Thursday, April 17, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
This is JAJ's version of blue wheat, but instead of an 023 size, it's an 024. I took this picture and thought "this really is a pretty dish". And then my mind wandered to the fact that US patterned 024s are highly desirable and harder to get and here I have this JAJ version, it stacks nicely with US 024s--maybe I should keep it! Whew! I have decided to keep it and glad I didn't trade it!
I decided since I would write this post, I'd go out and snap a picture from my garden.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
I've picked up a handful of things I can use from the thrifts. A lot of lids! I found a perfect space saver lid for 45 cents (I find one of these per month!), fridgie lids, very nice 045 and yesterday I found the lid for my Golden Leaf promotional! I have to admit, I'm tired of looking through those lid bins and very happy I finally completed this set!
I can't wait until next week when a flood of Pyrex will be coming to my house. I'm sure to have to post as I am so excited about all the goodies that are on the way!
Friday, April 11, 2014
My complete sets displayed out in the main living area. The Turquoise 503 is not in the best condition (but also not the worst) and it will do until I can find another. I actually found the entire Pink set in the wild at a flea market over the course of about a year.
Of course my little miss has a set since she is collecting Gooseberry. These are in her bedroom on what we refer to as the dust collector, or a recessed shelf so high up no one can possibly be bothered to dust.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I was so excited when I walked in to a shop and saw these on the shelf. Of course, I walked faster as I approached them! There they were. Waiting for me to...Check the price. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that the price was fair.
The set is incomplete because it is missing the blue bowl and the yellow has lost it shine. But the green 404 and the orange are in great shape with little signs of wear. I already have a complete set but seeing all the dot bowls together is Pyrex bliss lol.
I'm thinking about putting these in my Etsy shop but might be open to offers or trades. I have had some luck hitting sales check out my latest finds at cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I decided on Sunday night to pledge to stop going Pyrex 'hunting'
I get a lot of fun out of doing the rounds of the thrift shops but it is a costly, time consuming hobby! I almost never come home with just Pyrex!! So in future I will only buy Pyrex on special occasions and holidays. I think Pyrex for Christmas, birthdays, Mother's day is quite a logical gift to myself and when holidaying I enjoy hitting the antique malls that I pass along the way, so I am not ready to give that up just yet... if ever!!
Here is my collection thus far:
My turquoise, opal and Pyrex England (with Nordic Blue pieces that complement it), go in this china cabinet that I got on the weekend for $120:
The top of my kitchen cabinets is overstacked with T & C, Autumn Harvest and FK Copper/Peach:
These next shelves are all in my living room:
And this piece I can't fit on any of the shelf units, I think I need to go to IKEA and buy and extra shelf for one of the units!
And remember I said I live in an apartment, it is 1400 sq ft and I am a quilter so one whole spare room is bursting with fabric and I have 9 sewing machines!!
So I have picked favorites; anything pink, anything turquoise, lime, Autumn Harvest, Town & Country, Spring Blossom, Verde, Early American, black snowflake. These will be my main sets that I occasionally buy pieces to complement, I am also constantly in search of Friendship. But I am no longer going to buy every print I don't have...
at least not until I have a house to put it all in. I drove past Savers yesterday on my way home from work and didn't feel the urge to stop, so lets see if this can last!?
How do you manage your collecting? Are you obsessive like me? Do you need to set yourself limits? Do the limits work?