Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pyrex Love!!

Have I shown you this tote bag yet? I don't think so. I made this one for my friend, Amy. But they just weren't her colors. So I decided to keep this one for myself. I didn't do a flat bottom on this one and it works great as sort of a file bag to hold a book and a few magazines to take in the car while I'm sitting waiting at school or for various appts.

I am in love with vintage Pyrex. It reminds me of my grandmother's kitchen from when I was a little girl. The colors and patterns are so pretty and in general, just speak of a simpler time in our history. Living in a small coastal, tourist town there are lots of little antique stores all around. The people running these stores tend to snatch up all of the vintage Pyrex within seconds of it hitting the thrift stores and then charging obscene amounts for it. After hockey on Monday night the boys and I decided to stop by Goodwill real quick since we were in the neighborhood and look what I found!! Two gorgeous pieces of vintage Pyrex, some fun glass tumblers and an awesome 3x 100% cotton shirt! SCORE!
I'm having some out of town company over the weekend for Ben's birthday so I'll be taking a little blogging break. I should be back around mid week next week where I'll show you some things I've been working on here. I'll also be launching my new blog, The Frugal Monster, and can't wait to get that off the ground!
See you next week!


Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Great tote!

I just found you . . . somewhere - I grew up in Poulsbo :)

debby said...

Enjoy your blog break and I look forward to your new blog!

Kappa Prep said...

What great finds for any Pyrex lover! I also love that adrling tote!

This simple Life said...

LOVE That bag.. I'll take one just a little smaller with a square bottom.. Do you take Visa? Oh and it may not have my name on the card, don't worry it's all legal. ;) LOL
Just kidding, but I do love the bag.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

I love the bag. Especially the spring colors of it! I can't wait to get my sewing/craft room done at the new house.

Looking at the old pyrex, reminded me of the pieces my grandmother had too! Wish I had some of it.


Cricket said...

Be still, my freaking heart. That bag is soooooooooo me. If you knew me irl, you would know that. When you move to NH, you will get to know me very well and you will want to spend your days making bags for me. You will....I just know it.

lera said...

Enjoy your days off of blogging. I'm guessing you'll still be around on FB once in awhile?

(Great Pyrex scores.)