Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thrifted Thursday: Pyrex and FireKing

I hope all of you have had a very happy Holiday season and wish everyone a happy New Year!  I got some much needed items, and of course, the kids had quite a haul.

Presents are great, but as you know, nothing makes me happier than thrifting, and getting a deal on something I collect!

Since the kids are off of school this week, I can relax my schedule a bit and get to those places I don't normally frequent because of time or distance. Today I went to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, ostensibly to look for new bathroom sconces for our cabin. Of course, none of those there were right; it was two big shelves of hideous brass and glass fixtures, just like the ones I want to get rid of! But I did browse through the household goods and came back with a couple scores:


I found this Butterprint 442 (1.5 qt.) Cinderella bowl in great condition, for my set for $3. I now have 3 of the 4 - just need the 443 to finish it!


I also couldn't resist these FireKing beauties. I don't collect this pattern (yet!) and don't even know its name, but I adore it! The handpainted flowers are lovely, and the whole set was only $5. It's a big 2 qt. baker, one cereal bowl, two handled ramekins and three tiny custard cups. They don't appear to ever have been used; I wonder what happened to their mates? I can definitely see collecting this one becoming my next obsession!



9 comments:

  1. Lovely!
    Ok, I'm going to have to start picking more of these up when I see them when I'm thrifting!

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  2. I have glasses like your Santa Claus tray! Is it from Dairy Queen? Mine are. Love the pyrex. Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

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  3. ZSM- I have no idea where the tray came from originally; I bought it at a thrift store years ago. It's definitely old, though. Might be from DQ back in the day, but it is unmarked. It's pretty big, like the top of a TV tray table. I love it- it has a great MCM vibe.

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  4. oohhh gorgeous bowls especaily the blue and white ;-)) Enjoy them, and happy new year, dee x

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  5. OH! You TOTALLY scored! I have an odd love-affair with bowls. I can't explain it. Ted says it's because they're both pretty and practical at the same time. That may be it!

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  6. Cute! I hear the end of the year is a great time to thrift, because of all the last minute tax write off donations. I have always had that pattern pyrex and it wasn't until I began reading blogs I even knew it was desirable. I am a bit more careful with them now.
    Happy New Year!

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  7. I have this strange attraction for the FireKing bowls with tulips on them.

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  8. John- I love those too. Maybe your dad had them? Seems to me I remember someone did...

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  9. Don't think he did, but can check.

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