Friday, May 31, 2013

My Sellers Hoosier and Pyrex: Done!

 This was the first project that I tackled once we moved into our townhouse. I found this great old "Seller's Hoosier" at my favorite antiques store for only $100.00. I bought it last fall, and it had been hanging out in my parent's garage...just waiting for me to make it cute again!
 
 I chose Martha Stewart's "Duck Egg" paint color, and only painted the doors and drawers, leaving the old white paint as is. (sorry...too much haze in this pic)
 
 Then it was time to load it up with Pyrex!
 
 I think it looks as pretty as I'd imagined, if you don't mind my saying! lol
My Mom found me that orange "ombre" colored bowl, and it's one of my favorites!
 
 The brown and pink stripes were my Grandma Glo's. Last year I was at her apartment and I said "You MUST have some Pyrex somewhere"! And so she dug way back into her kitchen cupboards and pulled them out..."How about these"? She said!  LOL
Thank you Grandma!
 
Of course, I wasn't able to fit it all up top, so the bottom holds the other half, or held the other half I should say.  Because all this Pyrex (as pretty as it is)  gave me a not so great feeling. A "Hoarderish" type feeling. Did I really need 20 casseroles? 50 bowls? LOL
And so I took it all down! Then I chose my favorite pieces to keep. I posted about 65 pieces for sale on Craigslist, and there is a woman now on her way from SD to MN to pick it all up!
 
I kept every piece that was gifted to me, all Butterprint, New Dots, my pie plates and loaf pan, and several others. I redid the Hoosier, and I swear it looks just as full! LOL
I'll show the RE-DO soon!
 
Thank You for visiting! :)
p.s See You for Market Monday, the 3rd at 5:00 central time!


31 comments:

  1. I never realized that you accumulated so much!! It's pretty!!

    We're in the same boat, I am trying to unload some too, today I sold a set of butterfly gold cinderella's, it's a start!!

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  2. It's hard to part with the things we love...but it also makes you feel lighter for some reason. I love the hoosier with the blue paint...it's lovely!

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  3. It looks so great. I love all the colors of Pyrex.
    Cathy

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  4. What a fabulous cabinet and your collection is truly amazing. You did a beautiful job on your Hoosier.

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  5. Cute it is!! Love the color and your collection of Pyrex is amazing!!

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  6. Eeeeeeeek!!!!! I'm DYING!! That hoosier is amazing. I love the color you picked to accent it. I'm definitely going to have to pick up some for my summer projects. I can't believe you sold 65 pieces of your Pyrex to one person. You lucky gal (or maybe she is the lucky one). I recently just purged my Pyrex AGAIN and have some major ebay-ing to do once the kids get out of school.

    Off to Farm Chicks this morning. I couldn't sleep at all last night I'm so dang excite.

    Erica

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  7. That is a thing of beauty to behold for sure! I love the way you arranged everything.
    I'm glad you are no longer feel like a Pyrex hoarder. That's why I knew I had to limit myself to the three colors early on. I know my tendency to hoard is very real. Excited to see the next pictures of your lovely cabinet!

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  8. You cabinet looks great, I love the color! That is alot of pyrex! I just got my Grandmothers hoosier from my cousin, and displayed my primary colors and friendship pieces in it.

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  9. Wow, girl, that looks great! Love the color you used on the cabinet, and your grandmothers pyrex is so pretty!

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  10. What a great collection, and you sold 65 ? They look fantastic in that cupboard. And I really like the green color. I am making a note of it to buy my own. Have a great weekend!
    Liz

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  11. The hoosier is fabulous! I never find these kind of deals, you are one lucky girl! Lovely collection!

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  12. Erica!!!!! This is so cool....you only paid $100.00 for this great piece? You lucky duck! LOVE all that Pyrex.....I just do not have any room for a collection like this....but I can enjoy yours...:)

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  13. Wow...love the Pyrex.....love the cupboard too! :) x

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  14. LOVE your hoosier and the pretty blue drawer fronts!
    Very cool that you sold all your "extra" pyrex!
    Raining again :(
    Warmly,
    deb

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  15. Oh boy! Hand me a napkin! I'm drooling all over the place! Soooooo fun!

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  16. Super price, gorgeous redo, pretty Pyrex! I can relate. I have a love affair with bowls....and don't know why!!

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  17. What a gorgeous collection & cabinet to showcase it!

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  18. Your collection looks so nice! That lady is way lucky. I'd love my Grandma to whip those stripes out of her cupboard. My Grandpa through out all my Grandma's Pyrex (among other things) when she went into a home... since she won't be using it anymore.

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  19. This tells me what a great book keeper you are, you kept all the gifts! Good for you on getting the collection into a managable state!

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  20. Yowza!! Thats amazing!! How much fun to look at that everyday...beautiful collection! Eekk! LOVE it!!

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  21. So sweet and oh my your collection has grown so beautifully! xo Heather

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  22. EEE! It's so very sweet! What a lovely collection you have, all so pretty!! :) Love the cabinet too! Have a great rest of the weekend Erica! :) xo Holly

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  23. Amazing, amazing display! Love your hoosier and can't wait to see your new display! The great thing about selling is having some $$$ to buy something else we covet...uh, need...uh, well actually just WANT! :) Pam

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  25. WOW......I don't think I've ever seen that much Pyrex in one place! I'd feel guilty if I didn't use them all, so I'd probably be crazy enough to make 50 casserole's!!!! ;o)

    A very pretty display girlfriend, and I love your hoosier......I've always wanted one, but prices out here are outrageous. I wouldn't be able to find that kind of piece for less than $800.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  26. WOW!! girlee. That is a lot of Pyrex. But ya gotta love it. I have been collecting the butter print since that is what my mom had. Love the way you put it all together.
    Hugs
    donna

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  27. Beautiful! I love what you've done with it, all of your colorful Pyrex really pops against the white. Such great curves on the cabinet, fantastic job indeed!

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  28. Wow! That Pyrex collection is to die for!!! I know how you feel though - I sometimes go through my collection and feel like a hoarder too. I then purge some stuff. It certainly doesn't stop me from buying more in any case. That is great that someone from Craigslist came to buy. Hope you made some $.
    Enjoying your blog. Great stuff!

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  29. I love how you painted your Hoosier and filled it with all those pyrex dishes.

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