Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sweet Pyrex during a busy, busy time...

Fall is upon us! If not so much in the form of cooler weather, then in the form of all sorts of activities gearing up for our family. Preschool has started, I am in the throws of getting MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) started again, we're doing Awana, and the hubby is helping in youth group. In the midst of this crazy-busy time for us, I've managed to find a couple of treasures! 

First up, a treasure from my sweet husband! 

Yes, I already have a compass divided dish--here's the story: Saw a great retro sell on Craig's List that was near Kurt's work. So excited! He took time off and went over there to look. Things were disappointing in the pyrex department--only a red hostess dish in poor shape with no lid. *Tears* So feeling bad for his poor pyrex-desparate wife, he made another trip down to The Future Antiques and picked this beauty up. I was so excited to see that it has the divided lid, as well as the very odd looking carrying handle. It kinda scares me to pick it up using the handle, but it really works!

The more I look at this dish, the more I love the simplistic beauty of the black on white. I think I'll keep my lidless version for a bit. I'd love to use it in our bathroom or bed room, but our bathroom sink is the size of a postage stamp! We shall see where the twin ends up! 

 Butterprint!!! While our oldest was at Grandma's for the night, Kurt and I took our fifteen-month-old on a drive to some stores I'd never visited. In the second one we stopped at, I found these beauties! I love the cinderella casseroles and these smaller versions are adorable. I absolutely love the tiny one on the top! 

The print seems so small on this baby dish--love! 

Found this lighter green divided dish with a Verde lid last week at a local consignment store. It's in beautiful condition and the dish as well as some of the olives look like a more lime green than my other oval casserole with the verde lid. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Some new Pyrex after a busy week!

I think we have a Pyrex drought here in St. Louis to match our summer long drought! I've found some interesting pieces, even some Flamingo Pink, at thrift and antique stores, but it seems like most pieces are over-priced and also in poor condition. Hazel and I (yes, I take my four-year-old antiquing) spent a Saturday morning trying a few new places. These are the goodies we found: 

 This is my first piece in pink--Gooseberry Cinderella Casserole. I was very excited when I found this little sweetie at our last stop! 

Found this Butterfly Gold Butter Dish at a small antique store. They had some Fire King bowls, but no other Pyrex. Hazel and I also found a very cute wooden doll highchair to replace our small plastic one. Thankfully, she had her American Girl Bitty Twin with us and we found out she fit perfectly! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pyrex Date Night

On our date night, Kurt took me to Pyrex Heaven! At least that is the way The Future Antiques felt to me! They are an awesome antique store in the Saint Louis area. As you can tell from their photos, they have lots of beautiful pyrex pieces. They even had a clearance section! 

 I was so excited to grab this compass divided dish. It's a Christmas promotional piece from 1959 and originally had a clear lid and a metal carrier. I love the black on white design of this one. 

I also grabbed this large yellow refrigerator dish. Thanks to my wonderful Aunt Ruby, I'll have a whole refrigerator set. She has the two small red fridgies for me! I can't wait to put them all together and take some pictures. 

Hoping for some Pyrex this weekend! Cheers! 

Mini Garden/Plant Stand Finished!

Finished painting my plant stand! It took two cans of spray paint. I was very thankful the metal didn't require any sanding or prepping! Hopefully, next summer this will be a mini herb garden on our deck. Until then, I may have to fill the pots with some mums this Fall. I love the aqua color! It's so cheerful and bright! 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Homemade Pesto

One of the best things about having your own garden is being able to get fresh veggies and herbs when you need them! 

 Lemon Basil and some heirloom purple tomatoes 

Last week I my variation of pesto: 

3/4 cup of Lemon Basil 
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons of pine nuts (could substitute almonds or walnuts) 
2 gloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste 
1/3 cup of olive oil 

 Throw it all in the food processor 

 Add the olive oil slowly pureeing 

I love that the lemon basil gives it a little extra zest and a really fresh taste! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Latest Pyrex and a Stash Shot

The girls and I stopped by one of the stores that always seems to have some pyrex before their checkups this week. Glad I had these new beauties to cheer me up while dealing with a feisty four-year-old and a fifteen-month old who just got three shots! 

 Colonial Mist Cinderella Bowl. Love the blue color--this baby has got to stick around for the 4th next year! 

 Early American Cinderella Mixing Bowls--there was actually a whole set for around $18 but I just can't do the solid brown (please no hatin')!


 Here's a stash shot! 

 This is a shot from above--not going to be able to do this on the little table for much longer! 

The back side! (Can't wait until the hubs gets on here and sees it all together! :D )