However in mid to late 2013 it became a lot harder to find Pyrex!!! I was in a lull, my local savers when it even had Pyrex was charging antique mall prices for pieces in worse condition that what I could get in an antique mall for that price!!! So I started shop hopping around multiple thrift shops once a week, I have a total of about 20 thrift stores on my radar and I go to at least 2 of them a week but sometimes all 20 depending on how busy I am and if I happen to be in various areas of Denver. An example is this week, I spent a half day thrifting early in the week in Aurora and went to about 5 shops, then Friday I had to pick up my son from his university for Spring break which took me to the other side of the city and in the vicinity of a whole lot of other thrift stores, so I checked out 7 that day.
I also go to antique malls now!! I emigrated to the USA from Australia last year and had never seen an antique mall until I came here, that is a revelation!! I love antiquing now, even if there is no Pyrex the malls are soooo fun to visit. But when I am antiquing I am on the hunt for cheaper pieces of Pyrex or pieces that complement a set I currently have.
So with all these efforts to find Pyrex I am finally hitting a hot streak!!! I get new pieces every week, it is great:
Antique Mall Finds
|Antique mall buys March 2014|
|I love Autumn Harvest so pounced on these for about $5 each in the antique mall|
|I was pleased to find the alternate Town and Country in the antique mall and it was cheaper than the one I bought at savers recently!!!|
|I had never seen one of the tiny pink pieces or a pie plate!|
|My divided dish collection doubled that day!|
|I have the square baker in this color so was excited to get the matching rectangular one|
|403 Butterprint $ 6 and 402 Butterfly Gold $3|
|The turquoise divided dish with lid was $3.24, the white with turquoise was $6 and all the others were between $3 and $6|
|But I am most excited about finding two pink mixing bowls (403, 402) for $11 this weekend!|
|I even got a pair of Verde Cindy bowls for $11 this week, I had never seen Verde and another piece of Autumn Harvest|
So I have had many a happy dishwasher load lately:
I know it is not a popular idea putting Pyrex in the dishwasher but I do! Particularly once they are scrubbed with BKF to remove price tags, sticky residue etc, I run them through on a rinse cycle. I figure it is my collection I make the rules ;) Then I oil the display pieces and they aren't likely to get used again or go in the dishwasher again.
But I do use the dishwasher for my regular use Pyrex, but that is usually limited to non set oddball pieces that I will use until I die or the piece breaks.