4 Responses to “Matching Flower Trays and Bowls. Part 3”

  1. Allee Willis

    1st of all, to think of these bowls in the context of the house they inhabited, at least as we know it through the breathtaking living room, https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2011/10/11/a-beach-scene-a-gold-sofa-part-1/, and the kitchen speaker, https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2011/10/12/a-built-in-kitchen-radio-part-2/, these bowls become 600 times as magnificent as they already are, both because of their pattern, so signature of the decade they came from, as well as the material they’re likely made out of, not to mention the sheer number of pieces there are in the set.

    It breaks my heart to see them stacked on these metal shelves. It’s so obvious that the homeowners had incredible taste and the ability to go for it unabashedly. So they never would have sat on shelves like these.

    How were the prices on these and everything else in the house? I’m definitely pinching every penny these days but this estate sale would have had me ripping my pockets out because the ambience of just being in the home had to have been so seductive to a collector who goes gaga for that period.

    Do you have any idea if the owners are still alive?

  2. MyFunCloset

    Everywhere I looked had AWMOK stamped on it. You are seeing the hi-lights of my visit.
    These colorful yellow print melmac style bowls were about $2-$5 for each I’m guessing. This shot was in the garage, though I’m sure it was for the sale only because they were clean and fresh. There was no obvious guy or children’s things. No toys, no sporting goods. Much of clothing was vintage e.g. 50’s swing coats, 60’s flowered hat and dozens of purses. Oh yes…a blue 1973 Cadillac for sale, but not the one with lots of chrome the collector’s wants. (I overheard that in conversation).
    So you know, I did buy one thing. A full unused gallon of “Weed Be Gone”. Practical huh?