Hi, I'm new at this so bare with me a bit...
My wife and I have been following both Pyrex Collective blogs for some time now and have wanted to post some of our finds. Which can be found here--> My Vintage Pyrex on Flickr
I'll try to not ramble on too much in this or future postings, so in that spirit I only have a couple things to say today.
If you're in or near to southeastern Wisconsin next weekend there is a fairly large fleamarket/fund raiser for the fire department in Cedarburg, WI that happens several times a year called Maxwell Street Days. I haven't been there in a few years so my wife and I are going to go see what sort of fun Pyrex patterns we spot! I'll post photos of what we get.
I also wanted to post about something of interest to anyone with a Chip and Dip set who does not have the Bracket, or to anyone who has passed up buying sets because they were missing the brackets. I've search high and low for them and have never found one, though I've seen a lot of C&D sets both with and without. A couple months back I found a set of the Delphite Blue Golden Grapes Bowls in beautiful condition.
The only problem was, as many of you have probably found, no bracket. I asked around in the various Pyrex groups(Pyrex Love on Flickr, Vintage Pyrex Love on Facebook, etc) asking if anyone knew where to find originals or reproductions so I would be able to use my set. No one could help me so I decided to attempt to recreate one myself. After I posted about attempting to recreate a bracket I got a lot of comments and messages asking if I was going to make them available if I was successful. So once I had a few prototypes made to my satisfaction I made a storefront on Etsy. Now you can use those bowls the way they are meant to be used.
Thanks for reading, I hope I didn't ramble to much. ;)