Made in Japan (and a pretty frock)

August 21, 2014 at 8:21 am Leave a comment

This fellow looks very pleased with himself! I came across him recently in an op shop when I was on the hunt for vintage teatowels and of course he had to come home with me. He’s marked Holt Howard Japan 1961 and he’s from the Jeeves the Butler series of snack/condiment dishes. Given the notches on the front, I think he may be a spoon rest.

Holt Howard was an American importer whose first products were Christmas items made and sold in the United States. They specialised in table accessories including salt and pepper shakers, condiment jars and spoon holders, all with a signature cartoon-like quality. A very special find – and even better knowing it was a fraction of the price these sell for on eBay!

Japanese vintage ashtray

My other fabulous find from our Redcliffe adventure was this Modcloth frock – a bargain that I snapped up for a few dollars, when they usually retail for about $125! It totally made up for the disappointment on the teatowel front.

Modcloth frock

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