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 pyrexthriftersisters.blogspot.com
Have a great week!