Monday, July 8, 2013

Recent Pyrex Finds

The Pyrex Gods were smiling down recently when I found three "new" Pyrex pieces to add to my growing collection - and all in one weekend.

Pyrex Butter Dish - I have been wanting a Pyrex butter dish for some time now. I only use butter these days - not margarine, so having a butter dish is a very practical item for me. Of course I'm not going to go and buy a new one from Target if there are vintage Pyrex ones available. That is just not me. They are listed on ebay all of the time. They aren't incredibly pricey - but as with all breakables - the shipping is costly, making the overall price higher than I wish to pay. Plus I am always hoping to find one at an estate sale or something. I guess it is the junker in me. The rush you get when you find something on your wish list and pay practically nothing for it can't be beat!

In the end I finally found the butter dish at an antique store. Amish Butterprint is the pattern I was looking for as it is one of my favorites. The price was more than I would have paid from a yard sale but still less than ebay, which made me happy. I am smitten with it! It is already being used in my kitchen.
I also scored this great baking dish. I only paid 50 cents for it. Yes, I said 50 cents! This has to be the find of the summer. It was purchased from an older gentleman at a garage sale being held at a senior living center. Now I usually don't go to those kind of sales. I guess I just assume that once a person moves to a senior living home they have downsized and don't have much to sell. Well I was proven wrong! This was made in the 1950's. It is called Desert Dawn. It has a slight reddish speckle on top of the pink background. I brought it home and worked hard at cleaning it with Bar Keepers Friend and a toothbrush. Now it is as good as new. The perfect size for brownies.

Also on this same day I found a pink Gooseberry bowl. The largest in the set of 4. This is my first bowl in pink Gooseberry. It is "minty"! This was bought at a junk/thrift store. This will be the beginning of my search for the remaining bowls in the set.
I am in love with all of finds and feel pretty lucky to have found them all within one day.


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  1. Oh you lucky girl! I love my Pyrex, too. The Gooseberry bowl is fabulous! I hope you find all the matching pieces soon!

  2. Believe it or not, I come across the butter dishes at the thrifts all the time! But I was never able to find the Butterprint which is the one that I really wanted so I resorted to eBay. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!

    I love that Desert Dawn piece. I have the same size pan in the Flamingo, Turquoise, and Lime Green. You are correct about them being the perfect size for brownies. Hmmmmm.....guess what I will be making for dessert tonight? Congrats on the Gooseberry. It is one of the first sets that I fully thrifted. I found the largest after a really bad day at the garage sales for $3 at Goodwill. Isn't it so pretty? I wish the pattern came in a regular mixing bowl set.

    Have a great day!


  3. Amish butterprint in aqua is my new favorite pyrex and im on the hunt for pieces. Seems everyone is finding it at great prices except me! Newest follower, great blog!


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