Monday, February 21, 2011

Dating Old Kitchen Enamelware Pots By Color

Retro Kitchen Pots Come In A Variety of Colors: From Pastels to Harvest Colors

This photo of sauce pots that I spotted at The Seymour Antiques Company, Seymour, CT offers me an opportunity to talk about using color to determine the age of kitchen-wares.

For those of you who are familiar with my book "Hot Kitchen and Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s Second Edition" ( you may remember that I included a ice chapter on Enamelware.

In summary, pastel colors were popular in the 1950s. Red and white was an earlier color combination. Green (as shown) was moving into the 1960s, become more Muddy into the 70s. Although not shown, other Harvests colors such as Gold, Brown, Orange were also Disco Decade 70s colors.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

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