I'd like to share with you another world that harbours vintage treasure, named Arcopal. It's a twin of yesterday's post about JAJ Pyrex. Arcopal is even called the French Pyrex (probably not by the French). Once you delve deeper into this world of vintage tableware, many things appear to be either Pyrex or Arcopal. Look in your cupboard at home, you probably already own some Pyrex or Arcopal! I have found pictures on Pinterest (they are made by Nana Odile, thank you so much for doing this!) that show the Arcopal patterns, do you recognize any of them?
Today, I went to my favourite charity shop in an old school building in Ewijk. (When I was little and lived in Ewijk, my best friend went to that school). There is an oak cabinet in one of the classrooms and it is full of old casseroles. My best hopes on finding the beautiful Arcopal patterns to put on display in my future Etsy shop were in that cabinet. It didn't let me down, I have found some pretty pieces to add to the collection! It's so much fun to look up the patterns in the pattern-overview above.
You have probably seen this one in the charity shops, it's called 'Veronica' and has a pattern of little blue forget-me-nots, so pretty.
This 'Fruits de France' pattern was well represented in the oak cabinet! I found a bowl, a stack of plates and a butter dish.
It's such a shame these patterns are listed under the 'unknown floral patterns'. Does anyone know what these patterns are called? Even if you're not sure, any help is welcome! I didn't even realize the last bowls, which were in our cupboard already, were Arcopal until I recognized the pattern in the pattern images, quelle surprise.
Thanks so much for reading!