design is nostalgic and fits well in many design schemes.

george nelson, pixels clock, mid century

If you’d like more information on George Nelson, please visit the link below.

Source:  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Nelson_%28designer%29

 

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“Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!”

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Bodum Classic Captain Picard Glasses

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation should certainly remember that phrase along with these cups.  These are the words used by Captain Picard to order his beverage from the replicator and the cups he drank it from.

These cups were produced by Bodum circa 1980’s.  Bodum started in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1944 by Peter Bodum. In the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, Bodum was known for producing unique industrial designs to many of their pieces.

This set was seen today at the Summerlin Savers.  The four piece set is only $1.99, which is an incredible bargin as they are no longer being produced and online websites are selling them for $50.00 (if you can even still find them).  Any fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation would certainly appreciate these gems.

To see more information regarding these cups and an actual picture of Captain Picard using it, please visit the following site.   Trekprops.de

If you’d like more information on Bodum and their line, feel free to visit Bodum.com

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