Monday, September 13, 2010
I was talking to one of my fellow teachers last week when she mentioned that she had a flea market booth where she was selling off the stuff of her parents that nobody else in the family wanted. I asked if by chance there was any Pyrex among their stuff, and she said that there were some pieces. So, after work on Friday, I rushed over to the nearby little town to visit the flea market that she had her booth in. From the moment that I walked in I was like a kid in a candy store! Lots of great stuff, all really cheap! And, as such, I am keeping the name and location of this place confidential, 'cause it's MINE ALL MINE!!! :)
I found four different planters in the store that I wanted (I could have brought home a lot more, but I was restraining myself). They ranged in price from 50 cents to $1. From left to right, in the above photo: Floraline (by McCoy) pedestal planter, Haeger round green cylinder planter, gold planter - simply marked USA on the bottom, and a white USA planter.
Then there was the Pyrex (and a piece of Glasbake). I almost picked up a piece from a company I had never heard of, and if it's there the next time I go, I may still pick it up - the company marking on the bottom was "Maid of Honor". I found 2 "Maid of Honor" pieces, and one of them looked like a Federal Glass piece, and the other looked like a piece of Glasbake. Has anybody ever heard of "Maid of Honor"? I'm wondering if they weren't a company that sold items manufactured by other brands under their name, such as a company brand for Sears or Montgomery Wards. I don't know, that's just an idea.
I now most definitely have enough divided dishes! From the top down, an Opal Pyrex 1 1/2 quart #1063 divided dish. This piece is a different shape than most Pyrex divided dishes. I have found through my research only Opal and Delphite Pyrex divided dishes in this style. I have not found any with decoration in this style. Second from top is a Town & Country divided dish. Third down is a turquoise Snowflake divided dish. Finally, on the bottom is a Glasbake Currier and Ives divided dish. Unfortunately, none of the pieces came with lids.
I also found a Verde divided dish (2 actually) with their original lids for $3.75 and $3.95 (2 different booths). I felt like I had enough however, so I left them for someone else.
Here's a photo to show the difference in the Opal Pyrex shape from the standard Pyrex divided dish shape:
The Opal dish is on the bottom, and you can clearly see the difference in the shape of the handles.
So, how much did I spend? $12 before tax! Ha Ha Ha!
Posted by Missouri Michael at 6:00 AM