Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I love, love, love my various vintage, colored pyrex pieces - but the one thing that I literally use every day to fill my Chemex coffemaker (another favorite) is my flameware teapot. I love the idea of not having to use a metal container to heat my water. I came across it a few years ago for a very nice price at a local goodwill and have been on the lookout for a "spare" ever since. Lo and behold, I finally found another yesterday (at goodwill again) for the low, low price of $2.99! I'm having some twinges of guilt for not gifting it to one of my friends or family, but I figured that keeping it around as a backup will help ease the anxiety my husband must feel when I'm standing over him as he washes it to ensure that he doesn't drop it, crack it, scrape it, or bump it....(poor guy). I guess I can rationalize the excess as 'marriage therapy'.
On another note, I often see posts from people who have found original vintage pyrex boxes with the inner contents in pristine condition. Yet, in all my forays to the thrift stores, I've NEVER found anything similar. I can't imagine that Corning/Pyrex managed to sell every piece that they produced back in the day...so where, oh where, could the secret warehouse stash of brand new vintage pyrex be?
One can dream...!
Chelsea @ Harriet and Quince