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Show us what you do with your vintage thingies!
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Do you have memories of a favorite diner?
Did you wait all week for that special treat of French Fries and a Cherry Coke?
Or was it a Green River soda you craved?
A piece of pie? A BLT?
Step into the past with me and perhaps a memory or two will come to mind.
I remember a lunch counter just off of Times Square in 1949, we were on our way home
to Kansas from Germany. It was so crowded, it smelled so GOOD, and it was the
first time I saw a TV. It was a golf tournament! Later that week we went to the Automat
and I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
Welcome to The Sunshine Diner
There is some vintage included here, but lots of contemporary items too.
You can achieve that vintage or retro look by mixing all kinds of elements.
The metal advertising sign is vintage and has been in my
collection of vintage Fiesta go-alongs for many years.
The early plastic pitcher and glassware are vintage.
Can you pick out the truly "vintage" things?
I've shown a couple of ways to use the Homer Laughlin contemporary line of "Diner" dishes mixed with contemporary Fiesta. With a Scarlet salad plate and Sapphire dinner plate above.
And with just the Sapphire dinner plate here.
The chargers are contemporary acrylic.
The glassware used on the table is contemporary.
Red tumblers from Home Goods and the faux "crystal" came from Pier 1 summer 2009.
Vintage syrup pitcher with red Bakelite handle.
Contemporary pieces that give the table a vintage look.
These all came from Cost Plus over the years
The straw dispenser is vintage. Pulling up on the knob attached to a rod, dispenses a single
straw without fail each and every time. The straws are not vintage, but back in the day,
these would have been perfect! Do you remember paper straws?
One of a series of exclusive Fiesta Juice Pitchers offered by the Homer Laughlin
Collectors Association. Information on the HLCCA This one seems appropriate for
The Sunshine Diner and the upcoming Labor Day holiday.
Thanks for coming by to visit The Sunshine Diner, may I take your order?
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