Tuesday, March 13, 2007
When I started collecting PYREX 25 years ago, I made a decision that I would not collect any Pyrex with 'cinderella' handles. Two reasons, they take up more space and I just didn't like the look. Too modern. That is... until I saw this color (hello! aqua!) and design (whimsical & artsy)! This "Hot Air Balloon" pattern was introduced as a 1958 Promotion. That's almost 50 years ago! Well, that's when I knew... I had to have one! But I wanted the smallest from the 3 bowl nesting set. I always prefer the smallest size... they're just cuter. And just so you know, FOR ME, it's no fun finding it on Ebay. I don't do Ebay. I get a bigger thrill just letting it find me... when I least expect it. So I go to a yard sale down the street on Saturday and there it is * one dollar * all mine! Can't you just see it filled with buttons!
My other thrifty finds-
A yo-yo crocheted doily runner... this and another one for only a dollar... not quite sure what to do with them, they are rather long. Love the raised flowers on the round tin... and the soft, fuzzy turquoise wired thingy. It's a 'thingy' when I'm not sure what it's called. But you knew that.