Saturday, July 11, 2009
When I was younger, my mom had this ugly brown bowl. I mean....I hated it. Why would you want to eat out of something brown? That was my logic as a kid.
Well, as it turns out, my mom was onto something with that brown bowl. It was Pyrex and it was classic and I would love to have it now. But not brown.
Thanks to the internet and garage sales, my dream can become a reality! Lately I've been obsessed with vintage housewares and things that are Danish Modern and very 1960s. Or 50s. Or 70s. I'm not sure which decade it is that I like.
A few weekends ago I stumbled across a fantastic butter yellow Pyrex dish with a warming tray at a garage sale. I have no real use for it, but I had to have it. It fits the mental image I have of my ideal home.
One great place to find a hidden treasure is Etsy. My advice is to be careful though. Always message a seller before making a purchase if you're at all uneasy about something.
Don't just assume something is junk based on the quality of the picture or the low price. Sometimes people who take bad pictures don't know how great the item is that they have on their hands and you can get a great deal! And sometimes the pictures in a store can really draw you in even though the item isn't actually as great as the photography makes it seem.
So if you're in the market for a casserole dish or serving tray and you haven't come across it at your local garage sales, check Etsy. But if you find anything Avocado Green...send me a link. I just love that stinking color.