Friday, May 2, 2014

Mid Century

 Hello there. I love, love, love living in Dundas. We have an old community centre just heading out of town that houses frequent country auctions. I put in the winning bid recently on this amazing "egg" teak lamp. It's a lot bigger than it looks in the picture. Now we just need a teak credenza for this to sit on.
 Close encounters of a teak kind
 I met a really cool Pyrex collector in Hamilton via Kijiji (Canada's answer to Craig's List - but with much better layout) - named Kim. She figured out who I was through this here blog. Talk about a close knit thrifting community! She sold me this cool Barbed Wire divided dish. I've always wanted this pattern. Now I'm on the lookout for a clear divided dish lid.
 I met another Pyrex lover through Kijiji who lives in Mississauga. She was kind enough to meet me at a GO train stop and sell me a few pieces, including Golden Hearts. Again, I need a lid, but the day will come. It's funny buying Pyrex in a parking lot in West-end Toronto, but at least I'm not buying crack in a drunken stupor.

Kim also sold me these lovely Butterprint casserole dishes which are on display with my other Butterprint bowls, etc.
Thanks Kim!


  1. Hi there, I love your collection of Pyrex. I have a few pieces in my Boutique. Greetings from Northern Ontario. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Thanks so much, Chris. I will be checking out your blog as soon as I post this. I really appreciate your kind words. Good luck with your boutique. It's a great adventure.

  3. What a wild and cool lamp!


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I'm a slightly off-beat Toronto-area teacher who enjoys writing and photography. I come from a family of collectors and now I'm dragging my own family around to yard sales. It's just a bit of fun. Enjoy the scenes.