We all know ebay is a great source to find a great vintage percolator. But have your tried etsy Yes, they sell vintage along with their beautiful arts and crafts.
etsy has a great selection of funky percolators from the 40’s through the 70’s. From a 20 cup harvest gold West Bend to a Kar-N-Home portable model you can find them all on this great site.
I think the prices are great and the selection is fantastic.
Here’s a link where I put together 16 of my etsy favorites – just click on the link and then the pictures to see what I mean! (You might have to go to a full screen to see them all.)
You have to read about John Poole’s mother’s coffee pot in his blog, Hawkins House. It’s old, it’s dented and seen better days and I’m looking for one just like it!
In his blog post he explains how the percolator works – “For those who are unfamiliar with this simple, but effective, piece of technology, there is a strainer sitting on top of a hollow tube. The tube has a flare at the bottom.
Ground coffee is placed in the strainer, and the strainer-tube assembly is lowered into the percolator, which is filled with fresh water. You put the lid on and then place it over a flame on your stove top, and as the water begins to boil, it “perks” up through the tube, is caught by the little glass plug on top, is deflected back down into the strainer, flows through the coffee grinds, and then drains back into the percolator’s main body.
And after a few minutes of that, you have the best imaginable tasting coffee in the world!”
Tomorrow we’ll look at Funky Vintage Percolators. I never knew they were so popular and there were so many. Mind boggling.
Upcycled Vintage Percolator Lamp by AwesomeZone4000 on Etsy.I can’t function in the morning without coffee. I get up early – before 5:00. It’s dark, it’s quiet, no one is up but me.
I make my way straight to the coffee maker then on to the internet. I write, I look and drink some more coffee. I’m awake, I’m alive and I’m ready to move on to my life.
So you don’t drink coffee? Well great for you!
This week, I’ll do some posts on Vintage Coffee Makers. Funky ones, mid-century ones, the percolator and hopefully, interview Kevin Gillespie (a serious coffee maker collector). I’m planning a full feature about the artist who made that Awesome Vintage Upscaled Peculator Lamp, Ben Mills.
If you love the pic of the Upscale percolator Lamp – check out the other lamps by Ben in his etsy store, .AwesomeZone4000 on etsy. Here’s the link – AwesomeZone4000 on Etsy. Ben can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.