Thursday, July 17, 2014

Towering Turquoise!

Though I don't post here as often as I once did, my addiction to Pyrex continues!  Finding some of the things I would love to have isn't happening in the wild, and so I continue trading--which has been a lot of fun!  I had to come and share my latest trade, a JAJ Gaiety gravy boat in turquoise snowflake.  Though I have both pieces, I couldn't help but take a picture of her center stage on my other turquoise bowls.

(Hoplessly addicted),

Evie

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sister, Sister Pyrex Hunter in Training!

Over the last several years, I have been slowly educating my sister about my love and obsession with vintage Pyrex. She has acquired many bowls on my behalf and frequently text me pictures of finds from yard sales, antique stores and friends cupboards. Lol

The most recent find was the best so far! A vintage Pyrex lasagna pan. As, collectors we all know that these particular pans can be pricey. Also, for me they have been very hard to find outside of ebay. So, you can imagine my excitement when I recieved a text from my sister with the solid orange pan!

My sister's text was immediately followed by my speed dialing her and asking how much. I held my breath and when she said $3 I screamed buy it now!! Amazing find, considering these go for much much more and I didn't have one in my collection!

Thank God for Sisters and Vintage pyrex :)

As you can see you can never have too much Pyrex...right?

See more of my collection at cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com and you can decide :)) how much is too much!

 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hello UFO

I started purging a great deal of my collection recently and on the chopping block was my Turquoise 024. I was all set and ready to offer it for sale but decided to take a break for a few days.

Well, I'm glad the break happened, because this past weekend we went on a day trip to a quaint little town and did touristy things. In one shop of this little town my husband found this:


A UFO stand...and how fitting that he spotted it, because the UFO is one of his dream pieces that we had always assumed would be unattainable. This stand was on a shelf under a staircase in the basement of a combo junk/antique store. We paid the junk price.

As soon as we got home he married it up with my 024:


Now, I know this is not complete because it does not have the metal lid. But maybe lightning will strike twice? Until then, we are both satisfied. 

Happy hunting!

Jacquelyn

The 4th of July Pyrex Show!

I have had some great luck at estate sales lately. I always consider it especially lucky when I can include Pyrex in my stash. Here is what snagged last week and some Pyrex Art to get the festivities started! Have a great week and stop by between fireworks shows to check out the other treasures I scored at cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com

 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Eye Candy


I know I always like to see other people's Pyrex displays so here is my latest.  It's been along time since I've done "all Pyrex" (and a couple others) in a display.  Hope you enjoy it!  For more vintage:  www.gfpastorswife.blogspot.com

                                                                                             --Stacey

Monday, June 23, 2014

Square Flowers

I hit an estate sale way out in the farm area of my little town.  There wasn't much, but then I spotted this!  Yipee!!

 
 
Find more vintage at www.gfpastorswife.blogspot.com
 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Grandma's Pyrex

My grandparents lived in West Virginia and my grandmother passed away a couple of years ago. One of my uncles had been living in her house until he passed away last fall. Now my father and uncles have been working on closing out the house and just this month my dad made a trip back east to haul home some family goods. I put in my request: any old glassware and the Hoosier cabinet.

Here's some (but not all, this is a Pyrex blog, lol) of the glassware I got.


Butterfly Gold 501s and some Woodland that is hidden. Grandma didn't have a dishwasher and the Woodland was pretty covered in gook. It enjoyed two days of soaking in oven cleaner, outside and inside the bowls. 


The is pretty funny; my dad was unloading the trailer and opened a box and handed the 503 and lids to me with a big smile on his face. He knew I couldn't wait to get at everything. My daughter was with me and she said, "That's a Butterfly Gold 503, Grandpa!" I have trained her well. My mom aid they found this in the back of a closet. That's my mom, looking out for her daughter's Pyrex addiction. 


This pink 401 is so shiny! It was covered in ack as you can see i n this picture. It enjoyed an overnight soak in oven cleaner and is now squeaky clean and like new. It does have some nicks but they were made with love by my grandma, I am sure. 

You can see a picture of the Hoosier cabinet here. It's going to be a bit of a restoration project for me but I am pretty thrilled to have it. 

Happy hunting!
Jacquelyn