Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's raining Pyrex!

The temperatures have definitely changed in our area. There's a Fall nip in the air more often now and we've been getting lots of rain. After a terrible drought this summer, we are really enjoying the rainy days. Our meteorological drought this summer seemed a very fitting image of Pyrex collecting in my area. If you'll remember, I got most of my first pieces in Kentucky. 

Well, last night I do believe my drought officially ended. It's rainin' Pyrex (yes, I am singing that in my head to the tune of "It's rainin' Men") 


My mom came to visit at the beginning of September and brought these: 

A clear bottom Pyrex bowl--not as vintage but I have 3 others in primary colors. This one is a brown/pink color, but fits perfectly in my set. I am missing the red bowl that is the same size as this one--might not match the greatest but it's the right size! 

The bowl is interesting to me because it looks brown on the outside and almost a rose pink on the inside! 

Mom also brought this teal rimmed salad bowl from the Pyrex dinnerware collection. I LOVE the size and color! 

Apparently the dinnerware was actually stamped on the bottom

I stopped by a thrift store last Friday with both girls. We found this cute snowflake oval dish for $3.00! It's in great condition and will contribute to my Christmas/Winter Pyrex collection (which consists of 2 pieces right now, lol)! 

Yesterday, I responded to a Craig's List Ad to buy this beauty. For $15, I couldn't pass her up with the cradle. The dish itself is in great shape, with the lid. The cradle doesn't look as though it was ever used. I'd be afraid to put candles in the bottom and try it out! 

This print is a mystery to me though. It's a golden grapes, but not the larger version I've found in all my resources. Pretty much all I know is that it was a Christmas 1959 Christmas promotional item (hope that's correct). If it is a promotional dish, then it simply may not have a name, as several of those patterns did not. If only we had the original box too! 

Last night, I decided to check out a United Volunteer Store near our house. A friend was kind enough to tell me she saw Pyrex at this store and the one where I snagged the snowflake piece last Friday. I found these lovelies and they were 25% off! 

Butterprint Cinderella Casserole (1 quart) 

Barbed Wire Promotional Divided Dish

I love the black and white dishes more and more! 

I also found these two jars for my mom. She loves the jars with the older glass lids and metal. These are so cute at about 5 inches tall. 

My last stop for the night was to back-track to a little shop I noticed on the way to the United Volunteer. It was very small and had a sign in the window that said "Antiques". I braced myself for outrageous prices. The name of the store is "Divine Finds" and, to my surprise, I found some of the most reasonable prices for Pyrex in my area--and also a large selection! 

Walking through the store I saw several Early American pieces right away and an Old Orchard set--this got my hopes up. Then, I saw these: 

My jaw nearly hit the floor when I saw that all 4, in wonderful condition, were priced at $35. After searching and searching and only seeing one $75 set, I finally have my Butterprint Mixing Bowl set! 

I also picked up these cute Town and Country pieces. The 1.5 quart oval casserole was only $2. I believe the divided dish was $4.  

I also couldn't resist this divided dish (yes, I have a collection of those now) in the Square Flowers print. The flowers are actually a nice Verde green, but my camera wasn't capturing the true colors today (remember that rainy, cloudy weather I was talking about earlier?). This one was $6.99. 

 I feel as though I now no longer have the right to complain about a Pyrex drought! My wish list still includes: some flamingo pink (preferably an 8X8 as I exploded our non-vintage one), a loaf pan, something in the Friendship print, and fridgies (never can have too many of those!). That being said, my wish list tends to change often--mostly when I am out actually finding Pyrex :). 

Until next time...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Let it Snow!

Just a quick post to pop in and say, I found snowflakes!! Went to a thrift store two weeks ago and found two of these snowflake divided dishes with lids taped together for $15. One lid is a divided lid and the other isn't. My mom has decided to take the twin home with her. I am sure she'll fill it will all sorts of delicious treats at Christmas! 

Mabelle, our 16-month-old, and I have been sick for the past week. No Pyrex finds other than these beauties but we are feeling much better and hope to hit some new stores this weekend. I've been hearing about a new thrift store in my area with some Pyrex! Hope you enjoy this little taste of winter! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall Tidings

It may still be humid and we may have just had temperatures in the 90s, but when my calendar flips to September, my heart always turns to autumn. Perhaps my mother, a lover of all things fall and a terrific decorator, instilled it in my blood. I must decorate! Here's  a small taste of what is making my house feel a little more "homey" these days! I won't overwhelm you with every trinket or bob---I'll save that for Christmas. You ain't seen nothin' yet! 

First Fall crafting project: This pumpkin wreath made from decorator wire mesh! I was going to hang it on my front door, but it was too pretty not to enjoy inside. 

 I found the instructions for this project at Fleur de lis and Football
All the materials came from Hobby Lobby and it probably took me around 2 hours to complete. However, it would have gone faster if my orange mesh had been in the 4 inch rolls instead of a giant roll that had to be cut into sections!

 Tea rose from our flower garden 

 What better place for a rose, than a Spring Blossoms tea cup! 

 My mama took me shopping and bought me one of these cool lanterns! I decided to fill it up with fall leaves and pine cones. For Christmas, I'll empty it and do some ornaments or sparkly stuff (I'm a big fan of sparkle!). 

 Fall Pyrex on display--some Early American, Golden Butterfly, and Autumn Wheat. I also have a couple of milk glass vases that I love to fill with seasonal flowers. 

 Other Fall Pyrex shelf (plus lots of Pre-school projects stuffed on the right!)-- Compass promotional and a Butterfly Gold oval casserole. 

 Cute, tiny kitchen ready for Autumn! And, yes, we do have children--note the magnetic filled door and the stuffed organizer! 

 My mom, who is a sewing whiz, whipped up a new table runner for me! 

 Mama also got crafty and made me a new purse for the season! Yes, I am trying to learn how to sew from her. No, I am not nearly as good! I did help by picking out the pattern and materials! Ha ha! 

 Some lemon basil camping out in a blue fridgie--just waiting for dinner time! 

 Yes, I have mums out already! 

 Season's greeting on the front porch

 Mama's helper breaking beans

Harvest time for some heirloom Missouri Pole beans and Old Gentleman cucumbers

Happy Harvest, everyone!