Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pyrex Pumpkins Fostoria and Friendship

Do you want to come along and see how successful our girlfriends road trip was?
We were headed to our annual trip to the Arcola IL Broomcorn festival and we head up old route 40 from St. Louis to my hometown in IL. Stopping in each little town on the way at the antique shops.
We always start at the Powhatan resteraunt in Pocahontas for breakfast.

Jan found the first find of the day 
pink gooseberry, she has been trying to find the set, but here is a start!
Then I found this!
Barbwire, let Jan found one in another town. I seem to love the black and white these days.
The store told us about a new Hospital charity shop...ok!

I found a refrigerator lid! 
snowflake garland for $1
but when I got to the check out, there was a sale!
I paid 87 cents for the 2.
Jan got a American Fostoria fruit bowl for $20.

Onward, we remember the green square dot bowl we left behind the year before.
It was $40
well, looky it was in the same spot as last year and marked $30!
Jan took it home.

we love the one mall in downtown Altamont.
Just as I was ready to tell Patty I found Verde Green fridge set I hear Jan scream
I have never found friendship bowls.......she spotted them!
I am sure people thought we were nuts.
But by the time we left we had free waters and offers for some beer.
Pyrex and Beer? Not for me but my friends liked that.

So here is my friendship set minus the orange bowl
but by the end of the weekend I had the entire set!
Oh happy day.

So here is our one day, 120 mile haul
Pink Gooseberry
Verde Green
Primary fridge set
Yellow hostess set
Alot of lime green

look at the space saver white turquoise snowflake I found, but then let Patty have it since she is the turquoise queen. And we all love the salad bowl set in the turquoise, even with tongs for $8

Day 2
Headed to the Broom corn festival after we stop off at Persimmon Lane in Charleston

I found pink daisy pan, $8!
And a yellow hostess bowl and lid.
The spring daisy gravy boat was $5 from the day before

Well of course we bought brooms!
Every color under the rainbow but I bought the plain one for Mr per his request.

Downtown Arcola has a great Antique mall
Jan found something she has been dreaming about!
Fostoria cake stand!

She and Patty found glasses, tooth pick holders, vases all at good prices.
I have all my Grandmothers piece but would love to have the elusive
square cake stand.
thank goodness for cell phones
found this funky lamp for our friend still has at 1515 and you will see why later!

The last stop of the day, Jan found her gooseberry set! 

Day 2 haul
yellow hostess set for me
pink daisy for me
autumn wheat and gooseberry for Jan
yellow and a fk turquoise eye bowl for Patty

Day 3
relaxing morning, breakfast out and a stop in 
Tee Town for pumpkins
beautiful cool day

yes, near my hometown it is the honor system, just leave the money!

And here is what Jan's SUV looked like
Pyrex Pumpkins and Fostoria

But most of all packed with the love of Friendship
Thanks Jan and Patty, love you both!


Roxanne said...

Looks like you all had so much fun together. And great finds as well! What a nice day :-)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love this post! You have such fun with your dear friends and always come home with such great stuff.

Happy weekend!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Looks like a really FUN trip!! Great Pyrex finds too!! I'm smiling with you!!

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I liked the design on the pots.
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Protector of Vintage said...

Wow, what a fun and successful trip!!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

What a haul! Were you in Greenup or just passing through?

Jann Olson said...

Oh what a day! Good for Jan completing her Gooseberry set. Us Jan's think alike. I have that same set. It was actually one of my first Pyrex purchases. Bought it not even knowing what it was. Just thought it would be cute for Spring. lol! I mainly collect anything turquoise now, but I do have a few Fall Pyrex with wheat on them. You girls sure do know how to have a fun time! I always buy those bumpy pumpkins. Just too cute!

Susan Newbigging said...

Hi I just found your blog and will be your newest follower. My favorite of your finds is the Fosteria Cake stand. It is so beautiful

NanaDiana said...

What fun you gals had together. I am going to dub you The Pyrex Queen!!! You find the best things!!! xo Diana

Tete said...

Geez Louise! I am so glad that I wasn't in your way! Looks like you had a wild time and all that Pyrex! I never go to broomcorn, just too many people for me. LOL- but looks like y'all had a really good time...maybe to fumes from the beer tent.
It sure is colder than crap here. Hope you got your long johns ready.

Pat Cantwell said...

You gals really know how to "p a r t y"!!!
Love all your finds, but even more the stories of squeals and that of offers of free beer. . .too, too funny!!!Which is exactly what a girlfriends weekend is all about. . .making memories!!!

Susie said...

Ann, I never in my wildest dreams would have dreamed of so many pyrex colors and designs. I am amazed. Oh yes, the pumpkins are great. xoxo,Susie