Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Here's some (but not all, this is a Pyrex blog, lol) of the glassware I got.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
In the past I would walk by the 024 and 023 at the antique stores and thrifts not giving them a second look. Until I came acros the aqua and then I decided I needed to add to the collection. The 023 opal is one that I picked up this week in mint condition! I think they are looking great together don't you?!
I also found one of the coolest finds of the season, and I tell all at www.cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Happy hunting! And stay cool!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I love estate sales and auctions! They are the most fun because you never know what you will find. As Pyrex collecting has hit a more main stream trend lately, the prices have gone up. However, the estate sale companies are still not advertising Pyrex is their listings. That part makes this collector happy.
I have a strategy when searching ads and listings to see if Pyrex might be at a particular sale. I look at pictures to see the age of the other things in the house and look for keywords that might give me more clues. My "strategy" has served me well over the years and it served me well this week too!
I found this pink daisy space saver at an auction and quickly added it to my personal stash. It was not in mint condition but for $5 I had to take it home!
I also picked up a few other things from a sale that I went to and was number 1 in line.
Come visit me at www.cherrypickedfinds.blogspot.com to see the rest!
I don't know about you, but I have been a bit dumbfounded watching some recent ebay auctions for Pyrex. Even things that are not really rare (hello, Pink Stripe 403) have been going through the roof. So with that in mind, I have decided to keep my Pyrex hunt on the ground, so to speak, and only buy things in the wild. To me, that means thrift or yard sales- I suppose antique stores would count, but I am trying to get things cheap so that mostly leaves them out.
Like most of you, things are hit and miss. I do find good stuff in the thrift stores, but a lot of times I come up empty. I go a lot, though, so I'm bound to find something one in a while. Usually I hit up 5-10 stores a week, some multiple times, but I probably only average about one piece a week. Then there's church sales and yard sales, which are also usually feast or famine- mostly there is none, but occasionally you hit the mother lode and can buy multiple pieces.
Since it's been a while since my last post, here are some of my recent ITW finds:
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Well, this week I found two things in mint condition...the first from a senior center thrift for $7.99, and the second at a Goodwill in the city for $6.99.
|This Blue Ivy promo was just sitting there waiting for me! It looks like it's never been used.|
|I have this bowl without the lid...and in not nearly this pristine a condition. I will sell that one and keep this one! Perfect :)|
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