Friday, November 29, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Those are not the only reasons. There is Pyrex of course and the opportunity to put to use on a larger scale my collection. The 404s are great for mixing up a big batch of my grandmas yeast rolls. The pie plates, the casseroles, the divided dishes, fridgies, the Pyrex possibilities are endless.
Recently I had a small resell score. I rewarded myself by purchasing the remaining dot bowls online to complete my set. I also, picked up this 1940s Pyrex Thanksgiving store advertising display. I think it might be one of my favorite pieces. I love old advertising and the way it lets you look through the window of time.
Have a wonderful Pyrex filled Thanksgiving everyone! Check out the rest of my vintage turkey day decorations at cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com
Monday, November 25, 2013
I also have been hunting vintage Christmas stuff almost daily. If you like that kinda stuff, you can see some of my finds at my blog including the latest of the 3 ornament wreaths I recently made here.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I have added a few special pieces to my collection lately. I have seen a lot of Pyrex lately! Which is always a good thing. Here is one of my best finds in all her glory. Complete with lid!
I love when I find Pyrex in mint condition. It always makes my heart smile. I have been thrifting a lot lately which I guess has increased the odds of me finding more stuff. The main reason for my dedication to the thrift stores lately has been my desire to create one of those vintage ornament wreaths. Which I did and took on a life of its own! I currently have hot glue everywhere lol! To see the outcome of my Ornaments Gone Wild Party check me out at cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I'm convinced because I live in the west our thrifts are not as good. We simply don't get as much "old" stuff since the population tends to be newer, and even when we do have retirees my husband thinks they downsize prior to moving here. Yard sale season is at an end as well, there wasn't a single post on Craigslist for any kind of sale. There's still the few professionally run estate sells and the estate sale store but those have been dry as well.
Whining over, though, because despite hitting just about every thrift store in the greater Old Pueblo area I did find two things, both by a total fluke.
The Pink Daisy 548 space saver was acquired at an antique fair. The alarm went off, I rolled over, and went back to sleep. My husband prodded me out of bed by reminding me the location was only about ten minutes away, and I could just put on a hat, walk in, peruse, and be done. I did just that and the first table I went to had the space saver. I talked her down from her reasonable start price (it never hurts to ask, as my dad says) so I was happy, even if I was still rubbing the sleep from my eyes.
The Fire King bowl, well, it's been sitting in a case at the Humane Society thrift store for about two months, likely due to the price. I told myself I would get it when it went half off. Today I was dropping off a donation and said a silent hello to the bowl. Well, luck (?) was on my side and it was half off. I love these Fire King bowls, I have two of the tulip ones as well. They are just so pretty!
Hopefully my luck will change soon but I take solace in the thought that if my luck is poor someone else's must be good. Yay for that person!
Monday, November 18, 2013
The highlight of my finds is the spirograph patterned lid! That made my heart skip a beat! I've been searching for a Pyrex cradle, I just wanted to find one at least one! And I did, the one that holds the bowl I would love to have(Christmas Golden Leaf). There's one at an antique mall I visited recently to check out Christmas decor , I dare not inquire how much the bowl is, they missed tagging it. I have plenty of 404s I can use it with. I picked up a Fire King custard cup--I'll buy any of these patterned cups when I see them which is rare
The 503 refrigerator dish I got (yay) I assumed was primary yellow. But when I got it home I was questioning it, so I put it next to a primary yellow one I have. These look like two distinctly different colors, the other is more of a peachy buttery yellow. It's closer to the color of Shenandoah, but still not exactly the same. Whadaya guys think? Where does this 503 belong?
Thankfully I'm also scouring vintage Christmas decorative and craft stuff, so finding little Pyrex isn't as disappointing. I made my first vintage ornament wreath this week. So fun! If you like that kinda stuff and want to see what I was up to last week, you can visit my blog here.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The first stop had the usual outlandish boot prices: $100 for a set of Flameglo, $50 for a set of Spring Blossom Cinderellas, and $18 for two Snowflake Garland small casseroles, no lids. I was starting to lose hope as the stock at the "lower priced" booths was the same as our last visit. Then I rounded a corner and saw the Balloons 444 for $18. Yes, pricey, but I am willing to pay it for this most coveted piece.
All I could say walking back to the car, bowl tightly clutched to my chest, was OMG Balloons. I think my husband was happy as well since this print is high on his must-have list. I took it home, cleaned it up (this picture is before the cleaning), and am now proudly displaying it.
Also pictured is a Yellow Stripes 402 I got at the other antique mall. The booths there also have a range of prices, including one booth where I think the seller must sniff paint fumes. Seriously, the prices are that high, I'm talking $10 for an Early American 501, sans lid; the stock at that booth never, ever changes (I wonder why). Anyway, I once again rounded a corner and saw this Yellow Stripes 402, it was reasonably priced and is in near-perfect condition. I compared the ask price with some completed sale prices on ebay and there you have it, it became mine. I always knew my smart phone would come in handy.
I also hit the Autumn Harvest and Butterfly Gold 1 motherlode the other day at a Goodwill. The below are all duplicates for me so I will be selling or trading these. I just.can't.pass.by.inexpensive.Pyrex. I can't.
I find a lot of Butterfly Gold and Autumn Harvest at the thrift, likely because they are newer prints. However, it is only a matter of time until the drips and drabs of the older stuff I occasionally find becomes a flood, right? I'd settle for a stream to tell you the truth!
Monday, November 11, 2013
I was at the flea market yesterday and I came across this round Pyrex casserole lid with a gold star. I picked it up for a dollar even though I didn't know what dish it goes to. I've never seen one like it and my internet searches haven't been successful. Does anyone know what this lid is to? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I did my weekly scouring of vintage Christmas kitsch and craft supplies, if you like that kinda stuff you can see it at my blog here. I also have a post on recycling old closet doors into shelving for my vintage kitsch display here.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Pyrex crazy that is! I have had several moments of pyrex insanity lately. The first was a small photo on an estate sale website that had the edge of what looked like a chip and dip set. I blew the photo up and it looked like it might be. Turquoise in color.
I looked up the address and it was not too far so I went. Sounding like a pretty normal pyrex hunt so far? Well, hold on to your seats. This is where the story gets a little wonky. I went 3 hours early and sat in the car! Nuts, I know. So much so that a few people in the neighborhood came up to the car to see if I was ok. Lol I have been to some sales earlier than that before but only in the morning time. However, this sale started in the middle of the day. It just added to the weirdness.
I finally get out of my car about 1.5 hours before the sale starts and proceed to sit outside the house all by myself forEver. I was #1! Of course. Finally about 1/2 hour before the sale people started lining up. Then the doors opened.
I quickly asked where is the kitchen. I nearly missed it by turning the wrong way and got there a split second before #2 was right behind me. The only thing crazier than standing 3 hours in line for what you think might be Pyrex would be losing out to #2. Who by the way was breathing down my neck and finally said are you going to take all the Pyrex? To which I sweetly replied, of course:))))
Check out my haul. In the box!
Amazing and crazy! You can check out the rest of my stash at
|Found at Salvation Army.|
|Did a local trade with a wonderful woman.|
Monday, November 4, 2013
I did have a good week of shopping Christmas vintage you can see here if you like that kinda stuff!
Hoping for a better Pyrex week this week!
Sunday, November 3, 2013
If I had one Pyrex superpower I would say it is finding lids. Here's proof…I have five, yes five, extra 502 lids, most of which are the older version. One I even got for free. That was a good day. I actually ended up finding bottoms for the two 470 lids a few days later. I amassed these lids over two weeks. I have taken to calling myself the Lid Whisperer.
How about some embroidered tea towels for $1 each? Or the old school sifter (circa 1950s I think) for $3? Then there's the lime 221 and 22, for $7 each. Steep, but they jumped in my cart and came home with me. I was also thrilled to find this Golden Pine space saver, it's the first one I have ever seen. The leaf is still in good shape, especially on the lid.