I think my Spring Blossom giveaway sent some good Pyrex karma my way. I haven't had any Pyrex luck in weeks but this weekend I found a few new pieces!
My first pieces of English Pyrex. I had some random Pyrex mixing bowls in my cart that I put back as soon as I spotted these two pieces. I've already been using them in my kitchen and I couldn't be happier. Cooking and baking with Pyrex actually makes me enjoy cooking more. I've been mentally tossing around the idea of creating a little vintage foodie blog on the side. I have a ton of vintage cookbooks and kitchenware - so I'd take some classic 50s dish and update it then photograph it in a vintage setting. It's still just an idea but I'm warming up to it! What do you guys think? Good idea? Bad idea?
I haven't been able to find the pattern name yet. Does anyone know it? I think I'll post to the Pyrex Collective as well and see if the collective Pyrex brain knows the answer. The dishes are so pretty and feminine. I really love the subtle colors and the whimsy of the flowers.
I also scored this 1958 Golden Hearts promotional 2.5 quart casserole dish. No lid, but I couldn't pass it up. It has a few scratches, which I really don't mind in my personal collection. I'm of the opinion that Pyrex should only be displayed when it's not being used. It's easier to maintain that opinion when the dish isn't in mint condition!
I'm so excited about this next find! I actually gasped out loud in the store as I jumped toward these literal treasures. I added to my Treasure Craft collection this week! I found two pineapples, one green and one orange and an orange clam shell. They're all marked Treasure Craft Hawaii 1962 and I adore them! The apple in the middle is the piece that started my Treasure Craft obsession. I need a cute curio cabinet to display my growing collection. This one would be lovely!
Here's a very pretty little apothecary jar. I just sold a similar one in my shop so I was happy to find another!
I picked up another bowling bag. Yes, it had the ball and yes it had bowling shoes. I didn't make a big deal out if it, just paid for the whole kit and caboodle. I'm so glad I did! The shoes fit me and are so amazingly retro and cool. I tried to get a good picture but discovered that it's pretty hard to photograph your own feet. My boyfriend is going to help me out though, so I'll have a picture later this week =) The bag is awesome... like Evel Knievel awesome. The sides of the bag are dark navy blue (they look black in the picture) the front with all the red and the white stripe is highlighted by the coolest sparkly silver piping.
My last vintage hotness for the weekend is this General Electric 17 Transistor Jetstream Radio. It's heavy and chrome and sexy. I have a thing for vintage radios and own quite a few.
Check out the amazing detail. I'm kind of tempted to plan my entire blog redesign around this little Jetstream logo. It's just so simple and cool.
FM, AM and Short Wave! Having grown up watching the likes of Convoy and Smokey and the Bandit I'm kind of a short wave radio nerd. I'm not quite sure why the country became obsessed with truckers and trucker movies in the late 70s - early 80s but I was affected by that weird, random movement. I confess, I can sing all the words to Eastbound and Down and Convoy from memory. Heh. Sorry if that's too much information!