I had another great week of thrift store shopping! Remember my fabulous vintage pink cake stand from 2 weeks ago? The one that turned out to be a rare Fenton Art Glass piece from the 50's? With a replacement value of about $200? Well, while I was researching the history of that particular Fenton line, I discovered that there was an equally lovely heart-shaped "relish" dish that matched the cake stand.
Now, I don't normally go for glass--at all--it is something I can appreciate and admire, but not something I choose to display or collect.
But there is an allure to that delicate cotton candy pink that I can't seem to resist.
So, naturally, the hunt was on for the dish!
After checking Ebay and Etsy for it, I found it ranged in price from around $50-$200! Too rich for my blood. I mean, C'mon! I only paid $7 for that cake stand! Granted...that was the deal of the year...but I hoped my luck would hold out and I could find the heart dish for a song too.
A little more searching and digging ..and..voila!
I only paid $15 for it. Twice as much as the cake stand, yes, but still a bargain price.
I didn't get it in time for my Bluebird Valentine party--dang it--but it would have been a perfect fit don't you think?
I can never get enough of my sweet little Lefton bluebird! Sometimes I just walk by and pat her on the head. I am doing my best to resist the urge to get the rest of the collection. It is usually so expensive! Obviously, if I found one at a thrift or yard sale, it would be coming home with me for sure!
My other thrifty score this week was a vintage, mint-condition Pyrex bowl to add to my ever growing collection. I only paid $6 for it.
I am crazy about vintage Pyrex! Obsessed would be a better word actually.
When I walked in and saw this beauty on the shelf... " Oh my stars!"...I hightailed it over there and snatched it right up!
To other vintage Pyrex collectors, this is a Yellow Pyrex #404. In my world, it is called the "Bewitched" bowl. Seriously. I called my dear husband afterward, excitedly saying " I got the Bewitched bowl! I got the Bewitched bowl!" and he knew exactly what I was talking about.
He is very patient with my...shall we say.... "charming eccentricities"...
Now, this bowl is not rare by any means. If I wanted to spend the money, I could have bought it on Ebay quite easily. But where's the fun in that? Half the fun is the "thrill of the chase" and finding your vintage beauties "in the wild"...not to mention for bargain basement prices, if possible.
Oh how I love "Bewitched"!! If I ever win the lotto, you can all come visit me at my replica of the "Bewitched House".
During the show, Samantha had/used a variety of Pyrex pieces in her fabulous kitchen. I am on a personal mission to obtain them all.
Here is the "Bewitched bowl" sitting next to Samantha's amazing Flair oven...
You can see her Pyrex coffee carafe in the background too. That will be mine too...oh yes...it will be.
There is a great site that has Samantha and Darrin's furnishings identified with pictures and brand names. You can find it here.
Hope you found some great thrifty finds this week as well!
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