Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pyrex Resource in the SF Bay area

hallo pyrex friends

     ....well, after over two weeks SOMEONE had to post something on blog I!!

i needed a little pyrex fix today so i hit the road and headed for a few thrift stores that i was confident would fulfill my thrifting/pyrexing urge.  i headed down to salinas (over an hour from home) as there is this crazy store called "class and trash" that usually has a huge selection of pyrex thrifts.  sadly, it hadn't recently been restocked and the pickings were slim.  i hit up the other thrift stores while in town and ended up with nothing mostly because there was nothing to be bought. one store did have two pieces but i already have them both (thanks to my "notes" on my iphone for my updated list of current ownings) so i left town empty handed.

the real purpose of my road trip, though, was to check out a store in gilroy that's been posting on the sf/bay area craigslist.  for those of you who live around here and have seen the posting here is the scoop.  the owner seems to know a bit about what is rare and what is common and he has a decent selection of a few patterns (butterfly gold both versions, butterprint, old orchard, spring blossom, homestead, sandalwood,primary, town and country, etc, plus lots of fireking, mugs and promo pieces)  there are no prices on anything, you just need to ask... in my mind leaves things wide open for negotiation.

for me, this was a decent resource to complete a few sets, but it wasn't cheap.  for $68 i got three 471, a 472, two 401s, a 502, and two yellow pixies.  that's 9 pieces for $68 plus a third a tank of california priced gas.

bottom line, if you want to complete a set, it may be worth the drive. otherwise, you'll just find him overpriced.  i should mention, however, he does "consign" pyrex, but because nothing was labelled or priced in the store, i'll take this to mean that you probably can sell him some pieces that he will mark up and resell.

let me know if you have any questions....

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Promotional Gourmet Cinderella Casserole

Found this piece today at Goodwill. Wasn't expecting it. Don't you love it when that happens? Has some utensil marks on the bottom that I might tend to.

I guess made in 1961, this #475 2.5 quart cinderella casserole was a promotional casserole made for the holidays. Not really what I expected when I wished upon a star for Christmas Pyrex, but I'm not complaining. I guess I can always spend that $60 for that Christmas bowl on Kijiji, haha.

I'd also like to invite you to my blog, to see my other finds for this week (so far) & to check out my new weekly link up:

Thriftosaurus Thrift Haul Linkup!

Monday, September 10, 2012


I finally found a Pyrex coffeepot...I see the corelle all the time...but I wanted one that said Pyrex. So for my birthday the family got me this.  Maybe good things come to those who

Sunday, September 9, 2012


I haven't posted here in ages but today's tiny find is worth sharing!
I didn't even know this 8oz size existed, and I've been collecting it 6 years!  It's adorable, flamingo, and did I mention flamingo?  I found it for $1.99.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ebay Pyrex

check this one out everyone.....