One of the things Vern bought just before we were married in 1972 was a set of cookware from Imperial Oil. The paint has worn off but still use them.
Had these but they would have to be painted inside and out:
Was sitting reading last night and had an "Aha" moment. Took three coats of white nail polish but am thrilled with the coffee maker. And a bit of red nail polish and I had my pans!
Some years ago, when Vern returned from visiting DD Leanne in Dallas, TX, he brought home a set of Corelle dishes in the Shadow Iris pattern. I found a plate online, resized the image and printed it on photo paper.
TIP: When cutting something circular like these plates, (1) use manicure scissors and (2) move the paper, not the scissors.
Once the plates were cut, I centred a dime on top of the plate and gently formed the lip of the plate.
Not a huge start but I'm pleased that I finally got something done!