Monday, November 26, 2012

Another complete set

Yesterday the hubs and I hit up the local flea market, where I finally found the smallest bowl from this yellow & black version of "Gooseberry" Pyrex.

The largest three where a surprise Valentine's Day present two Valentine's Days ago and I've been hunting this smallest bowl ever since. Very glad to have it completed now!

And if you've ever wondered what I'm using in these photos to prop up the bowls, here's a snapshot:
Two of the smaller sized 5" Fiesta rice bowls (a Dillard's exclusive), and a Fiesta Bullion bowl/cup. I love Pyrex and Fiesta together!
And finally, my other finds of the day. This cream & burgundy "Trailing Flowers" Pyrex casserole is called a Bake 'N Carry. Originally, it came with a lid and a cloth cozy to keep the contents warm - and portable, too. There's another one of these that is smaller and the color scheme is exactly reversed.

This wasn't a pattern that was on my wishlist exactly, but at 6.50 it was in too nice of a piece to pass up.

The mixing bowl here is unmarked, but I'm certain it's Glasbake. I don't know an official name for this pattern, but I'm going to say "Blue Onion" because of its resemblance to so many china patterns of that same name and style. It was a thrift store find, 2.99. I don't love the pattern, but it's my very first Glasbake mixing bowl, so I'm happy to have it.

Hope you're finding thrifty treasures & treats!

Friday, November 23, 2012

A little blue people & rooster Thanksgiving

The hubs was off the day before Thanksgiving, so we hit the road and went antique shopping. Unfortunately for us, several of our favorite haunts were closed, but we still managed to find some deals.

This largest 404 bowl completed my set!
First up, this big 404 bowl completes my Pyrex "Butterprint" set. And technically, it's the last piece of turquoise Butterprint I was intending to buy. Was so excited to find it for 14.50, described by the dealer as "Little blue people & rooster", hence the blog title. But when we got home with it, I noticed it had been discounted, so it was only 10.50. Woot!

And ironically, this booth was directly across from the one that had this same bowl for $37.50 one of the times I very reluctantly passed it up. Sometimes patience really does pay!

This orange version (also called yellow butterprint) was an online splurge. Little by little, I've been buying the harder-to-find pieces I want online. I guess, in that respect, I've run out of patience already. Some things I just never see locally, so they are worth the extra expensive and trouble to buy online.

And you know what else takes the cakes about buying online, besides expense? Not really knowing what condition your purchases are really going to be in. Thankfully, these bowls are in nice shape - shiny and not dishwasher damaged. But they were absolutely filthy!

Butterprint lovelies
I wanted to use my new bowls for Thanksgiving. I even busted out with my very Penn Dutch-flavored "Heartland" dinnerware. Made by International China in the 90's, it was available in several versions and many, many different kitchen items. Every piece I have has come from thrift stores.

I'm not joking when I say that I think this was the Jewel Tea of the 1990's. My holy grails of this line are the table linens and automatic coffee maker (!). Yes, really. There IS a "Heartland" theme coffee maker. It never ends! lol!

Hope you and yours had a lovely Holiday!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thrift & Antique Store Round up

The thrifts seem sparse to me lately. Which is why I was pretty surprised to find this jadite mixing bowl. Unmarked, but attributed to Jeannette. Has some inner rim roughness, but otherwise in good condition.

The long stirring spoons are Tupperware. I had a whole set of these that I sold - glasses, spoons & carrier. I believe it was called a Carousel Caddy. Oh, my love of old Tupperware. Especially this "Millionaire Line" stuff in pastel colors. I'm sorely tempted to keep these myself, but these will most be sold as well.
 And this little pig guy here just sweetened my day. It's marked Japan & is probably a 50's or 60's piece, just going by the looks of him. My grandmother had a soft spot for these planters, a soft spot that apparently is rubbing off on me. :-)

Next up, a round Glasbake casserole, unmarked milk glass February mug and a square Glasbake Lipton mug.
 I'd never seen this Glasbake pattern before. Here's a closer look.
I think one of the things that keeps me collecting Glasbake is that it's like Pyrex but so much information remains undiscovered. I'm trying to stay away from the green patterns that I see pretty frequently and stick with more unusual or uncommon ones. Also, at 2 dollars, Glasbake is cheap compared to how Pyrex is being priced these days.

And finally, my antique store finds. Each one of these were 12 dollars apiece.
My first "Friendship" mixing bowl - Yay! A Pyrex 024 sized promotional piece dubbed "Berries" that matches my Sandalwood pieces! And a replacement 503 fridgie dish. My original one has a bit of dishwasher damage. It's one of the very first pieces of Pyrex I ever bought, and one of the first things I ever blogged about here.

You'd think it was also a Friendship piece, especially with the red & orange bowl sitting right on top of it. But no, it's actually from another line called "Daisy". Also sometimes referred to as Citrus. Either way, it's a nice pop of color that looks great with my turquoise Butterprint pieces too!

Hope you're finding thrifty treasures!