2nd fl 8 School Street - Gorham - Maine

Monday, August 23, 2010

Entertaining Essentials and Cute Little Doggies

Just in time for that end-of-summer fling in the backyard, the neighborhood block party or a family reunion, the shop now has dozens of p
ieces of Hammered Aluminum, the perfect Party Essential.

Check out these fabulous pitchers. With metal you get colder drinks.

Quick Facts About Collectible Aluminum

- Most hammered aluminum pieces made their way into homes from the 1930s through the 1950s as Wedding gifts. Colorful anodized aluminum wares were popular with homemakers through the ‘50s and early ‘60s.

- Popular names to look for on collectible hammered aluminum pieces are Arthur Armour, Continental Silver Company, Everlast, Buenilum, Rodney Kent and Pamer-Smith.

The shop currently has a number of assorted trays, bowls, candy dishes, lazy susan's and candlestick holders. Please stop on by to check out our inventory perfect as a hostess gift or an end-of-summer picnic on the patio with friends.

Also at the shop:

There is just something so cute about a doggie. You don't have to own a dog to appreciate these little ceramic pooches all marked either Japan or Occupied Japan. The faces are well painted and their expressions just so darn adorable.

The shop also is home to these metal dog figurines. Not just cute keepsakes, they are weighty enough to serve duty as paper weights. They are looking for a new home. At top sits a chalkware soulful-eyed little doggie.

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you at the shop.



  1. Love this update on what's new at the shop! I have exactly one piece of hammered aluminum. It's a tray that was once my Grandma's, and it's sitting in a cupboard. I really should drag it out and use it for something, just so I can see it and be reminded of Grandma!

  2. Oh my goodness! Your shop is in Maine. We used to drive up to Northern Maine to visit my Dad until we had Dear Bebe. Now that she is getting a little older we may begin driving up there again, although it is a 12 hr drive for us. (Dad lives near Canada)

    If we go I will have to get the location to come visit your shop!!!!

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  3. Fantastic! your post is great!
    and I love your blog!


  4. Cool stuff! Wished I lived closer so I could check out your shop. Love your blog header by the way- so cute!

  5. wow..what cool stuffs you've there in your shop!