Sunday, January 11, 2015

Spring Blossom & Forest Fancies

I made it out to a couple more stores the other day!  The only items I found worth picking up were... yep, you guessed it: more Pyrex.  Trust me, I looked for other things!  Oh well.

The "forest fancies" mixing bowl set was the first thing I saw going into a store.  I looked the set over and brought it up to counter before looking around more.  It always excites to me find something immediately!  I've always thought the "forest fancies" set was cute in a very kitsch way and I know it would be perfect for someone out there!  They also look cute mixed in with other Pyrex patterns.  In the same store, I found more "spring blossom" I've never been crazy about the pattern, but I do like them as mixing bowls, these would also be cute matched with other Pyrex sets!
I currently have "forest fancies" listed on Etsy. I'm waiting to list the "spring blossoms" because I have another bowl coming. Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Pyrex! Pyrex! Pyrex!

I told you that the Pyrex addiction was real, though this really isn't bad compared to other Pyrex-ers I've seen out there on the web (Psst.. I'm jealous!)  Side note - I would really love a China cabinet now.  I should also state that some of the items pictured below are Fire-King, but yeah, obsessed with that too.  
As mentioned before, I started collecting Pyrex when I got my first apartment.
Look, there I am on move-in day and there's some Pyrex in that cabinet!

My first Pyrex piece was the smaller "balloons" pattern bowl.  I just fell in love with it. That was found probably six years ago, and today I don't ever see that pattern in antique stores, or any turquoise pieces for that matter.  At first, I thought it was a mixing bowl set after finding the larger bowl and I longed to find what I thought would be white "balloon" bowls.  Turned out to be the chip and dip set, which just made it way cooler!

I still collect turquoise, white, and a few other Pyrex favorites slipped in through-out. The first picture features my collect mixed with a major haul I had one day.  My thought was to take a picture of "the most Pyrex I've ever had" hahaha.  Again, not much compared to others.  I'm starting to think my husband is purposely stalling on getting that china cabinet I want... with reason, I guess.  Now that my collection is getting a little more personalized, I've started to let go of other pieces and condense.  My Etsy Shop is doing well.  I've sold a few things including Pyrex and Fire-King.  I was even contacted from a person in my city that stopped by to purchase my beloved "constellations" divided dish and to browse at what else I had.  My sister made fun of me because this is exactly what my parents do.  I had people "coming to the house."  Oh, bother.  It's been a ton of fun though.  My favorite thing since starting my shop (besides the "hunting") is researching what I find.  I've been wrong on some things and I've made a few mistakes, but I'm OK with it.  I really like doing this!  Like I said in my previous post, I feel like a personal shopper for you all!