It all started last summer when I began frequenting thrift stores in search of house-ware goods to stock my college house. One day, I realized all that cute bakeware that was sold at the antique mall was at goodwill at a much lower price. I did a little research, and the Pyrex obsession was solidified. At first I couldn't pass up a single piece of decent condition Pyrex, it didn't matter if I already had the same size casserole dish, I just couldn't let it stay in the store. Mommy didn't help, in fact my friends called her the 'Pyrex pusher'. She would help me rationalize my purchases, saying 'it's not like it's expensive', 'you'll have it forever' and 'you can store it here' (I think that means she will use it until I want it back). Actually, much of my love of vintage goods comes from my moms, who dragged me to countless antique stores as a child, including the one where I eventually worked.
By the end of the summer I began to realize the impracticality of ten casserole dishes and slowed my acquisition to items that I didn't already have a similar dish, had a lid (if it originally had one) and were in nearly mint condition. Yet, as summer rolls around and I will be residing in Portland again, far too near to the bins, I fear that I might have a relapse. Maybe I will just restrict myself to absolutely amazing items, or maybe only rectangular ones, since those seem to be the most practical. Until it all plays out, here are a few of my favorites in my stash and a few I hope to eventually find (see after the jump).
|Love this spirograph promo casserole! Love my mom for finding it for me!|
|I just love the salt and pepper shakers, they remind me of beakers!|
|I love this "Designs" pattern, kind of art deco|
|9X13 Oblong Open Baker in "Friendship"|