Friday, July 29, 2011

Vintage Cocktail Stuff...

Cocktail stuff

During a trip to regional Victoria a couple of weeks ago, I managed to find these vintage cocktail tray and coasters from a second hand store.

I adore vintage cocktail paraphernalia and am often buying old cocktail books and glasses as the look and also the size of them has changed significantly during the years.

Cocktail stuff

This cute tray and coasters is metal and plastic and I would say that it is late 1950s, early 1960s.  The tray includes recipes for some classic cocktails such as a Tom Collins and a Manhattan.

I adore the graphics and humour of these pieces and they compliment the series of 1950s hand painted shot glasses that we bought in New York during our last trip.

Cocktail stuff

I wonder where the current cocktail paraphernalia fashion is at?  To me, it either seems to be quite over the top with large ballooning wine glasses or a bit kitschy with black martini glasses or grotesque prints on them.  I guess I dream of a time when martini glasses were smaller (so you could drink it without it getting warm!) and there was a cocktail hour every night in every household.  Ah, reminiscing of the old days...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Blog Love: The Daily Bison...

daily bison
The daily Bison blog!

As you are all aware, I LOVE Bison ceramics!!!  I have trouble going into the little shop in Melbourne and leaving with nothing.  It is a true addiction.  I was super excited to have received an email the other week from the lovely Brian Tunk who is behind Bison, letting me know that he has started this blog!

The Daily Bison has fantastic posts about all sorts of inspiration things, inspirational to what makes Bison, Bison. Brian states:

"This Blog is a combination of my personal taste along with profiles on objects or people I find inspirational. I aim to share new designs and colours with you as we move forward from our namesake Bison collection. Additionally we'll try to celebrate the simple beauty of everyday objects and whimsical design."

Please visit not only is it inspirational but is also very educational too!

Oh and while I'm at it, I thought I'd share some new Bison that has come into my collection too!

Bison soap/butter/oil dish... love the Bison!

The new Mango colour, so vibrant!  

We heart you Bison! xxx

Friday, July 1, 2011

Le Creuset or Le Chasseur...

Advert I saw in magazine... I have the same blue pots and cutting board!
I saw this in a recent Wallpaper Magazine!  I have the same blue pot though Miss Nina doesn't sit in it!

I have two Le Creuset blue pots that I love to cook with. There is something about the enamel finish that seems to make the best soups and risottos around. It is pretty expensive to buy but there are loads of 'versions' of these kinds of pots which brings me to the Le Creuset or Le Chasseur battle!

Upon looking at their name, you would think that they are the same thing! And to me, they probably are very very similar. However I have looked at some of the 'cheaper' versions that you can find for $40 and you definitely can tell the difference! The lids don't seal so well and the finishes are a bit clumsy and thick.

No matter what you can afford, there is something special about cooking in these beautiful pots that will give something extra to those meals!

You may also find this delicious!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...