Thursday, June 30, 2011
Here are some of my recent finds. The clear bowls aren't Pyrex, except the one on top, which is French Pyrex! The others are for my space in a local antiques mall, I sell old mixer bowls like crazy! One of them is stamped with the GE script on the bottom and it's flared at the top, pretty sweet. The other stuff is pretty standard, two 9" squares, one Spring Blossom/Crazy Daisy, and the other one I am not sure, it's the burnt orange one in the back, Butterfly Gold? Without the butterflies? Then there's a Fire King pie plate, and an Opalescent divided dish, both for the shop. An Early American 043 w/lid; I've amassed quite a lot of EA stuff, it’s not really my favorite, but I can't decide if I'll sell it or not. The bluish piece in front is a small Flameware skillet, no handle. Next to that is the Friendship Cinderella 443 mentioned in my last post and a SB/CD loaf pan that I picked up with the 9" square for $3.99 ea. Right behind that is a Square Flowers fridgie, and all the way in the back is the bottom of an old Federal fridgie, $2.99 & 40% off, I couldn't resist!
Here is what I picked up recently.
|I love fridgies!|
|My Spring Blossom collection is growing. My first gold leaf (foil?) piece.|
|LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the turquoise.|
|I picked up the purple pieces for a purple loving friend who complained that Pyrex doesn't make anything in her favorite color.|
|Anyone know what pattern this is?|
It's been a while since I could post anything on the Pyrex Collective *sad face* but, I finally found some pyrex the other day! I had been wanting a pyrex loaf pan for a while and when I found this opal white dish I didn't even think twice.
I now have two opal white pieces (here's the other one) and I love them! So classic and so elegant and goes with any decor! Don't you think?
You can read about my other thrifty finds on my blog if you're interested!
Have a great Thursday!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I just joined the blog a few days ago, so hello all! I thought I'd start by posting a pretty big find for me! I'd been carrying the Friendship lid around for years, and last week I finally found a bottom for it. I know, I know, it's supposed to be red, but after waiting as long as I have this will do fine. Subsequently, I've had the Verde bottom for about a year, and I've been using a clear lid with it, but this morning I found this one at GW, along with a Friendship Cinderella 443! I never find the patterns I actually want at GW, so that was awesome! The bowl was marked $5.99 and the lid $1.99, but the cashier thought they were too high, so she gave them both to me for $5.99! Score! I am focusing pretty much on orange, yellow, green and red now, and I am editing my collection as you read this, so hopefully soon I'll post a few potential trades.
So glad I found an outlet for my hysteria, and proof to the boyfriend that I'm not the only one!!
Monday, June 27, 2011
So I'm back to shopping 'locally' again, and have been handsomely rewarded! I found this lovely yellow Hostess 2.5qt casserole with its lid, and very few scratches, at SA for $8.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
When my daughter's first birthday rolled around this year, I just knew her cake had to be special. And homemade. I know, I'm weird like that. And, since she is truly the sunshine of our days, I wanted to make her a rainbow cake. Armed with a step by step tutorial which called for the use of two round cake pans, I decided a plain flat cake just wouldn't do. A rainbow cake needed to look like a rainbow, not just a layer cake with rainbow colors.
So an experiment was in order. I called my mom. Here's the convo:
Me: Mom. I need to make a cake in the shape of a rainbow. What should I do?
Mom: I don't know honey.
Me: You know the old pyrex mixing bowl set you gave me? You know, the set Dad got me from the thrift store?
Me: Can I actually bake a cake in a pyrex bowl in the oven? Or will it explode into a million pieces?
Mom: I don't think it will explode. I think you can. I think people have been doing it for years. Why don't you try it?
Feeling frisky (and a bit wary) I took my vintage pyrex mixing bowl and filled it full of a boxed cake mix separated into 6 food colored parts, layered on top of each other one at a time. Does that count as homemade? Hmmm...maybe not.
With great fear and trepidation, I put that mixing bowl into the oven. Please Mr. Vintage Pyrex. Make me a rainbow cake without exploding. It's for the baby. You can do it. I know you can.
Sure enough, Mr. Vintage Pyrex did not disappoint. It made a perfect rainbow cake, to top off a perfect first birthday. Hello, rainbow birthday cake! Thank you, Pyrex mixing bowl! (And thank you Mrs. Milkglass for the pretty plate presentation!)
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
I hold out faith that I will find something in better condition and worth the money. Snowflakes are my favorite.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I traded a 2qt snowflake blue casserole (this one)
for this 2qt verde bowl
I tend to like bowls better than casseroles because I find them more useful. What kinds of pyrex do you all find most useful?
P.S. check out my thrifty finds on my new blog!!
Monday, June 20, 2011
I’m not sure how I even stumbled across this wonderful blog but when I did I realized something about myself that I didn’t even know… I’m a Pyrex collector! :)
I’m a hard core thrift store, garage sale, all things bargain shopping gal. I normally am on the hunt for children’s items to resell at seasonal consignment sales but whenever I would see a pretty piece of Pyrex (not really even knowing that it was Pyrex?!) I would buy it for use in my kitchen because they just appealed to me so much.
In fact, I’ve also been “collecting” the Corelle Spring Blossom and Gold Butterfly dishes for personal use too, not knowing they were collectible, just snatching them up when I saw them to use at home because I love them so much.
Anyways, I love this blog and all your beautiful pictures of Pyrex. I of course now have a Pyrex “itch” and have had a lot of fun the past week keeping my eyes extra peeled while I’m out hunting. Thanks for letting me join!
Sincerely – Janessa
p.s. You know you have a Pyrex “problem” when you are 35 weeks pregnant, and still willing to bend over in 90 degree heat and search through boxes of dishes just in case there is a treasure on the bottom hiding! ;)
My Pyrex BEFORE I “knew” I was collecting it! :)
I estimate that I paid approx $7 for all of it.
I have a ton of these dishes (not all pictured) and have probably paid $15 for everything I have.
This is what I’ve found in the past week. I paid $10 for all of it.
I'd never seen this print before - but there was no way I could leave behind such a pretty pale yellow set!
The next item I spotted was a 403 mixing bowl in the Snowflake Blue print. Blue pyrex is my favorite - and this bowl was in such great condition (and great price: $3) too. I already own 2 403 bowls (in Spring Blossom Green and Butterfly Gold) but I prefer the 2 I picked up today, so I may have to give away my 2 original bowls.
The final piece I found was a flamingo pink 2 quart round casserole for $4. It was missing its cover and has a small chip...but its pink...it is scientifically impossible to leave behind a pink pyrex item, right?
Sunday, June 19, 2011
If you would like to see more of my great finds check out my blog.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I picked these pieces up a couple of weekends ago:
my blog for more. Warning--photos galore!
Hope you all are finding great pieces this weekend!
Friday, June 17, 2011
But I am SO glad I did take the time to dig them out (they were under about 10 fragile wine glasses, sheesh!)
Because they weren't Autumn Harvest at all, they were this:
When I first started collecting Pyrex, the Debbie Downer that I was assumed I'd never find any pink Pyrex (my favorite) but so far I've collected two Gooseberry bowls, the Dessert Dawn dish, and the Flamingo Pink Pie dish. Since May.
Now I have two more pink pieces to add to my collection, and they're in great condition.
Today I also spotted, still in the bins waiting to be shelved also, some Snowflake Blue Corelle. Until now I haven't ever been tempted to pick up any Corelle dishes, which I see quite often, but these matched the Snowflake Blue Pyrex, which is one of my favorite patterns. So I went ahead and got several Corelle dishes as well.