Saturday, April 30, 2011
They Sure Don't Make Pyrex Like They Used to
Another interesting fact: Apparently, Pyrex used to be utilized in the illegal production of crack cocaine but, in 1998 when they sold Pyrex to World Kitchen and they changed the components of the glass, it became more difficult for dealers and makers to make crack! They had to go and buy Pyrex science glassware which is still made the old way.
Enjoy your weekends!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Yummy Pyrex finds today ... barbed wire promotional divided casserole dish ($4.99); round cinderella casserole 474 in Autumn Harvest (Wheat Stalks) with lid ($3.99) and an Old Orchard round cinderella casserole 473 ($1.49) at GW.
A little while ago, I also picked up this great Pink Daisy Oval Open Baker (not thrifted, actually paid eBay prices for this one!)
I'm going to agree with other posters who seem to think that people are cleaning out their houses this spring... so happy to see Pyrex on the thrift store shelves again!
Found at VV for $7.99, which is not bad since I've seen much higher pricing there.
I'm having such a blast collecting Pyrex and hope to find more beauties like this! :)
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Look what I came across today:
A Yellow Desert Dawn, what pyrex love calls, utility dish ($2). Though you may not be able to see by the picture, it's not actually a solid yellow color. It's speckled with brown dots! They were made in pink with red speckles too. My pyrex collector's guide says they were first introduced in 1955. How FAB!
I also found this:
A 2 qt Holiday casserole, 1961 promotion ($4). SO pretty!
Of course I will be using Bar Keeper's Friend to polish these up!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
My searching paid off. I found two pieces! One bowl that had suffered some type of burned food incident that was no doubt, my fault many years ago. If I had found this piece at Goodwill, I probably would have left it on the shelf. Now I know better.
|This bowl has looked like this for YEARS!|
|After a few minutes of Bar Keeper's Friend|
|Lovely set (I can't figure out how to rotate the picture.)|
We have a garage sale coming up this weekend and I am contemplating putting some of them in the sale. I hope they go home to someone who loves them and has the room. I'm trying to purge NOW and maybe use the money toward the patterns I prefer.
How do you purge? Sell or donate?
Maybe if I put this pyrex into the universe, I will receive it back ten fold--and hopefully in NEW DOTS form. : )
Monday, April 25, 2011
|Spring Blossom (not pictured are dinner, salad plates and teacups)|
Fast forward 2 months and I swear its like pyrex has come out of the woodworks and into our apartment. I dont know how it got there. I swear!
I have had great luck at flea markets, antique stores (the secret is to look in the booths that dont specialize in housewares/glassware), and enlisting family and friends in other states (Thanks Ma and Meek).
|I love the orangey/yellow tone of butterfly gold|
(coffee cups not pictured)
Meet the Browns
|Ive got the blues ;)|
|They look lonely without matching friends|
I have a big flea coming up in a couple of weeks...I hope to report back a serious haul!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I had to leave behind lots of pieces because they were priced SO high. One set of three Americana bowls was priced at $84!
Happy Easter to everyone!
People are definitely spring cleaning and I'm loving it.
So happy with how my collection is growing :)
Hoping you all had a wonderful easter weekend filled with nice treats.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
At $3.15 I couldn't leave it behind. I believe this opal white divided dish does not come with a lid. But I'm not sure. I also read that these opal white dishes are less common than other pyrex patterns. Does anyone know anything about this particular dish?
Happy Easter to those who celebrate!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
First, I bought two butterprint fridgies. I won the auction for only $2.50 but with shipping it ended up being around $12. Not tooooooo bad, right? These are my first fridgies ever and I didn't realize how small and cute they were! (Also, my first butterprint!)
Then, I bought this 1.25 qt snowflake rectangular dish that I've been hollering about for a while for my dad. His mother owned it back in the 60s and when I started collecting pyrex he told me I had to find it for him. So, I did! He'll be thrilled! Hopefully it's the right one...
This one was a bit more expensive at $9.99 but, $18 total with shipping. The shipping really kills you. But, I think it was all totally worth it! Especially because I don't think I'd be able to find these particular prints in my area very easily.
Tomorrow's Friday!!! Yay!
Seems I might have been in the thrifts again today ... shh... don't tell! Picked up this 1 pint Early American Cinderella casserole 471 in very nice shape for $1.50. I have an extra lid in my stash to swap downstairs. I wonder if this commits me to searching for the rest of the Bake, Serve and Store set?
I had the most awesome thrifting Pyrex week recently, ending with some great finds yesterday. This 043 1 1/2 quart oval casserole is one of them. In pristine condition, it was a mere $3. Just look at that gorgeous lid! It will be staying with the husband and I as it matches our dishes and is one of the patterns we're collecting.
Another piece I found recently is this great 053 2 1/2 quart Snowflake promotional oval casserole. It's already been scrubbed cleaned and had a tuna casserole baked in it! For only $1.25 I couldn't go wrong. It's also staying with us!
I also snatched up these two great oval casseroles: Bottom one is 053 Autumn Harvest (Wheat Stalks) and the top is an 043 unknown promotional pattern. I'll probably keep the lids from these, as I have a couple that are sans lids, but trade the casseroles themselves.
Many of you know that I already collect this pattern, but the price was too good to pass one these. These is the Early American Cinderella bowls in 444 and 443 size. I also have the matching 441 Cinderella bowl, so I'm pretty close to having a second set... which I obviously don't need, so they're up for swap!
Here's another great piece I came across within the week, an 043 Gold Butterfly Oval Casserole without a lid. It's the 1 1/2 quart size and in great shape - also available for trade!
And finally, this great Autumn Harvest 1 pint 401 bowl also found it's way home with me. It's up for trade as well!
If you're interested in any of these pieces, check out my Pyrex For Trade Flickr set! In the meantime, happy Pyrex hunting!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I had only a few minutes and decided to do a quick stop at a VV I've never found anything at. Lucky I did!!
It was $7.99 but they took $1 for the chip on the lid. Unfortunately they charge tax at VV, unlike SA and GW, so I ended up paying $7.90.
We recently hit the turquoise jackpot! In one trip we found all of these beauties. Turquoise is one of our favorite colors so we are thrilled.
I love this 024 2 qt casserole; it is such a useful size! We have a pink one, and hope to find other colors too.
My husband found this small Balloons dip bowl, so cute! Now we are on the hunt for the matching chip bowl.
This is a Butterprint 4 qt bowl in beautiful shape.
And here are a 402 bowl and a 503 refrigerator dish. Now we just need a 401 bowl and one small turquoise fridgie to complete both sets.
Happy spring to all!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Found these and I had to bring them home! I am going to enjoy these beauties in my home till they sell! Pyrex Pixies!
Now listed in my shop!
Aren't they oh so colorful?