Monday, September 10, 2012

Oh My.....Did We Find Pyrex!!

My girlfriend and I went on our annual trip to the Arcola, IL 
Cornbroom Festival, leaving one of our sick friend behind
that could not go.
So Friday morning we headed out at 8am.

We decided to take the 
National Road (route 40) from St Louis to my
hometown Greenup.

First stop in Pocahonta's IL
This restaurant was the place everyone from home stopped
to eat at when going to St.Louis.
I remember stopping here in 1970 on our way home from a trip

Don't worry, I could not eat it all!!
We wanted to stop to eat at
Gabby Goat in Effingham but we were tooooo
So we stopped their on Sunday for lunch

So it was off to stop at every antique shop on the 100 miles.
This booth in Altamont IL was Pyrex heaven!
We had already picked up some in Greenville IL

So shall we take a look?
Now only 3 pieces are mine!
My friend at home, wanted to sell some of her pieces
and she found the one piece at auction for me.
Patty ended up buying all the pieces.

She bought the turquoise meat loaf pan from my friend
and bought the green small for her daughter.

This is the Embroidery Casserole my friend found at auction, and my other
friend bought off of her.
1958 Fall Promotional piece.

Then she told us " I have some yellowish/brown
Amish one"
The 4 quart Cinderella yellow Butterprint!

In St. Elmo IL, I found this and told Patty to get it because it
was turquoise..then I realized it is 
1958 Promotional Balloon Chip and Dip set,
minus the holder.

Then I found at 
Daisy 4 quart Cinderella for another friend
marked down from $10 to $8 and now 20% off!
Remember the one picture of the "Pyrex booth"?
well, Patty bought the gooseberry and butterprint 
casseroles. I have never seen any gooseberry pieces.
Things seem to be regional?
This is my friends favorite pattern
Just happened my cousin had the Cinderella set minus the 4quart, so 
she bought those too.

Now do you want to see my 3 pieces?

First stop I found this....
Friendship oval casserole, and last stop of the day, I found this 
holder for $1.50.
Had round casseroles but no oval

Divided snowflake in mint condition
and yes, last stop I found a holder for it $1.50.
This was at Amish Land in Tuscola IL
Could not believe the last stop had alot of Pyrex but not
the patterns we liked but to think the holders were sold
separate was a great find!

I have saved the best for last!
At the Broom Corn Festival in Arcola
I found this at the Emporium
Golden Poinsettia
1961 Promotional
In mint condition!
Will be great for Christmas!

We had so much fun hunting, by the time Saturday night came,
we were exhausted! So it was Paglia Pizza and salads delivered, 
and had the twins over to visit.
I had 2 glasses of wine and fell asleep.....

Hunting is HARD work.
Every piece we bought was in mint condition.
 I think we did great!

I did not even realize it, but today is my
Blog 2nd Anniversary!

You can read the first one here..
A Basket Full of Memories

 A special THANKS to my friend and 
first follower
Decorating Tennis Girl


Olive said...

My goodness Ann you found a bunch of Pyrex indeed. I found a pristine set of mixing bowls and thought of you. In fact any time I see Pyrex I think of you. It really does not sell well in the South. Maybe everybody has it already?

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

All I can say is, "WOW!" You DID do great!!!

On Crooked Creek said...

What amazing finds!!! pyrex is such versitle bake/ dinnerware! So~o~o glad you found the holders as well!!!
P.S. Please e~mail me your address as you are the winner of my Angel pair Blog Anniversary give away!!!

NanaDiana said...

Ann- I can't believe the amount of Pyrex you fnd! Amazing- I'll bet you were tired. Did you stay awake long enough to eat the pizza?;>) xo Diana

★Carol★ said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, Ann! And wow, I think you just experienced a Pyrex Extravaganza! Love all of the pieces, but especially the ones with the metal holders. Gosh, I haven't been to Arcola since our daughter was in diapers. I'd love to go back sometime!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Happy Anniversary! I am so glad you are enjoying the world of blogging, too. I knew you would! Your Pyrex pieces are great!!!

ann said...

Well happy blogaversary. I celebrated my second mid August. You have a great collection of corning. I didn't realize that there were so many different patterns.

Jill said...

What great pieces!! So lucky to find the Golden Poinsetta!!!

Here's to more years of Blogging.....

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Ann!
Great finds and Happy bloggy birthday!
Gotta love Robin.
She is a doll just like YOU!


Thanks for the info on the pyrex patterns too!

Susie said...

Ann, Never in my life did I dream there were so many pretty pyrex dishes out there. You have some beautiful does your cousin. Smiles , Susie

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Oh, and I want whatever that dish of food is. It looks soooo yummy!

Old Time Cindy said...

Hunting is hard work! I love the aqua blues in pyrex and have been pickin' them up when I find them.

Anne@Kitschy Vintage said...

That is an AMAZING amount of Pyrex -- you're in Pyrex Heaven! Good for you!
I've never seen yellow Butterprint and didn't even know it I'll start looking for it.

Diann said...

Wow, you hit the Pyrex jackpot! What gorgeous pieces. happy blogaversary!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

What wonderful Pyrex finds I wish I could find as many different patterns in the areas I look in.
Have a great day.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

What wonderful Pyrex finds I wish I could find as many different patterns in the areas I look in.
Have a great day.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Ann,
Wow! What a haul! I love the turquoises and pinks!! I have the same orange daisy bowl. Got it when we were first married and I have the oval orange casserole too. Thank you for your visits and enjoy your evening.


Sara said...

Wow...looks like you had a fun weekend and found lots of wonderful treasures! :)

Perfectly Printed said...

Holy Smoke!!! Pyrex everywhere! Isn't hunting so much more fun with friends?


Decor To Adore said...

What a perfect way to spend the day! That food looks so good I wish the computer had a taste button.

Lorraine said...

That's great !
I grew up with my mother's Pyrex.
Love, Lorraine

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Whoa! WOW! So much fun, such a lot of wonderful pyrex goodness! You should have warned us we'd need bibs for drooling and kleenex for weeping ahhahahhaha!

Happy happy 2nd Blogaversary to you! Thank you for leaving your sweet comments on my blog.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Me again. :) Just read your first blog post - so very dear and precious. Objects hold so many memories and feelings for me too. They may be worn but they are much welcome friends. It feels like home to pick them up and be transported back.

Happy weekend!

Unknown said...

Now that is one great haul! Good for you guys to find such lovely treasures..I dont think I could pick a favorite! I guess that's why you have so many...sure does bring back the good old days..

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Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Oh my! Did you EVER find Pyrex!!! Love all the pieces and drooling! :)

Happy Blogaversary!!!

Dewena said...

I loved reading your first post, loved seeing the pyrex, love the idea of having a cousins house. Family is everything.