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Beautiful 1970s Creamwhite Flatware from Soviet Estonia

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Available for purchase: https://www.etsy.com/listing/150065223/soviet-vintage-flatware-set-of-16?ref=shop_home_active


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Shelves Full of Nostalgy – Polka Dot Tin Boxes

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Soviet time chefs and housewives books kindly share tips and suggestions for modern kitchen furnishing: above all it should be practical, good-looking and simple. All utensils, vessels, machinery and food had to be placed on the shelves and cabinets in “size and gloss” order :). Keeping required order and handsomeness was helped nicely by Estonian factory “Norma” charming painted tin boxes. First boxes were manufactured already in 1930s and since belonged for many decades to almost every kitchen interior.

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Boxes in various designs, colors, sizes and purpose appeared to sale. For instance, on the 1950s choice were beige and mustard-yellow boxes with painted buildings from Tallinn`s Old Town on the front, and the name of the condiment.

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Available in Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/167964861/soviet-vintage-tin-box-set-of-3-vintage?ref=shop_home_active

Probably most reminiscent of the childhood kitchen is the series of red polka dot tin boxes. The oldest boxes were red with white polka dots and a lid, boxes with silver and golden polka dots and covers were manufactured later, on the 70s and 80s.

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Available in Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/166477214/soviet-vintage-tin-box-set-of-6-vintage?ref=shop_home_active

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Lately the old time things have become extremely popular, which is why the tin boxes are selling fine and exemplars in good order are already scarce to find. Unquestionably, these nostalgic boxes are a beautiful design element, an eye-catcher and good memories awakener. Some has one, some has several – but some with particular luck has the whole set. I am, too, among the last group, whose kitchen shelf is enthroned by the set of gorgeous polka dot boxes.

Tin boxes from the 1980s:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/162031731/soviet-vintage-tin-box-with-stripes?ref=shop_home_active

https://www.etsy.com/listing/126291907/soviet-vintage-tin-box-with-swirls?ref=shop_home_active

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List of Russian and Soviet Porcelain Factory Marks from 1950s – 1990s

Fragile hand painted porcelain, elegant faience dinner set, charming ceramics from grannies time – beautiful old dishes are always captivated people. Dishes are gladly collected. There are collectors of rare antique porcelain, but also in quantities of retro fans who set their classy dining table with old dishes to create a nostalgic atmosphere. If you belong to the latter, then maybe it would be of interest to know, in what factory and where are made your spectacular dishes. Below is a short list of Soviet and Russian porcelain factory marks from 50s to 90s.

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Ceramics Factory of Aseri, Estonia

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Ceramics Factory of Pärnu, Estonia

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ESSR Tallinn Factory Art Foundation, Estonia

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 Borislavski Porcelain Factory, Ukraina

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Poltava Porcelain Factory, Ukraina

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Korosten Porcelain Factory, Ukraina

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Sumsk Porcelain Factory, Ukraina

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Ternopol`sk Porcelain Factory, Ukraina

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Polonsky Porcelain Factory, Ukraina

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Baranovsky Porcelain Factory, Ukraina

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Dobrush Porcelain Factory, Belarus

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Riga Porcelain Factory, Latvia

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Konakovo Porcelain Factory, Russia

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Novgorod Porcelain Factory, Russia

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Novgorod Porcelain Factory, Russia

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Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in St Petersburg, Russia

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Baranovka Porcelain Factory, Ukraina

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Budi Porcelain Factory, Ukraina

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Gorodnitsky Porcelain Factory, Ukraina

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Kiev Porcelain Factory, Ukraina

Source: Марки советского фарфора, фаянса и майолики 1917-1991