Sunday, November 18, 2012

At Long Last

After a long wait, I've finally found some amazing treasures to show you. Enjoy! P.S. Thanks for all the nice comments. 
 My good luck started at the Value Village near the school that I work at. I scooped up this beautiful buttery Pyrex bowl for $6.99. It was in pretty good condition. 
 I also scored these Termocrisa bowls for $1.49 each. I already have three of the green bowls, so that's virtually a set!
 Alright, in a moment of thrifting weakness, my husband and I decided that we were overdue a trip to the gigantic Southwarks Antiques in Cambridge. It was there that I found this Pyrex Ponderosa mug. I have so many happy childhood memories of going to the Ponderosa steakhouse that I told myself that if I ever find it, I will plunk down the money. Gulp, it cost $9.00, but I do love it. 
 My most extravagant piece was this $22.00 Horizon Blue casserole dish. I love it. 

 Above and below: a Daisy casserole dish that cost $12.00. So much happiness and sunshine in one dish!

 This Friendship casserole dish will go nicely with my other Friendship pieces. It has some tiny scuffs, but generally worth the weird price of $13.50. 

 More childhood nostalgia: We had a wooden snack dish that was very similar to this, hanging on our kitchen wall when I was a kid. I still have it and I've collected a few more of these over the year. Sorry about the harsh sunlight. Old man winter is just around the corner. 
 I quite like the Shenandoan Pyrex pattern. When you're shopping at Southwarks, the staff keep walking by and take your collectables to the front desk. I ended up finding the larger size dish for less than the small dish that a different vendor was selling. The woman at the cash pointed this out, so I split up the vendor's set and got a deal. Hey, business is business. The small dish cost $10.50 and the large one cost $10.00. 
Lastly, I couldn't resist this Red Rose coffee tin for $9.00. Red Rose is a Canadian tea company. I had no idea that they once sold coffee too. 

I will try to get the Pyrex pics on the Pyrex Collective soon. 

Bye for now,


  1. I was just at Southworks 2 weeks ago! Passed up on those casseroles & I guess that Ponderosa mug wasn't there yet, but I wouldn't have paid $9 for it.

    I do like the Friendship piece. I bought it in Niagara Falls on my anniversary & my BF was next to me in Southworks telling me I didn't need it.

    I was surprised at the lack of Pyrex there this visit - there was so much last time I was there!

    1. * maybe it was more than 2 weeks ago *

      (time just seems to melt together)

  2. Hi!
    Your post has so many things that bring back memories for me too. Oh, how I miss Ponderosa since it closed. Love the casseroles, specially the Friendship one. And I’m sure my Mom still has the wood snack dish somewhere.
    Thanks for sharing!


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