Saturday, June 30, 2012


I used the word "Wow" as my title because it was the only word I could come up with to describe what I found today while at an antique mall in the small town that I grew up in...
And for $40 you can darn well bet these beauties came home with me.  The largest bowl is a duplicate for me but it's always good to have an extra just in case of any unforeseen disasters.

Pyrex Love describes these as Orange Butterprint but I have always thought they looked yellow.  Oh well. Who cares?  They are mine.

Until next time....


Monday, June 25, 2012

major pyrex page update

hey folks - hope everyone is enjoying summer
maybe some extra thrifting time?!?
just wanted to share that I've done a major update on my pyrex page 
and have added oh so many photos
happy hunting

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wow, I have not posted anything for a long time. Having a baby will do that to you. I have still continued to collect Pyrex though. Who can stop once they started? I love summer time because all of the garage sells. Last weekend I managed to get all of this for $8.70. Such a good deal! Then to top it off, my sister bought me the blue 401 to complete my primary colors mixing bowls set. The other pictures are of my collection. Happy Pyrexing!!!

100 Pieces of Pyrex

I completed and printed my 100 pieces of Pyrex poster. I am working figuring out a way that I can easily sell prints. Stay tuned, and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My 1-Year Post!

Pyrex Displays
It's been an entire year since I started collecting Pyrex--and I just can't believe the collection I've accrued already!

Just wanted to let all my Pyrex friends know that I've done a long "One Year" post over at my blog, Lark & Lola. LOTS of Pyrex pics & Pyrex in action, in case you're interested

Heather @ Lark & Lola

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Grand Design

I found a piece relatively cheaply on shopgoodwill....
From Pyrex Collective II
I was hoping to find one of these. This is the larger of two Design casseroles. I love the shape, it is different than all the other bowls I have seen.
I am so excited that I did!

Also, cute baby bonus, because little Z HAD to be in the picture. :)
From Pyrex Collective II

Monday, June 18, 2012

Don't Judge Me :-)

I know that there are a lot of you out there who think that buying Pyrex online in "cheating".  Sure, it can be pretty easy to find it if you just head to your local antique malls and thrift stores. But what if you are a collector of certain colors and patterns and you just can't seem to find them in the wild and you resort to eBay or etsy?  Does that make you a bad person or a cheater? I believe that as collectors, we should be able to go through any means available to acquire that certain piece we need.  Besides, on the Collective blogs, there is no rule stating that we can only share pieces that we have found by ourselves with no online help at all.  It's about sharing our love of Pyrex, no matter how it was acquired. 

Now onto my recent finds, all online
Earlier in the year, I found the large 444 promotional Balloons bowl from the chip and dip set at an antique mall.  I have searched high and low for the small 441 to complete the set. Those of you who also would love to acquire this set know how hard it is to find the small bowl and how rare it is for one to pop up on eBay.  Well, I finally won one a couple of weeks ago for a pretty decent price.  It is actually the second one I won, the first one arriving smashed into a million pieces.  I know that when buying online, you are taking on certain risks.  Luckily for me, I recieved a full refund.
I actually read about the Blue Tulip promotional casserole as a thrift store find on another blog.  I headed to their etsy store and with a few clicks, it was mine.  I think its great how the internet and blogging can help us Pyrex lovers support one another.  The two custard cups are my first pieces of Agee Pyrex and for $8 total on eBay, they made their way to me.

I know that this blog is meant for sharing our mutual love of Pyrex, but I came across something at a sale the other day and I have no idea what it was used for.
There are no manufacturer markings on it.  The clear lid lifts open and the back is completely vented like it is shown on the top.  It's approximately 10" tall and meant to hang on the wall. It is made of heavy duty plastic like Luster Ware. It is so positively vintage kitchen, I couldn't pass it up.  Any help identifying this would be greatly appreciated.

For more of my vintage finds and obsessions, head over to my blog

Have a great week!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Promotional Pyrex Find

I discovered something fun today at an Estate Sale. At first I did not think this was pyrex, because I was not familar with the pattern. Upon closer inspection I located the telltale pyrex stamp on the bottom.
After doing a little internet searching I discovered this is 1961 promotional piece called " Cosmopolitan" Apparently, it was sold in combination with a hot plate.

Does anyone know anything else about this piece?

Hop on over to my blog to see what else I found today!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I have just discovered Law and Order, SVU. (I know, what rock have I been hiding under!) I contribute to that the show came out when I was in college and could not afford tv/ cable- so I am now "catching up".
There IS a pyrex connection to this-  So I am watching Season 5: Episode 12 and here are the lines:

Coroner: I found the cause of death. This was  in his skull. (Holds up jagged piece in baggie)
Detective Stabler: That looks like glass.
Coroner: It is Pyrex.
D.Benson: So, our murder weapon is  Corningware?

It cracked me up. I had to hit pause and blog about it real quick while I was in the moment. Do you get such a kick out of spotting Pyrex in movies or tv?

Sunday Morning With Gooseberry and Scones

My husband recently started a business and it is my job to try different recipes with his product. Lucky me, that means I have an excuse to show off some Pyrex!  This is the recipe I tried out this morning:  Apple Sour Cream Scones drizzled with Oregon Black Truffle Oil.  They are amazing, and even better when served in Gooseberry!  
Here is the recipe if you're interested:
            2 cups all-purpose flour
            1/3 cup sugar
            1 teaspoon baking powder
            1/4 teaspoon baking soda
            1/2 teaspoon salt
            8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold or frozen
            1/2 apples peeled and cut into cubes
            1/2 cup sour cream
            1 large egg
            Xylo’s Oregon Black Truffle Oil

·      Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
·      In a medium bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture; use your fingers to work in butter, and then stir in apples.
·      In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
·      Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball.
·      Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and then drizzle with Oregon black truffle oil before serving.  

Thrifter Sister Hanna 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Town and Country

The 100 things project has really opened my eyes to the beauty and intricacy of patterns that I hadn't really noticed before. You see similarities between some, and wonder if the artistc creators were the same, or if one inspired another. I also felt like sometimes drawing the pattern in my project was drawing the pieces to me. I have found some great pieces over the past few weeks. A few times I would draw a piece and find it the next day.I have to take pictures and I still will post a finished version of my poster (which will sell at a local vintage store), but here is a newly acquired piece that I think is lovely....
From Pyrex Collective II

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

*Sigh* two more...

On our recent trip to Missouri our "Pyrex Dealer" Missouri Michael , snagged the 222 Turquoise brownie pan on  the big auction site for a song! I think we got it for $12!!!
This means we are down to only TWO pieces missing in our collection and I'm about to lose my mind over it! Haha, we need a solid yellow 222 and a solid yellow long pan. "The Pyrex Cabinet" is getting so full! Come see more over at my blog Everyone Goes to Mick's!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Turquoise Embroidery!

I'm usually on Flickr, but I just updated my blog and thought I'd post here too (I frequently lurk at all the 3 of the collectives). I recently found a piece that has been high on my wishlist for some time now... Turquoise Embroidery! I snagged it for $8.00 at an antique mall. 

Happy Hunting!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Patience Pays Off

On Friday, I headed out the door with a list of 8 sales that I wanted to go to.  I managed to get through all of them within an hour and a half so I thought I would cruise through a busy area of town and hit whatever ones I came across.  Well, that was a bust!  No Pyrex or other vintage goodies to be found.  As I was heading toward the freeway home, I caught sight of bright yellow sign in the distance.  Whats that?  Could it say....?  YES!  Estate Sale!

This estate sale was completely unadvertised.  I double checked Craigslist and our local paper when I got home and it was not listed at all.  I believe that worked to my benefit.
So you gotta believe that it is going to be a good sale when you spot three refrigerator dishes with lids IN THE GARAGE!  And did I mention that they were a dollar apiece?  I bought all three, even the sad DWD'd red primary.  I needed another lid so I couldn't leave it behind.  After finding these babies, I couldn't get into the kitchen fast enough.

So as I entered the kitchen, I was hit with sad disappointment at all of the almost empty cupboards.  All that was left were some boring wineglasses and clear drinking glasses.  But then, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted all of this displayed on the built-ins in the dining room
All but one came with lids and all are absolutely perfect.  Should I also tell you that they were a mere $2 apiece? 

Don't hate me.

The guy running the sale asked me if I collected these "dishes".  Oh if he only knew. 

I have decided I LOVE unadvertised estate sales.

Until next time....