Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pyrex Therapy

Hello Friends, it's good to have you here!

I had a pretty hectic past week, and needed a little thrifting therapy. And boy, was I lucky today!

I hit my usual two thrifts and the Pyrex was there in abundance, for a change. I was just in the right place at the right time, because some of it had just been put out.

The Spring Blossom casserole is huge! It's a 2.5 qt and in mint condition. The Butterfly Gold is also mint. These were probably donated by the same person- the lady at the checkout said they had just been donated yesterday and she had put them on the shelf right before I came in. I paid $8 for the SB and $6 for the BG.

Now, those of you that know me a little also know that in the past I have not bought these two patterns because I don't collect them. However, I have come to the realization that someone else out there is getting them if I don't. I have also rationalized it to myself that if it's not my pattern, I can still buy to resell (duh- don't know why I never thought of that). I do have a booth in an antique mall and there is no one else in there with Pyrex. As popular as it's getting, I might as well get in on some of that action as a dealer. So there, you can hate me if you want (I hope you don't though- I'm still a nice person!) but I plan on buying all the Pyrex I can and charging "antique store" prices. That way I can buy more for me! ;)

I went to another store and found these divided dishes, both were $4. The Golden Acorn is going to my booth, but the Compass has found its forever home with me.

Since our house was built in 1959/60, I think I might try to collect all the patterns in existence in 1959, now that I've found this Compass. I already have the Black Rooster space saver, a bunch of Butterprint and some of the pinks/turquoise/utility/primary sets. I'll have to do a little more research and see what else is out there.

Speaking of which, this Butterprint 444 was $5. It was pretty dirty, but cleaned up well. I have two of these already, so will not be keeping this one. 

The rest of this is not Pyrex, but collateral damage from the dishware aisle.
(Whoops- how did they get in my basket? ;)

This is one of the few pieces of GlasBake that I like. I have seen these little handled soup crocks before, but never with the lid. Isn't it cute?

I thought this butter dish might be Hall, but it isn't marked. It's pretty old though and in great condition. Should be an easy sale in the booth!

This vintage tray was only $1. I love using these as backdrops when I decorate for the holidays. And besides, it goes perfect with snowflake Pyrex! 

I also found some great vintage clothing- it's been a while since I found some good stuff locally. I haven't got them photographed yet, though so maybe another post.


  1. Good plan, if you have a booth!! Hope you make lots!

  2. Great finds on the Pyrex! It's funny, all I EVER seem to find in thrifts is SB and BP! That, and American Heritage. So, by default they are what I "collect" right now, those three. Eventually I want to branch out though.

  3. I love that little turquoise soup crock with the lid! And Butterprint always makes me smile :)

  4. Lovely Pyrex finds. My mom has a few pieces but I have never purchased it. I can't pick up a new collection, can I?

  5. Another Pyrex bonanza! Congratulations!

    I certainly don't blame you for picking up all the Pyrex you can find and reselling it at a nice profit. Since we have a store, I've given a lot of thought to shoppers who bemoan retail markups. If you're going to put time, effort and money into running a business, you've earned that profit. If people dislike our markups, they can step up their games and beat us to the merchandise...and I mean that in the nicest possible way. :)

  6. Hi Susie, sorry for not being around to much, had a lot going on. Pyrex, you just can't go wrong with Pyrex. They are very hard to find around here and if you do,it will cost you big time. Take care and I will be around more often now.

  7. That's a lot of pyrex at once, congrats on the awesome score!