July 8, 2012

Thrift Share

There is something about pink Pyrex that I just adore. When I saw the pink gooseberry Pyrex refrigerator dish tucked in a corner at the estate sale I couldn't believe my eyes. This is my second piece of pink Pyrex, and it has taken me over a year to acquire two pink pieces. I was so excited to find a pink piece with a lid that I just grabbed it, later when I got home and looked at this sweet piece I noticed that there was a chip in the corner of the lid, but you know what I would have bought it anyway. I love pink Pyrex!

Pyrex 1.5 quart Pink Gooseberry refrigerator dish.

I appreciate all kinds of needlework, but I'm particularly fond of embroidery. This is a lovely piece that someone finished embroidering but never framed it or made it into a pillow. Since I live in Wisconsin, I decided to make it into a pillow and display it on my grandfather's rocking chair.  

Neat and tiny stitches were sewn by its maker.

Delightful vintage child's dress with white embroidery, just lovely.

I appreciate the tuck work of the bodice.
The work on the hem line is amazing.
A child's apron or perhaps a bid was lovingly made for a special little girl.

Handmade child's apron/bib.

The apron lifts up.

I have a new passion for vintage silverware, I like how it feels when I hold it, and I think that the patterns on these pieces are stunning. These pieces were ten cents each.

Each butter knife has a different shape, my favorite is the butter knife with the point.

Looking forward to see what everyone else found this week.

I am linking up with:
  Her Library Adventures, Flea Market Finds
Apron Thrift Girl, Thrift Share Monday
Me and My Shadow, Magpie Monday
Hey, What's for Dinner Mom? -  The Penny Worth Project
Cap Creation, Thrifty Love Link Party
Simple Design, Share Your Haul


  1. Absolutely loving the pink Gooseberry! I have neither pink nor Goosberry fridgies. ARRRRRRGHHHH!

    Soon, I hope..

  2. I am with you on the vintage silverware! It is always so interesting. Love all your finds for that matter!

  3. I have yet to run across a piece of pink Pyrex but you can bet when I do, I'm grabbing it! The Wisconsin embroidered piece is truly lovely. I think your idea of creating a pillow from it is a very good one. The sweet child's dress is so delicate. Can you imagine putting all that work into the dress and then having the wee one get sick? Oh my! I am also drawn to vintage silverware. You found true treasures, especially at 10 cents each. Nice finds!

  4. Oh great find. I agree the pink is hard to find here. My friend has me looking for her and I have only found 1 gooseberry and 1 pink daisy in the last 6 months.

  5. Oh my goodness that apron is adorable!

  6. Love the dress. So pretty.
    Linking up from share your thrift haul. I love that link party, don't you?!=)

  7. Finding any pink Pyrex is always good!!!

  8. My girlfriend Patricia is just WILD about pink Pyrex, its the only color she will buy!

  9. It looks like a red and pink pyrex to me - something I would go for since I like red. You've been busy.

  10. I have lucked into a few pieces of pink Pyrex, but all solid - that gooseberry pattern is so sweet!

  11. It must have been the week for pink Pyrex. Your dish is so sweet. And love the silverware.

  12. Love vintage pyrex....cute finds.