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fifties harlequin gayware canisters replica_rect

Gayware. Truly. It’s a thing. Or was. And of course still is.

Made in Sydney by Gay Plastics from 1950-1965.
The harlequin [multicoloured] set of kitchen canisters are the most sought after and can pull big money. Sometimes selling on Ebay for $200-300.

This is my collection of mixed up wannabes. Picked up in various places at different times, finally coming together after a yard sale score on Saturday.

Only the blue one is true Gayware. The rest are old fakers [unbranded vintage knock offs, check their bottoms]. Though they look pretty real. And pretty damn good. Except for the F lid. It’s a bit cracked up. Aren’t we all…


old 1950s_gayware_adNot for sale, hire only.

vintage chip n dip New crinkle cut coasters

* new, improved product [1970s]

compared to the always entertaining, somewhat distasteful Mad Man Pete Campbell example…


vintage chip n dip red onion cockail fork

Impress your friends, buy one now
Tupperware Chip n Dip

Dear Lord, thank you for this microwave bounty, even though we don’t deserve it. I mean… our kids are uncontrollable hellions! Pardon my French… but they act like savages! Did You see them at the picnic? Oh, of course You did… You’re everywhere, You’re omnivorous. Oh Lord! Why did You spite me with this family?
Homer Simpson.

Season 1, Episode 4, There’s No Disgrace Like Home

hostess picnic divided tray retro orange with lidretro hostess containerRetro Melamine orange plates and tumblers

Homer is no hipster, but …
Actually, I’ve come around on hipsters, it takes a lot of courage to all wear the same hat. 

Season 23, episode 5: The Food Wife



More coffee less rice next time please.


Set of 3 Vintage Bakelite [Is there any Non Vintage Bakelite out there?]
Nally Canisters circa 1960s


Headed North to Queensland [solo] for a few days to catch up with a friend and some sun.

Bought this mirror not from the ginormic Eumundi Markets I got to, but years earlier at the Camden UK ones.

[Not for sale.]
I would love another like this about 400% larger.
Is approx 25cm, rad.


Aging plastic picked up on the Sunshine Coast.
And I don’t mean me. I’m like soooo young, can’t you tell?

[Bakelite Juicer from Chequered Past, Eumundi]


So sweet.
Set for a family picnic.

And this is for my boy:
A taste of Regular Show. Latest favourite.
[Cartoon Network 4.30 & 7.30pm AEST]

Watch the full Ep here dude.


Now open.


Red retro melamine canister. $20 + postage.
Bartone Houseware. Made in Australia. Crikey, how long ago was that? I’m thinking 1960s?

13cm high x 18 cm diameter.


Click to BUY or to browse my Etsy Shop.

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My son came up with this title, clever little guy. Especially since he didn’t know there was such a thing. But then he broke one of the handles on my set of 5, whatever, now I have an even set of 4. And some spares.


Vintage Green Bakelite plastic Picnic Set, includes cups, saucers, plate & tumblers [6]

Small porcelain teapot with strainer, made in Japan


Miss Plastic Queen Hungary Entrant 2012.
Under strain, can’t eat.

[This is a real pageant, click here if you don’t believe me]


Tupperware Vintage Jadeite Green Colander circa 1960s.
An aging Beauty.
Set of 6 Jade plastic Chopsticks, equally lovely.
Discovered in Vinnies Mona Vale NSW.

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