Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Drought is Over!

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

First off, I have to say that I have been getting a little bit worried about the state of thrifting in general. Whether you're out to resell or just to find cool things for yourself, it wasn't looking so hot. I think I walked out of more stores empty-handed than with a purchase, and that used to never happen! It seemed like the pickings were slim since November, especially for Pyrex.

Well, I am happy to say that it seems like my luck has changed, at least for today! And it's funny, too, because I feel like crap today and haven't been out all week, but talked myself into going this afternoon just to get out of the house...

I finally found some Pyrex! The Golden Acorn DD is a duplicate for me, but it was in mint condition and had the lid, so I picked it up for $6. 

The Butterprint 401 is something I sorely needed to work on my 400 series set, and was only $2! I have all the 440s and 400s now except the elusive 404 (4 qt) mixing bowl. I have been trying to keep away from buying online too, because of all the horror stories of stuff breaking lately. So far I've had great luck, but I don't want to push it, plus it's more fun to find it in the wild.

And the clear 502 fridgie in the middle is one of the early ones, only made from 1950-52. How do I know? Well, besides coming with an old-style lid, it has the sunshine stamp on the bottom. They only made clear 501s and 502s during those years, and when the clear ones were re-introduced in the 80s they would have had a microwave stamp.

These printed glasses were $1 each- it's had to tell in the photo but they are gorgeous- they are pink, green and white. I did a post a while back on my collection of printed glassware. I haven't been buying as much of it lately, since I limit myself to buying only ones that come in sets, but I can find space for these!

And finally, I've been having some decent luck finding vintage valentine stuff- mostly crepe paper hearts and candy boxes. This little cherub is actually a planter or perhaps a card holder. I'll do a separate post on Valentines when we get closer to the day!


  1. Printed glassware fascinated me when I was a kid. Those are especially lovely. I love the dogwood pattern.

    1. I didn't even realize that the pattern was dogwood until you mentioned it! Duh! :) Pink and white dogwood flowers, of course...and dogwood is the state tree of PA, so I guess these are sticking around here, LOL.

  2. I am dying over those glasses! They are so cute. Thrifting around here lately has not been good at all. I've found a few things here and there but have had to resort to antique malls and online to get my fix. Lucky for me, everything that I have order has arrived safe and sound.

    Have a great day!


  3. I just realized that the glasses match my lime and flamingo Pyrex perfectly! Can't wait to get them all out for my Spring display!

  4. Good to hear! The Dixie dogwood glasses are great! And I had no idea about a clear Pyrex fridge set (tells you how much I know!) here's to more windfall!