Saturday, April 30, 2011

More Pyrex!

I'm thrilled to report that I've found quite the variety of Pyrex over the last few weeks!
First up, something I was entirely too excited to find and that has already gone into heavy rotation in our kitchen:
Pyrex restaurant ware! I found 8 plates at Savers that ended up costing around $5 total! The color (that lovely flamingo pink) and pattern are slightly faded- but truly, such a great find and I love serving dinner on them!
Here are my current dishes. I always keep an eye out for these patterns:
This pattern is called "Sweet Flowers" I see these pop up in the thrift stores pretty often.
This pattern is "La Fraise" by Sunmarc. Try as I might, I have never come across this pattern since I purchased these in Tucson, AZ around 4 years ago.

I found more Pyrex plates! Well these are more like platters-they are gigantic!
I've seen the 'Terra" patterned casseroles online before, but had no idea these platters existed. Very exciting find at the Dig & Save- probably paid less than $1.

Two large fridgies- the first I've found in this size. Early American, and Snowflake Blue.
And lastly, I can never pass up these adorable carafes. I can't wait to make some fresh lemonade in this one!

I've found some other really neat treasures lately too, but the weather here in Wisconsin has been so dismal and overcast that any photos I take in my dim apartment would be worthless. But (knock on wood) it looks like spring might finally be here :)

I'm off to a wonderful resale shop this morning that is only open the last Saturday of the month. Its a guaranteed treasure trove- lovely weekend ahead!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I'm Featured at Atomic Betties!

I was so excited when I received an email from Flo at Atomic Betties last week asking if I'd be part of the new feature series on her blog! Of course I said yes, and I am very, very flattered by all of the kind things she had to say about my little corner of the internet!

Flo has a wonderful blog and etsy shop featuring some truly top-notch vintage treasures! Head on over and say hi when you get a chance- I dare you not to start drooling :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Thaw and an Ugly Sweater

Last weekend, my parents, littlest sister and I headed up to the Door County (WI) peninsula for a mini three day getaway. It felt so nice to take a vacation day from work and just relax and recharge! The weather here is slowly but surely warming up, but the last bit of snow left in the area was pretty breathtaking (figuratively and literally- temps were only in the 20s). Here are a few shots from the weekend. The water and sky couldn't have been any bluer, or the snow any whiter.
Kind of strange to see snow and sand.
The most beautiful windy road ever.
Couldn't resist this old, chippy Shell sign.
REALLY couldn't resist this cherry pie. The. Best. Ever.
The water literally sparkled.
And finally. at the hotel we stayed at on Saturday night, we were all so excited to attend their 2nd annual ugly sweater party. Mom and I searched the local thrift stores for the ugliest of the ugly- and boy, did we come across some hideous stuff. We ended up spending less than $4 on 4 sweaters. Anyway, the party ended up being a total bust. Besides the four of us, there was only one other group (4 people) that showed up! We made the most of it and had a pretty great time amongst ourselves.

Me in a god-awful itchy poncho, Dad ala Mr. Rogers, Mom's was bubblegum pink with giraffes, and littlest sis refused to wear anything too ugly- I thought her sweater was adorable, so as soon as she finished wearing it, I snatched it up!
There wasn't much competition- but I DID take home top honors for ugliest sweater :) A free tshirt, some drink tokens and $$ for the jukebox! Seriously, if any of you are attending any ugly sweater parties I'd be more than happy to ship this poncho your way- its a guaranteed winner!