From my last post, you'll recall that I visited my folks in St. Catharines yesterday. After a morning of serious yard sale snooping and shopping, my sister drove us to the big Value Village in town. I've dreamed and dreaded what was to follow... Pyrex everywhere I looked. It was like a scene out of Trainspotting, except with Pyrex. What should I do? Buy everything? Buy nothing? Buy a couple of pieces and pretend I didn't see the rest?
What did I do? I bought most of it. Yes, I need to join a Pyrex 12 step program. "My name is Erin Hawkins and I'm a Pyrex addict. Forgive me father. It's been a week since my last confession..." Here are the pieces that I scooped up. Vonlipi, I haven't had time to look up the names, but I'm sure you know them all.Pretty medium sized white bowl with swirly blue flowers. Cost: $2.99
A mate for my now infamous teenie tiny shroom bowl that the VV in Scarborough almost made me give my first born son for. This bowl was a little wider and has the side handles/spout thingies. Cost: $3.99
Big, cheerful yellow bowl. I'm now wondering if I have the exact same one. I think this one is medium-sized and I have the same one in a larger size. Cost: $4.99
Sweet and happy casserole dish. My sister questioned the fact that I keep buying casserole dishes. Who on earth makes so many casseroles? I tried to explain that I've started a collection that can be used and displayed. I'm still not sure she truly understands.
With the lid it cost $5.99. It was in perfect condition.Here's my extra special purchase: the sunflower double-sided serving dish. It was $9.99, but worth every penny as far as I'm concerned. I just know it will make me happy every time I use it. How can you not feel sunny looking at it?
I liked these sixties or seventies wooden snack bowls. I'm sure they tap into some childhood nostalgia. I like the almost-Medieval font used.
The chip bowl was $2.99, the pretzel bowl was $1.99. That's good junk food value for money.
Owl salt and pepper shakers $3.99. They still have the original stoppers in them. I hate buying s&p shakers with missing stoppers.
I'm such a sucker for fifties and sixties painted Japanese kitchenware. This whole set cost around $5.00.
Here's a blurry shot of the other side of the mini pitcher. It appears to be a sixties b-b-q with a kebab roasting over the flames.
Sweet little wooden boat for Duncan. Cost: $1.99.
Here's my song of the week: "Common People" by Pulp. It's a great song and video. It reminds me of the time Jarvis Cocker stormed the stage during a Michael Jackson performance at the Brit Awards. Jarvis wiggled his bum in front of the audience to show his disapproval. Awesome.