Sunday, October 28, 2012

road trip pyrex finds

Last month I went on a three-week road trip to celebrate the release of my new craft business book. Along the way I didn't do as much thrifting as you might've expected (mainly because I recently quit my job to go freelance!). But I did make a few Pyrex finds:

The beautiful pink-on-white gooseberry casserole with lid was a gift from my friend Jessica, who is a master thrifter. The larger spring blossom casserole with white lid I found at a junk shop for $6. Last week I found two small yellow square dip bowls from the chip and dip set for $2 each.

On my road trip, I stopped by the Corning Museum of Glass, which was awesome. I stayed near Pyrex Street, no joke!

I spent a lot of time at the museum and its library doing research on Pyrex. :)

I was fully intending on taking it easy on Pyrex acquisitions now that I'm funemployed, but then I found this casserole with lid and holder today at my local St. Vincent De Paul for $7. I've never encountered this gold on green pattern before -- can anyone identify it?


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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Doing the Happy Dance -- Gold Leaf Christmas!

I found this at a sale last week & I'm SO excited!  I'd seen these in books, but never in person.  Isn't it beautiful?

I bought it so calmly, but did the happy dance all the way to the car.  Now I just have to plan the holiday goodies I'll serve in it!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Latest Thrifted Pyrex Pieces

Its been a long, long time since I have come across any Pyrex at the thrift stores.  I was getting desperate after not even seeing an abused and chipped piece.  I felt so relieved when I finally found a few pieces, I snapped them up and felt good again!  This Pyrex Passion does crazy things to a girl.

So what did I find?

Top: JAJ Atomic Barcode
Middle: Australian Agee, unknown pattern (gold and brown leaves of some sort)
Bottom: JAJ Briarwood

This next piece I saw and ummed and ahhed over and almost bought too, but it had a huge chip in it on the side.  I really regret leaving it behind now.

JAJ Indiana

After this dry spell, I hope I don't have to wait another 6 months for the next find!!

Happy Pyrex-ing :)
Lizzy - iheartsunnydays

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Baking in Pyrex

Hello everyone, it's SixBalloons here, so glad to see some new posts and thanks for the comments too. There ars still over 600 page views a day on PC I so we definitely have readers out there interested in our collections.

I shared a recipe on my blog today for a delicious Butterless banana bread... Hope you will stop by and check it out!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Love these coffee cups...they're a dark rust-ish color. The first solid color I've found. Paid 50cents each.

Pyrex juice decanter...been looking for one forever. Don't know the pattern or year tho. Bad has flowers on it.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

My First Collective Post

Hi, this is Jenifir from Thoroughly Modern Vintage with my first post on the Collective. I love sharing pictures and stories about Pyrex and joined fairly early on and could not wait to post. Of course, my blogging energies have not been consistent and there have been so many interesting posts that I stayed in the shadows. Six Balloons' post the other day got me thinking so I posted about Pyrex on my blog yesterday(barely, as I think the posting time was midnight) and I am writing this now.
The other thing that pushed me into action today was that I noticed that Robinhood Flour is advertising their baking hour campaign with a Butterprint Cinderella bowl in the photo of a woman with two little girls. I guess the rest of the world has caught on when it comes to Pyrex!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

But Soft, What Light Through Yonder Window...

Talk about breaks! After reading SixBalloons' lamented question, the kids and I had a scheduled date at the thrift store. I was in the kitchen section, looking at a few things when my 10 year old came over and said, "Umm, I found some Pyrex on a top shelf by the clothes." "Uhhuhh," I half-heartedly responded, as Pyrex hunting has indeed slowed way down lately.  There hasn't been much in the stores that is worth bringing home, and the cupboards are getting a bit too full with the pieces we use. But she persisted. "Uh, it has the red birds..." "WHERE?!!" :)

I have never seen the lasagna pans ever except online, they just don't show up around these parts.  I was super excited, and seeing the price was even better- $7.95 each! Gladly! I'm making enchiladas for a birthday party tonight in them.  And when that's done, I think slab pies would be lovely!

Since I'm already on, I should also post a birthday gift I received this summer and haven't gotten around to posting, even though it's pretty awesome!  It's been busy...

Designs mixing bowls! They are so fun to have on the counters, and extremely handy- we bake a lot around here, and these guys are in constant use.  I love that they are mixing bowls and so very deep.
So, that's about it for the summer scores. Not a whole lot, but quality counts more than quantity in my book (and in my over-stuffed cupboards)!  Hope you all had a great summer and are enjoying a lovely fall!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wherefore Art Thou, Pyrex Collective 1?

Hullo everyone, SixBalloons here!

I just wanted to ask how everyone's Pyrex collecting is going. Are we becoming more choosy at the thrift, or has buying Pyrex become too popular for us to score great deals? It sure has been quiet here lately.

I find I am buying less, for instance if it is a divided dish, I usually leave it behind. I have a can't say no list that includes some patterns, fridgies, and measuring cups... Old or new! How has your collecting changed since you joined the Pyrex Collective?