Thursday, July 31, 2014

Were Ready to go Hunting Again!

Work has been nothing but horrific to say the least.
It is bad when you text each other at 10pm and ask if you were able to make up the stairs to get to bed?
Most of us get up at 4am to get to work you see.
So my Girlfriends and I from working are more than ready to go 
Pyrex Hunting!

It is not easy for the 3 of us to get a Friday off but we did, to go to the broom corn festival in Arcola IL, preceded by a Old Route 40 drive where we stop at every small town with a antique shop.
I love hunting for each of us.
Last week I was at 1515 for our family Reunion and found these
a set of Butterprint mixing bowls in perfect shape for $30
so after a text message or 2 I brought them home for my friend.
She has most pieces now
exchange at work, how do you like our sheet backdrop?
She will be trying to find that darn butterprint butterdish!

In the mean time my friend in Charleston texted me while at the auction
"Is a Pyrex white bowl with yellow dots a collectors piece?'
Why YES!
so she got the one like this for $1
I guess I will be looking now for the red and green dots too.

She also pulled this our of her cabinet once to give to us. 
a yellow butterprint Cinderella!
she also had a turquoise loaf pan she gave to Patty and then the Sputnik piece came from auction.

Do you forget what pieces you have?
I did a quick inventory at 1515
I have 6 friendship casseroles in various sizes and in yellow, red and the print.
My Friend found some and I got 3 at auction.

Now if I could find the bowl set and that elusive lasagna dish!

We also like promotional pieces
like my $8 salad bowl
and my favorite my $5 black rooster

My one friend has pink gooseberry, clear bottom and has one more to get her pink set.
The other has dots, stripes and sunflower
My only regret...........
I got the sunflower set at auction for $2.50!
why did I not keep them, I gave them to my friend and she gave them to someone else.
So all 3 of us now want these.

I also love the Christmas pieces..
poinsettia I use at Christmas for my cheese dip
and a blue snowflake divided dish. I found the holder later.

So we are ready to go again!
Here is what we found in 2012

So what do you collect in Pyrex?
Or what is your best memory of Pyrex.
We wish we could all go on a trip to the Pyrex museum in Washington State,
but IL will have to do for now!


ann said...

I had no idea that there were so many different patterns. The little antique store here in town has some, I always think of you when I see it. I do believe that the new Pyrex pie plates are junk as I had One shatter when I took it out of the oven and placed it on my new glass cook top. Glad the cook top didn't shatter. I mentioned the pie plate breaking to a friend and she said that she had heard that before. Love seeing the collection on the table. And would we all be so lucky as to have a second house to put our treasures. I always wanted a mountain cabin, but we bought a little cottage for my mil. Now it is a rental. Happy hunting.

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! I hope you're doing well and I guess you are by looking at all of the Pyrex! The Butterprint! I love it and have the white with turquoise and Gooseberry Pink! It's not so easy to find - well, with a reasonable price tag anyway! :) Wish I could go too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wow, such fab Pyrex finds! I sold some sunflower a long time ago and still regret it. The refrigerator dishes are my favorite pieces. I freeze and cook in them. LOVE your salad bowl, new pattern to me.

Sounds like you all had such fun! Great sharing!

Susie said...

Ann, I am blown away by the amount of pyrex and all the beauty designs and colors. I remember seeing some of those patterns years ago. Good hunting, xoxo,Susie

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What a great post, Ann! I love seeing all the Pyrex you've found. That black rooster piece is fabulous. I've never seen it... now I must add it to my list!!!