Monday, August 13, 2012

a friendly find

In the middle of my work day a few weeks ago my sister-in-law texted me a picture of a massive set of Friendship at a new little antique mall by her house. It was the most friendship pattern I had ever seen. I love the pattern, but rarely see it in the wild.

So over the next weekend we took my mom on a trip to get her out of the house and went to the store to see what was there. It was a mix of items. There seemed to be two people selling pyrex, and both of them ONLY had friendship pattern. The prices were a mixed bag, but I did purchase a complete set of Cinderella bowls (for under $40 which seems to be a steal to me).

I am so excited about it! I love it! Somehow my pyrex collection consists of mainly Cinderella bowl sets (Spring Blossom, Butterfly Gold, Horizon Blue, Autumn Harvest) and this fits in beautifully. The set is not mint, but in fairly good condition. 

One thing I noticed is the orange on the white bowls has almost a gold hue. The only way I can explain it is that it looks like it has tarnished. Any ideas on how to improve the quality?
Here I am trying to get a better view of what it looks like, but the picture isn't the best.

I should have picked up a few more things, but I didn't have the cash on me at the time, and the store is so new they haven't gotten their credit/debit machines up and running. So either there is more for someone else, or more for me later! :)

There was another booth that had tons of Georges Briard enamelware available too, and I really loved it. But, every piece was priced at $50 and it was not in mint condition. It didn't seem like they really wanted to sell it. :) Oh, well. I am on the lookout for Mid Century enamelware, so it is good to know and recognize, but I will leave those for someone else with more money to spend!

Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. It looks to me like some dirt/grease has accumulated on the patterned areas (it's hard to tell from your photo though) You could try mr. clean magic erase on a small area to see if it comes off easily without ruining the color and shine of the pattern.