Thursday, March 27, 2014

Where Has Everybody Been?

Wow, did you all notice that there haven't been any new posts on the Collective 2 since December?  I hope it's not because of a lack of pretty Pyrex being found.  I've been finding some pieces here and there but have mainly been sticking to my personal blog to share them.  Well that needs to change and that change starts here!


I've hit a couple of Pyrex jackpots in the last few weeks.  Come and visit Pyrex Thrifter Sisters to check out my latest score from Monday.

Happy Hunting!

~Erica

Monday, December 30, 2013

happy holidays ladies and gents!

well, I've been away for a while
and it seems like many of us here on the second collective have been too
since becoming a mom I haven't been out searching too often for new pieces
to add to the collection
not to mention, it does get harder to find great scores
when your collection has gotten a tad out of hand
but I have been loving this season
and getting to use the special holiday pieces
perfect for family gatherings
this year I was only asked to bring a fruit side for Christmas Eve
[the perks of having a newish baby, and being domestically challenged]
but even though I only brought some pomegranates for everyone to snack on
I figured they still deserved a pretty casserole dish to be served in
so my Golden Pine Promotional Space Saver was the lucky winner
I feel like it really classed up my limited attempt at a "fruit side"

and for those of you curious about what my little one has been up to lately
I'm now blogging exclusively about my daughter on my new blog
Olive Everly - feel free to stop by and say hi!
hope everyone has a happy, safe, and pyrex filled new year!
-miss macri

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pyrex Cups


Here's a first for me.
Cute little Pyrex glass cups with plastic 'cozies'!

Just thought I'd share.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

~ Baking in Pyrex....

I have a odd attachment to this set of lime green bake ware from Pyrex. This lovely lime green square 8x8 Pyrex pan, is my favorite one for brownies.

The thing about the vintage Pyrex for me... is that I know how it will perform in the oven. No guess work. Preheat the oven to 350. Cook for 23 minutes. And I get a perfect set of brownies each time. 

And of course, I always bake them from scratch. That is if a package of Betty Crocker brownie mix and my favorite can of Baker's Joy counts as, from scratch. :)



Saturday, September 21, 2013

A New Home

I haven't posted on here in a while. We spent early summer putting our house on the market. We sold it and moved to a new house!

That was not an experience I would ever choose to repeat, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE living in our new house in the country.

So here is a bit of show and tell for the new home of my pyrex collection.

My new dining room:


I purchased the hutch from the owners of the house. They had already painted it. I love it. I knew I had to have it because my Pyrex would look amazeballs in it. And it does.  The hutch looks awesome with the kitchen too, which is actually behind me in the picture above.

I also found the table at an antique mall for a pretty good price, and the chairs were all thrifted. I love how it all comes together.

Here is a closeup of the hutch.
 And to highlight one of my more recent finds, the balloons look pretty good on the table.


I am still working on unpacking and decorating the rest of the house. It is so fun to have a whole house to decorate again! And we are so in love with this house and the property that we are just ecstatic. I have no need to leave, except to go shopping for decorations! (Oh and work I guess - to pay for those decorations!)

Happy fall pyrex hunting!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Check Out This Beauty

Look what I found!


To see this sweet bowl reunited with it's friends and to see what else we've been up to, check us out at The Adventures of Two (Pyrex Crazy) Thrifting Sisters, and Their Sidekick, Maddie.

Happy Hunting, Pyrex Friends!

~Erica

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Garage Sale Find, and Pyrex Love!

Hi folks! After today, I decided I needed to write my second post ever for the Pyrex Collective II. My recent finds deserve to be shared!

Whenever I get out of the car to go to a thrift store, antique store, or garage sale, I have a little mantra that I say under my breath, "Big Bucks, Pyrex Love". Silly, but hey, whatever works, right?

Anyway, I spent a few hours out garage sale-ing this morning for the 141 Garage Sales (a 100-mile long series of garage sales in Iowa!). I saw a couple of pieces of pyrex that were seriously unloved, but I had to leave them behind (chipped, filthy, unpriced). We were nearly 2 hours in, and I had found exactly ONE thing to purchase (a Police record, lol).

Finally, at one place along the road, I stopped and found something that made me want to skip with glee. I found a dismantled Cosco bar cart in great condition... with no price. :( The ladies at the sale were busy, so we looked around, and I found a mixer and forced my son to carry it up to the register (he complained the whole time, of course). I asked about the cart on a whim, thinking it was probably going to be out of my price range.

THREE BUCKS!

The lady said it had never been put together, as long as she had had it, and by the way, here are the bolts for it. I skipped the whole way to the car, cart pieces in hand and under arm, popped it in the trunk, and proceeded to mostly strike out at the other garage sales, before deciding to just go to a couple of antique stores in Des Moines to spend the rest of my garage sale money (on Pyrex, of course!).

The whole time we were carrying the cart pieces out to the car, my son kept grilling me, "What are you going to do with that cart? Where is it going to go?"

Well, THIS is what I had in mind:


A place to show off my Pyrex collection! Well, a good portion of it, anyway, LOL!

The yellow large fridgie, and the small square ramekins were purchased today at a flea market store, and an antique store. The fridgie was $7 (flea market!), while the ramekins were 15% off, and ended up being $2.13 each! The fridgie is PERFECT. I accidentally completed my butterprint fridgie set when I found the rectangular one at a rummage sale earlier this spring for $1. Yellow dots was an antique store find for $10, if I remember correctly.


The two yellow mixing bowls are in perfect condition, and were $15 for the pair in a little shop in Door County, Wisconsin, where I spent my vacation (and worked a ren-faire!). Mod Kitchen was from the same antique store where I found Yellow dots and the ramekins. The larger charcoal snowflakes space saver was a Fish Creek, WI, find for $6! The smaller space saver was a Goodwill find this week ($4!), while the casserole was found in June. Someone had hidden it amongst plastic ware. My Pyrex-spidey-senses made me look a little closer at that bottom shelf. :) Up until that point, I had never seen this pattern in person, even in an antique store, and now I've found 3 pieces in a month. Lucky me!

The turquoise snowflakes are some of my favorites! The white one on the bottom (not divided) was one of the very first pieces I bought after starting to collect. The others have all made their way into my shopping cart at Goodwill over the last couple of years. For some reason, our Goodwill has been pretty good to me lately! I found a red hostess bowl with lid last week, too, for $7.

Other recent finds (mostly today!): 


The Friendship bowl, and pink daisy were found today, and were 15% off. Friendship is my MUST HAVE pattern, so I spent a little more than I should have - $16 something, after discount. Pink Daisy was $11 something after the discount. No lid, but lids nearly always turn up! The flamingo square baker was found at the same Goodwill where I found the red hostess dish. The red fridgie with lid was found today at the flea market store, and was $4. 

All in all, I had an AWESOME day!

-Jennifer