Friday, March 13, 2015


First off, let me tell you that there are daily deals happening on Society6. Sorry to be late on this, but this way you get to put all the deals into your cart and pay once. 20% off throw pillows, tote bags, and phone cases. 15% off shower curtains and duvets. $5 off art prints.  Starting tomorrow (Saturday 03/14/15) $5 off mugs! Ends Saturday at midnight Pacific.

Now that we've got that out of the way, let's move on to some of my recent adventures in Pyrex. Last weekend I went to the new outlet mall in Eagan. Normally I would think, "UGH! Outlet mall! >_<," but there was a buy 2 get 1 free on Pyrex lids at the Corelle/Corning/Pyrex store and I was surprised to find that there was one near me. Two of the lids that I wanted weren't in stock online when I ordered the 100 anniversary dots bowls. Someone on Instagram posted a picture last year of her vintage bowls with new plastic lids and I've been wanting some for myself. They really do fit, Everybody! They are marked 7401, 7402, and 7403 and fit the 401-403 bowls respectively. I bought a larger lid that didn't have a number on it just to see if it would fit the 404, but it didn't so I guess I have to make a trip back to the outlet mall... and buy more lids and dot bowls? They are on sale for a while, too.

Speaking the dots bowls, I got mine in the mail today. They didn't have all of the colors at the store, but hopefully they have more when I go back. I decided to be conservative and just buy the colors I liked for my kitchen- red and turquoise obviously. They have an old ad (my fave and I actually just got the original as a b-day present to myself!) on the lid sticker. The bubble wrap that they used for packing is seriously the best I've ever seen in my life!

Backing up, I did finally get my radio TP dispenser. It was delivered on a Friday and I didn't actually get it delivered to my door until Monday- outside the door where people can pick it up. Ugh! I haven't tried it yet because I don't have a 9v battery and they're expensive. I'm not using this until we move into a house because the one in the bathroom here is permanently attached. :/

BJ and I went to our first auction a couple Mondays ago hoping to get a jadeite colored Hamilton Beach milkshake mixer, but starting bid was twice our max, so we left. Luckily there was an antique store open late across the street and we found a ton of pink stuff! That was unintentional. BJ picked up a cute cast iron white kitty bank, oval daisy casserole with the wrong lid, and pig shakers. Everything we got was on sale! I got a pink necklace and a super cute polka dot/striped apron. Then we went to Arc's just to see if there was anything and walked out of there with a small handled swirl Fire King and a framed vintage ad of ladies in dresses that claim they'll need to fight men off of them! One of the dresses has snow flakes reminiscent of Pyrex so, duh.

The outlet mall is on the other side of the river, so we decided to make a day of it and go to the antique stores in St. Paul. There was a couple of women ahead of us in the big score store looking for turquoise and Pyrex (boo,) but I was able to find a black snowflake space saver! We also picked up an amazing diner clock that matches my vision of the kitchen perfectly. I got a necklace and atomic burst screw back earrings. Died. I found a Heinz applesauce baby food jar at another shop that was totally confusing on where to pay. I've never been to an antique mall that didn't have one checkout for all vendors, so weird. I left behind yet another set of Glasbake Lipton soup mugs because I just can't bite the bullet on the price...

I also left this beautiful gazelle bowl behind because it was marked $125 and I couldn't...

We had some pretty nice scores lately to go into the shop. I had intended to keep the two Federal gazelle drinking glasses and sell the two swan glasses, but the cashier stacked the glasses and one of the swans broke so I think it will stay with me. I was so mad and haven't quite gotten over it yet! I also picked up a few more records for the player that I still don't have.

We do have a record player that doesn't work now though! The on-going sale out of someone's garage (nothing is priced and you can't get ahold of her) was finally open last weekend. I'd originally wanted to go there to get a vintage Bakelite TV, but we left with this radio/record console instead. I'm still thinking about the TV, but it's missing knobs and I don't have room for it right now. We sold the old outdated entertainment center and replaced it with this. The old one fit a surprising amount of stuff though, so now I'm left with boxes full of stuff I don't know what to do with. If I wasn't a hoarder, I'd just give it away. Here's to hoping a house is in our immediate future!

Lastly, Penny finally got her own fridgie! Now I just need to find her the pink and turquoise crinoline from Re-ment.