Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Retro Tuesday: I'm in love with Fred Press!

Who's Fred Press? He was a houseware designer in the 50's. He designed glasses, bowls and I saw some cheese boards too. I discovered his work when I found this....

I found it on Etsy and got it as part of Dan's Xmas gift. I could not resist the turquoise and gold....After that I saw a lot of sets much too expensive for my taste...

The other day I was researching a FireKing bowl for my shop HERE and look what I found....

 
He designed bowls for FireKing! And look the 2 bowls with candle warmers match my glass! How cool is that? From what I could learn he did a line of bowls with warmers all decorated with gold. Anchor Hockings didn't make any other FireKing bowls with gold....So if you find one it's a Fred Press!

To all a happy Retro Tuesday! And for more retro fun be sure to visit my ever hilarious friend Tracy at Crazy Suburban Mom !

8 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I think I just fainted...

Linda said...

OMG those are Fabulous! I will keep my eyes open, ya never know!!!

Maureen said...

Thanks for the introduction. Fred did good work.

concretenprimroses said...

Yet another thing to look for at yard sales...
Kathy

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

I love those, too...I had come across ONE glass one time and scooped it up, hoping against hope that the others will show up at some point:)

Janet said...

Love this stuff and glad I found your blog! Doing a post on the "Atomic" coffee maker and while doing research found you and Fred Press!
Jan from https://ramonasvintageapplianceforum.wordpress.com/

Retha said...

I recently discovered Fred Press too! I bought an 18 pc set of barware (3 glass sizes) at my favorite mid-century modern shop in Houston - Cool Stuff. I think they are his "atomic" design in gold and coral. How do I post a photo? I think you'd love to see them.

MozART said...

I just located the martini pitcher that matches this glass and will be listing it on Etsy in the next couple of days! :)