Monday, January 28, 2013

Pyrex in the Nursery

well, motherhood has kept me extremely busy lately
and as I predicted, not much pyrex hunting has occurred recently
but no worries, I'm feeling like it will be on here soon now that my daughter 
has gotten bigger
however, I have a pyrex lovely to share
months back I pinned and then ordered this mobile 
from Mari Hiramariya's Etsy Shop
and yes, Everly is almost three months old
but the mr. and I finally got around to hanging it the other day
[she's not sleeping in her crib yet, so I didn't feel too bad]
I asked Mari to stray from the original Friendship colors
to match my daughter's nursery
and she did an excellent job with it
I love how light and whimsical it is in my Everly's room
and the fact that it is a Pyrex pattern just makes it perfect for me
and hey, when your mom has around a hundred pieces of Pyrex
you better start the appreciation young!

I've been loving all the finds everyone has been sharing lately!
if you want to see what I've been up to now that Pyrex hunting
is not my only passion - feel free to stop by here

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy Pyrex to me

Last month I celebrated my 25th
birthday, and thanks to my parents and my hubby, I had one great day. A couple of months ago my sister heard of a man in her area that was selling loads of Pyrex. We got ahold of him, and next thing we knew, we were buying $225.00 worth of Pyrex. My mom bought some for me and my husband bought my other half. All for my birthday. I have been patiently waiting for that day to come. The guys wife was a collector but they were moving out of state and had no way to ship it all. They started out with over 600 pieces to sell. He sold all of the fridgies before we even got to him. I don't even want to think of all of the pieces I missed. So anyways, my part of the $225 was $75 bucks. I got 17 pieces (not including lids) so that averages out around $4.50 a piece. Not too bad in my opinion. Happy Pyrexing to you all!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pyrex for Christmas!

I've finally gotten around to sharing the pieces I got for Christmas!

I mainly collect turquoise pieces, specifically Butterprint, but have recently began to collect Pink Gooseberry as well since it looks so darn gorgeous when displayed with Butterprint. The lid is for my Blue Scroll bowl, which until now was hanging out with a much older version of that lid size I found at a thrift store. They are all in excellent condition and I was thrilled to receive each and every one of them! I've already found excuses to use almost all of them, naturally.

{For more details and individual and larger pictures, click here.}

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pyrex hunting

So today after lunch with the bf'a grandma we hit some stores in New Westminster I didn't find any really good deals but I did stumble across a store that had a lot of Delphite pieces! In the same store they had a partial set of the crazy daisy Cinderella bowls for $45!! Good grief that's ridiculous for a pattern you see all the time around here!! Today wasn't a success in terms of purchases but it was nice to get out and walk around even it was as cold as it was beautiful!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

California Collective Help

I'm so excited to be going to Palm Springs in February to visit family and the only thing that would make it better is finding some pyrex! I was hoping there are some collective members in and around the Palm Springs, Riverside County, Indio area that can suggest some good hunting spots and antique stores where I can find some pyrex. When I was there last time, I did visit a good will, a couple savers and angels ? thrift store, so I am hoping you can suggest some new places for me to try!
Thanks in advance


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Blue and White Opal

Ever since I did my 100 pieces of pyrex drawings I fell in love with the simplicity of the Blue Delphite pieces. I only have two. The first I found was the Gourmet Promotional Cinderella Casserole. Alas it did not have it's candlewarmer, but I did get it for 7.50 at little thrift store. :) And a few weeks ago, right before my birthday, I found the 402 Blue Delphite mixing bowl at Goodwill for only $1.99. I was super excited. It is so beautiful. I will be on the lookout for the 401 and 403, of course. And eventually I would like the divided dish.
And then during a dry pyrex period this summer I kept running into the white opal dishes. At first I was averse to them because my biggest attraction to vintage Pyrex is the wonderful and fun patterns that have been designed. After I passed them up a few times I decided to get them. All three were Goodwill purchases at very low prices. I have the lids to at least one of the casseroles, although not pictured. So you see the opal 022 and 023 round casseroles, along with Opal 1063 the divided dish below. There is some controversy as to whether Opal dishes are opal, or just other prints that have been over dishwashed, but these are genuine.
And here is a courtesy picture of all of the darlings together!
Happy New Year! May we all find and preserve the wonderful Pyrex pieces out in the wild and unloved as yet!