Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lovin' The Sales & Flea Markets

I still haven't been having much luck lately at the thrift stores in regards to scoring Pyrex.  Luckily the awesome Spring weather has brought an abundance of sales to feed my addiction
I showed up at an estate sale the other day about an hour before it was scheduled to open.  I saw the bottom 3 Butterprint Bake Serve & Store casseroles in the ad and wanted to get there extra early to try and snag them.  When I got there, there were only about 4 other people in line and I found out that there was a misprint and the sale actually started in 5 minutes, not an hour!  I had no problem getting my beloved Butterprint.  I already had the top one so now I have the whole set!
There was an ad for a church rummage sale that promised vintage Pyrex.  I was one of the first in the door and the sale was in a small room.  After a quick scan, I spotted these yellow Rainbow Stripes bowls in #401 and #402.  I literally shoved by some lady who wouldn't move after I asked her nicely three times to please let me by.  They were sold in a set for $10.00.  The 402 is a duplicate for me and I already have the 403 so another set completed (unless someone knows if there is a 404?).

Yippee!  Another piece of holiday Pyrex to add to my collection.  I found this Golden Poinsettia on eBay and with shipping got in pretty cheap.  It's the huge 2-1/2 quart size and it is in very minty condition.  I never come across holiday patterns in person so I'm not going to feel guilty about buying it online, especially since I really wanted it!
I found the primary blue refrigerator dish with lid at a sale for $1.00.  I have quite a few of these so this one is going to my sister. The Golden Acorn Space Saver with lid is easily the cheapest piece of Pyrex I have ever bought.  Care to guess how much this set me back?  50 cents!  I got it at a city wide garage sale from the sweetest old lady.  I don't think she had any interest in making money on her sale.  She was just enjoying visiting with everyone who came by.
I bought the Blue Horizon 403 and 2-1/2 quart casserole at a collectors market last weekend.  It was the first time I had ever visited this market and it was a really good mix of antique fair and flea market.  I got both of these pieces from the same seller for $10.00.  Gotta love bundling!
Sorry for the blurriness of this picture.  Not sure what happened.  I LOVE turquoise and pink Pyrex so I have no problem buying it online if I find it at a good price.  I bought the 442 Embroidery promotional bowl on eBay a couple of weeks ago.  I LOVE IT!!  The 2-1/2 quart Friendship casserole and lid came from my favorite antique mall booth from the Pyrex Lady (as I call her).  I came across the dual server bowl at a local flea market a couple of weeks ago.  I was super excited because I already had the matching bowl that I found a Goodwill a couple of months ago. Now I just need the warmer & I will have the whole set.  Wonder how hard that will be to find?

Sorry for the long post but I am trying to stay caught up on my blogging.  Also, my sister and I are heading to The Worlds Longest Garage Sale this weekend (70+ miles!).  I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will have lots to show you all next week.

Until then....

Thrifter Sister Erica


  1. Wow! You found some great pieces and great prices. I didn't even know there were Christmas Pyrex! I had a couple sets of the 3 graduated bowls when I got married many many years ago. Now I don't have them and don't even know what happened to them.
    I just don't run across any Pyrex any more.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  2. I think without a doubt your pyrex drought is over! wow!

  3. Are you going to Ocean Shores? I'm going to the Packwood Flea Market this weekend and Ocean Shores on Labor Day. Packwood will be happening again on Labor Day too, I think. I hope you find a lot and that there is no rain! Can't wait to see pictures!

  4. Nope. We are headed to Long Beach, Washington. Hope to have lots of pics to share with you! Hope you have a nice weekend.....


  5. I always get those two confused! I meant to say Long Beach. Have fun!

  6. Wow, you really found some beautiful pieces! It definitely looks like your drought is over!! Hope you find lots more this weekend!

  7. I just love the ones in the first picture gorgeous color!

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