Mom and I had an adventure last Friday. Instead of our usual junk stops…we headed south and went to some little “honey holes” that she knew of. We weren’t looking for a Pyrex adventure, the Pyrex adventure just kind of found us.
We both have a crazy love for bowls. We also love Pyrex. The great thing is…it’s not something that we just collect. We use them. I have actually trimmed my collection down, in recent years. I only keep what we actually use. I just breathe better when I can reach in the cabinet and have a little space. Plus…they are fun to give as prizeys.
So here we are in a little town, way off down the road and we happen upon to this little flea market of sorts. We piddle around and find all sorts of goodies. (I will share more of them with you later.) I spotted, what I thought was a stack of three Cinderella bowls, (The kind that the handles double as pour spouts.) and I loved the pattern. I found out later that it’s called Town and Country. Well…to make a long story short, we left and then I decided that the girls and I could really benefit from that big mixing bowl, so we went back. The sad part was…the bowl that was stacked in the middle didn’t match. So…after a little wheeling and dealing…we walked away with two. Bowls 1 and 3. Now I need 2 and 4. 😉 How fun…to have something to scout for!
A few years back…Mom started collecting “The Stack” for my brother and I. I love them. They are so bright and cheery. Mine actually needs a different turquoise bowl because that one goes with a different set. I will have to keep my eyes peeled.
Do you ever see the Pyrex refrigerator dishes when you are out and about? I love those for our little coffee drawer. They are perfect for holding packets of Stevia and Splenda. They also work good for pickles and olives.
I have been craving simplicity lately. I have been longing to have my things done in the house so that when warmer days are here to stay, I can focus on things outside. When I am out junking with mom or my MIL or a friend…I usually try to be pretty choosey. We go often enough that I don’t want to have a junk overload. Plus…we try to live on a budget. Most of the time…I try to make sure that it’s something that we will actually use. It’s also fun to have a few little things on hand in case you need a gift. How fun to give a vintage bowl…tied with a piece of twine, sporting a pretty tag!
I hope that you enjoyed our little Pyrex adventure, Dirt Roaders. Isn’t it fun to share things with someone that you love? It’s like they are speaking your language.
Smiles from the Farmhouse,