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Kitchen Gadget

My brother and husband love Think Geek. I always thought it was a nerdy guy website but they have proved me wrong.  For my birthday I received this amazing little gadget! This DIY Citrus Spritzer is perfect for adding fresh fruit juice to any dish. You insert the spritzer head directly into the fruit and then you can spray the fruit juice. It sure beats all of the extra leg work involved in slicing fruit, removing the seeds, and then juicing.

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Kromex

I’ve often come across vintage aluminum kitchen items on my thrifting adventures but never knew much about where the items came from. I recently saw these canisters listed on Etsy and decided to do a little more searching online to discover some other mid-century aluminum treasures.

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Flea Off Market

Tomorrow I’ll be selling at the April Flea Off Market, a once-a-month outdoor bazaar that will take place in the heart of Louisville, off Market on Shelby Street. There will be dozens of vendors each month offering a wide variety of items you’ll want to bring home! There will be books, records, bicycles, kittens, antiques, cool old junk, used tools, fine arts and crafts, fresh-cut-flowers, esoterica, live music, food trucks and entertainments for all ages.

The Flea Off Market is held on the second Saturday of every month, along Shelby Street and in the lot next to Salvo Collective, 216 South Shelby Street (between Market and Nanny Goat Strut Alley). The event lasts from 12-6PM.

Fly Away Fox will be selling a large variety of vintage and handmade items. Here’s a little preview.

Dixie Highway

Dixie Highway may not seem like a fabulous vintage shopping spot but it’s a vintage oasis! I went out with my friends Camille and Tanya a few weeks ago to the Dixie Highway Peddler’s Mall and the Dixie Trading Post to look for one-of-a-kind treasures. I found some depression glass sorbet dishes, vintage plates, a desk lamp and other accessories!  We even found an amazing vintage microwave at the Peddler’s Mall but had no use for it so it couldn’t come home with us. Check out these kitchen canisters that I found though, for just $10!

 

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New Etsy Vintage Store

It’s time to celebrate Cyper Monday! Fly Away Fox recently opened a second Etsy store dedicated just to vintage! We’ve got about 13 items currently listed including vintage cake stands, owls, and more! Since it’s Cyber Monday, Fly Away Fox is offering 15% off of any purchase! Enter junecleaver28 as the coupon code with your purchase to receive the discount.  It’s today only though so check out my shop! http://flyawayfoxvintage.etsy.com

Check out some of our inventory below!

Jadeite

I love Jadeite. It is characterized by an opaque, pale-green color and looks a lot like porcelain and milk glass. I think it has a sophisticated retro feel and really adds some great color to your tableware and kitchen. I’ve seen it a few items at Antique Malls but many of the items are very expensive because they’re collectibles. Paula Deen collects Jadeite and her website had some great factual information about it. Read on below.

McKee was the first to manufacture jadeite, but the Jeannette Glass Company is credited for coining the name. However, Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation became its largest producer. In 1942, Anchor Hocking debuted the popular Fire-King line in a variety of colors, but jadeite (or “Jade-ite” as the company calls it) remained in high demand for 30 years.

The stain- and heat-resistant tableware was served in frugal diners across America. Additionally, restaurant owners could save money by serving coffee in thick-rimmed “cheater mugs” that appeared to hold more than they actually did. The simple design of the Anchor Hocking Restaurant Ware was one of the most popular lines produced from 1950 to 1956. Today, Restaurant Ware is also the most collected, in part because of its sheer abundance. Read more.

Here are some photos of Jadeite items that I’ve seen on my vintage shopping trips.

 

Salton

I recently bought a vintage Salton hot food tray at a yard sale for $1! Salton is a brand that started making appliances in Canada in the 1950s. I think my food tray is from the 1960s based on color and design.  This hot plate not only warms your food but also looks good on the table! I’m excited to use it when I host my Mad Men party in a few weeks!

Designers’ Show House

Don’t miss the 38th Annual Designer’s Show House! This event put together by the Bellarmine University Women’s Council features over 30 Louisville interior designers. The designers each take part in redesigning part of a home that is for sale. This year’s home is owned by Dr. and Mrs. Andrew West and is being marketing by Semonin Realtors. The house is a 1920 Scottish Tudor Home with over 7,000 square feet of living space.

Tickets are only $15 so make sure you stop by as the Show House ends September 25.

Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Designers will be in their rooms from 5 to 7 p.m.)
Sunday – noon – 5 pm

http://www.bellarmine.edu/alumni/womenscouncil/

Free Monthly Giveaway – Pyrex!

Congratulations to Liz Richards for winning the August giveaway! Organic Provence Herbs! (locally grown in Kentucky) These Provence herbs include: thyme, basil, fennel, savory and lavender. They’re fragrant and delicious!

September’s giveaway is also spectacular! You definitely want to sign up for this. Fly Away Fox is giving away vintage Pyrex.  We’ve got a set of three Old Orchard Pyrex mixing bowls.  This Pyrex style came out in 1974 and is known for it’s light golden brown color with darker brown outlined fruit images. The bowl sizes are: 1/2 gallon, 1 1/2 quart, and 1 1/2 pint.

These bowls will definitely give your kitchen a vintage feel! To be eligible to win the giveaway just comment on this post about your favorite pyrex!  The winner will be chosen randomly in early October. Get excited and don’t forget to like our  facebook page!

Home Spotlight – Jacque Parsley

Today we’re taking a peek into the home of Louisville artist Jacque Parsley and her husband Dr. Robert Solinger.  This couple lives in the Crescent Hill neighborhood in a restored barn. The architecture and layout of the house are unique which add interesting elements of design. They have an extensive art collection, in-home gallery walls, artistic furniture, a spiral staircase and more! Jacque and Robert don’t abide by the conservative rules of hanging art and matching color schemes. Their design taste is bold and exciting.  Their home is a mix of museum quality work with the fun and whimsy of a circus. It’s absolutely gorgeous! We could go on and on but the pictures will speak for themselves.