Happy almost New Year! My name is Melanie and I'm new here at the Pyrex Collective. And while I'm new to the Pyrex scene, I've been a blogger for quite awhile. I have two blogs. One called Melanie In The Middle and another called A Beautiful Bite. And both have been happily infected by the Pyrex bug.
It all started in November when I went to a food blogger's conference in Virginia. While there, I visited a small antiques shop where I spotted the very familiar to all of you Gooseberry patterned bowls you see above. It was love at first sight. However, I couldn't carry them on the plane and my bags were already filled with kitchen tools that I received at the conference. So, they remained on the dusty antique store shelf. Sob.
When I got home I did some research which brought me here to this wonderful site which I devoured in one weekend. All three Pyrex Collective blogs, consumed in one weekend. I'm sure you know how that feels.
So, after I became fairly knowledgeable on the subject, I hit the thrift stores. And as you can see based on the picture above, I found some gems which I wrote about here and here.
I think my favorite find was the set of Butterprint for $5.99 at the Salvation Army. Too bad that doesn't happen every day!
Actually, I've had to work very hard to find the pieces that you see in this post. My finds at thrift shops are few and far between. And the pieces I do find look like they have been through a thousand episodes of Iron Chef and lost every battle.
It gets frustrating for sure.
And when I do find something at Savers or Goodwill, the prices are nuts. $12.99 for one bowl? I think not. I guess they are on to us.
I try to resist buying anything on eBay, but sometimes I'm powerless to resist. I found an entire set of the Snowflake pattern you see above for a pretty decent price and I bought it. Merry Christmas to me. No more eBay if I can resist it. The force is strong with that one. eBay is dangerous I tell you.
I hope to find more treasures to share with you in the months to come. I'm pretty smitten with the pink and turquoise pieces but apparently so is rest of mankind. But I will still continue with the search. Because that's 95% of the fun. Isn't it?
It's so nice to meet you all. Have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!