My sister and I took a trip to visit our cousin in Kansas City this weekend with the purpose of an all weekend vintage shopping spree. I haven’t bought much Pyrex lately (partly because I have so much and I don’t need more!) and what I have found is usually something I already have. But I was excited to search in a new city and had great hopes! Well, the trip did not disappoint and I found several things that have been on my want list for a while. And to top it off they were all very reasonably priced. In fact, they were some of the cheapest pieces I found on my trip with some other more common items priced at much higher prices!
Our first stop was at a vintage mall that is only open on the first weekend of the month. Near the back I spotted a small pink casserole dish. At first I thought it was gooseberry (which I have that size), but then I realized it was butterprint!! As I approached it, I made a deal with myself that if it was over $25, I wouldn’t buy it. Well, it was only $12, so it is mine!!!! And strangely, sitting right next to it was a 502 gooseberry fridge dish for $25. They definitely didn’t know what they had!!
On day two we drove out to Lawrence, KS and it was even more successful! I found a bride’s casserole for only $5 and the black and white gooseberry 443 for $10. I had never seen the bride’s casserole in person, and for some reason I have always thought that it was the 473 (1.5 pint) size, but it is actually a 474. Unfortunately it didn’t have a lid, and this one seems to be hard to find by itself. I have found so many for the 471/472/473 size (probably because they were all interchangeable), but only one extra for the 474 size and it is currently in use for the only other 474 I have. Hopefully, I will find one soon!
My last day brought many great finds as well, including a Pyrex juice carafe that I have wanted for a long time!! It is in great shape with lemon and orange slices decorating the sides and I can’t wait to use it for my fresh juice that I make at home. I already have the juice carafe that has white lemon decorations and I use it for water. I love it so I am so excited to have another! I also found an odd bowl. It is the shape of a 401 and it looks like the older ones with the raised base and thicker rim, but is unmarked. It is a reddish orange color and painted on the bottom as well (instead of being white). And it has measurements on the inside. I have never seen it and couldn’t find anything by searching Google. Anyone have any ideas about this?
I also found some other great items. I thought the turquoise and gold carafe was Pyrex at first, but it is marked Douglas. I also found some milk glass spice shakers. I have wanted some vintage spice jars forever and these are in great shape, and the lids are in nice condition with no rust. I also like that they are blank and I can make my own labels for them. Can’t wait to fill them up! Some of my other finds included a fabulous pink hat, an old Family Circle dessert cookbook from 1954 (I love vintage cookbooks!), a pink milk glass candy dish, a cute orange Fire King bowl, a pepper shaker (now I need to find the salt!) and some super cute drinking glasses.
Overall, it was a GREAT weekend and I am already planning to go back for another shopping weekend as Kansas City has lots of great vintage shops with great prices!