Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Can't Blog

I wish I could be blogging but I had to make an emergency trip from my home in Ontario to Prince Edward Island to tend to my mother, who is in the hospital - with no regular computer access and only my Blackberry, I am limited!!!   I think I'm having Pyrex withdrawal - I did get to some yard sales on Saturday - not a piece of Pyrex for me - my one purchase was an owl ornament - and not one thing at Value Village - there must be some Pyrex waiting just for me in Prince Edward Island!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Finally Got Some Rhubarb!

I've been on the hunt for rhubarb - I looked at a couple of stores - one had nothing, the other only had US - no sense in buying that when there must be fresh Ontario rhubarb somewhere.  I didn't have to wait long - my neighbour poked his head over the fence and offered me some - no hesitation - I wanted rhubarb!!

I made  Strawberry Rhubarb Meringue Pie and it's delicious!
This is what it looked like when I cooked the fruit mixture - it looks good even without the meringue.  I'm not very good at pie crusts  - I have no problem using a store bought one!!  And - doesn't it look nice in pretty pink Pyrex?

The meringue turned out so nice!!

We loved it  - definitely will make this again!! 

Now I've planted my own rhubarb plant - I'll be harvesting my own next year!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Yard Sale Treasures

Do you remember these stools?  I do - I remember sitting on a stool just like this and talking on the phone - I could just pull the foot rest down whenever I wanted, relax and chat with my friends!  I found this great old stool on Saturday at a yard sale - the past two Saturday's its been rainy here - but by the looks of the people that were out and about - it didn't matter..

The lady told me that lard came in these containers.  Her mother in law had owned them - she had a piece of masking tape on each one - one was for dates, another for raisins - that tape has been there a long time - no amount of Goo Gone will take it off.  These are so cute - the colors are so bright, there's no rust inside either.

These other goodies are resting on the stool - a 403 Pyrex bowl - it's an old one - it doesn't even say 403 - that's going to my daughter - she only needs the red bowl for the complete primary set.  I also got a miniature pie plate and two Termocrisa bowls - they're a great size for a small bowl of cereal.  I paid $7 for those items, including the stool - the stool alone was worth way more than that!

My next sale was a huge outdoor church fundraiser - it didn't start on time because of the rain - it was well worth it for me - I got some cute things - I paid $10 for the box of goodies.

A nice pair of Forest Fancies bowls

I'm adding to my Delphite collection -  I found 2 larger plates and one side plate - they were hidden away in a box.

This little fridgie is a bit weathered but the price was surely right.

This is an Anchor Hocking gravy boat - I guess it isn't old, but it took my eye.  I found a nice Pyrex measuring cup - the one I use all the time is Fire King - it'll be good to have extra.   I also found some custard cups - two different sizes - I'm sharing with my daughter.

One man stopped me and said I had a good jar - I don't know if that is true or not, I bought them because I love old jars - for decoration or putting things in.  One has a green tinge to it - it's a Crown jar, the other is Canadian Jewel - the old glass lids make them really unique.

I love this seafood bowl!!

You can't tell by looking at this - but this little Thermos is about 5 inches tall and it's an Avon bottle - how cute is that???  It's one of my favorite purchases from the day!

I linked to Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl

Friday, June 3, 2011

Thrifting Happiness!

I had a great thrifting day yesterday - I found the neatest thing and also hit the motherlode of Pyrex - a happy day for me!!

Look at this!!  It's a retro juke box, disguised as a radio!  I never look in the electronic section - I spotted this and wanted it for our basement game room - what a cute decoration - I was sure surprised when the clerk said it worked and it was a radio!  You can turn the juke box selection lever so the pages move.  My husband shined it up last night - I don't think it's going to make it to the basement - it's in the kitchen and looking quite retro!!  I paid $15 - saw the very same one online - price $99 - what a deal!!!

My motherlode of Pyrex came from Value Village - I have been jealous of other bloggers finding numerous pieces all at once - well, it happened to me yesterday - I left there with one casserole and seven bowls!

These were stacked together - I never imagined they might be part of a set  but after checking them out in my trusty Pyrex Guide - it looks like they might be - all that's missing is the red 402.

Pink and blue look nice together - but this pink one is definitely part of a pink set - I have the 401.  The blue one belongs to the primary set and it's going to my daughter.

I don't care for the Old Orchard pattern but this plain one is ok.

This is a nice Woodland bowl for serving...

This Forest Fancies casserole looks like it belongs right there on that stump.  There was no lid but I found one later in the day for $1 - and it fits my Spring Blossom casserole that I found the other week.

My Pyrex purchases cost me $30 - not bad for all those glorious colors!