Saturday, March 3, 2012
More Plastic Dinnerware. This Time The Girlfriend's Estate Sale Score. Status: Texas (ware) Hold 'Em.
The Girlfriend spotted and snatched this lot of Texas Ware at the estate sale where I picked up the "Slavic Modern" danish style chair and pole lamp recently highlighted here on Mr. Modtomic. What a gorgeous blue color, but is this considered "confetti"? If not, then what is this called?
I sorta consider any plasticware or Melmac with the obviously different color flecks of plastic
in it to be "confetti" but I know that what is mostly referred to as "confetti" would be of multiple
colored flecks like red, green and yellow or some such combination. Maybe there is another
name for this look? Beats me.
This is the entire lot as it was found. I haven't had a chance to actually clean any of it.
Unfortunately there is plenty of staining on some of the pieces like the coffee cups. I lied, I
actually started to clean one of those cups just to see if I could get the staining out. I used
Goof Off and 0000 Steel Wool...because I had it handy while I was cleaning the pole lamp.
It did work a little but not completely. Any suggestions.
There are some missing bits as well. This is no issue though as we are always running into other
partial sets and I seem to remember that we already have another partial set of Texas Ware
around here somewhere and the colors seem to mix and match with each other nicely. Some
day I'll have to get all the plastic dishware together so that we can figure out exactly what we
have and what we need to make full sets and maybe what we can live without.
In addition to some of the pieces being stained and some missing there are some pieces that
apparently got too close to the range! Burns mark a few of the pieces and at least one has heat
cracks. Almost all have utensil marks. These aren't museum pieces. I'd use them but I'd put a
paper plate on them to keep from further staining and marring. But first I gotta give them a