I love vintage – even new – Pyrex and Fire King, a product of Anchor Hocking, because the quality is just so amazing, plus the colours and patterns are fantastic. But I try to restrain myself when it comes to purchasing kitchen wares because, without a curio cabinet or dining room hutch, all of our everyday dishes, “good” dishes, casserole dishes, glassware, mugs, tea, pots & pans (not to mention dry goods) have to co-exist in the cupboards of our modestly sized kitchen.
But here’s my collection, hiding among some other pieces (including an Arabia casserole made in Finland and a funky cake stand made in Germany, both yard sale finds):
There is a newbie in the photos because I enjoyed a major estate sale score. I bought ALL of the items in the next photograph for $5.00. Could I be any luckier?
At a local flea market I rounded out the collection of bowls. Although I bought the HEAP of vintage kitchen goods above for a fiver, I spent $5 a piece on two of the little chili bowls. But now I have a set of four, which is ideal because for some reason pairs of things (bowls, mugs) etc. drives me insane. Hubby finds this offensive so I feel the need to clarify that pairs of people are lovely but a pair of chili bowls aggravates me. Four, six or eight is better.
The plain white might seem a bit boring, I know, but they’re just so gleamy, glowy & go with everything.