Saturday, December 13, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
I recently received an email from Nathan who is not a Pyrex Collective person, but is a collector. Does anyone have the answer to his question? If you do, please email Canadian Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward the answer to him.
I am tracking down a couple of these plates to match my mother's pair. The ones she has say 'A-25' across the bottom. I have found other plates with different numbers like A-26, A- 28, A-32 etc. My question is do these numbers signify anything? From appearances to my very untrained male eye, they appear to be the same. I've been scouring the web to no avail so I am reaching out to you in dire hopes you can assist.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to post to the collective in some time. But, better late than never! I wanted to share some of my favorite finds that have made a new home in my collection.
I added the Designs small bowl to complete my set. Found at a flea market waiting for me :)
The Zodiac was also a flea market find. I already had this dish but needed a better lid and the trivet. So the perfect mash-up ensued!
I also found my first piece of Delphite! Maybe someday I will be lucky enough to have the whole set.
Come check out what else I have been busy buyin, junkin @ cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com
Friday, October 17, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
I recently scored a full set of 1950s aqua Geneva metal cabinets. I recently installed the pantry portion and filled in with all my favorite Pyrex pieces. The story about how I found and took home this amazing cabinet set can be enjoyed at cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com Enjoy your week and keep Pickin!
Monday, October 6, 2014
I was pretty excited, I think I said "Oh my" a few times. All I had glimpsed was the lid but that was enough. The dish and the lid are in perfect shape, no scratches, chips, or any other flaws. And the next part? It was $15. When I saw the price I said something a bit stronger than "Oh my"!
P.S.: Now that I have the fancy-schmany iPhone 6 and a lot more storage space than my abused 5 I have done nothing but take pictures (I had run out of space on my old phone) and as a result, joined Instagram. You can find me at Jacquelynedinaz.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Do you scour craigslist and estate sale sites for Pyrex? If you do, your a crazy Pyrex collector like me. I am always looking. Most of the time there is nothing but ever so often I get a hit. That is what happened a few weeks ago when I came across an ad on Craigslist.
The ad was for a thrift store company, so I had my doubts. However, I pursued the Pyrex lead like a good treasure hunter/collector. I found the store had a Facebook page that listed the stores number. I called them up to find out more information about the "large Pyrex collection for Sale". The young lady I spoke to on the phone was great. We discussed patterns and what was left to be processed in their warehouse. She said they had tons.
The store is over an hour away so I wanted as much detail about what they had before I decided to make the trek. I am also, at the point in my collection that I've become very selective. The estate the Pyrex came from was from a former dealer. The dealer had a store and it was mostly Pyrex and Corningware. After the store closed she moved everything to a garage. They said they removed anywhere from 600-800 boxes from the garage and it took 2 trucks. OMIgosh can you imagine!
Of course, after hearing everything, I planned to get to the store ASAP. Here is what greeted me when I walked through the door.
Row after Row....
Shelf after Shelf....
Of incredible good condition Pyrex!
To see what I took home come visit me at cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com
Monday, September 1, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
I was super happy to find this little JAJ cutie in the Harvest pattern. It's about the size of a US 080. I looked all over for a lid but alas, one was not found. Regardless, it's adorable! This is definitely staying in my permanent collection.
(And yes, I already have some Halloween blow molds out...I found these two in the past week and couldn't bear to put them away. It's close enough to Halloween, right?!?)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
What is it with kids and packages or presents? Immediately after the mail carrier rang our doorbell and I brought in the box she attacked.
Here's what was inside: both kinds of BKF in liquid and powder; a new foam spray cleaner, an apron, a tote bag, and a non-slip mat hat has Bar Keepers Friend poked out in holes (hope that makes sense).
Here's the foam spray. Apparently it is new. We have super hard water here and sometimes the Pyrex I get is in sorry shape as a result. Often I have had to soak lids and dishes in CLR. I will be curious to see how this product works.
Thanks to Erin, our PCIII blog owner, and Bar Keepers Friend for a fun experience!
(Disclosure: This gift basket was won as a price from the parent company of Barkeepers Friend. I was not paid to do this post, nor was I encouraged to do one as an incentive for winning the basket. The opinions I express about the product are my own.)
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Those are the only Pyrex pieces I came home with, but I came home with a ton of other stuff. Check out my blog here to see my other finds. I can't wait to see what everyone else found recently!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I was at the dentist, having my routine twice-yearly cleaning, learning I have two cavities (yes, I floss, and yes, I brush twice a day, often more, my dentist says some people just have bad teeth genetics) and it would cost me just south of $500 to have them filled in two weeks when this text came in.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Thank you Jacquelyn for the wonderful Pyrex pics and the haiku. Jacquelyn, you've probably heard this a lot in your life, but you're a winner! (Jacquelyn, Please email me your mailing address at email@example.com and I'll forward it to the BKF people, who will mail your gift basket to you.) You can see her post below this one, but here's her swell poem:
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
We had a few great contest ideas. Here's what we want:
1. A photo of your most baked on, caked on Pyrex that has stubborn oven stains, etc.
2. A Haiku about your favourite Pyrex score. Being a teacher, I like the language tie-in. Here's a reminder about Haiku. It's poem with three lines. Traditionally, the first line has five syllables, the second has seven, and the third has five.
Please title your post something with the word 'Contest' in it, so I don't miss it. This Friday I'll take the names of everyone who entered from each Pyrex Collective site. Names will be cut up and put in a Pyrex bowl. I'll get my son to pick the winner.
* If I only get one response from a PC site, they will win. I will email the lucky winners to get mailing info which I will forward to the good people at Bar Keepers Friend.
Please use one of their products to clean your grubby Pyrex and post an 'after' photo. Thanks to Sir Thrift-a-lot for being such a proper contest idea generator!
Have fun and rock on!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
I'm almost embarrassed to admit this is only a very small portion of my collection. It has really grown over the last couple of years. Even though I have purged a few times I keep hauling more stuff in. I just can't seem to help myself. In fact, I've had to rearrange these shelves to accommodate a couple other pieces.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Over the last several years, I have been slowly educating my sister about my love and obsession with vintage Pyrex. She has acquired many bowls on my behalf and frequently text me pictures of finds from yard sales, antique stores and friends cupboards. Lol
The most recent find was the best so far! A vintage Pyrex lasagna pan. As, collectors we all know that these particular pans can be pricey. Also, for me they have been very hard to find outside of ebay. So, you can imagine my excitement when I recieved a text from my sister with the solid orange pan!
My sister's text was immediately followed by my speed dialing her and asking how much. I held my breath and when she said $3 I screamed buy it now!! Amazing find, considering these go for much much more and I didn't have one in my collection!
Thank God for Sisters and Vintage pyrex :)
As you can see you can never have too much Pyrex...right?
See more of my collection at cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com and you can decide :)) how much is too much!