First off, a big HELLO to all of my followers!Thanks so much for your support. I've checked out your blogs and they are all so interesting for different reasons. TallGlass I love your recipe suggestions. Paskiaq your blog reads a lot like Erin the Toronto Yardsaler, and I'm a fellow Torontonian so it's great to hear about your adventures in my neck of the woods. Vintage Spinster, I love hearing about the behind the scenes goings-on in the theatre world (and I wish you continued luck with your Trade Me Up project).SharonLou do you have a blog? Let us know if/when you start one.
On to the good stuff!
I've been thrifting up a storm over the last couple of weeks and found this Spring Blossom gravy boat and underplate at VV for $4.
It's in great shape and available for trade. [send me an email at thevntg (at) gmail dot com if you're interested]
I have a soft spot for Town & Country (I know it's not high on most people's lists) and I was thrilled to find this casserole at SA. (This is the same SA that previously never had any Pyrex, and where one day - out of nowhere - I found a nearly mint Pyrex promo with lid.)
It was marked at $6, but since it was missing the lid I asked for a reduction and ended up getting it for $3! As you can see, I've already put it to good use holding my oil and vinegar bottles on the kitchen counter.
Over at a local charity thrift shop, I found a lime pie plate for $3. It's my first 'Made in Canada' Pyrex, and my first lime one. I should have taken a "this is what I'm starting with" photo but I didn't. Here's what it looks like AFTER a good soak in hot soapy water and a scrubbing with magic eraser.
Not quite there yet... I'll need to do another scrub to see how much more gunk I can get off. As it is, I would feel kinda icky using it.
Finally, I hit one thrift store yesterday, and four today. I did find some Pyrex but it was either patterns I don't collect or interesting pieces that were ruined by the dishwasher, or chipped up. I left it all for other treasure hunters to find and enjoy.