Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sir Thrift Wins!!!

Congrats to my Toronto vintage homeboy Sir Thrift-a-lot for his photos and haiku:

Red, yellow, green, blue
Primary set I need you
5 years now you're due

You are a winner (but you already knew that). Please email me your mailing address and I'll send it to the good folk at Bar Keepers Friend. You'll love the gift basket. 
All the best,

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sir Thrift-A-Lot's Pyrex Haiku!

You're really testing my skills here, I haven't written one of these since like grade 3! 

Red, yellow, green, blue
Primary set I need you
5 years now you're due

I don't have a grime piece of Pyrex, but I do have one that had utensil marks that I cleaned up... I bought it to do some testing (I feel like a mad scientist! ). UTENSIL MARKS & HARD WATER STAINS AWAY! 

Well, I am having a problem with my phone, so no after photos... maybe in the near future? 

& can you believe I do not think I have a beautiful set of primary bowls? Hah.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Contest Extension

We still have two Bar Keepers Friend gift baskets to hand out for PCI and PCII. I'm going to extend the contest until next Friday the 15th. If there are still no entries, we'll open up the contest again to PCIII. 

Thanks again to Bar Keepers Friend for their generous gifts. If you know of any BKF posts I can tell them about, please let me know via email. This company is jazzed about Pyrex. 

Canadian Erin

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Let the Contest Begin!

Alright pretty Pyrex people. 
We had a few great contest ideas. Here's what we want: 

1. A photo of your most baked on, caked on Pyrex that has stubborn oven stains, etc. 

2. A Haiku about your favourite Pyrex score. Being a teacher, I like the language tie-in. Here's a reminder about Haiku. It's poem with three lines. Traditionally, the first line has five syllables, the second has seven, and the third has five. 

Please title your post something with the word 'Contest' in it, so I don't miss it. This Friday I'll take the names of everyone who entered from each Pyrex Collective site. Names will be cut up and put in a Pyrex bowl. I'll get my son to pick the winner. 

* If I only get one response from a PC site, they will win. I will email the lucky winners to get mailing info which I will forward to the good people at Bar Keepers Friend. 

Please use one of their products to clean your grubby Pyrex and post an 'after' photo. Thanks to Sir Thrift-a-lot for being such a proper contest idea generator! 

Have fun and rock on!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bar Keepers Friend Contest

Hello my Pyrex Buddies,

Over the years people have written about the proper way to clean vintage Pyrex. Bar Keepers Friend is a name that has popped up frequently as a cleaning agent that works for removing some stains from vintage Pyrex.

I was approached in good spirit by a representative from Bar Keepers Friend to do some publicity for the product. They have generously offered the gift basket you see pictured for each of the three Pyrex Collectives.

Do you have an idea for a contest?

Please email me with ideas. I will take submissions by the end of the weekend and hope to launch the contest next Monday.

Canadian Erin

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pyrex FSOT in Toronto

Pyrex For Sale or Trade in Toronto

I live downtown Toronto (closest subway - College Park). All are currently listed on Kijiji. You can contact me through the email in my profile on blogger. 

You know, it's funny. I listed some Pyrex pieces on Kijiji, lidless for $5 Spring Blossom Green 475. No bites & I was moving, so I just donated them. Priced $9.99 at the thrift store, they didn't sit for too long. One longer than the other, but you could have got 2 for the price of 1 & not paid any taxes if you had bought from me!

Thanks for looking...
will post some more items for sale or trade on my blog in the near future. 
I also have 401,402,403,501,502 Butterprint to trade. 

<a href="">MY KIJIJI</a>

<a href="">Sir Thrift-A-Lot</a>.

Also selling/trading this...
(new in package)


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pink Gooseberry Playing with Pink LuRay ~ Pink for Spring!

Pink Gooseberry and Pink LuRay are "springing up" in our kitchen while we wait for our pink tulips to spring up in the garden.
Happy Spring Everybody!
Stop on by my place, and show us what you are up to while you wait for spring blossoms.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pyrex For Sale!

Pyrex For Sale! 

 I am posting these on Toronto Kijiji, but would like to bring attention right here, too. As I go through all my boxes, will probably list a Blue Horizon casserole, maybe a Seville, pink cake pan & some Butterprint, too. I'm not even sure what else has got to go.

I am downsizing my collection as I am downsizing my apartment size & I seriously can't believe the amount of stuff I accumulated. I am also selling some New Kids on the Block dolls & Pee Wee Herman DVDs! Ridding myself of my CD collection. This isn't like me, but whatever! To be honest, I'll be using the money to buy more stuff that is on my wishlist! 

<a href="">MY KIJIJI ADS</A>. 


Saturday, April 5, 2014

I found some!

Pyrex finds have been few and far apart lately.

And the few times I spot some it is oh so sad
                                           Really??? .99 cents for this???

                                On my last roadtrip to NY state I found these super cute
                                 Pyrex Restaurant Ware side dishes.

                                             The stamps says Double Tough!

                                             And what do you know? I didn't have those!


                                             Later on on my blog I will be blogging about Cheesy Baked Quinoa
                                             In Pyrex of course! Drop by for a visit!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pyrex Giveaway

I've been in a Pyrex dry spell lately, which I'm sure some of you can relate to. I don't have anything new of mine to share, but I did want to share a giveaway that's going on at Lulu & Lolie. We are giving away a Pink Gooseberry 444. All you have to do is comment on the Lulu & Lolie blog to enter.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Snowflake Garland Blue for You

Snowflake Garland Blue

You can't beat Pyrex for cheerful color on these cold white winter days.  That's it, that's all, I just wanted to share a pop of color with YOU.

I am at 
if you want to stop on by and say "hi".

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Years Request

Happy after the holidays, fellow pyrex lovers! 

I hope everyone had their pyrex wishes come true or at least got a nice new (to you) piece of pyrex gifted to you.

Like many of us of the first pyrex blog, I have not posted anything for a really really long time as I haven't been thrifting in months.  Ok settle down. Stop gasping.  Yes!  Such a thing is possible when (and this is really a legitimate excuse) you have so much pyrex (I believe that I'm over the 400 piece mark) that what is at the thrifts you already own.  (I keep track by pattern as a list on my iPhone).  Yes there are many pieces that I don't own, but for the time and gas money it takes to go peruse the thrifts, I find that if I need to get my pyrex fix that I end up at antique malls.

The good and the bad at the antique malls: prices are higher, but often there is a selection of pieces which is great if you are trying to complete a set or two. Often this ends up being less expensive than etsy or ebay when you factor for the crazy cost of shipping.

That being said, I've got two bowl sets that I'm close to completing and would be interested in trading pyrex if anyone was interested.  I am looking for a snowflake garland 441 to complete a set to gift to a friend, and also a red homestead 443 to complete a set for myself

I've got duplicates of a few pieces and others that I would be ok to let go for a decent trade.  Please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in trading.  Extra brownie points for you if you happen to  live in the san francisco bay area and can do a local trade.

Thanks pyrex friends!!