Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gingham Fire-King mugs by Anchor Hocking.

Today I'm profiling a pair of red and blue gingham Fire-King mugs by manufacturer Anchor Hocking. These slightly mismatched mugs (the handles are shaped differently) are available on etsy from seller Tumbleweed Cottage Vintage for $8 here. The Fire-King line of glassware, similar to Pyrex, was produced from 1940-1976 and can be purchased these days in antique stores, garage sales, flea markets, thrift shops, and online. One note of caution: Fire-King products should not be put in the dishwasher, as the glass will lose its shine and any decorative designs may fade or chip away. You can learn more about Fire-King here and here.

The mugs' gingham pattern immediately brought to mind a delightful blue gingham shift I'd seen in this month's issue of Domino, worn by the lovely Carina Schott, fashion designer and owner of the Wakefield, Rhode Island boutique Nonchalant Mom. (Click here for the photo gallery of her beautiful home in Matunuck, RI.) On either side of her are a Forever 21 gingham jumper dress for $20 on the left and a pleated gingham top from F21 for $21.

More higher-end pieces are (L to R) the Jessalyn tank from Wiksten for $150, a gingham shift from A.P.C.'s Summer 2008 collection, and a gingham shirtdress by Sea available at Gargyle for $300.

Finally, a vintage ruffle skirt from fabulous etsy seller ramonawest for $42, a pocket dress from flickr user thegenevacollection; and a gingham jacket that's currently $12.75 on ebay.


nonchalant mom said...

just found your comment on my blog and wanted to say thank you and I just bought the fabric and I am going to make the dresses for nonchalantmom...(there were a lot of requests!) so if you make yours you have to tell me!!

thanks again for the comment and good luck with your wonderful blog!

kind regards - carina

Market Publique said...

Hey! Black gingham was my first blog post ever! :) Love gingham, so American.
- Market Publique