Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Scary Pyrex Prices! Boo! Be careful out there it's borderline creepy. I have seen Pyrex jump from $5.00 a bowl average to $10 a bowl average in about a years time. I know I said I was going to try to see the glass as half full, but who am I kidding? I hate paying more :(
My weekly auction location has even raised prices. A year ago I could consistently get Pyrex for $1.00-$5.00 at this location. People would laugh when I bought it, now the auctioneer is pricing me out. I have to back off and hope they realize that their prices are outrageous or else (clue creepy music) I'm becoming a Pyrex Ghost Buyer. At least for a spell! Lol
Ok, enough with the Halloween fun. Here is what I have found in Pyrexland lately. A full set together perfect, shiny, and just in time for the season. I was so excited to bring these home!
Also, check out my updates on Aunt Polly (my 1952 travel trailer) at cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com
Monday, October 28, 2013
I found Pyrex last week, nothing that knocked my socks off, but I was still happy. Prices were higher this week for me than I liked. The hardest one to swallow was the 403 Spring Blossom that cost me $6.29. Hubby wasn't happy about my whining about the price, but even the cashier said she felt bad about it. I haven't seen one in over 2 years that I'm trying to complete my set, so I couldn't leave it there. My most exciting piece was the Golden Pine Cone which is the first 575 I've run into in almost 3 years! I scooped up really nice/nearly new lids on sale, I can get rid of any of the chipped or scratched ones I bought early on.
(You can see some of my miniature finds for my Christmas putz if you are into that at my blog here at my Christmas Finds post. )
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
I've got a long way to go! I was happy that on a chance run into a thrift store by my in-laws' house I stumbled upon a Butterfly Gold 501 (sand lid) for $.99. It was the first time I had ever seen a fridge in the wild and I was thrilled. The other fridges you see with it I caved and got off ebay.
I'm slowly getting rid of the plastic. The Le Creuset is my husbsand's (he's got his own collection started) and is staying.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Speaking of heinous, I thought I'd share some of what I found at some charity (read: donated goods) stores that claim to be thrift stores. Call me crazy, but I always thought the point of most non-profit thrift stores was to sell donated goods for a good cause at below retail prices. I seriously think the pricers flipped these items over, saw "PYREX" on the bottom, and thought to themselves, hrmmm, that's an automatic mark-up.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
It has been serious slim pickings along the Pyrex Patrol where I live, so I'm learning to simply enjoy the collection I currently have.
I keep finding tons of lids, though, which leads me to believe that there must have been Pyrex here at one point, but people broke it and just donated the lids. Or else they kept the Pyrex for themselves and decided they didn't need the lid?
So far, I managed to get an extra space saver lid for only $2. Another thrift store has the same plain one going for $5. Call me cheap, but I'd rather pay that price for the base. I'm waiting for a sale.
The only thing better than a bargain is getting Pyrex for free. You have the rest of today to enter the Everything's Better with a Butter Dish Giveaway, and you could win this gorgeous Butterfly Gold Butter Dish, shipped to you in time for Thanksgiving.
Hope you are enjoying this season -- may you all find the right dishes to display a bountiful harvest!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Have you ever been in a thrift when someone has an amazing, rare piece of Pyrex in their cart and you missed it by minutes!!!?
Nothing earth shattering for me in terms of finds last week, but still managed to bring home a load. As much as I hoped I wouldn't run into any (new) BG pattern, I did and I couldn't resist. It is different enough in color and pattern (the light gold really is more a yellow in person) that I couldn't resist and it was cheap so that cinched it. I was delighted to get the divided dish for my Verdé lid, good thing it was 25% off because $6 was still more than I wanted to pay. A lime 024 nearly flawless at $3.60, the lid at another store for 50 cents, gooseberry black and white was also $3.60 and 89 cents for a 503 lid which I sung and danced over. Oh yes, Homestead 401 I need for the set I'm building for a friend. One thing I had to leave behind was a black snowflake divided that had way too many scratches and a 444 that I believe goes to Verdé that was really shiny but had way too many scratches. I was surprised at the color of the bowl, it was more grass green than olive like I imagined from online photos I've seen.
I've switched up my Pyrex autumn display in my kitchen--I was itching to see something different. You can see it on my blog from this link Autumn Pyrex Display.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
To enter to win in the Everything's Better with a Butter Dish Giveaway, just visit this post on my blog and leave a comment there. The giveaway is open to anyone -- and I will ship worldwide. I believe everyone deserves a piece of pretty Pyrex, no matter where you live.
You have a whole week to enter -- the giveaway closes October 24th.
Spread the word. And if you win, you'll be spreading the butter, in style.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
A few of the things that made my heart skip a beat...Hot Air Balloons 441, Mod Kitchen 043 and Friendship fridgie. I got my very first 024 with a lid and Shenandoah 401, not a pattern I plan on collecting but for 89 cents I couldn't pass it up. I apparently have too much Pyrex because I wasn't sure if I needed another Verdé casserole, still not sure as I have to check a reference. I've been wanting to find promotionals and my wish came true. I sold my Bake,Serve & Store BG a couple years ago, so I went ahead and picked up another set.
Prices were reasonable and condition great on everything except the Snowflake Garland lid but hubby encouraged me to get it. The best deal was the Hot Air Balloon 471 for 99 cents! I got it for 89 cents with hubby discount. Most expensive (for what it is and usually runs) was the Friendship fridgie at $1.80, but no way I was going to not buy it!
I'm still giddy!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Now, on to the highs. I will save the best for last.
Though not all Pyrex I couldn't help but share the above, especially as they were all part of a bundle. The top is pink Fiestaware: a sugar bowl, gravy boat, and creamer. It's not really my thing but I know people like it so I will be selling this. The bottom is a Fire King Tulip pepper shaker, it's too bad the salt was not available but someday my prince will come; I'm keeping this for myself as I love the print. Next to it are some Pyrex spice canisters which I will also sell. I got the above and some other random craft stuff for my daughter for $15.
And now for the best deal I think I will ever find. Maybe. I hate to say "ever" as there is always the possibility of something better and I like to think of myself as an optimist.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Here's what I found...I guess my thrift store drought is well and truly broken!
Starting clockwise from the bottom left:
- Divided 1-1/2Q Town and Country with lid, $4.75.
- Divided 1-1/2Q Charcoal Snowflake, with lid, $10. Yes, expensive, but I found this at a used bookstore that also has all sorts of random items folks trade in or sell. I had trade credit so I bit the bullet, technically making it "free" to me. The store had a lot of other Pyrex but the prices were crazy considering the condition for some. I feel slightly crazy myself for getting this piece but I console myself with the knowledge it was free, it just cost me books I traded in however long ago, as I have been carrying around the trade credit slip for a couple years now!
- Gooseberry 472, $3. I couldn't pass it up.
- Mystery 045, $5.50. Both this and the first item came from the same store and were 25% off.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
It isn't marked Pyrex, but it is clearly a Pyrex 403 mold. I looked it up when I got home and found a number of folks who have this referring to it as an unmarked Pyrex. I found that some Eyes Hot 'n' Cold Chip and Dip Set were also produced unmarked as stated on the Pyrex Love site. I guess some might question this bowl, but I do feel deep in my Pyrex lovin' heart this is a Pyrex bowl.
After a good cleaning I found the bowl has very few utensil marks in the interior and the outside looks like new! I paid $4.50, which I thought wasn't unreasonable for a 403.
Saturday, October 5, 2013