Vintage Junk Treasures #39 and a Pan with a Secret Life

Welcome to Deanie’s Stash, this is the place I like to share vintage finds and give you more information about those finds. If you are new here, thank you for stopping by. If you are a frequent visitor, thank you for reading this. Today we have another installment of vintage junk treasures. Later this week we will show you the five pieces of vintage furniture we found at an estate sale last weekend.

In December Mr. Deanie and I celebrated our 40th anniversary. We went out to dinner and that was it. So this past weekend we went to the coast to celebrate a little late. We went to an estate sale and found a lot of vintage junk treasures which I will share with you now.

By the way, we checked into a motel along the Prom in Seaside and realized that we had stayed there a couple of nights on our honeymoon forty years ago! The decor was the same. They still had the orange formica in the bathroom! 

We found a rectangle Pyrex yellow dish and a red Pyrex bowl. Both pieces need some love. The vase with the greenish center is marked made in Holland. Mr. Deanie thinks his mom had one when they were growing up. The bells are probably from 1960s and they are made in the USA! The pieces on the stool are glittery pull-out chandeliers made in Japan in the 1950s. I also found this nice poinsettia tablecloth.

The top on the unopened decorations called chandeliers.

These skates would be great winter decorations. 

Two vintage hankies from Europe held down by 4 pin-type flower frogs I found and a nice pair of beaded gloves.

A very nice cross-stitch kit from the 1960s with the Girl Scout Promise. The instructions and the thread are in the bag.

I always buy crocheted doilies if they are nice. I crochet and would never want to make these intricate pieces! Now with Mr. Deanie selling furniture in his new spot, we like to put doilies under vases, etc. on the furniture. He sold one of his doilies the first week. Some people think crocheted doilies are junk but to me they are definitely treasures. 

These two pieces were made in the 1930s-40s. They are made by the Hiawatha Company and the main needlepoint design is done for you. Then you add whatever background color you like. They are 12″ x 12″.

Two beautiful pieces of edging that were probably made for a set of pillowcases.

A pair of pillowcase that the stitching is completed. I am going to add a crocheted edging and save them for a gift. No junk here!

I found this great book called Charcoal Wagon Boy by Theresa Truchot. It was published in 1952 by an author from Oregon and depicts a fictional boy based on true facts in the early days of Oregon. 

A nice tin full of thread, a woven Japanese sewing basket filled with wooden spools of thread, buttons, Airway Coffee jar and a Kraft Cottage Cheese jar. I will be using the jars to organize some more in my sewing room.










My favorite find was this angel food pan. It is a pan from the Rekul Pan-o-Cake Company. I saw that it said no refunds but you could return it and another angel food cake in a pan would be sent to you for just $1.25.  I did some research and found this pan had quite a secret life! A secret to me, that is! Jackson Luker of Urbana, Illinois made angel food cakes. Then a Kroger store opened up across the street from his bakery and started selling their angel food cakes for 39¢. Jackson spent more than that for his ingredients so he left his 36 cakes in their pans. A few days later he decided to bake some more and when he took one of the older cakes out of the pan, it was still good! The crust on the cake made it stay fresh inside. He started selling them in 1939 by mail for $2.50 and they would last 10 days to 2 weeks in average room temperature or up to 6 months in the refrigerator. The longer they sat, the better they tasted! The cakes were sent in the special Wearever pan that he designed. So I wonder how many households this cake pan visited! Just think what it could tell us if it could only talk! If you want to read more about the story, click here. I am thinking I might keep this pan to organize some of my junk treasures.


Wishing you a great time finding your own vintage treasures.

Wishing you many blessings in your life in 2018.




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