Thursday, April 8, 2010

VTT - PIE TIN & McCOY


A few simple items for VTT today. The first is a heavier old tin pie plate that I've had forever. For about a year I've had it outdoors with stones in it. I recently dumped out the stones and washed it and was I surprised to see what was stamped into the back!

Look closer . . .
Now, if I'm not mistaken, this mark means it's from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. And, if that's the date, it's from the year it first opened! You see, the hotel(s) were first built in 1893 and 1897, but (for my unknown reason) was demolished to make way for the Empire State Building. They rebuilt on Park Avenue, and it opened in 1931. I'm hoping (and romanticizing) that this is a Waldorf Hotel luncheon pie tin from 1931!

Let's move on to a less romantic item - a humble little McCoy planter in a happy bright yellow! It holds my plant markers.
Have a great week, and don't forget to return to Suzanne's to resume viewing the other VTT treasures!

16 comments:

Laura said...

Oh! I just love the McCoy pot! So pretty!

Maureen said...

What a cool discovery - in your own backyard! Literally!

Postcardy said...

I wonder if the plate has anything to do with Waldorf schools.

Sandy said...

SUe, That is awesome!!!!!! How neat to find a treasure right in your own back yard! And of course I love the yellow McCoy !!!!!
I am up to my neck in alligators trying to get this craft show stuff done.....When I get back from my 10 day vacation in Wisconsin I am going to get really busy with more decals....I am goign to learn my PSE6 if it kills me! And it just might! LOL

Angela said...

I gasped at that pie plate..WOW..what a treasure. I love those plant markers..where did you get them...

Ruby said...

McCoy and the Waldorf make a great vintage post! It's still vintage even if it is the school not the hotel!! LOL Neat!

Patty said...

Hey Waldorf that's so cool!

Coloradolady said...

I hope that is what you have too!! How great would that be, I love it! I also really like the plater, the colors are great ! Have a great VTT!

Miri said...

I too think the pie plate just has to be from the Waldorf Astoria lunch service but even if not- a pie pan from 1931 is so cool!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a fun find! The McCoy is adorable too.

junkdreams said...

Love these great vintage finds!! Happy vintage thursday!
xojanis

CC said...

I really like the little pie plate..to think that it survived from 1931 is something..and your planter is beautiful. Love that pretty yellow. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Roslyn said...

Wow aren't you glad you dumped out the stones & brought that pie tin indoors!

Charlotte said...

You changed your background! I just wanted to let you know that I'll be back next week after I get my son married. I'll bet you were kicking yourself for having such a find in the yard filled with rocks!

Ann said...

Isn't it fortunate someone threw out the pie tin. Great that your re-discovered it. Love the Mccoy too.

Dawn said...

Wow, who knew there could be so much history in a simple pie tin. That's so cool!
Hugs,
Dawn