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.
It doesn't have a maker's mark on the bottom, but it looks very similar to some of my Dansk pieces.
I think he'll feel right at home with us.
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!ReplyDelete
Fondue is a lot of fun to make at home. Way cheaper than going out for it. That pot is gorgeous though!ReplyDelete
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 skewersReplyDelete
Fondue parties are always a hit! I even had a friend tell his wife it was the best eating experience he's ever had.
Oh, he is squatty and just too cute.ReplyDelete
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).ReplyDelete
what a pretty piece! if you'd like me to provide the cheese, i'd be happy to come over for some fondue :)ReplyDelete
wow! that is beautiful! I have collected enamelware for years, and I have yet to find something like that. Cherish it!ReplyDelete
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!)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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).ReplyDelete
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. :)ReplyDelete
3 dollars! arhhh i am so envious.ReplyDelete
That is awesome. I love the shape, and the green is lovely.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
what a marvelous find, rachel! i just know you are going to do awesome things with this, as you always do.ReplyDelete
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.
Do you ever try garage sales? I dunno if they have those in LA? lol :PReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.
Oh it's so very perfect!ReplyDelete
What a happy little green pot :)ReplyDelete
that pot is so gorgeous. i cannot believe you got it for three dollars. i never have such luck while thrifting! xoReplyDelete
If you ever do an oil fondue, try fondueing imitation crab. It puffs up like a marshmallow in the microwave and tastes delicious.ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
omgoodness! love that!ReplyDelete
love love love the apple green colorReplyDelete
Sweet! love the colorReplyDelete
Oh wow! That looks great!ReplyDelete
the color is great...so perhaps its fine if it did just sit there and look cute...xoxoReplyDelete
What thrift stores do you shop at in LA? Please please please let me know. I am trying to look for some good ones!!! :)ReplyDelete
Alton Brown has a great video on making fondue:ReplyDelete
And what a lovely color :)
Gorgeous! What a steal for three bucks!ReplyDelete
i found a yellow one with a blue interior in alabama. exact same make, but i could never find out who made it either..ReplyDelete