Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hi guys, 

I just wanted to invite you over to my blog. I posted a tutorial on how I stack my Pyrex... 

check it out at:

 see you,
- Sir Thrift-A-Lot

Have a Drink!

Forest Fancies being used as a water dish for dogs in front of a used book store in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Leaning Tower of Pyrex!

Come on over and visit me at Thrifted Treasure to see my little Cinderella collection in all its glory :-)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Art Sale

Hey guys just wanted to let you know I'm doing a twofer sale in my Etsy shop. If you purchase one Pyrex PDF I'll throw in a second one for free!

Head on over to Lolabags to check them out and and message me at check out to let me know which free PDF you'd like!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Looking to Trade Some Delphite

Looking to trade some Delpite Piecrust Footed Sherberts. I have 4 to trade. Mine are not as dirty as the ones pictured, no flea bites or chips. Made in Canada. 1940's. I don't know where they are right now, just want to see if there is any interest before digging them out. Please respond here or on my personal blog (link below) & I will reply to the email in your profile (or one you posted in the comment section)! Thanks!! 

I borrowed the photo from this eBay auction, where 4 are selling for $75.00. 

No interest in the following patterns: 
Forest Fancies, Old Orchard, Woodland, Autumn Harvest, Daisy, Spring Blossom Green, Homestead, Shenandoah, Snowflake Blue, Terra, Verde
& my turquoise Butterprint collection is getting up there.. but let me know what you have.
(will entertain offers on above if they are refrigerator dishes) 

I am located downtown Toronto near College Station. 
I will trade via snail mail depending on shipping costs. 

- Sir Thrift-A-Lot  

A Gemco find...

Found these at Goodwill for $1 each...they match my Pyrex "Spice of Life" canisters. They were in really good condition.
"hmmm...a strange but COOL find..."

Here's a cutie...I picked up at Goodwill for 50cents...a little cheese container which held Dutchess cheese New's about 2" high and 2" round...made by...PYREX! It's such a cutie!!! Makes a perfect toothpick holder.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pyrex Goodies

Hi Everyone!  This is just a heads up that I will be closing my Etsy Shop on Monday, August 27th  for Maternity Leave.  If you wanted to order something for yourself or a Christmas gift for someone else, now is the time to do it!  :)

Thanks!!  -- Erin {}

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pyrex Goodies Left Behind

Just posted over at about my small town thrifting adventures...
I left behind Pyrex mugs in Woodland and Spring Blossom, and a snowflake garland salt shaker... Hope nobody is looking for those to add to their collection! Also, I saw a brass cradle with two candles for warming but couldn't tell if they were for Pyrex. Does anyone know if they are marked somewhere with Pyrex, or what I can look for other than trying to eyeball if they would fit a certain dish or casserole?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Laverne & Shirley with Pyrex

Hi! remember me. I am still in love with Pyrex.
I have been busy with life and not posting as much.
I still have Pyrexia. My senses go off all the time.
The other day I was watching Laverne and Shirley.
They have not played any reruns where I live in like 18 years. 
I am not lying. I would know. I LOVE THIS SHOW!
I never missed it as a kid. We have a channel now playing this.
So I record it. Look what Shirley is holding her fruit with!!
I always check the kitchenware on TV shows.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Toronto Pyrex Sale!

A few of the Toronto area collectors have been having swap meets for a while now, but we always ran into the same problem - we all wanted to downsize, but swapping just wasn't helping that, even though it was a lot of fun. A bunch of us have gotten together and rented a space. We are having a Pyrex sale! Here are the details:

Sunday, August 19th
Rosedale Valley Antique Market at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, ON
550 Bayview Avenue (map)
9 am - 5pm

Altogether we have over 130 pieces of Pyrex to sell (along with a few other vintage items), including some full sets and some harder to find pieces. We're only looking to get back what we paid for our pieces plus cover the cost of the table, so our prices are going to be a lot better than typical Antique Market or Antique Mall prices.

It should be a lot of fun and a great way to build up your collection or add a few special pieces.

See you there!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Butterprint Garage Sale Bounty!

Happy summer, collective and happy BC Day to the folks in my fair province! It's SixBalloons here.

I hit a great garage sale and got some butter print goodies for $20! The seller was an interesting character and I had lots of fun checking out his awesome stuff.

I didn't even intend to buy all four pieces but once I saw the butterprint I lost all my senses. I think it cast a spell on me, haha!

Check out some more photos at my post!

Money Tree vs The Lottery

Only if you've recently won a lottery or you happen to have a money tree in your yard should you check out this etsy shop.  Keep in mind that drool is bad for your computer...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lucky in Love Pyrex for Sale

I'm passing along this email for anyone interested.
Read on.
Canadian Erin

Lucky in Love -- A Rare Treasure
Here's an incredibly exciting bit of vintage Pyrex collecting news that maybe only happpens once or so in a lifetime ... not one, but two, super rare 1959 Pyrex casserole dishes that had reached mythical proportions have finally surfaced!
Called 'Lucky in Love', the round, covered casserole dish is a 1959 JAJ promotional piece that most collectors have only seen in a book and thought they'd never see in real life. One collector commented that she doubted it even existed!
The white casserole dish sports a sweet green and pink retro design that would look fabulous in any kitchen. The outside is encircled with a painted garden of pink hearts and lucky green shamrocks (or four leaf clovers) all on vibrant green stems. The solid white lid is recessed in the middle and has two handles that align with the dish's handles.
The first 'Lucky in Love' Pyrex dish to surface in at least a decade, if not much longer, sold on ebay on July 5th. While the auction didn't finish near the $1,200 that some collectors were surmising, the results were impressive nonethless, ending with a flurry of last minute excitement from eleven total bidders at a final price of $662. One can only wonder if the final auction price would have reached its stratsopheric guesstimates if its timing had been better strategically planned. Even the auction winner herself expected to $200 more for it.
Alas, the seller didn't realize that this highly collectible and coveted piece from a former hoarder's estate would bring such a windfall. (Can you believe no one scooped it up for the $25 asking price at the estate sale?! What a Lucky Day that would've been!) Going down as it did, the auction occurred during the historically slow summer season when lots of folks are away on vacation. Even worse (if you're a seller, that is, and hoping for a big audience) the auction ended in the middle of the week and the day after July 4th, or rather, during what was probably the country's biggest vacation week in the entire year! One can only wonder what the results of a better timed auction would be ... say a Sunday night during the Christmas season when more folks are indoors and more inclined to open their wallets to snag the gift of a lifetime for their favorite vintage Pyrex collector!
The best news, though, is that a second one of these precious 'Lucky in Love' casserole dishes has now come to light. The seller, who's had the dish for 20 years and has long admired it, says the dish belonged to her mother-in-law and that she's always known it was special. She didn't realize quite how special it was, though, until she was researching some other vintage dishes to list in her etsy shop. She's decided she's going to part with the dish so it can be enjoyed and admired by someone who will really appreciate its specialness. She's entertaining offers from several individuals, the highest of which is currently $525. If you have any questions or want to make an offer on this rare treasure, the seller, Angela Kotlinski, can be contacted via email at You can check out her etsy shop (and feedback) at Photos of 'Lucky in Love' for sale can be seen on FB at or