Elizabeth serves us this 2nd entry in our Found Objects Found Art contest. She writes:
Thank you so much for posting the crystal cut plastic hangers today. The instant I saw them I was reminded of one of my favorite finds of the retro era — a tall crystal cut plastic cake saver/carrier. Since I am a baker, this gets a lot of use in my home and I can’t imagine why it wasn’t the first thing that came to mind when you announced the contest.
There used to be a shop here called simply, Kitchen. The owner had all sorts of vintage kitchen items and I stopped in often. Over the few years she was in business I bought so many cake plates to give to friends and relatives that she referred to me as “the cake lady”. This was my last purchase, I think, and for me alone. I already had an old tin cake saver, but this one was so tall that it filled a need the other did not. But, most of all, it “spoke” to the jewelry collector in me. I saw it as one glittery kitchen accessory to “go with” all the rhinestone jewelry from the ’40’s — ’60’s that I have collected over the years. I know it is intended to mimic cut crystal, but to me it was just another jewel for my home.
Elizabeth (aka Elizabeth Mary)