Hey everyone! It's Meg (the new girl!) Joining this site motivated me to get out there and really not drive by Goodwill or Savers without going in. Usually I have my kids with me (two boys, ages 4 and 3 next week) and it's just not worth getting them out for a maybe. Well, I had the chance to run by Savers since my last post and although it's not Pyrex I found a few good things. We are switching to nicer cookware but I'm not overly interested in paying the prices for new Le Creuset. Well, I saw this little saucepan and could tell it was cast iron. It was in great shape. I flipped it over and it was a vintage Le Creuset piece and it was marked $3.99. Yes please!
I also saw this sweet little strawberry milk glass dish. For $0.99 it was hard to pass up. It might be Hazel Atlas but I'm not 100%. Cute regardless and worth the small price tag.
But you're here for Pyrex, right? ;)
I hit up the two main antique stores today. They are antique/vintage/a small amount of flea market. This yellow bowl below is something of the norm for this area. A yellow primary bowl for $45. Yes. For the one bowl. It's been in that booth for 2 years at least. They REALLY love their yellow bowl!
For the first time EVER I saw some salt and pepper shakers. The price was right too! $7 for the set. I text a few friends to see if they wanted them but they both said no. I left them behind because I have this set, and the butterfly gold set, and the white correlle snowflake set, and a cute mushroom set that match my canisters. I don't even collect shakers :)
But on to what I did buy ;)
I had pretty much decided that I was done looking for and buying mixing bowl sets. I have the sets I love and really, who needs 6 sets of bowls (aside from us Pyrex
crazies collectors). I found this bowl sitting by itself though and it was just so bright and cheery. And although I never had a desire for the daisy line, it couldn't be left alone on the shelf. And for $10, why not?!
I also walked out with a small butterprint refrigerator dish and lid. Recently I was visiting my family in Oklahoma and I went in to a bakery that also happened to have antiques. I lived there for 18 years and never knew it existed. I made a quick walkthrough and then I saw a stack of Pyrex. They had some really nice pieces and I found the large butterprint fridge dish for $10. I was also done with fridge sets but it was butterprint. And in great shape. And I was in the mood to spend money....so I decided to buy it but I wouldn't seek out the other pieces. I would just buy them if they fell into my lap. And today one did. It was $5 and it was kind of fun to have found a little addition to the bigger piece!
All in all, I'd say I had some good luck for decent prices at the antique stores. I hope everyone else had a great Saturday.
Meg B. :)