I saw these earlier on in the week at the local Salvation Army. They immediately caught my eye and they were only $14 each! I thought what a deal! They looked a lot like my black Chromcraft chair! Unfortunately, these were extremely cheap chairs. I mean cheap as in not very well made. They were too light weight and the upholstery felt thin and fragile. It was a immediate pass for me. Had they been legit Chromcraft I definitely would have got them, but I just didn't need those cheap barstools so I left them for someone else to buy.
Also at the Salvation army I saw these Tea, Coffee, and Flower bins. They are only $4 for the whole set but I didn't really need them and they were a little beat up. Had it been complete with the sugar bin, I may have considered it, but They were just not in as good condition as I would have hoped. These aren't really my style either. I could really go for some bright red funky bins like the ones I saw at the St. Claire Antique Mall.
The Good stuff (Purchases)
Here we have this sweet Sunbeam Mixmaster (Late 50's - 60's Model) that I picked up for only $3. Wow! what a deal! and it even has the small Fire-King bowl with it too! I'm on the lookout for the bigger bowl! Anyways, I saw this in another thrift and asked how much it was and when they said $3 I knew I was bringing it home. I saw a couple pink ones at the Belleville Flea Market last weekend for upwards of $20 so I figured it was a good buy. It had some old gunk on it when I brought it home so I cleaned it up and now it looks brand new! There are maybe 2 or 3 small chips in the paint near the joint but other than that this thing looks amazing! I have it in my kitchen now and it works great! I made some pudding with it last night to test it out. I'm definitely keeping this thing!
Here is the last thing that I bought. Before I tell you how much I paid for all of this, I'm going to give you a little story of why I came to buy these. Any other day and I would have walked past these tea cups without taking another look at them, but this week I didn't. The reason as to why I decided to buy these is because last weekend at the Belleville Flea Market, I accidentally broke a very expensive loaf pan made by Fire-King. The lady looked quite cross when the glass shattered, but I paid up for it like a good guy. That dish cost me $29 and it hurt to have to pay for it. Luckily I only broke the clear glass lid and not the bottom because the bottom is the most expensive part. I currently have that dish for sale on eBay over here. When I broke that dish, I didn't want anyone to know except for me and my girlfriend so that I could spare the embarrassment of my breaking an expensive dish.
When I saw these teacups I looked at them and noticed that they looked like the same glass on the Fire-King dish that I broke so I picked them up and low and behold it was all Fire-King! I couldn't believe it! I thought to myself, I have redeemed myself for that broken dish! I decided I need to get these so that I could make up for that expensive broken dish, but I couldn't believe how much all 14 pieces were! It was all only $2! Only $2 and I couldn't believe it. Had I not broken that dish at the flea market, I never would have know what Fire-King was! That experience opened my eyes to even more retro dish-ware that I had never known of before. When I brought the dish up to the counter the lady was surprised that they were selling Fire-King for so cheap! She brought the guy who priced it to the front to show him what it was and to make sure he doesn't price Fire-King that cheaply any more. She said it was okay this time and that she was still going to sell it to me for $2 but I have a feeling that will be the last cheap Fire-King to walk out of there.
I'm not much of a Fire-King fan, but I had to get this stuff. They are 1960's Vintage and there are 3 different patterns that I got; 4 tulip sets, 2 Daisy sets, and 1 Rose set. I will be selling them all except for 2 Tulip sets because those are my girlfriends, favorite flower. :) If you want them, Shoot me an offer! They are in excellent condition! No Scratches to the paint or any visible scratches to the glass.