Friday, June 26, 2015

Busy Time! -- A Post in Pictures

As always, I've kept myself busy!  Hubby had a mini vacation between terms and wanted to mindlessly go thrifting.  Did I say no?  Of course not!  I also tended to the garden and tried to feed us.

I don't need to start any new collections, but I ran into 3 of these Glasbake loaf pans in one week.  They were cheap, I couldn't resist.

I traded away my Blue Tulip Pyrex dish for a box full of broken Pyrex to make jewelry with. Then I missed it.  Met up with a local and traded for one.  I also found the carafe that goes to my Hocking Glass collection on ebay.  She's beautiful

Americana Star flatware is one I've been piecing together.  I found a great deal for a set new in box on line.  This is our everyday flatware that goes with our atomic pottery dishes.  Traded for another piece that I let go and then had regrets about. Found a Desert Dawn 232 pan and hubby insisted on the Happy Apple.

This was one day of thrifting.  

Another day of thrifting, I swear I heard the angels sing when I picked up the space saver lid!  I have pretty good luck finding them.

Unmarked opal bowls, super cute donkey bank and a chenille bathroom set for my friend.

Fun stuff on this day.  The shell wall pocket is Leyden Allen Arts out of California.  I hung it on the wall with my Norcrest surfing mermaids and they look great together.   The lidded mosaic container is West Germany and it is tin.  Harmony House sugar bowl.

I've been looking for just the right things for my bedroom that I'm decorating in a '50 Asian theme.  I couldn't resist this Danbury Mint parakeet piece.  It is so life like.  

This Napco Queen of Hearts planter was a super find--she's so cute.  The frog planter has holes for hanging.  Fire King planter is perfect to hold plastic storage container Pyrex lids in my kitchen drawer.  And though the blue flower Glasbake isn't a spectacular piece, it's a shape and size is different from all my other bakeware and I've already needed to use it.

Picked up lots of Pyrex storage containers which is great, love to organize my kitchen.  Pyrex for my trade pile and the space saver was a surprise find.  Finally found my first Texas Ware bowl, not like I need any, but I've seen people pick them up right in front of me before.  This one is yellow which really appeals to me.  Now that I have one, I can rest! Hubby insisted on the (minty) Fire King Kimberly bowls.  And he's got a new huge bling ring!  haha!  My weakness for atomic pottery dishes knows no end, some pieces of Taylor Smith Taylor in the Cathay pattern.

I have the large 444 Green Ivy Pyrex bowl and have secretly been wanting the small 441 to complete the chip and dip set.  I could have traded for one several times, but shipping is not cheap in trading and I resisted.  Finally picked one up for $1.79.  

A couple Hazel Atlas bowls. The little white one could have possibly been painted at one time.  Another candle holder for my collection.

Hubby found these vintage hand painted Japanese tiles which I hung in the bedroom.  I have a set of four seasons I found years ago and also have large lotus and quail ones.  Love these.  There was Pyrex out there and the old chartreuse AT&T TrimLine phone works perfectly in our Danish modern den.  The Federal flower pieces are from a trade.  I love trading, I get such awesome things that way.

Then there were lots of vintage dishes in action.  Smoothies in Anchor Hocking glasses.

Caprese salad...

Strawberries and snowpeas from the garden...

....followed by strawberries and freshly whipped chocolate whipped cream.

Abundance of garden greens.

I have all but the opal 231, opals are one of my favorites in Pyrex dishes.

Plenty strawberries from the garden--Hazel Atlas Moderntone sherbet cups.

Another experimental grain free bread recipe and it came out great!

Sliced and on a Franciscan Oasis plate.

I have plans to do a lot of interior painting in the coming weeks.  So thrifting is going to have to take a back seat.  I think I've done enough thrifting just in the last week alone, so I am ready for a break!  

Friday, June 12, 2015

A Great Pyrex Find Week - Another Space Saver!

My Pyrex wishlist has become so narrow that I don't count on finding much of anything I really need to add to my collection.  There have been a couple space savers that have eluded me and I won't buy on line.  This week I pieced one together.  The lid first and then 6 days later the Musical Staff spacer saver dish.  Total cost, $3.79.  I couldn't be more pleased.

The space saver was coated in baked on gunk.  Here's a before and after. Both pieces are chip free and the most minor pin size paint loss on the corners of the dish.  I couldn't have asked for more.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Cathrineholm Bowls - Playtime

Just some bowls from my Cathrineholm collection.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Baking, Fixing, Playing...

Busy as always.  I find time to take pictures more than I do write.

I experimented and made bread from ground sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds. Not bad!

I traded for this nice Pyrex cradle that was missing the handles. I put handles from an other cradle that I had onto this one.  I almost felt like my fingernails were going to peel off while trying to remove them, but I was determined to to win the battle!

Traded for some delphite Pyrex fridiges and found another Hocking Glass dish for my collection.

Made a new Pyrex franken set.  That's always fun.

Added my new delphite to my 501 stack.

Picked up a Salem Northstar saucer and enjoyed a little tea the next day.

Great find of six Vernonware Heavenly Days tumblers.  It's been a while since I've found any mid century pottery dinneware that I like.

Hubby loves the owls ,he found this bank with large glass rhinestone eyes.

I managed to get the irrigation for all my gardens up and running before the hot weather sets in.  I bought some new house numbers that I need to put up.  My list of things to do never seems to get any shorter!