Vintage finds…

10 Sep

We have a weakness for 50s and 60s kitchen ware, and we spend far too much time skulking around thrift shops. Trouble is, we are a magnet for fabulous finds. Take for instance, this little gem:


It’s a ceramic caquelon (fondue pot) by Landert, made in Switzerland. The pot, a handsome ochre yellow which holds 1 1/2 quarts,  is stamped Landert 22 near the handle. These darlings are made to go from stove top to table. We spotted this baby a week or so ago and resisted it, but lo and behold upon our return, it was still sitting there, unloved by those unable to recognize its true purpose in life: to fill our bellies with molten cheese! We scored it for $7.99.

Our other addition to the growing family of too much stuff is a lovely snowflake pyrex divided dish. Oh, how we love turquoise and how it matches our late 1950s chip-n-dip. Yes, we are aware we have a problem.

Our new obsession is to stock our fridge with vintage glass containers. How jaunty our chopped scallions and minced parsley will be, just sitting there all chilly and waiting to become garnish.

2 Responses to “Vintage finds…”

  1. Angela July 15, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    I found one of these yesterday at Goodwill! Have you been using yours? Do you use it to cook other things in?

  2. Saucy Cherie July 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    Hi Angela, good score for you! I haven’t tried cooking anything but cheese in it yet, but I will keep an open mind. Any ideas?
    Mine didn’t come with the stand, so I am substituting one from another fondue pot. I find the pot holds heat well.
    Let me know!

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