Monday, April 12, 2010

Pyrexlicious Weekend!

Saturday was the perfect day to go to Chinatown and enjoy a nice dim sum with Dad, Josée,Nathalie,Dan and of course Henry! Josée and Nathalie are my cousins. We always have fun when we meet! It was Henry's first time at a dim sum....
 
Here he is enjoying some HarGow (shrimp dumplings).
After a bit of grocery shopping (seaweeds,soya sauce,hoisin sauce,jasmin tea) we headed back to my Dad's place where he surprised me with the gift of Pyrex....

From left to right: Woodlands 401 and 403, Autumn Harvest 402 and a green Primary 403.
Here's a closer look at the green bowl....

 
On the left is my mom's green 403 and on the right the one dad gave me. Notice the color difference. The right one is much older that the left one. It is also thicker. The bottom markings don't include the bowl size, a sure sing of it's age. Primary bowls were introduced in 1947, so this one is probably from that period!

On Sunday after our dance lesson  we headed to Ste-Genevieve (near Pierrefonds) on the island of Montreal to the flea market. It is a small flea opened only on Sundays. It consists of an old house and further down in the parking lot a big 'barn' with more vendors in. The inside of the house is a big jumble bordering on an episode of Hoarders. In the big 'barn' different vendors sell everything from dishes,dolls,furniture,comic books...You want it they probably have it. My favorite booth (and always the last one I visit) is the Appaloosa Antiques & Collectables. At last someone selling my kind of stuff! And reasonnable too!Fireking,Pyrex,Glasbake,Federal...Casseroles,glasses,dishes,barware etc....And I'm sure I missed half the wonderful wares because I was hypnotized by this:


Yes it is...The 2qt Turquoise Snowflake Space Saver Casserole with metal lid! Originaly sold in a set : A 2qt with metal lid and a 1 1/4qt with a glass lid. The nmetal lid was designed to go in the freezer and you could put another casserole dish on top! Totally Fab! I had been looking for one for quite a while...Even the eBay Gods were frowning on me! I bet on more of those than I care to remember and they were always toooo expensive.

You are now looking at one happy camper!

10 comments:

Douce France..... said...

That's so much fun to see you enjoying every little pieces of those Pyrex!!! I found a few garage sales this week-end.
I got four mugs (Pyrex) for a dollar! I am having so much fun too! Bonne semaine!

Linda said...

Oh you got some good deals again. I love my Pyrex and will showing some finds soon. You are so knowledgeable about it all also. Thanks for always having such great info on Pyrex.

Maureen said...

Congrats on the Pyrex! I'm guessing you have a Pyrex room with all that you have.

P.S. Did your cousins know that Henry would be coming to dinner? They must think you're a little bit crazy! LOL!!

Vonlipi said...

Douce France: Congrats on the mups. I've stopped a really crappy garage sale last week :(

Linda: I have help from reference books. For some really good info on the history of Pyrex I read Pyrex by Corning: A collector's guide 1993.

Maureen: My cousins were not aware that henry would be joining us...but let's face it we're from the same gene pool! We come from a long line of characters...My Dad rolled his eyes when he saw Henry!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Dim Sum and Pyrex! What more could you ask for?! :)

Mick said...

Lucky you! all that Pyrex, I found I guess it would be a "primary" yellow bowl in a shop for $30 and couldnt bring myself to spend that...

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

WOW! Those are fabulous!!! Honestly I never find anything like that and the few pieces I might buy because they are different are so beat up I pass...

Great finds!

Mimi said...

You are one lucky lady!!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Well done! It's great when you find an item on your wishlist isn't it? And aqua pyrex rules!

leo said...

You have those great deals again. Thanks for being such an inspiration.
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