|Fisher Price Discovery Globe
Either way, I was glad I read it, because I knew even from a distance exactly what this was and that I totally wanted it.
It cost 3 bucks from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Yes, Forest Fancies. You do realize what a sad I have, when I'm super-dooper-whoopered up over a lidless piece of Forest Fancies with no lid and with silver metal utensil marks on the inside. AND it was 2.50.
As in, two dollars and fifty cents. Which is exactly two American dollars more than I was really willing to pay for it.
But I still bought it anyway. Because I'm a desperate Pyrex fiend and it's been probably 3 or 4 months since I last found ANY piece of decorated Opal Pyrex in a thrift store, in ANY condition, at ANY price.
Oh, and that loverly Snowflake Blue casserole didn't even come from the thrift. It came from the Antique Store next door. No lid, 7 dollars. Which is about 5 dollars less than what a decent piece of Pyrex seems to go for around here. And considering I could totally see Goodwill charging 6.99 or more for this exact piece, I'm counting this as a thrifty score.
It's a brutal, brutal Pyrex world out there, kids. People are cray-cray. Charging Mondo-Buckos for my once cheap-and-cheerful Pyrex friends.
In fact, it's been so bleak, I've been cheating on Pyrex.......With Corning Ware!
The top dish was my thrift find. Two dollars, and it came with a lid.
Now that's more like it.
These are the patterns I like most. From top down, Floral Bouquet, Wildflower & Country Festival.
I would also gladly take a few other patterns such as Meadow. And probably others, I'm sure.
Most other Corning Ware collectors I've seen are all about Cornflower Blue & Spice O Life. Neither pattern does much for me. But these more recent & kitchy lines match or are good go-alongs with several Pyrex patterns, so they stay. God help me for all the various dishes I have! :-)
It's an employee gift - Greencastle Plant Family Day 1974. (Sorry for the crappy pic!)
Corningware from before I was born! (Which is incidentally about the closest I'm going to get to telling my actual age. The number is indeed higher than the maturity level, I assure you. Haha.)
This piece is called a Petite Pan, and it's the smallest size of the two. It holds a whopping 1 3/4 cups. I think this size is adorable. I think of them as Corningware fridgie dishes. :-)
Here's the original commercial for the light up globe. And I TOTALLY REMEMBER THIS. Whooooooo!