Hi there! I thought I'd put a quick post together for "Pink Saturday"...as there is never a shortage of pink around here. My newest collection started just a couple weeks ago! As if I need another one! But who knew there was a whole world devoted to VINTAGE PYREX? More importantly, why didn't I know?
It all started a few weeks ago. I was at the Goodwill, and I saw 4 graduating sizes of really cute aqua colored glass bowls. "Hmmm"... I thought. These are "Pyrex". I wonder what this pattern is called, and if this price ($24.00 total) is a good deal. The bowls had handles, and were in great shape. I walked around with them in my cart for a long time. I just couldn't decide, as I only had $30.00 cash with me. So back they went. As soon as I got home, I emailed my good blogger buddy, Jill of "A Little Bit Of Everything". I told her what I had done, and that I was already regretting it! She let me know that I should get right back to the store and see if they are still there.
Of course what I had found was a great set of Cinderella Mixing Bowls in the Turquoise Butterprint pattern, and of course they were not still there!!
The following weekend there was a huge sale at an antique store in a town near by. I knew they had beautiful displays of Pyrex. This booth had his pieces way too expensive though, even with 10% off!
Well I think I did pretty well anyway! I found a very "not pretty" booth that was offering 50% off everything. And on the very bottom shelf was the #444, 4QT Pink Gooseberry Bowl! It was marked $20, so I paid $10. It's such a pretty pattern I think.
This display was pretty cute too! Seeing the $75.00 price tag on a set of Butterprint bowls made me cringe though! I've just got to get over leaving those at the Goodwill! I hope that someone that's been searching forever for her bowls was the one to find them after I set them down.
This morning I went to an Estate Sale, and I bought a 3 piece set of Butterprint Fridgies (with thier lids) for $12! I was happy to add some of this pattern to my collection.
Here's my #444 Gooseberry bowl. I made a cake from the "Betty Crocker Cake and Frosting Cookbook" last night. I love the weight of this bowl, and how huge it is. All your "batter splatters" stay in the bowl!
OK, I better COOL IT on my Pyrex collecting! I only started looking about 2 weeks ago, and I have 9 pieces! This is going to be a problem. :)
Also for PINK SATURDAY:
I've got these sweet vintage roses in my ETSY SHOP right now, and they come with a little handmade tag too. If you'd like to purchase them for $1 (instead of the $3.25 listed price), just convo me on Etsy and let me know that you visited my blog, and want the rose deal! :)
Catch more cute pink things right HERE!!!!