Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Vintage Fire King Tulips Splash Proof Bowl - Recycling A Broken Bowl

I shaped this shard from a large vintage Fire King mixing bowl given to me by a fellow collector. It was a beautiful bowl before it ended up broken.  The paint is so vibrant.  I finished this shard into an ornament. So happy to see it completed--it will be going to another collector.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Pyrex Pink Stripes

This set of bowls was the only mixing bowl set I longed for in my collection.  I pretty much have stuck to getting my Pyrex from thrift stores and trades. I thrifted the second (402) bowl, traded for a small (401) bowl and tried for over a year to get a 403 bowl.  I gave up and traded away the two I had. After taking a break from trading for a while, I have been able to get some of the harder to come by pink pieces.  These pieces have come easily one after another.  Here is the minty set of pink stripe bowls I received last week.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Finally a Sunny Day! - Vintage in my Kitchen

I love my kitchen even more when there is sun!  I took a picture as we finally had a sunny day today.  I love these little pieces of kitsch I found at the the thrifts.  Sweet Lefton Bluebird egg cups and Goebel salt/pepper/condiment set are part of my kitchen collection..

Friday, March 3, 2017

Pyrex Saxony

I've been extremely busy and haven't had time to post, but I received this Pyrex Saxony dish in a trade from a fellow collector and I just have to post it. My Pyrex collection is small these days, but this has been on my wishlist for years.

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.