Saturday, September 25, 2010
Glass Confession #1 ~ I Like the Clear Stuff
I love pretty much all Pyrex. Yes, that means I collect clear as well as colored/patterned Pyrex. I found these two custard cups (425 and 426) this morning for 15¢ at a rummage sale. I had to scrub a tiny bit of mauve paint off the smaller of the two, using a toothpick and Pampered Chef plastic scraper, but now they are clean are ready to add to the cupboard.
In August I came upon a mother load of clear Pyrex pieces at my favorite thrift; all were vintage and ranged from pie plates to covered casseroles to utility dishes. It was a 50% off day as well! Someday I will start photographing those pieces and post them to the blog. There are all in the pantry waiting to be used; I do use just about all of my Pyrex (at least all that I can get to, as I have more than I need, of course).
Completely unrelated to glass, I collect vintage hand-embroidered linens. These lovely birds and flowers were found at the Assistance League thrift shop here in town, which is where I have found most of my pieces. My collection is still very small and I have decided not to troll online auction sites for more; I like to think I am rescuing these pieces from obscurity and giving them a good home. As a person who does handwork I know the amount of work that goes into such pieces and I absolutely hate it when I see them at thrift stores, cast away by those who don't know their value (sentimental, not monetary).