Sunday, July 5, 2015

Vintage Pyrex - Mod Kitchen with Cradle

Mod Kitchen is one of my favorite Pyrex patterns.  Appeals to that part of me trained in commercial arts during that period of time when such graphics were popular.  I love hunting for Pyrex out in the thrift stores, and finding cradles is equally exciting.  A couple days ago I came upon a cradle for Mod Kitchen.  As most vintage cradles go, they don't look so great, so a clean up job was necessary.  Here she is with the dish.

Here are some before and after pictures of a rooster cradle I recently cleaned up.

Cork handles before and after a wipe down with a rag dampened with water.

I use a combination of BKF and 0000 steel wool for the metal.  The end result will depend on the condition of the cradle--some just never come back even after cleaning.  And they are not restored to their original condition, but can be much more visually appealing.

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