Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Vintage fondue pot

I love LA, but I have to admit that I usually have better luck thrifting in the suburbs. The person who sets the prices at my favorite thrift store clearly disapproves of mid-century modern pieces and prices them accordingly.

This enamel-ware fondue pot was three bucks. I have to admit that I have never made fondue, but I couldn't just leave the poor thing languishing there unwanted.

enamelware fondue pot
{enamelware fondue pot}

It doesn't have a maker's mark on the bottom, but it looks very similar to some of my Dansk pieces.

enamelware fondue pot
{enamelware fondue pot}

I think he'll feel right at home with us.

34 comments:

  1. Wow, great find!! The color is really unique. Fondue is really easy to make, even though it sounds intimidating. I had a tequila-based chipotle fondue (at Sabor Saveur in Chicago) that I keep dreaming about- really need a fondue pot asap!

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  2. Fondue is a lot of fun to make at home. Way cheaper than going out for it. That pot is gorgeous though!

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  3. I'm having a fondue party this weekend, and although I have a new electric fondue pot, a friend of mine found this great vintage fondue cook book and skewers

    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18733037

    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18733038

    Fondue parties are always a hit! I even had a friend tell his wife it was the best eating experience he's ever had.

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  4. Oh, he is squatty and just too cute.

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  5. My husband I do a lot of fondue! We have an electric one from my grandma that is from the 70s and my best friend just got me one for Christmas that she found at a thrift store. It requires a heating element (we're using chaffing dish burner).

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  6. what a pretty piece! if you'd like me to provide the cheese, i'd be happy to come over for some fondue :)

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  7. wow! that is beautiful! I have collected enamelware for years, and I have yet to find something like that. Cherish it!

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  8. i guess it's a great time to start trying fondue! it's fabulous, i promise. there's nothing better than a big pot of melted cheese or chocolate! my faves? try old cheddar with a bit of stout thrown in... or try melted chocolate with a little hazelnut cream or liquor, and dip strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, gummy bears, pretzels (well pretty much anything yum!)

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  9. Mmm..Beautiful color! I just BOUGHT one yesterday! COINCIDANCE! And it's powder blue! Which I'm going to LOVE, but I have to confess that kiwi green is a personal fav.

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  10. agh, that color is fantastic! i hear you on thrifting in the city versus thrifting in the suburbs. joe and i shop our hearts out when we're visiting our folks (my mom is outside of sacramento, and his parents are in rural arizona).

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  11. Wow, what a great find...$3!? If you don't use it for fondue, just put a bouquet of flowers in it...yes, that'll do. :)

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  12. 3 dollars! arhhh i am so envious.

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  13. That is awesome. I love the shape, and the green is lovely.

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  14. Wow! That is a great find! I love the green color and it's in perfect condition! I must make more time for thrift store hunts, I'm getting bored with just about every dish in my kitchen! Too bad they don't sell counter space at the store, because I could really use that as well!

    Cheers!
    ~Melissa
    www.pdxritchie.com

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  15. Beautiful color! Have a mustard yellow vintage one with a lid but without the base. I also got a set of vintage fondue swekers from the same estate sale. It's one of my favorite finds because I LOVE fondue! We also have 3 new fondue pots so I've never actually used the vintage one. It just looks pretty on my bookshelf.

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  16. Alright, already! All these comments are making me very hungry for fondue. Could you do another fondue post and invite your readers to submit their favorite fondue recipes? I am so ready to try as many different fondues as I can find good recipes to make...appetizer, main dish, dessert. Oh, and I wish I had kept the lovely fondue set I was given as a wedding gift back in '69. It was mid-century and fondue was all the rage.

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  17. so pretty! our kitchen if filled with our kiwi green enamel wear and accessories. i'm always on the look out for more fun items to add to the collection!

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  18. what a marvelous find, rachel! i just know you are going to do awesome things with this, as you always do.

    ps. thank you, thank you for the sewing advice! i will take as much as i can get, and will be scouring your archives for inspiration. that dream of a quilt you made.. must find that one for someday when i have the know-how.

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  19. Do you ever try garage sales? I dunno if they have those in LA? lol :P

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  20. if i were sneaky i'd slink through the back door, locate your new fondoozle pot, fill it with white pebbles, and leave a few heirloom paperwhite bulbs on top.

    problem is i'm not that sneaky, and i tend to knock things over when i'm up to mischief.

    but for you? for that apple-green fondue pot? i'd try.

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  21. What a happy little green pot :)

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  22. that pot is so gorgeous. i cannot believe you got it for three dollars. i never have such luck while thrifting! xo

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  23. If you ever do an oil fondue, try fondueing imitation crab. It puffs up like a marshmallow in the microwave and tastes delicious.

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  24. i love love the green color of this little pot, and the shape is so stinkin' cute!! what a good find, i must say : ) happy moving, hope everything is coming together for you!!

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  25. love love love the apple green color

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  26. the color is great...so perhaps its fine if it did just sit there and look cute...xoxo

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  27. What thrift stores do you shop at in LA? Please please please let me know. I am trying to look for some good ones!!! :)

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  28. Alton Brown has a great video on making fondue:

    http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/educational_and_howto/watch/v196889986CPjTRtZ

    And what a lovely color :)

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  29. Gorgeous! What a steal for three bucks!

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  30. i found a yellow one with a blue interior in alabama. exact same make, but i could never find out who made it either..

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