Vintage Shot Glasses – Optical Illusion: Dominos or Dice?

Awhile ago I listed this set of shot glasses and referenced the design overlay as dice.

BAR-4108-SZ Dominos Shot Glasses, Black, Gold, Anchor Hocking (x4) (2)

 

I even featured these glasses in this Polyvore set thinking of them as dice…

Show Me the Money

 

I never thought much more about it until I received this email:

Hello:

While I was browsing your site, I noticed that the “Shot Glasses, Black & Gold Dice, Anchor Hocking” should actually be labelled “Vintage Shot Glasses, Black & Gold Dominos, Anchor Hocking”.

I love your website – it was a real stroll down memory lane.  I grew up in the fifties-seventies and saw many of the barware pieces either in my parents’ home, friends’ homes, or I had considered purchasing them as wedding gifts!

I actually have my own set of Baribocraft teak salad bowls that I received as a wedding gift in 1980 and it is used regularly.

Thank you,

/pmk

 

When I went back and took another look, sure enough, the ‘dice’ were clearly domino tiles!

BAR-4108-SZ Dice Shot Glasses, Black, Gold, Anchor Hocking (x4) (1)

And now that I see the dominos I can’t believe I didn’t see them before. I think this was a case of optical illusion, one of those brain teasers where you either see the young woman or the old woman, two profiles or a goblet. You know the ones.

Isn’t it funny how this works?

I think this illustrates another important aspect to keep in mind. What one sees is not necessarily what another sees, so always be true to yourself and enjoy the things you like!

If you are looking for unique vintage barware, perhaps some Canadian vintage Baribocraft, maybe a retro wedding gift option – why not pop over to Audrey Would! and enjoy a browse through our vintage collections? We carry pieces ranging from the 1920s to 1970s with a large focus on Mid-Century Modern classics!

If you don’t see what you are looking for please contact us! We might have just the thing, but haven’t got it listed yet… and we are always happy to treasure hunt for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use!

 

Victoria Vintage Expo 2014 Count Down

I’ve been counting down to the 2014 Victoria Vintage Expo for months now, and I can’t believe it’s a mere 2 days away! Have you marked your calendar yet for this 2-day event?

Victoria Vintage Expo 2014

 

All the boxes for Audrey Would!’s booth are packed and ready to go. I’m working away from home right now, but I’ll get back on Thursday with just enough time to load up the vehicle and be on my way.

This is a sneak peek at one of the door prizes you could have a chance to win if you join us on Friday night.

Audrey Would Door Prize

 

Are you up for entertaining your friends on a crisp, cool Fall eve?

You will find Audrey Would! in Booth #38 at the top of the stairs (map here). See you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

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A Sweet Baribocraft Love Story…

Three years ago I fell in love with these vintage bowls by Baribocraft, and we’ve been going steady ever since!

Vintage Baribocraft Salad Bowls

If Baribocraft is new to you, they were a Canadian company out of Montreal during the late 1950s-70s that specialized in the production of maple and teak woodenware. I wrote an article about Baribocraft here, and at the time only had these bowls to feature, along with sourced images to share. Today nearly all of the pieces featured in the article are my very own, swapped out along the way as I was lucky enough to find them.

But my love affair with Baribo is not the love story I have for you on Valentines Day! The one I’m sharing is so sweet and, in my opionion, is love on many levels…

Hi Sheila,

I have a the tall pepper grinder and salt shaker you show on your webpage. My parents had been on vacation at some point in the late 50′s or early 60′s and my mother fell in love with a pepper grinder (a previously unknown item to her) in a restaurant. My father went back the next day to find out where they came from and he bought them as a gift for her. I am 65 years old and my parents have long since passed, but, I use that pepper mill every day, and it is still grinding well!!! That is a testament to the quality of Baribocraft!
Regards,
Janice

Isn’t this amazing? I love this story and am so grateful to Janice for sharing this beautiful moment with us, a moment that has lingered and spanned the decades.

This is the Baribocraft salt and pepper set like Janice has, and is one of the more rare finds in my treasure hunts. Aren’t they stunning?

Baribocraft Salt & Pepper Set - Kaleigh's

I found them 2 years ago, cleaned them up with TLC and conditioned them with butcher block oil. This set was claimed by my daughter Kaleigh for her own future home! It makes me happy that a young person of today sees the same special ‘something’ in vintage Baribo that Janice’s mother saw back in the day of what was new Baribo. Isn’t that what the love of vintage is all about!

I’ve been blogging for almost four years now, and my Baribo article has generated a lot of interest and stories along the way. To really get a sense of Baribocraft’s impact on people’s lives, take a read through the comment thread spanning the last few years here. It really gives you a sense of how Baribo was more than woodenware. It has truly played a role in the heart of home.

Baribocraft is a part of Canadian history, a legacy of their own, and Baribo pieces are treasures to hold dear!

Who knew back then I would still be going steady with Baribo now, and be featuring Baribocraft pieces in an online boutique called Audrey Would! 🙂

Happy Valentines Day!

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A Little Grape-a, A Little Grappa!

Over the weekend we had a few friends in for hors d’œuvres and cocktails. For a sweet nibble to wind the evening down the Mister decided to go with a Jamie Oliver recommendation – frozen grapes, dark and milk chocolate chunks… and Grappa!

Grappa, Frozen Grapes, Chocolate

The frozen grapes and chocolate were a hit with me, but the Grappa, well… do you know Grappa?

Grappa is a fragrant, grape-based brandy that originated in Italy, and comes in a wide variety of options. I can see why it is paired with frozen grapes and chocolate, it just didn’t really connect with my taste buds!

The highlight for me was instead, the beautiful vintage cordial glasses we served the Grappa in! Here’s a closer look at the blown glass blue-amber beauty!

Blue Amberina, Bluerina Cordial Glasses, Audrey Would!

Do you know about Blue Amberina glass, aka Bluerina glass? If not, you can jump over to this post!

We also enjoyed using a vintage Baribomaid board to serve everything on. This classic board, made by Baribocraft Canada, belongs to us, but did you know you can also pick up Baribocraft pieces at Audrey Would? By the way, Jamie Oliver collects Baribocraft Salad bowls, mentioned in an article about Baribocraft here!

I hope you’re having a great week. If you’ve had Grappa, how did you like it?

Thanks for stopping by!

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