Thursday, June 26, 2014

My latest finds and trades - Pyrex, Kitsch and More!

I have to start my post out with two of my cute vintage kitschy pieces!  How about a Kewpie still in the bag and an elephant piggy bank!  I literally took the piggy bank out of the attendant's hand as he was looking for something else in the bin.  And no!  I didn't snatch it out of his hand, I just told him I'd take that for him LOL!

I'm really getting to the point in my Pyrex collecting where I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything.  Sure, there are things I don't have that I would like, but  if I had it all, I would miss the thrill of the hunt!  I found some things this week I can use and some things I can trade.

I let go of my red 501s to make a primary refrigerator set for someone else, so running into another pair was great!  Finding the 444 Friendship was an absolute surprise!  I have one piece of Friendship left to find--well, I don't have the promotional Penn Dutch, but I'm happy with what I have.  I do have the red 401 and 024 though!  The green figure, one my husband picked up, is made by Kreiss called Psycho Ceramics which started in the late 50s or early 60s.  There is a whole series of them and he's determined to find more.

Had a bunch of great trades again...

This trade included my first piece towards my first JAJ collection.  It's call Harvest.  I recently won the 472 and 473 size casseroles in an auction and used money in my PayPal from sales to buy it!  I get a kick out of generating funds from my unwanted Pyrex to pay for my trade postage and putting it towards buying something special!

I can't fail to mention this wonderful hand painted porcelain enameled Chinese vase. The colors are vibrant and the detail is executed beautifully!  It stands about 12" tall.  It cost a whopping $5!

I'm barely making the deadline to link to Sir Thrift-A-Lot!  But not to worry, we can all visit here at Thriftasaurus and catch up on what everybody else recently found!


  1. Love that JAJ - I've seen it so many times on Pinterest but I've never seen one in real life -maybe someday....

  2. Oh my! Love all those pretty colors!! They sure are happy, aren't they!?! Cute piggy too! :) Happy weekend!! xo Holly

  3. The ellie looks perfect in the stack! ♥

  4. Yay for letting your hobby pay for itself!

  5. I really love the color mix on the fridges! I will have to replicate, lol.

  6. What great pictures...everything looks so beautiful! Congrats on the JAJ-it is so, so cute!


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