Thursday, January 23, 2014

Well Eat my Words! My Coolest Find Today!

In my last post I recall saying I tend not to buy Glasbake.  Well, now I know why!  I haven't been fortunate enough to run into this gem that I found today!  Now I have to go research Glasbake patterns--gotta know what else I've been missing!

Yep!  I found this beauty starburst/snowflake patterned dish! Fortunately there is a Pin on Pinterest that shows one of these with the lid and I'll be on the hunt for it!  I really think I've seen one before, but that was months and months ago at the very least.  I also picked up a Fire King Primrose patterned dish, it was cheap and I like this pattern and colors.  My other cool find for a mere 40 cents is a Dream Pet Valentine's squirrel!  It was the first thing I found today and was totally fine if I didn't find anything else.  Couple of cute little vintage pottery Easter chicks for decorating.

I went to put the squirrel on the shelf and realized I had not included the Napco July angel in my last post.  I have a December one too.  Hope I run into to some of the other months.

I got a package of mixed cards yesterday that had these oh so 70s cards. The card stock is embossed like linen.
 
Oh so cute!!

Hubby came to me with an excellent find.


This is a set of four framed Uchida (of Koyto, Japan) vintage Christmas card woodblock prints.  They are outstanding. The backgrounds are all gold.  The colors are beautiful.   Whoever owned these had them nicely framed in gessoed frames.  They were kinda spendy for the thrift--$18 for the set, but of course still a great bargain! We are so pleased to give them a new home!

It's been non-stop today.  Tomorrow I'm going to try to squeeze a two pound sausage into a one pound casing.  I'm finally putting the majority of the Christmas decorations back in the Christmas closet!! 

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  1. The little squirrel is adorable! I really love the cards, the art is so pretty and colorful. Glad I found your blog, I am really enjoying it!

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    1. I thought maybe the cards would only appeal to me, but I'm glad I shared them and you enjoyed seeing them too!!!

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  2. Such sweet graphics on those greeting cards. Gorgeous framed prints. Well worth the price. How fun that you husband is equally into the thrifty find hunt! Happy sausage making!

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    1. Tee-hee, thanks Kim! Yeah, had to pull out a second casing, it was inevitable!
      Evie

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  3. Guess what? Maddie collects those month angels too! I swear, she is a girl after my own heart with all of the collecting that she does :-)

    Super excited that you found that Valentine squirrel! It's been your week for Dream Pets, hasn't it?

    Good luck today and have an awesome weekend, Evie!

    ~Erica

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    1. Yes, it does seem like I've been on a little roll with the Dream Pets Erica! I won't be disappointed if it continues!
      Evie

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  4. Looks like you had some wonderful luck on those fabulous finds! Love the pretty graphics on those cards! Happy weekend! xo Holly

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    1. And as always Holly, everything comes as a surprise! It truly feels like discovering treasure!
      Evie

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  5. I have a glasbake divided dish from my mom that I treasure. It has blue flowers on it but I haven't researched it. Love the Fire King! The detail on the 1970's cards is amazing. Nice finds for you!

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    1. Lisa, how wonderful you have your mom's Glasbake dish! Yes, that Fire King pattern is sweet, I hope I run into some more of it.
      Evie

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  6. Oh, I adore those cards-they are so cute!! While my heart will always belong to Pyrex, I am beginning to really enjoy some of the Glasbake patterns. I wish I saw more of it up here!

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    1. I'm with you Maureen, Pyrex is my first love! It's interesting, I have been seeing more Glasbake, some I would have picked up had they been in better condition. Recently, if I recall correctly, a divided dish in a bird pattern in orange/red. It was cute!
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  7. Oh my, I love love love the Starburst dish! Very MCM!

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    1. Jacquelyn--yes, I did gasp when I saw it! The asymmetrical handle on the lid makes it even more atomic looking! I'll send you a Pin to it! You can see it with the lid!
      Evie

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  8. I started collecting a bit of Glasbake last year; the nice thing is, it's still under the radar and prices are much lower than pyrex. My prize pieces are a set of 4 nesting cinderella bowls. The pattern is almost identical to the Glasbake common green daisy pattern, but it's light blue. The bowls are a little bit lighter than pyrex Cinderella bowls. I stumbled on them in an antique mall, where they were marked down from $85 to $55. In near mint condition. I use mine every. single. day.

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    1. I have to look your pattern up Eileen! For what ever reason, I don't run into much other opal decorated glass than the same few patterns mostly-- the square flowers (I think it's called) by Fire King is popular at the thrifts and blue cornflower. Then there are some I don' know the names like Spice I think? But I'm keeping my eyes pealed from now on!
      Evie

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    2. Evie, I have not been able to find a photo online of either a) nested Glasbake cinderella bowls or b) this "blue daisy" Glasbake pattern. I've searched ebay, etsy, flicker, pyrex blogs, etc., and have not seen it anywhere. I don't know if it's because it's rare, or just that people don't collect and post about it the way they do pyrex. I hope to learn more about it someday; the history of pieces is half the fun.

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    3. I did some researching for my own curiosity...I just had to see what patterns are out there for Glasbake. There sure is a lot of cute stuff that I've never seen the thrifts. I have a 'non-pyrex' vintage glass board on my pinterest here:

      http://www.pinterest.com/evie4444/

      I like the floral aqua patterns too! And nope, I couldn't find any light blue that sounded like your pattern as you described. I totally agree with you Eileen, the history is half the fun!
      Evie

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    4. Love the pinterest board ... thanks for sharing. It is whetting my appetite just a little too much! I'm going to a big antique/flea show on Saturday and now there's so many more things on my wish list!

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    5. Good luck on your shopping trip Eileen--hope you find something really exciting!!!
      Evie

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