Sunday, August 14, 2011
Jumping on the bandwagon
Yep, we are finally on, the vintage pyrex bandwagon of course. There is a lot of love out in blog world for the humble vintage pyrex bowl and Betsy and I are so excited to have joined the club. I feel compelled to reveal the secret to sourcing such an item as they are getting scarce in op shop circles. This one was from my local op shop, just down the road, the one I would pop into easily once or twice a week. Usually there is not much of interest.
Until I did a quick sideboard and wardrobe cleanout and took a huge bag of scary things like coasters made of laminated gum leaves, down to my local oppie. Secret Santa presents from 1999 and the like. I suspect the coasters had been spawning as there was also an equally nasty set of glass coasters with dodgy handpainted butterflies. And for this speedy cull, the universe decided I was to be rewarded with not only vintage pyrex but a small collection of treasures, all from the one shop.
This plate just caught my eye for the lovely pattern, made in Germany, no idea if it's new or old but could imagine it covered in bikkies.
And just look at this dress. A beautiful home made pale pink dress with fabric in that old style stiff cotton that is almost like linen. Still smelling very much like a nanna's wardrobe and with the pearliest pink buttons all the way up the back. But the lucky little girl who wore this (maybe once, to a wedding perhaps as it is in immaculate condition) had another little sister dress to this one.
This one is white with a gorgeous pink frill down the front but has a zipper in the back and is not lined like the pink one. I can't wait to dress miss Liongirl up in these and take some photos. Am a little scared to wash them though, any tips on this kind of fabric would be appreciated.
And one lovely pink, purple and pale blue wool blanket to finish off with. Confirms to me that culling and giving away is really, really worthwhile. Now, I do also have a small confession to make. I have been experimenting with house colours again. Exterior colours actually. After living with my previous colour choice for a few months and it being too cold to actually do any nocturnal painting, I decided my previous colour choice was too neutral, bland and too similar to the neighbours house. Now I'm leaning towards grey. And I've started mixing my own as I can't find a sample colour I like.
It's obviously a work in progress. Did make a nice backdrop to the German plate photo, that's my own colour mix going on. Just need to live with it for a while and let the weather warm up a bit to be sure. Linking in with Sophie to see if anyone else had a falling in love with pyrex kind of weekend.