Friday, August 30, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
We recently spent a week and a half at our cabin upstate. One rainy day up there, I cleaned out a lot of the stuff we don't use and took it to a thrift shop in the local town. I dropped off four big trash bags full of stuff! And the bonus was I got to shop at the store too, and this is one little shop that hasn't yet succumbed to the high prices of the big chains. Nothing in the store was more than $2!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
There was a flea market on the weekend at their fairgrounds and we scored the turquoise bowl for $3 and the 2.5 quart oval casserole called Hex signs or I also found it called Snowflake, (I like that better) for $5! The casserole is a 1958 promotional and I always snatch those up. We found the Desert Dawn cake dish for $2.99 at a thrift. It was so grimy and had baked on yuck...with some oven cleaner it cleaned up great!
Friday, August 16, 2013
I have to admit I have been a little side tracked in the treasure hunting department lately. But, not with out good reason I can assure you. More on that later.
On to the Pyrex that I am never too busy for! The new dots! My first and found in the "wild". I was super excited as any you would be.
I also, found the friendship bowls too. It was a super fun find. I am only 1 bowl shy from a completed set now.
So, I bet your wondering what has had me sidetracked from Pyrex hunting lately. The restoration of a 1952 vintage trailer is what! My fun and major summer project. Catch up and follow along at cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com
I was SO excited when I received my Yellow Butterprint mixing bowls that I had purchased. They are so pretty and SO perfect for Autumn! However, as soon as my husband got home he started commenting about how UGLY they are! The nerve!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Of course I had my eye out for the turquoise plates, and space savers. (Ever since I had a lucky streak finding three space savers in a row at thrift stores, I keep dreaming. You can see those here and here.)
No plates or space savers, but I did spy this 474 on a top shelf. I actually thought it was Glasbake at a first glance, but it's definitely Pyrex. I really do have plenty of Pyrex at the moment (when you move, you realize just how heavy it all is...) but this one was just so summery and cute -- I'd never seen the pattern before. I also didn't have anything in that size, and for $3.50, I figured it was a bargain.
I later looked it up online -- I found the 1961 Bride's Promotional! I didn't get the lid or cradle, but still, I love it.
I think the Bride's Promotional would be a super fun gift for a bride-to-be -- especially if it was packed full of other little goodies. (Well, let's face facts, any vintage Pyrex would be fun to receive as a wedding gift!) Have any of you gifted or received Pyrex as wedding gifts?
Speaking of weddings and gifts, do any of you know if Pyrex ever made snack sets? I haven't found any information on them, but maybe I'm missing something. I'm discovering how fun and versatile vintage snack sets are (and apparently they are still popular for wedding and baby showers in the South...?) so I picked up a bunch on the same day that I scored something old and something blue. You can see those here on my blog.
Hope everyone is having great end-of-summer-sale-success!
Friday, August 9, 2013
LOL.....I have no idea why in the world this tune came into my head the other day while I was cleaning up some Pyrex that I found at the local flea market .......but boy it really does fit a Pyrex collector like me to a T!! I was getting together a few extra pieces for a co-worker who has seen me collect Pyrex for the better part of 20 years now and decided that they would like to own some too. For someone like me who absolutely loves this stuff, it can be down right hard to let pieces of pyrex go to other homes because of the fear of it being "mistreated". I feel like the pyrex "social worker" who checks out the person first and makes sure it is going to a "pyrex friendly" home where it will be taken care of and appreciated and treated lovingly. They must promise NO DISHWASHER use on these pieces...then and only then will I let them "adopt" my cherished Pyrex....lol
I hope these pieces have a long and happy life in their new home.......you are free little buddies....live long and prosper!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
|403 Snowflake garland|
Thursday, August 1, 2013
However, I just discovered that we now live right along the route of the World's Largest Yard Sale. How have I never heard of this before?! The yard sale started today and runs until Sunday.
My husband I spent the majority of the afternoon picking our way through various tents, yards and garages. There were yard sales galore, but also a number of fields and parking lots full of vendors, so it had more of a flea market atmosphere in some places.
Shockingly, I walked away with nothing. There was some Pyrex to be had, but I thought much of it was overpriced. I expected yard sale or thrift prices, but many of the items were priced like antiques. Plus, there wasn't anything that I squealed over, except for the Horizon Blue #444 Cinderella Bowl (it really is a lovely blue...) but I didn't want to pay $15 for it.
I was on the hunt for Pyrex dinner plates with the turquoise trim, but I didn't find a single one amongst the treasures.
Maybe some of you will have better luck -- anyone else heading out to the World's Largest Yard Sale this weekend? We only covered a few of the 700 miles of sales, so I'm sure there's lots more to be found along the route!