It’s been a few months since my last vintage Pyrex post, but that certainly doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy locally thrifting and picking, as well as buying and trading pieces online. I’ve even recently made a great new local Pyrex friend–via a trade–who has quickly involved into a good friend beyond just our Pyrex connection. We’ve gone thrifting together all over southern/central Ohio at least once or twice a week over the past month, and have both scored some amazing finds! We have BIG plans for a really fun vintage summer. Here’s a peek at some of my recent acquisitions:
My current pink and turquoise Pyrex display in my vintage Heywood Wakefield hutch in our kitchen
My beautiful Flameglo bowl set, pieced together thanks to recent trades and money from selling my extra pieces.
My current blue, green and black Pyrex display in my other vintage hutch in our living room
My current display of vintage Pyrex spacesavers on my Heywood Wakefield credenza
I’ve really been enjoying the process of trading Pyrex with fellow collectors on Facebook groups and on Instagram. The size of the collecting community on these social media sites would be surprising to anyone! I plan to continue to grow my vintage Pyrex collection–and to also have fun enjoying the social aspects of local thrifting and the virtual communities in which I’m involved.
Each spring, my husband and I take three or four days out of town on a short getaway. We have a usual route we take that involves a couple days in the mountains of northern Georgia (Dahlonega-area), then a leisurely drive up through the Smokies and into Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for the last day or so. The weather has been surprisingly temperate for us in early to mid-March at these altitudes, so that’s always nice. We plan this annual trip as something to really look forward to after escaping the depths of winter in Cincinnati.
This year, we are taking a different (although still mountainous) route because we have a bit less time and at a later time. We are going to first go to Boone, North Carolina, where I completed my first master’s degree. My husband has never been there, so I plan to show him around town and check out the many outlying touristy areas. We are also going to meet up with one of my best friends from my year-and-a-half living there, Mollie, and her husband. I am really excited to reunite with her, since we haven’t seen each other since December of 2009! Leaving Boone, we are going to travel back across the Blue Ridge to Gatlinburg for the last day of our trip. So, at least that part of our annual getaway remains the same.
This winter has been brutal, to say the least. Even more so than usual, we’ve really needed something to which to look forward and to lift our spirits on these stretches of gray, snow-filled days. I will welcome springtime with open arms. My husband and I are literally counting down the days until our annual mountain getaway!