Saturday, November 27, 2010

cool pyrex ad

I never go to the mall the weekend after Thanksgiving. Just isn't my scene. So, yesterday and today I went thrifting. I thought it would be fun to get some old magazines and frame some of the ads for my kitchen. As I was leafing through a McCalls from March 1961, I came across this beauty:

Here's a close-up:

And here's another:

Finally, this is the cover of the magazine:

In the ad, it says that the four piece cinderella bowls are only $4.95! I found this nifty calculator that tells you what a dollar was worth in today's value in any given year. Based on that, I figured that the bowls would cost $34.44 today, which still seems like a deal!

Happy hunting!


  1. Love the old ads! That is cool to know what they would cost new today!

  2. I think framing old ads (especially Pyrex ones!) is such a great idea!

  3. Awesome ad! I like framing old ads. I have 2 in my kitchen, but unfortunately they're not Pyrex. Lucky you!