Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pink & Aqua for summer!

Today I picked up my first two pieces of pink daisy Pyrex from a friend here in my city who sells Pyrex, as well as collects it. I found a pink scroll dish last summer, and have two dishes in pink gooseberry, but two weeks ago I did buy the three stacked gooseberry dishes from this same friend. Today, in a lovely gesture, she gave me the Ovaltine Mixer glass/pitcher, as she knows my husband and I love Ovaltine. (I'm British and got him hooked on it a long time ago...) :-)

I took some time this week to put away most of my Pyrex into two cupboards after deciding to just display the pinks and turquoise/aqua colours for the summer - not that I have many, by any stretch of the imagination. So, today I took some photos for my own blog and for this one.

This is also my official thank you to whoever owned these lovely pieces and kept them in mint condition for the last fifty years or so!

I've also put up a photo of my late mother-in-law's Pyrex dish in the starburst pattern, which sat in our cupboard for years, until I started collecting Pyrex about two years ago and realized what I had... along with a 1940s full set of the primary bowls. Yikes. It sort of scares me to think of what I might have tossed or given away in the past, not knowing what I had. Thankfully, I saved the primaries and the starburst!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rainbow Stripes Madness

Once I completed my New Dots mixing bowl set, I decided to set my sights on putting together a Rainbow Stripes mixing bowl set.  Lets just say that was easier said than done.  Up until recently, I had never seen any in person and the prices on eBay were just too high for me.  Then, as I posted a few weeks ago, I came across this yellow stripe in an antique mall
Rainbow Stripe Yellow #402
I was pretty excited but not too optimistic about finding any others any time soon.  Then that very same week, I found this at an estate sale for 50 cents
Rainbow Stripe Tan #401
Not my favorite color in Pyrex but Rainbow Stripe nonetheless.

Then, at Goodwill yesterday, I found this

Rainbow Stripe Yellow #403
So I go from never finding any Rainbow Stripe to finding it 3 times in less than 2 weeks.  Crazy, huh?  Now if I could just come across some blue or pink.

Hope you all have good Pyrex luck this weekend!

Friday, March 23, 2012

It's Getting Better......

A lot of my fellow bloggers have been complaining of a Pyrex drought in their area.  There hasn't been a total drought in my neck of the woods.  You can still find a good amount of Spring Blossom, Butterfly Gold, and Town & Country.  You know, the less desirable patterns to collect.  Now, don't get me wrong. I have a few pieces of each of these patterns and I do enjoy them.  But what I have been jonesing for have been some of the more retro colors and patterns that I collect and can't ever seem to get enough of.  You can imagine how happy I was to come across these beauties this week....
I found this at an antique mall and was pretty stoked because it was just the color I needed to complete this set
On the way home, I stopped at the Goodwill that is in the town that I grew up in.  I always have pretty good luck at this particular Goodwill.  It is in a very small town about 30 minutes from the next town.  Plus, it has the absolute best prices that I have ever come across in any thrift or second hand store. 
I got the red Cinderella 444 for $2.99 and the orange 442 Cinderella for $1.99.  Both are from the Friendship set.  I picked up the bird print 443 at the Piccadilly Flea Market around Christmas.  Only one more to go to complete the set!

Have any of you found that the smaller the town the Goodwill is in, the better the prices?

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Mid-Week Finds!

Lots of goodies! I found a Pink Pyrex 213 loaf pan, Patricia scored this HUGE (it's like 11x13) 933 Orange long pan with a carrier for $11.00 (Our second piece of Orange "Halloween" Pyrex!) I also picked up a matching "Golden Foliage" Libbey glass that matches our set (I plan to keep swizzle sticks in it.) Lastly we found the sheet music for "On A Slow Boat to China" for $1.00. If you'd like head on over to my other blog Everyone Goes to Mick's for the full story!
P.S. Is anyone out there sure if the horrid quaint carrier is supposed to go with the orange piece?!

The Drought is Over...I think!

I was stunned and delighted to pull this out of the new merch bin at Goodwill yesterday. Four clear fridgies! Three with lids! And in a holder I've never seen before and not even sure originally came with the Pyrex--does anyone know for sure?
I picked the entire set up for $5.99. There was now way I was leaving the 501 lids behind!

I'm sure a lot of other collectors have the same issue, I had plenty of fridgies at home with missing lids! I would have gladly bought just the lids, but the extra pieces were a bonus, for sure. 
Also found last week was this little red set! I love the size of the little red dishes, they're darling. 
Then there's THIS! Orange Butterprint!! It's a 443, and a friend picked it up for me. I nearly keeled over when she texted me asking if I wanted it. 
To which I replied, "I want!!!!"
I guess it was marked $12.99 but she got it half off. Yay!
{Thank you, Kellee!}

After a day of thrifting with my husband last weekend this was the only Pyrex I had to show for it, but it was a fun find and $3.
And a Wheat 043 gifted to me by a friend who already had two.
{More thanks, Kellee!}
A Pixie was found at an antique mall for $6.
I've never seen one in real life before, so I was smitten with it's size!
And also these two little dudes, thrifted a couple weeks back.
Now I wish I hadn't sold my other Twin dish. Oh well...

So, I guess it's safe to say that Pyrex Drought of Winter 2012 is officially over for me. Last summer was really fruitful for me, so I'm looking forward to the Pyrex to come!

Heather @ Lark & Lola

PS--I recently spotted a little bit o' Pyrex at a retro kitchen exhibit here in Denver, check out my blog to see what I found:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I found a 'Snowflake' space saver last night at the Goodwill that I could not pass up - it's still shiny but has food stains on it that I wasn't able to scrub off.  I'll keep trying.

Does anyone have a spare space saver lid they'd be willing to trade or sell?  Let me know.  I have two of these now and no lid.  Thanks.

Mystery dish

Hi all! This is my very first post here, though I've been commenting for awhile. My sweet husband picked up this little green casserole for me for $4 today, minus lid. It's a one quart dish, and it says that it's a 473. My question is, is it a verde or is it "vintage" (the one with the grapes on the lid)? How would I know? There's another number on the bottom but I can't tell what it signifies. It's 23 or 29 or something, I can't remember.

I look forward to posting more of my collection!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Two Pretty Blue Snowflakes

Pyrex Love

I haven't posted here in a loooong time, but wanted to share some quick Pyrex eye candy. Just sweet blue snowflakes. Nicely priced at $5/each at my the Lafayette Flea Market in Lafayette, Colorado. (Please disregard the rather cloudy flower water ;>). There are some other fun thrifted goodies where these were originally posted on my blog - if you are so inclined you can find it all here. Nicolle

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pyrex on Desperate Housewives

Did anyone notice the Butterfly Gold cinderella bowl on Desperate Housewives last night?  It was in the flashback scene with Bri as a child with her mother in the kitchen.

Always fun to see your obsession on a show you love!  Happy Monday!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Prelude to Spring

It's so nice that in the middle of a rainy/snowy afternoon just a few days away from Spring, a ray of sunshine can still appear.....
Behold the beautiful new addition to my Pyrex collection....a Yellow Rainbow Stripes #402.  She is as pretty as can be and only set me back $10.00 at an antique store.  Yippee!!! 

If the weather wasn't so bad, I'd take her outside and photograph her in the sunshine.  But for now, she will just have to hold some yummy salt water taffy fresh from the Oregon Coast.

She makes me smile.

Happy Sunday!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Lovely Trades

Lately, I've been getting a lot of my Pyrex in trades. I really love getting Pyrex this way and am glad to know that what I'm sending off is going to a new, happy home.

Here are some of my recent trades (sorry, some aren't Pyrex, but I wanted to share, anyway).

Old Orchard

Spice o' Life Tins

Butterfly Gold I and II Bake Serve Store Casseroles

Verde Cinderella Mixing Bowl

If you're interested in trading, check out my trade set!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Here in the Great Northwest, there has been quite a shortage of decent Pyrex.  Sure I can still manage to come across at least 2 yellow Primary 404 bowls in a week along with a never ending supply of Spring Blossom.  But that all changed last week.  I managed to find some awesome pieces and I didn't have to go into one single antique store to get my fix!
My husband brought home the Colonial Mist 404 and I got the Old Town butter dish from a mobile home community rummage sale.  It was only 50 cents!  The Desert Dawn yellow 024 and lid were a steal from Goodwill for 99 cents FOR THE SET!  Crazy.

I got this HUGE 9" x 13" Snowflake Blue casserole dish and this 8" x 8" lime green square browning pan at the same Goodwill on the same day!  All of us Pyrex maniacs know that doesn't happen very often!

And let's not forget about the Butterprint refrigerator dishes and Family Flair dishes I blogged about earlier in the week.

Wow, what a week, huh?  Hopefully this is only the beginning.......

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Family Flair

Just when I thought I knew everything about all things related to Pyrex, I came across these beauties
Pyrex Family Flair dishes.  I found 4 Yellow Petal (formerly called Quince) dinner plates and 4 salad plates and 4 Sea Isle (formerly called Chinese Grass) dinner plates and 4 salad plates.  Looking for more online I have found that these dishes are pretty rare and hard to come by so I feel really lucky to have found these.  They are in excellent condition. They aren't all that fancy but I think they will be my holiday/dinner party plates.  Now I have something new to search for while out thrifting/antiquing.

Happy Tuesday, Pyrex Friends!

Does anyone know what this pattern is called?
I found it at the Goodwill today for a few bucks!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pink Fridgies & Friendship

I feel like Gollum in Lord of the Rings with his Precious. If you're not sure what I mean, picture me crouched down, maniacally searching for and protecting my Pyrex.

We now have a Pyrex In-Pyrex Out policy and it is stressing me out. Sure, it was easy in the beginning to sell, trade or gift those Spring Blossom, Golden Butterfly or Town & Country patterns that seem to be a little more readily available. Now that I am down to promotional, rare, primaries, pink and turquoise... the passing along is getting harder. I try to only buy In The Wild at thrift stores or auction. When I saw these (bottom 5) coming up at a local auction, I was heartbroken that I would not be in town to get a chance to bid on them.
So, how do I now have them in my possession you ask? My friend of over 20 years artfully bid on my behalf and procured the bottom five (full set) for only $37.50. That is the most I have ever paid for Pyrex but worth it, don't you think? As for my friend, I scored her an awesome pink vintage rotary telephone as thanks. Precious.

Oldies, but Goodies

The thrift stores must have seen some house clean-outs, because I found some old-timers.

Pie plates...I have so many pie plates! I can't help myself - if it has "$", I buy it! I really need to start making pies.

Pie Plate

Pie Plate - Bottom Stamp
The bottom stamp.

I'm stumped with this little guy. Is it a fridgie dish of sorts? Some type of utility dish? Yup, it has a "$" on the bottom.

Unknown Glass Dish

Unknown Glass Dish - Bottom Stamp
The bottom stamp.

And finally, another stumper. Is it a carafe? Was it for a restaurant? It's from Silex Co. and the lid comes off completely.

Silex Small Carafe?

Silex Small Carafe

Silex Small Carafe - Stamp
The stamp.

I'd appreciate a history lesson on any of these! :)

Seeing Green!

Picked up a few more needed green pieces this weekend! A 222 Brownie for $10 and a 213 Loaf for $8.
Along with my FIRST Orange Piece (an 034) for $11.00 we just need about 5 more different pieces to finish up our collections.
(We need on 213 in Pink to finish this stack.)
If you'd like you can read all about our adventure in finding the pieces and how we are going to use all our Pink and Turquoise Pyrex at our 1958 Prom Themed dance party this Friday over at my Blog Everyone Goes to Mick's, We just changed all the records on my "blog Jukebox" so Go have a listen and Thrift on!