Friday Finds #20: Vintage Edition Barware

January 9, 2016

Vintage cocktail shaker and highball glass with stirrers and jigger
I’m excited to be bringing you my 20th Friday Finds! Sorry that I’ve had to  resort to skipping a few weeks
here and there. And most recently with the holidays it has not always been business as usual around here.
But I think we’re getting back on track. So sit back and let’s see what I’ve scored as my latest vintage goodies. 
Vintage cocktail shaker and highball glass with stirrers and jigger
First off there’s this awesome retro midcentury modern cocktail shaker I picked up at Goodwill for $1.99.
You’d think I was a Mad Men fan if you saw the collection of cocktail shakers I’ve got going. You might
recall this cocktail shaker that started off the whole collection thing.

Vintage 1950's glass cocktail shaker with drink recipes
My latest shaker is a bit different in that it’s much more colorful. Ironically, I don’t drink liquor,
but I love the 12 drink recipes printed on it just the same.
Vintage 1950's glass cocktail shaker with drink recipes
Whiskey Sour, Martini, Gin & Tonic,
Vintage 1950's glass cocktail shaker with drink recipes
Vodka Collins, Bloody Mary, Hiball,
Vintage 1950's glass cocktail shaker with drink recipes
Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Daiquiri,
Vintage 1950's glass cocktail shaker with drink recipes
On the Rocks, Tom Collins, Bacardi 
I thought it made a nice display with the new highball glass/tumbler I stumbled upon
last week at Salvation Army for 52 cents.
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Apparently, people needed a printed recipe for “on the rocks.” 2-3 ice cubes. 1 jigger liquor. Pour over cubes. Serve. Brilliant.
vintage highball glass whiskey sour recipe
Here's a Whiskey Sour recipe. I remember my parents drinking these.
vintage highball glass Old Fashioned recipe
 And here's an Old Fashioned recipe. What are bitters, anyway?

Vintage swizzle stick spoons
You can see my cool vintage cocktail spoons/stirrers in the glass. I picked them up at the Randolph Street
Market in Chicago a few months ago.  
vintage cocktail shaker lid
And here's a close-up of the funky artwork on the top of the shaker as well as the lid.
cocktail double sided jigger
Last but not least here's the double-sided stainless steel jigger I picked up at
Goodwill for $1.99. I thought it rounded out the retro set nicely.
Vintage cocktail shaker and highball glass with stirrers and jigger
Do you have any weekend plans? We'll be hanging out at the old homestead, awaiting a snow storm that's predicted to blow through here Saturday night. Hope your weekend is safe and warm.
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Debbi Huntington said...

I think it's funny that you collect cocktail shakers but you don't drink. It's amazing the things that catch our fancy.
Debbi

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

I love your Mad Men cocktail shakers. I have a couple of shakers on my bar cart. I'm not much of a drinker but I found the bar cart a few years ago and couldn't pass it up. I have several pieces of vintage bar paraphernalia on the cart. sb

NanaDiana said...

What fun, Kathleen. When we packed up John's grandmother's house we found a 1940s/50s/60s bar completely intact. We took most of it and my son has it in his basement bar room. I am so glad to have it- real treasures. xo Diana

Curtains in My Tree said...


I always resisted buying the vintage barware. However I always liked it. A friend has a lot of the art deco shakers and I love them, she has them on an old glass art deco bar cart.

I did buy a lot of stirrers with advertisements on them and sold them also since I didn't do the bar thing

I went to the Mad Men exhibit in New York City last July, all the sets were on display along with their clothes and bar wear in the office

My thrift store addiction said...

What a fun collection, Kathleen! Great finds!

Diana Petrillo said...

Very fun bar collectibles, Kathleen. Such a fascinating era. My mother drank Whiskey Sours, too, but my father preferred Manhattans. I'm like you, not much a drinker, but I do like a nice glass of red--

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