Thursday, October 29, 2009

Los Angeles Pottery and Flintwood Salad Servers this Vintage Thingies Thursday

A vintage 1956 “Spaghetti Dinner” pasta bowl reminds me of delicious potato salad which was often served in this bowl by my mom.



This bowl was in mint condition until I got my paws on it! I chipped the edge a few years ago. I still cringe at the memory.

The bottom of the bowl says it was “Made in U.S.A.” in 1956 in Los Angeles, California. I cannot make out the manufacturer.



These chipped and worn 1960’s orange Flintwood melmac salad servers are inseparable from this bowl. They were used to serve the potato salad. I understand they too were made in California. I guess their pairing with the pasta bowl was meant to be!

Now, go on over to Coloradolady to see more vintage treasures!

Happy VTT!

14 Comments:

Vonlipi said...

That is a lovely set!

Good idea to serve potato salad! I really like the salad servers.

Lisa said...

We have a big pasta bowl in our family, too! Actually, I think we use it for salad--right now my Mom is the "keeper of the bowl" until it gets passed down!

Postcardy said...

That's a cute bowl. I guess your family must like potato salad more than spaghetti--I do too.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

OH MAN, I hate when i do that...I did it to a set of mugs...ugh. got three broke one.

sigh. But love the bowl and the salad utensils rock!

Coloradolady said...

I love your pasta/potato salad bowl, so cute! I hate it when I damage something too, and it usually happens when I am washing it. Still...it makes you sick when that happens. Have a great VTT! and a great weekend.

Lindy said...

Sweet bowl. I'm sure it still serves it purpose, chip and all. And the salad servers are very unique!

~~Carol~~ said...

What a great family keepsake! Those big old bowls are always so slippery when you are washing them! I bet everything tastes better when it's eaten out of that bowl!
Happy VTT!
Carol

RainGardener said...

Love the art on your spaghetti bowl server. Great set!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a cute bowl!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh my goodness, I remember bowls like this from when I was a kid! In our family, they'd be m ore likely to be filled with potato salad, too. My dad didn't discover the joys of pasta till he was around 75. So my mom made Potatoes, and more Potatoes!
Love your spaghetti bowl, and don't sweat the chip. Do you love the bowl any less? You aren't trying to sell it -- so don't worry about it. Hey, we all have chips.

Cass

Kathi Fly said...

Ha, I'm usually the one who chips things! Nice bowl and nice to still have it around.

Roslyn said...

Pasta bowls have been "in" again for some time so you are totally with it!

Debbie said...

The pasta bowl is great! I think dishes from family are treasures even if there is a chip or two.

concretenprimroses said...

So glad you use your nice set even tho that puts it at risk of chips.
Kathy