This casserole had a sentimental value; my Dad had bought it for me at Brimfield...
You know, it happens so fast. I remeber I had something in my hand, some kind of veggie I believe.
I reached for the 1 pint casserole and next thing I knew it slipped, bounced on the KitchenAid
And exploded in mid-air after....throwing shards all over the kitchen and lodging some in my hand.
Ouch! I couldn't even see them, but I sure could feel them.
I picked up the bigger pieces by hand, then I swept the floor and finally I vacuumed.
The hamburgers were overcooked! LOL
Right after supper I was surfing the web and hunting for the very same casserole.
I found one from one of my favorite Etsy sellers Jen from Jen's closet . She is one of the nicest persons I've had the pleasure to 'meet' on the web.
Be sure to drop by for a visit and say hi!
As a matter of fact I just bought a new to me 471 1 pint Pyrex Butterprint casserole! YAY!
I'm looking forward to a weekend of floating in the pool (definitely), thrifting (hopefully), and sampling real Kansas style BBQ (please,please,please) not too far from my house. I will be cooking,gardening and reading too
Yay for summer!
Maybe I can squeeze in a post about some of my Pyrex ;)
My Pyrex collection is like an entity...a living being. It ebbs and flows just like the tides.
One year I'm crazy about Pink, Turquoise, Butterprint. The next I still love those but I'm starting to love Butterfly Gold and Crazy Daisy.
I remember at one point I was like an alcoholic and buying left and right, from Etsy, Ebay and whatever site I could find. Promo pieces were at a premium.
Here are some pics of pieces I sold....because they fell out of favour.
I really needed to have this casserole... I love it until I was told the collection was too crazy, unrully and needed to be culled (rats). This went back to Ebay.....It is in Japan now.
Pink Gooseberry Cinderella set
I couldn't find a picture with the 4 bowls. I have no idea why but this pattern gave me the willies!
REALLY! I'm sorry Dad but I couldn't get rid of this set fast enough!
These bowls probably had a real bad karma because I couldn't sell these as a set,
I kept listing and re-listing on Ebay.....but nothing. I finally split the set and found buyers for all.
And what do you know? Less than six months after.....I NEED Gooseberry fridgies! REAL BAD!
Call 911! This lady is ready for the nuthouse!
I don't miss the bowls.....But I still need the 503 fridgie!
Now I managed to forget the name of this pattern in the last 5 minutes.
Why do I think about Red Dot?
This is my first really crappy Ebay buy.
That casserole had been in the dish washer quite a few times, well enough to make it
In this picture I oiled it and gave it a good rub with a soft cloth.
Every time I tought about it I left ashamed that I got had.
I listed that one on Ebay and off it went.....to....Japan!
I was really excited to find the Zodiac casserole with lid and stand on Ebay....
The price was alright, and you know how that works....sometimes when in the middle of a Pyrex drought one is willing to pay a bit more....
The listing did say that there was a chip in the lid and I was willing to live with that....
but I just hate it when sellers 'miss' big flaws in vintage Pyrex....
Can you see that really big scratch? Yes the big white scratch!!!
YIKES! Yes I wrote the seller, but you know how it is....
That takes care of the new Pyrex....
Let's move on to the old Pyrex! These 2 sweeties I recovered from the depth of my under stairs wardrobe...
If I'm not mistaken this is the Constellation divided casserole with divided lid and double warmer.
The warmer still has candles jammed in tight...red ones. I got it a couple of years ago at the Anprim Flea about an hour west of Ottawa. Maybe longer I don't know, it was one of the most boring road ever!
Only 4 or 5 interesting boots, lotsa paperbacks and video tapes.
Last but not least....Here's one I really cherish; it was given to me by my good friend Céline (not Dion). It was her mother's and she remembers many saturday night with snacks served in the Snack Server!
I hope one day to find the rocking holder!
I love the black crosses, this is sooooo cool at Halloween!
As much as thrifting was meh in Maine I managed to score some things.....
Now I always find it funny how people buy souvenirs on trips and then eventually dump then at the Goodwill...The cashier found it pretty ironic that I would buy souvenirs from Canada in Maine, being from Canada.
Let's just say that our hosts didn't find the same beauty in those than I did.
And those heart stopping beauties...
Brand new, still in their original box, still in their cellophane....
Really large burnt orange tappers
I was really proud to show them off to my Dad! He actually gasped!
I guess they were a bit too much for him.
Then I showed them to Dan...And I just got a YIKES!
I answered: They are for the dining room, you're always complaining that we need a pop of color!
Here it is!
Now I just need to find some candlesticks to fit those!
Gotta go! Masterchef is beginning and they will start to fight with sea urchins...