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.