Sunday, November 28, 2010

happY Thanksgiving!

This post is severely overdue- but I have a good excuse! Was at my parent's house since Wednesday and forget to take my USB camera cord to upload all of my pictures :( I realllly could have used something to do too (only so many new episodes of Pawn Stars to catch up on) being home, but lets just say four days was pushing it and everyone was starting to get a little irritable after the turkey comas wore off.

Last Sunday my sister and I decided to cook our version of Thanksgiving dinner at our apartment for our guys. Everything was purchased from Trader Joe's and it was all down-right DELICIOUS! Deliciousness undoubtedly aided by preparing nearly everything in PYREX!

The proud cooks
(most of) The spread.
Turkey (I was so excited to use my vintage platter!)

Green bean casserole

Mashed potatoes
Brown sugar carrots and stuffing in a couple of rogue Fireking and Glasbake dishes
The aftermath. And I'm happy to report all of the Pyrex cleaned up fabulously! Even all of that baked on cornbread. Won't hesitate to cook in it ever again!
Not sure what was happening here, but the look on Laura and her puppy's face is priceless!

And on Thanksgiving Day...I was incredibly thankful that my aunt gave me this set of Pyrex bowls from her own kitchen! My mom has been passing the word around that I'm a collector :)

(this one has been loved)

Hope everyone had an awesome weekend and holiday if you celebrated! Back to the daily grind tomorrow :( But then I'm booked every weekend from here on out until Christmas. Decorating cookies, shopping, RIBS (more on that later) So here's to hoping the work week sails by!

**Have tons of photos to take of my thrifty finds from the past few weeks, including Pyrex in the original box! Will post again real soon (thanks for the gentle nudge to get me to update, Katie Bee !)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This Weeks (and last weeks) Treasures

I've most certainly been procrastinating in getting my thrifty finds posted. But here they are in all of their glory. It was a great past two weeks at the local thrifts!

Vintage French card game Mille Bornes circa 1971. I distinctly remember playing this game in High School French class! And I can't pass up a game with all of the original pieces (especially for 35 cents!!!)
I've been looking to thrift a vintage Scrabble game for at least a year. Literally hadn't come across one, vintage or otherwise. I was beyond thrilled to FINALLY find this one at Savers. And it had all of the tiles!! Score!!
Kind of went out on a whim on this one. $12.99 is normally more than I'd spend on nearly anything at the thrift store. But with the original box and manual, this Kodak Brownie Reflex camera was irresistible. Since apparently they don't make film for these anymore, I'll have to settle for it looking cute on my bookshelf. 
Super cute owl latch hook (??) hanging. Its marked "Avon Products 1973." Will definitely be getting a frame for this guy!   

Now I normally don't give Glasbake or Fireking a second look. My heart is with Pyrex. But how could I pass up these dishes at 35 cents per pound at the St. Vincent's Dig and Save. Total for all three was under $2.00! And I do really like the patterns on all of these!  


And now on to the PYREX!!
Pyrex for Weico carafe. 35 cents. I thought it looked like some kind of scientific beaker at first, but my Pyrex Collectors Guide told me otherwise.

Pyrex "Federal Eagle" mug. My first Pyrex mug!
Just in time for the holidays! A Snowflakes divided casserole!! I was out thrifting with my mom and very loudly gasped when I spotted this. My mom immediately thought something was wrong. No mom, things are quite alright!! 

And last but not least, a find that I'd love to get more information about. I absolutely have to give credit to my boyfriend for finding this one. We were at a sale, and I hadn't gotten to the kitchen section yet. Well when Kenny spotted this he instantly came bounding over to me with that "look what I found" grin! It's nice to have another trained eye around! Anyway, this is marked 1 1/2 Qt 023. But I cannot seem to find any cradle that looks remotely like this in my Collectors Guide, on Pyrex Love, or Flikr. I'm going to post about it over at the Collective and see if anyone might have more information...