Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Little This and That

I learned how to care for an orchid after receiving one from my neighbor a couple years ago.  I finally decided I've graduated to owning more than one.  Our bargain market store had some for $9.99 today and I got one.  It was all white, all pink or this combination which I chose.








After years of dreaming, I ran into the chance to pick up a round Fire King peach blossom refrigerator dish.  These are the only dishes I am aware of, that have the lids with starbursts.




A little lunch in a Pyrex pixie dish this week.  A little pixie that my neighbor brought over.


I've been keeping thrift store finds to a minimum.  Going less frequently helps.  I did find a couple keepers.  Lovely California pottery dish with roosters and 67 pieces of Oneida Community flatware.  

Monday, February 6, 2017

Vintage Glass in my Kitchen - Shards into Jewelry

Inevitably a lot of us Pyrex collectors fall in love with other brands of glass. There is just so much to love out there. I rearranged items on my yellow kitchen shelf that I intend to leave for a very long while. I may replace a few items over time with some special dream pieces. This is my solid color collection of McKee, Jeanette, Glasbake (and Maid of Honor) Pyrex, Fire King and a Delphite bowl set that looks like Fire King but is unmarked and no one knows for sure what it is. I got a little sun in my kitchen this cold rainy morning so I thought I'd take a picture.




I completed some jewelry requests and exchange pieces recently as well. My pieces are made from glass shards sent to me by other collectors.  It's sad to receive dishes in pieces when they are highly sought after collectibles that aren't easy (or cheap) to get, but I do get satisfaction in creating lasting keepsakes from them.

Agee Pyrex in Flannel Flowers



Pyrex Balloons

Pyrex Black Rooster


Pyrex Bluebelle


McKee Jadite

Beach Glass


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Refrigerator Dishes - Hocking Glass

I finally got around to taking a picture of my Hocking refrigerator dish collection. I thrifted a dish some years ago and fell in love. My collection comes from thrifted, traded and purchased pieces. I added a few new items last year.



Thursday, January 26, 2017

Vintage Fiberglass Bullet Planter - The Flordian in Chartreuse

Once in a while I get a special piece for a special occasion. I'm glad I needed an excuse when this one came along---this bullet planter is everything I wanted in a bullet planter. The color is awesome!


Pyrex in Action - Blue Delphite 501

I've always been partial to vintage Pyrex refrigerator dishes.  This is the blue delphite that was sold in Canada. I made home made sweet potato chips with freshly made guacamole today!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pyrex in Pink - Rescued Shards

I started the new year off with some exchange work.  I especially love this ornament made from a shard of a Pyrex 045 Golden Rose dish sent to me. The ribbon is from a vintage spool I thrifted.  It's been about 4 weeks since I made anything and I was more than in the mood.



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Admiring Some Bits of Vintage

When the sun lights up my front room I can't help but look at some of my favorite pieces of vintage.


Pyrex and Westclox...






Pink Cathrineholm, Haeger lamp, German table cloth and Japanese ceramic deer.