Sunday, September 18, 2011

Maxwell Street Days Oct. 2nd

Hello again, I wanted to remind anyone in or near southeast Wisconsin on October 2nd to head over to Cedarburg for the last Maxwell Street Days of 2011. You may have seen my last post about going to the previous one on Sept. 4th.
My wife and I took my mom and grandmother, everyone found some cool vintage stuff. Gran found some metal chickens(ya, she's a bit odd sometimes but we love her) to decorate the doors on her shed. Mom found a huge(5 gallons) glass bottle to use as a piggy bank and a bunch of jars of marbles. My wife and I had a blast finding a bunch of Pyrex, though somehow we stayed below our 100$ budget for the day. We'll definitely be heading back for the last Cedarburg flea market of the season. Hope to see you all there!

As you may know, I've been remaking the Brackets for the Cinderella Chip and Dip sets. Here's a pic of my final product. They are for sale in my Etsy shop.

And here, on my Golden Grapes Promo set.
Now I've been asked by several people if I will be making recreations of the other style brackets (shown in this thread on Flickr). I originally said no since these all are multiple parts brazed together. I've not had much experience brazing but I have been practicing a bit lately and think it can be done. I'll probably start with the "Top Hook" style shown here.

Mostly since I already have a Cinderella Set to test fit the final products. Once I find a Hostess set I can do that style too. Maybe we'll find a set down in Cedarburg.

In other news, I've started my own personal blog ( where I'll be posting about our rampant case of Pyrexia and also about the stuff I make in my spare time. Usually Woodworking and/or Welded Metal Art projects like the Deck Dragon I finished yesterday.
More photos of the dragon can be seen over on my Flickr profile, in the "Deck Dragon set.

That's all for today's post. Thanks for reading and I wish you all happy Pyrex hunting.


  1. Oh, I had forgotten all about Maxwell Street Days. I went to one in 1994 while on vacation with my mom (who grew up in WI).

  2. I am SOOO glad you posted this! I have the Golden Scrolls chip & dip Cinderellas and have been searching eBay & etsy for the brackets that came with them.

    I will definitely be ordering one...