Monday, April 29, 2013

new home, new pyrex displays

hello everyone!
 haven't posted lately
turns out having a baby, going back to work five months later,
moving into a new home, and finishing my masters [in june!]
can make for fewer pyrex posts - mostly because I'm still not on a regular hunting schedule
but, I do have something to share
a new home means displaying the pyrex collection in new ways
this corner window ledge is one of my favorite places in my new home
and as you maybe can tell, our new home was actually built right around 1950
so vintage pyrex was meant for this ledge!
I love having a dining room for my hutch
it seems quite small now that it is in a room, and not a hallway
I also love that I can see the majority of my collection from the main living space
something that was not true in our other home
even so, I still have a few pieces I cannot display
we lost three very large open shelves that our old kitchen had
and I'm really hating that our china and a few other pieces are hidden
I'll have to work on something for that soon
but for now, I can officially say I have moved my ninety+ piece collection 
with no breaks, chips, or cracks
[I did spend a good penny on packing supplies however]

Friday, April 26, 2013

Blue Obsessions

I have been so busy lately with work and school and home life have unfairly kept me from any good pyrex thrifting lately. BUT this past weekend I found some fun things that I wanted to share.

A few weeks ago my dear friend found the small horizon blue oval casserole at a thrift shop. I was going to purchase it from her, but she fell in love with it (which I completely understood)! This weekend I found my own at a massive antique mall! It goes nicely with my larger one, and I do plan on making kitchen curtains out of my spoonflower pattern. Horizon Blue is one of my first loves in Pyrex - that and Primary stuff - and anything Blue! :)

Everything else I will show is from goodwill.

I found an interesting Corning Bowl. From what I found on pyrexlove this is a Corning Hornblower bowl. It is stamped Corning and 1951. It has a lovely shape. Oh and I found an opal rectangular cake pan, but can't tell if it is just DWD so that whatever was on it is gone or not. I don't really see anything on any sites about it. AND I found a lovely Blue Garland round casserole and this might be the beginning of a new obsession - or just a continuation of my blue pyrex obsession.

And then I have two items I have found recently at Goodwill. A Royal Wheat Divided dish, which is so cheerful. I need to find a good use for it. And I found the Brittany Blue Tart Dish at Goodwill too. I am not a huge fan of the look - it reminds me of my mother's (and probably lots of people's mothers) early 90's country blue obsession. Or maybe that it is trying too hard to be pretty or french with the Brittany name. Nonetheless - I can totally see using the size of the pan for breakfast quiches, etc, so I can get past the look. And lastly, I found the large homestead casserole. I think the size is so great for large meals, and although homestead is not my favorite, I don't dislike it like. I wish I had the big lid. Perhaps another day at goodwill. :)

Phew! Sorry to write so much at once! I just wanted to make sure these lovelies were given their due.

Good luck in the coming Garage Sale season!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mod Kitchen Dreams Come True

Amongst the patterns I've coveted since I began collecting pyrex the mod kitchen has on my wish list! It's got fun graphics and it's a great yellow, what's not to love? In all of my travels I have yet to come across it in a thrift or antique store but today my mom found it for me!!! She had no clue what the pattern was only that it was pyrex and that she knew I would want it. She picked it up for a whopping $4!!!! Can you believe that? The best part is it's minty and perfect and looks like it's never been used. God bless the little old ladies who only ever displayed their pyrex and didn't use it!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Interview Request

I received a friendly email from Tove at who would like to interview Pyrex collectors for an article. If you can help, please email Tove at

All the best,
Canadian Erin

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sometimes You Just Gotta Bid

Hi Everyone!  Thrifter Sister Erica here.

I normally steer clear of buying Pyrex off of eBay.  No, it's not the shipping prices that scare me.  I just love when I find a piece in person.  It's a little more rewarding.  But even I know that there are certain pieces that I will never come across in person, pieces that I covet, pieces that I NEED!  And every once in a while, one of those pieces pops up online and I decide that it will be mine.

What is that dish in that beautiful shade of pink?

With those perfect white "Stems"?

And the perfect original lid and cradle?  Pink Stems 043!!

Give me a bad time and call me a cheater if you want.  I can take it.  This beauty is mine and nothing is going to rain on my parade!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Thrifting in Saskatchewan

I've been doing quite a bit of thrifting in April!  I've blogged about it here and here!
Pyrex isn't super hard to find out here in Saskatchewan, there almost always is at least one piece in Value Village.  In the Mennonite Clothes Closets it's rarer, and same with the Salvation Army's.  I've seen a few abused pieces that made me very very sad.  There are usually lots of Termo-Rey and the other glass companies as well.  

Some eye candy for you!

Also does anyone know of an online English Pyrex reference site?  The one I have linked to on my blog doesn't work anymore. :(

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Promo find

Well pyrex friends, in my neck of the woods finding pyrex at a thrift store is like finding hens teeth. I have a few theories as to why but that's for another time. So today my mom and I went out to a local antique mall and amongst the over priced pieces I managed to find the 1960
Meadow promo casserole for $12! It was the fist time I'd come across this piece in person and with all it's turquoise glory I knew I had to have it! We also went to a local value village and I found a white 401 that they wanted $5.99 for but it had a couple chips on the bottom so I asked of they could do anything about the price and they gave it to me for 99 cents!!!! The chips are on the bottom and hardly noticeable!! It's my first piece of white pyrex and I am so happy to have it!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

441 Frenzy

Happy Saturday!  

I hope that many of you are taking advantage of the weekend to seek out new Pyrex for your collections.  I have picked up a few new pieces here and there and realized the other day that one of my collections has really blossomed.  I kept running into 441 Cinderella bowls while thrifting and since they are small I figured they would be a good thing for me collect and not overwhelm my cupboards.  I have now started using them as my cereal bowls and I eat oatmeal out of one of them every morning.  It is a fun way to brighten up my day and I wanted to show you how pretty this collection is getting.  I still have MANY more before I have every 441, but I'm up to 12 different patterns which is very exciting.  Here they are.  Don't be alarmed, no Pyrex was injured while taking these pictures.

I actually have 2 more of the Forest Fancies, but my dog uses them for her food (I just can't leave 441's behind, I told you!)  Hope this made you smile on your Saturday.  You can always check out Pyrex and more of mine and my Sister's shenanigans over at Pyrex Thrifter Sisters.

Until Next Time,

~ Pyrex Butterprint...

I recently came across a new thrift store. Quite by chance. I had a little time to kill waiting to fetch my Daddy from a doctor's appointment.  I actually was headed to Sonic to get a cherry limeade.... when I spotted the store. 

And I was not disappointed in what I saw. Which is rare for me. 

Out of the 8 thrift stores that I tend to visit. Only 2 of them are really worth the time. And both of them are no where near my home. So this was a great surprise for me. This store is near my parents home. So I am near it at least once a week. Woo-hoo! 

New to my Pyrex collection, is the Butterprint refrigerator storage dish. And it needs a good scrubbing.
Yet, the turquoise print is still shiny under that baked stain. And the cost was fair. Since it had its lid... I am all about having the lids. Even if I know I got to scrub them clean. I rather have a dirty lid than no lid at all! :) 

I am so excited to finally have this dish to add to my collection. And I also bought that Corningware roaster too. Which I have more to say about it all here.... ~Farm Girl Pink!