A pair & a spare

There’s lots going on here at Atomic Magpie! We have a number of fantastic mid-century furniture makeover projects underway, and we are really excited to share them – just as soon as the paint is stripped, the stain is set and the brass polished.

Also on  the horizon are some amazing new finds fresh from Australia. They landed Stateside last week, and will be hitting our store in the coming weeks. Our magnificent vintage treasures include a stunning enameled cookware pair by Siltal of Italy, a retro-fabulous red ice bucket by Decor Australia, an AGEE Pyrex bowl and some other absolute gems. We’ll be sure to post more info once we have them listed in our store!

In the mean time, we’re going to share with you this sweet trio (or “a pair & a spare” as we like to say) of coffee mugs by Arcoroc of France. The are tres’ chic, and feature one of our most favorite colors – turquoise. In the popular Jardiniere design, featuring ribbed rings around the mugs, these tempered beauties are fab!

Turquoise beauties by Arcoroc of France
Turquoise beauties by Arcoroc of France

Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese…

Chocolate & Cheese…the way to many peoples hearts (especially ours!) And what better way than a melty, gooey, scrum-didly-umptious fondue session? Heaven in a pot.

The Swiss, French & Italians blazed the way in the 1930’s with the ever delectable, traditional cheese fondue. It wasn’t long before North America jumped on board in the 1950’s & 60’s, making fondue a household favorite. And why wouldn’t they? Fondue is fantastic. In addition to the classic cheese fondue,  chocolate with fruit for dipping became a popular treat, as did “fondue bourguignonne“, in which pieces of meat were cooked in hot oil.

This vintage Danish Modern style fondue set, with fabulous dark wood accents, is perfect for any fondue favorite. Cheese…chocolate….makes us hungry just writing about it! Click on the photo to see this stunning piece in our store.

Fondue

Champagne is always the answer!

What’s not to love about a festive glass of bubbly? Champagne is liquid fabulousness, and what better way to keep your bubbles cold at a party or picnic than this gorgeous vintage mid century champagne ice bucket? Made in Italy, it possesses all the flair and stylishness that a bottle of champs deserves. Lovely!

“I only drink champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not.” – Coco Chanel. Smart lady.

Espresso yourself! 

The spring forward to Daylight Savings time can really be a struggle, especially when kids are involved. Losing that precious hour of sleep can throw off your body clock big time. If you’re like us, coffee is the go to solution…we’re not ashamed to admit to a full blown caffeine addiction round these parts.

Check out this sweet vintage stovetop Moka (Espresso) pot, made in Italy. Makes rich, steaming coffee in a jiffy. Looks pretty flash too!