Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Vintage Fire King Find

Hello, Dear Ones!
I'm so excited because I found a vintage Fire King bowl.
Guess what I paid for it? 
$1.50 ~ score!! :)

 Knowing nothing about vintage bowls and such, 
I did a little research on the computer to find out about my $1.50 bowl.

I found out the pattern is called 'Kitchen Aid'.
Wonder why? :)

 I saw some bowls on line that said "Spags" on the rolling pin and found out those bowls were given to celebrate the stores anniversary, I think.

 You can see all the different little baking things playing merry go round around the bowl.


 I think this bowl may have been a series of three bowls, possibly.
If you know anything about this pattern, I'd love to know.
I do believe it came out in the 1950s.


Well, no matter, I love my little Kitchen Aid Fire King bowl.
I'm going to put her to work.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

You Are The Sunshine of My Life

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around, 
You are the apple of my eye, 
Forever you'll stay in my heart 

I feel like this is the beginning, 
Though I've loved you for a million years, 
And if I thought our love was ending, 
I'd find myself drowning in my own tears 

You are the sunshine of my life, 
That's why I'll always stay around, 
You are the apple of my eye, 
Forever you'll stay in my heart 

You must have known that I was lonely, 
Because you came to my rescue, 
And I know that this must be heaven, 
How could so much love be inside of you? 

You are the sunshine of my life, yeah, 
That's why I'll always stay around, 
You are the apple of my eye, 
Forever you'll stay in my heart
~ sung by Stevie Wonder 

46 comments:

  1. I absolutely ADORE your bowl!! What a wonderful find AND at a terrific price. You'll really enjoy using it, I'm sure. Congratulations!
    Susan

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  2. How cute that bowl is!!! Love it with the aqua towel. Sally

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  3. Great find! I love the bowl and I really love how it looks in the cheery and colourful vignette.

    Blessings,

    Vee

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  4. Oh I've never seen that pattern before! what a great find! I bet you saw it selling for more than $1.50 online!

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  5. Your bowl is so cute and so very vintagy! it makes for a nice vignette with all your other "Kitchen Aids"! Great find!

    Happy Weekend!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. I love our bowl!! What a fantastic find and a steal of a price!!! Fantastic!

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  7. Perfect, bowl, you will use the heck out of it.

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  8. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it!!! OKAY, I'll have to scout out that bowl, It's just darling. BUT TOP on my list is STILL the little PINK ONES you got before! I love your last picture, "TOO CUTE"!!! Brings me back to Mom's kitchen and growing up in the 50s...I'll let you know if I find anything out!
    Have a fun weekend,
    Hugs
    Donna

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  9. Is that too cute or what??? Love it with the aqua towel, very vintage!!! hugs...cleo

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  10. How precious! And look what a lovely vignette you created!
    Nancy

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  11. What a darling bowl! Love the pattern. I've never seen one like this but I'm sure someone will be able to tell you about it. Cute vignette also! Hugs, Linda

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  12. You're so lucky to have found that darling treasure! Looks great with your roosters!

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  13. What a sweet little bowl and I love that you researched it and then styled it so well in your last picture.

    Gretchen

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  14. What a cute bowl! I've never seen this pattern or design before. Country Living did an article about vintage Pyrex a few months ago and you may find info there about it. Hugs Pamela

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  15. How cute! I've never seen that pattern before either. Love red and white. It looks very happy to be in your kitchen.
    betty

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  16. Shelia,
    Your 'Kitchen aAid' bowl is a great find!!! It looks as if were always on your counter...that vignette is stunning!!! I don't know much about Fire King, but should I happen upon some at the Antique Mall...I'll ask! Enjoy your newest find...and happy hunting for more!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  17. You got that darling little bowl at a rock bottom price!

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  18. What a lovely bowl, I seem to remember ones like this growing up in the fifties. I just love anything Vintage.
    Karen

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  19. The graphics on this piece are a hoot! Love it!

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  20. I love your bowl, Shelia! And, how you did a bit of research on it, too ... isn't it fun how everything has its own story?

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  21. Shelia, what a find, I love it too! I'm not familiar with that pattern, but what a steal!

    Happy to be back and I see your blog is just as great as ever!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  22. my mother had fire king bowls and baking dishes (if i remember correctly). great find, Shelia. You'll have fun with it!

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  23. Your bowl is adorable Sheila, lovin' the great colors-enjoy:@)

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  24. OMG, I love that bowl and for $1,50..it's a still!! This bowl is totally adorable. Hope you find on e-bay the two others, maybe they were a set. Have a sweet evening and a happy Sunday lovely lady.
    FABBY

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  25. I'm so glad I found your blog....I love EVERYTHING you post!!! HOPE you have a great SONday!

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  26. It looks so cute with everything else in the pic! Love it :)

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  27. Shelia, what a darling bowl!! I know it will be so happy in your sweet kitchen. Happy weekend!

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  28. What an adorable bowl. Great find. Thank you for bringing it to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  29. Definitely from the 50's and cute enough to be have a little song sung to it!
    I think it did come in a three bowl set. I've seen it before..but then I would, since I BEGAN my life in '54! Seems impossible. And what I mean by "began" my life..was my married life with kids and cooking and all that.
    Not it's called "retro"...I don't get it. But I do love thing from back then and this is just the sweetest little bowl. And by the way, Shelia, you STOLE that bowl for that price!! :) Good job!

    Enjoy!
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  30. Good morning Shelia, Lucky you my friend. The bowl is a treasure. I just love a good bargain. Since retiring, I have discovered the awesome fun of thrifting. I'm hooked. HA!

    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Love, Jeanne

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  31. That's a sweet little bowl and in such great shape. It doesn't appear to have been washed in a dish washer, does it. That is one lucky find, my friend.
    I love it.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  32. Wonderful find -- and red is the BEST!

    A lot of those bowls did come in sets -- good for you for using it, too. Sometimes we just put things away and don't enjoy them, and that is a shame.

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  33. Oh Shelia! how adorable is that and to think you paid so little for it! Wow!

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  34. How red, vibrant and alive Shelia! Read really changes the atmosphere in any home.

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  35. Oh I remember seeing that pattern. So cute. I loved all the wonderful colors and patterns of the bowls. So fun and so cheerful. I have that same rolling pin, the one I've used my whole married life. Really old. Cute vignette. Hugs, Marty

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  36. Great bowl and a great find. Congrats!

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  37. Wow I just love your new find and I love vintage things. The color red is also in my kitchen and I am going to the antique mall in the morning and I am going to ask if it was a 3 piece set or not.

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  38. Love your Fire King bowl! That's quite a great find an any price, never mind the deal you got. Visiting from Seasonal Sundays.

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  39. What a steal! You know I am wanting that! :)
    D

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  40. Well, that is a nice bowl and a very nice price!

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  41. So cute! What a great find and just love the red and white and blue vignette you shot with that sweet Kitchen Aid bowl!

    Oh, and $1.50? You are a thrifting rock star!

    ;)

    Linda

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  42. Hi Shelia, Your little bowl is adorable and makes me happy just to look at it! I'm sure you'll whip up some real goodies in it! Linda

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  43. I would have had that bowl in a second. It has just the touch of whimsy I love. It's great on the turquoise towel.

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  44. You do seem to be shopping in all the right places!

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