Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Butterflies are here

Hello all, hope your day is going great! I wanted to share with you the Butterfly Gold pieces that I found on our recent vacation back to southern Missouri.  We spent 10 days camping near where my hubby went to college and we started out our married life.  It was so much fun to show our daughter where her folks started out and reminisce about those early years.  We also spent A LOT of time hitting up every antique mall and thrift shop we could find!  I love that kind of vacation!

Here are the Butterfly Gold pieces that we found that we didn't already have in our collection!

A piece here, a piece there and I spent $28 for all!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Some of my recent finds!

Hello all! I am new to blogging and the Pyrex Collective III!  I do my Pyrex hunting in The Land of Enchantment - New Mexico and thoroughly enjoy reading about everyone else's finds on the Pyrex Collective.  Needless to say, anytime we hit the road, thrifting and antiquing is at the top of my to-do list.  It is definitely a type of sight-seeing, digging around in someones antique mall booth or thrift store is like a treasure hunt.  On a summer trip, I stumbled onto these pieces.  From what I can find, the Golden Rose casserole dish is a 1967 promotional.  The warming stand is in perfect condition as well as the dish itself!

I also keep an eye out for the Pyrex carafes.  The tall one was found by my hubby and the gold leafing is perfect!  My daughter found the small carafe with shamrocks on it which is just perfect for her - she was born on St. Patricks Day!  Yep, she is a Pyrexer too! 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Let me introduce you to our Golden family...

Over the course of the last 19 years, we have had five Golden Retrievers as members of our family.  First came Hondo and Sundance.  They were brothers from the same litter.
  Hondo passed away just one day before he was to turn five years old due to cancer.  We were all devastated that he was taken away at such a young age.  In order to give Sundance some company and heal our broken hearts, we got not one but two puppies, Rio and Pecos! These two were a welcome addition to our back yard, but boy did we go through dog food!
Several years later, while on an early morning walk with Rio, I was approached by another walker, Melissa, who commented, "What a gorgeous Golden! Is it a male?! Needless to say, our discussion led to Rio and her Golden Molly having a date in her backyard!  Rio, who was more interested in naps and biscuits, was not the best suitor for Molly, so enter Pecos!  Approximately two months later, 10 whimpering puppies were born!

 The first puppy to be born out of that litter was Gunnar.  He was the deepest red Golden of the group and we had no trouble knowing which one he was!  He came home with us, and yes, now we had four dogs romping around in our back yard.

One year later, Molly and Pecos had another litter of 11 puppies, but this time we took the money and headed home!  We still had many mouths to feed!
As the years have passed, Sundance and Rio have passed on to run with Hondo.  Pecos is now 14 years old and slowing down quite a bit.  Gunnar is nine and acts like he is two!  He is my walking buddy, work in the back yard buddy, lets do everything together buddy!

For those of you who are dog lovers, you understand what that special dog, no matter the breed or mix, can do to your family dynamics and your heart.  Everyone of our dogs have had a different personality and have brought so much joy to our home!  Give them a hug...and a biscuit!

Gunnar and Pecos

Monday, June 17, 2013

My first post!

Who would have thought that the possibility of finding a 50+ year old dish in someone else's kitchen would get me up out of bed at the crack of dawn to stand in line only to wonder what is on the other side of that front door!

The only Pyrex that I owned a little over a year ago was a set of Autumn Wheat Cinderella bowls that was a wedding gift in 1984 and a couple other clear baking dishes and pie plates. Now after many estate sales, thrift and antique stores, well let's just say, there is a lot of beautiful Pyrex out there!

My first Pyrex  (wedding gift in 1984)

When my daughter, daughter-in-law, and I started hitting up the estate and garages sales last summer, the first estate sale we stopped by had all three of us hooked. Both the girls picked up a Town and Country Cinderella Bake and Serve Casserole dish and I was thrilled to find a Pink Daisy Cinderella Casserole with stand for $25! Even though I felt $25 was high, it was my first find so I had to take it home with me! 

My first Pyrex as a collector

To think that these pieces have sat in someone's kitchen cabinet for so many years and used to serve many a meal and survived is fascinating to me. I would like to believe that these dishes come from a time when life was simpler and when families still gathered around the table in the evening to discuss the days events and what tomorrow held. A time I truly appreciate and try to duplicate in my own home.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my first post! Happy Pyrexing!

Have a great day,