Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Do you scour craigslist and estate sale sites for Pyrex? If you do, your a crazy Pyrex collector like me. I am always looking. Most of the time there is nothing but ever so often I get a hit. That is what happened a few weeks ago when I came across an ad on Craigslist.
The ad was for a thrift store company, so I had my doubts. However, I pursued the Pyrex lead like a good treasure hunter/collector. I found the store had a Facebook page that listed the stores number. I called them up to find out more information about the "large Pyrex collection for Sale". The young lady I spoke to on the phone was great. We discussed patterns and what was left to be processed in their warehouse. She said they had tons.
The store is over an hour away so I wanted as much detail about what they had before I decided to make the trek. I am also, at the point in my collection that I've become very selective. The estate the Pyrex came from was from a former dealer. The dealer had a store and it was mostly Pyrex and Corningware. After the store closed she moved everything to a garage. They said they removed anywhere from 600-800 boxes from the garage and it took 2 trucks. OMIgosh can you imagine!
Of course, after hearing everything, I planned to get to the store ASAP. Here is what greeted me when I walked through the door.
Row after Row....
Shelf after Shelf....
Of incredible good condition Pyrex!
To see what I took home come visit me at cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com
Monday, September 1, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
I was super happy to find this little JAJ cutie in the Harvest pattern. It's about the size of a US 080. I looked all over for a lid but alas, one was not found. Regardless, it's adorable! This is definitely staying in my permanent collection.
(And yes, I already have some Halloween blow molds out...I found these two in the past week and couldn't bear to put them away. It's close enough to Halloween, right?!?)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
What is it with kids and packages or presents? Immediately after the mail carrier rang our doorbell and I brought in the box she attacked.
Here's what was inside: both kinds of BKF in liquid and powder; a new foam spray cleaner, an apron, a tote bag, and a non-slip mat hat has Bar Keepers Friend poked out in holes (hope that makes sense).
Here's the foam spray. Apparently it is new. We have super hard water here and sometimes the Pyrex I get is in sorry shape as a result. Often I have had to soak lids and dishes in CLR. I will be curious to see how this product works.
Thanks to Erin, our PCIII blog owner, and Bar Keepers Friend for a fun experience!
(Disclosure: This gift basket was won as a price from the parent company of Barkeepers Friend. I was not paid to do this post, nor was I encouraged to do one as an incentive for winning the basket. The opinions I express about the product are my own.)
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Those are the only Pyrex pieces I came home with, but I came home with a ton of other stuff. Check out my blog here to see my other finds. I can't wait to see what everyone else found recently!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I was at the dentist, having my routine twice-yearly cleaning, learning I have two cavities (yes, I floss, and yes, I brush twice a day, often more, my dentist says some people just have bad teeth genetics) and it would cost me just south of $500 to have them filled in two weeks when this text came in.