Monday, October 29, 2012

Snow comes to L.A.

Snowflakes that is!!!

On a  random ebay browse I stumbled across an open baker.  Not I do not normally buy on ebay. Read that story here: treasuresmyhh

But this was in my area and the seller agreed to a local pick up.

For a cheap price I got an open baker and a divided. Now these pictures look faded but they are in almost perfect condition with only a flea bite or 2.

Snowflakes must be following me around. Because I have got all these except 1 within the past 2 weeks.  Now bring on some space savers!!!

So I am bringing the much needed snow to my house. The heat here needs to go away.

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Here is my promised recipe for Sweet Potato Pie, Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Pie


3 Large Sweet Potatoe's (Depending on the size, I used 3 large SP)

1/4 cup of milk, Sometimes more for mashing the sweet potatoe's

2-4 tbs butter

1 large bag of marshmellows

Cinnamon to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Fill up large pot with water, put a little salt to make the water boil faster.
Heat the water on med-high heat on the stove until it starts to boil.

Throw in the yams in the boiling water and let it boil for about a half hour to an hour,
until soft. Poke your fork in the sweet potatoes to see if the fork goes all the way through, if so they are done and to be drained.

Carefully drain the sweet potatoes and put the sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl, preferably Pyrex!!

Let cool fully  before touching the sweet potatoes otherwise you can burn yourself!

Once the sweet potatoes are cool enough to touch, peel off all the skin .

Once the sweet potatoes has no more skin on them, mash it up with the fork so that when you use your beater it can beat it easily.

I add the milk & butter and beat the sweet potato mixture until smooth and creamy, if you need to add more butter or milk do so to make it creamy but not too watery!

Add the cinnamon to taste, I just throw the cinnamon in until it taste good for me, I probably use about 2 tbs of cinnamon.

Get a large round bowl and layer the bottom of the bowl with the sweet potato mixture, then add the marshmallows to cover the sweet potato mixture, then add the sweet potato mixture, then marshmallows and so on.  You want it to be in layers in the bowl, sweet potato, marshmallows, sweet potato, marshmallows etc...Cover the whole top of the sweet potato mixture with marshmallows.

Put the sweet potato pie in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until the top of the marshmallows are golden brown.

That's it! And then you can enjoy your sweet potato pie!

Enjoy, and if anyone try's this please let me know how it turns out!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

My sweet potato dish served in Pyrex!

Yes, that's right, served in Pyrex.

Some of you might think I'm crazy but I loooove to use my Pyrex. I made my favorite fall dish, sweet potatoes layered in Marshmallow's!

Sooo yummy! And I served it in the Primary green mixing bowl! I always make it in that for some reason...does anyone else serve or cook with their Pyrex?

Friday's finds

Well after a hectic weekend, I finally got a chance to take some pictures of my "haul" of Pyrex and other vintage items!

It was a good day Friday, I got my usual haul of vintage stuff.

This is my first "Snowflake Blue" bowls! I can't wait to use them around the holidays...

Turquoise heaven!!  Aren't they pretty?!

Butterprint 1 1/2 Qt. $3.95
Snowflake Blue- Blue on white 1 1/2 Qt. $2.95
Snowflake Blue- white on blue 1 1/2 Pt. $2.95 

Early American 1 Pt. $2.95
Early American 1 Qt. $2.95
Early American 1 1/2 Pt. $2.95

Fire King "Peach Lustre" Pie plate $3.00

Fire King "Tulip" Mixing bowl $2.99!!!
What a STEAL! I could not believe my eyes when I saw this at Savers! I thought I was on cloud 9!!
I LOVE this pattern from Fire king...hopefully I can luck out again and find more.

Pyrex Hamilton Beach white mixing bowl for the Hamilton beach mixer (which I have)

I bought this awesome fall apron at Savers, it is in MINT condition! I love it, seems like it is from the 1960's? It was only $2.99

I bought these 2 awesome flower power pillow cases for 0.99 cents! 

I have been looking for fall vintage tablecloth for awhile and stumbled upon this beautiful tablecloth at Savers! It is in excellent condition, I still have to clean the tablecloth but when it is clean and ironed I will show you the whole thing!

I bought this for $2.99! What a great buy!

I bought this huge juicer for $2.95!  No markings but it is really nice! I have been wanting one since I broke mine almost a year ago. 

Pyrex "Butterfly Gold 2" 2.5 Qt.
$3.99 Savers Without lid.

1975 "Country Festival" Perculator by Corning
$2.99! Everything came with it what a great buy, but I think I am going to sell it.

I found this amazing piece at RWB, This was the first Pyrex I spotted and grabbed it right away, I was so surprised it was still there! This is the "Pink Daisy" Pyrex 2  1/2 Qt. Casserole dish with lid no chips, no scratches in excellent condition!! It was only $9.95! I gladly took it home with me =)
This is the 2nd piece that I have from the "Pink Daisy" pattern. Isn't it so pretty??

I found this at Savers on my way home, this is the Lime green 2 Qt. casserole dish with lid!!!
Not sure if this is the original lid to this? But it does fit perfectly!

What year is this from?

And finally I found this Norman Rockwell figurine of Santa, My husband loves Norman Rockwell, his grandmother who passed away in 2007 collected Norman's figurines and he has 2 of her figurines and I thought why not add to the collection! It was $2.99 at savers.

So what do you guys think of my "Haul"? 

IN the Pink

What is happening with me and stumbling on all this pink Pyrex?  I am not even a fan.  However...this one is very cute and I may keep it.  I was on my way to pick up kid 1 at school and saw the Estate Sale sign.  Not much there, and then someone opened up the pantry that had been closed.  I spotted Pyrex...oh, just a dead Verde bowl and some Old Orchard...then 2 Woodland bowls I picked up for $1.50 each and...this for "gulp" $1.

This makes 2 small pink fridges with lids, this mid size Pink Gooseberry, and a 442 Pink Gooseberry all this month!

Happy Thrifting...and make the Pink come your way :)

Thrifting Spree!

I had a morning off work this week, so of course I went thrifting... :)

I found some great new pieces - check out my blog for the full story!


Friday, October 26, 2012

My Pyrex Update

Gosh, it's been quite a while since I've posted my finds here on the ol' Collective. Thought I'd update everybody on my collection. 

I found this vintage hutch over the summer for a steal, and I knew it would be the perfect place to store my Pyrex. Of course my Pyrex collection at the time was limited to just a couple bowls! I finally pulled together enough pieces to make a real display out of it (along with my vintage teapots.)

I'm loving how it's all coming together. I'm far from capacity, but I'll probably start to be a little more selective about what I bring home. I feel like I need a few more "wow" pieces for really make it pop!

Check me out at to see all of my individual Pyrex scores, as well as all my other retro thrifty goodness.


Happy Hallmark Moments

It is almost Halloween :) I love it!
 I was getting some birthday cards at Hallmark... and to my surprise, PYREX! Looks like maybe a butterfly gold 403, and a solid red or orange 404? I know it's black and white, but I like to imagine how adorable they are...

Hope everyone has a great Halloween weekend (it's an omen)! Happy Pyrexing!

Belle of the Blog

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Is there Pyrex Pixie Dust on Me?

This week I've found some things I've been looking for along time!  I think the Pyrex Fairy has covered me in Pixie Dust! 

It started on Monday at a Goodwill where my hubby found the gorgeous #043 1 1/2 lid...wondering what this is and if it has a cool lid?  Then, at a little shop downtown that is reasonably priced I found the Blue Bird Promo.

Later in the week I checked Craig's List since I've had some great luck.  Well, there was some amazing goodies, and the lady was willing to go down on the price making it a great deal!  When I met her at the grocery store I saw that it was the same lady I purchased from last time!  She is older and very nice.  She said her attic is full of stuff and she posts different things as she gets it out.  She is now going to email me before posting...she called me her "Pyrex Lady". :)  I love meeting great people and getting Pyrex.

Well, she had the Rooster Space Saver which I'd wanted FOREVER, and A Butterprint fridgie (I just need the little guys to complete the set) AND the minty pink fridgies.  I am not much of a pink person (except for my cute #442 Gooseberry that adds a POP of pink in my laundry room), but I sell... so these little beauties are gonna pay for the other things I bought!

Then, I stopped at Goodwill, and almost jumped out of my skin when I spotted the #043 Spring Blossom.  I've had the lid with the flowers for a year.  It came with a clear lid, but since #043 seems to be raining on me this week, I have a use for the clear lid!

Stacey Johnson

Here are the pics:

Fall Festival Pyrex Finds

Earlier this week I blogged about a fall festival in a little farm town.
The festival is always tons of fun to visit.
This year I found SOOO many amazing things...including Pyrex of course ;)
I FINALLY finished my Primary Pyrex nesting bowls collection.
I've had the 404 and 403 for quite some time. I found
the 402 and 401 for $2 each!
Pyrex Butterfly Gold butter dish, 2.50.
My first butter dish!
403 Pyrex Spring Blossom nesting bowl, 3.00.
472 Pyrex Snowflake Blue round casserole, 3.25.
My first piece of Snowflake Blue!
501 Pyrex Butterprint fridgie w/ lid, 4.00.
This is my 2nd I just need the 503!

Make sure you stop by my blog and check out my other festival finds!
Happy Thrifting!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pyrex Butterfly Gold pedestal glasses

Has anyone ever seen this before? I haven't! I am going to buy them because i'd like to use them for eggnog around Christmas time, but I have NEVER seen these pedestal butterfly gold glasses by Pyrex before...anybody have any info on these?

Red & Green!

I'm getting ready for Christmas early! Just kidding...but I finally found some red Pyrex! (and some more green!)

Golden Leaf promo

Spring Blossom goodies!

(Sorry for the yucky phone pictures.)

Check me out at cupcakespyrexandlove!


Mixing bowls, Cinderellas, Acorn divided, Forest Fancy Round Casserole set & Halloween Limited Edition

Over the last few weekends I was able to hit up a few estate sales and some Goodwills.  I also traveled to the "big city" and made it to Target to get one of the Pyrex "limited edition" Halloween pieces.  I live in a VERY small town and need to travel over 20 miles one way to get to a Goodwill and over 50 miles one way to get to something like a Target.  Traveling that far is just part of rural life if you ever want to get anything past the local Walley World (Walmart).  It really does surprise me every time I go to a local garage sale or estate sale, that I will be lucky enough to find some Pyrex!
This gal was having a local estate sale and by the time I got there, there wasn't much left but I did find a yellow 401 baby mixing bowl.  Although my camera flash washed out the yellow!  Also a burnt redish 401 baby mixing bowl.  Not sure what set it goes to but I think it might go with the Autumn Harvest bowl set?  The best piece was the 444 large green verde Cinderella mixing bowl.  I think it belongs to the verde set?  Again, not sure.  All of these bowls plus one other non-Pyrex bowl was $5 for all of them.

Next finds were from a few different Goodwills I was able to visit.  I found another Goodwill in the "big city" that I was not aware of before which was fun.  I found this mint condition Golden Acorn Cinderella divided casserole for about $2.  My camera flash washed it out too but it really is pretty!  I really like the gold metallic leaves and acorns on it!
I also found one red primary color mixing bowl for $1.99, I think it is a 402 but the Pyrex stamp does not state the size on the bottom.  Does anyone know if the original, 1940's older Pyrex bowls, if they were numbered or not?  Mine just says something about a patent and of course, the word "Pyrex".  I also found a yellow Cinderella 443 mixing bowl for $1.99 but again my camera flash washed it out.
I saved the best for last from my Goodwill finds!  A whole set of mint condition Forest Fancy round casseroles set.  All came with lids.  I paid about $12 for the whole set, which seems a bit pricey to me for a thrift store find but since they all had lids and were mint condition, I figured it was a good buy.  This is my first Forest Fancy find.  I actually love these sizes of casseroles.  My husband and I use them to store left overs in the fridge and to make dips in them and store in the fridge:)
Lastly, I saw some other Pyrex lovers post about the new limited edition Halloween pieces.  I was in Target when I remembered to look through the Halloween section and low and behold, there was only one left (with the bat pattern) so I grabbed it.  It was even on sale for $3.50!  We are having a Halloween party this weekend, so I think I will make the dip in this bowl:)
Happy Halloween Pyrexing to you all!