Monday, 27 May 2013

Pretty treasures on an ugly day!

Hey everyone! Hope you're all doing well on this dreary May afternoon. I figured it was time to share my latest findings! Haven't had the greatest luck as of lately, but then again, I haven't actively been looking as much as I used to. I had such high hopes for the 'district wide garage sale', yet found absolutely nothing! Hopefully you guys have been having better luck :)

Anyways! Here they are


My best finds for the month are my 441 and 442 pink gooseberry! I got the 442 from a lady in Mission, and bought the 441 on Ebay from a woman who turns out is part of the same Pyrex group on Facebook as I am! Very happy I've completed my set. This makes 2 complete sets now :)


Secondly, is my new 403 opal, found by my North Van friend Tracy, who never ceases to amaze me with her finds! They may be plain, but they look awesome with my pink set :) Can't wait to finish this one as well


My mom and I dug these gorgeous plates out of her gross, dark, spider ridden back shed. I thought we had cleared all the boxes out, but after one last check, found these beauties and was beyond pleasantly surprised! They're very old and made in Indonesia, and have the most gorgeous intricate pattern. That's about as much as I know about them! If anyone has any info on these, I'd love to hear!


In the same box as the pink dishes, there was this Indiana blue carnival glass trinket box. I believe its called 'Eagles and Stars' but don't quote me on it! I love the colour of this one. It'll be going up for sale soon on www.facebook.com/LaSirenaVintageTreasures so if you like this one, then keep a look out :)


Next is the lovely Blue Scroll, which Tracy found for me in a Craigslist ad. It's in nearly perfect condition and looks awesome with the Pink Scroll (which by the way, I was seconds away from selling, until this bowl came along!)


These next 2 bowls I found in the most unlikely of places! I went up to check on my secluded family cabin for the first time this season, since the snow has melted. The last time I had been up there, I wasn't collecting Pyrex at the time, and don't even think I noticed these. But this time, I was immediately drawn to them! Funny thing is, I was looking for a red 402 for the longest time months ago. Also in the picture is a little 'sirena' a friend found for me. Very cute, and looks great with my pink dishes :)


I also very recently picked up these gorgeous ceramic deer bookends from a friend here in Chilliwack. They may not be vintage, but they look absolutely amazing with vintage books :)


Last but not least, a cute kitty with vintage drinkware :)


Have a great day!

PS: You see that gorgeous fabric used in my background photos? Keep an eye out for a fun DIY in the near future :)

Friday, 3 May 2013

Me.. Lately

Hello everyone! Hope you're enjoying the beautiful weather.

I've come to realize that I've been slacking on blogging, and need to start sharing my treasures more often! Since I've been so bad at keeping up, here are some of my favorite things that I've found over the last month or so.. plus a few goodies from yesterday :)



I'll start with my oldest find, from a couple months ago that I was absolutely ecstatic about. This is a Fire-King 2000 Jade-ite pie plate. I know it's not vintage, but it's beautiful, and something I don't have to feel bad about using. Then my little 1/4 cup McKee measuring cup! A woman from Bellingham replied to my 'Looking for jadeite' Craigslist ad with these beauties.. so I got down there asap. At only 5 bucks a piece, I couldn't pass it up!


 Next is my new Fire-King Azureite chili bowl, to go with the 2 mugs I already had. I got this about a month or so ago from a woman on a Facebook swap group I'm apart of. I totally love the color of it. Once again, at 5 dollars I couldn't pass it up. Now I just need 2 more mugs and 3 more bowls before my OCD tells me I have sufficient Azureite haha.


A friend in North Vancouver managed to score 2 Fire-King Jade-ite mugs for me, at 99 cents a piece! I could NOT believe it, and was ridiculously excited. She deserves an award for the things she finds, I swear. 


 She also found me this pretty little Pyrex Opal 401! I'm really liking the plain white right now, and want to complete this set. I wish they weren't so hard to find!


I found these weird little fish s&p shakers yesterday, and couldn't leave them behind. They're by Giftcraft Japan and I think they are hilarious. I'll be putting these up for sale because not only do they not fit my decor, they creep me out ever so slightly.


I also found these mint condition Glasbake refrigerator dishes yesterday. It's the first ones I've ever seen, so I thought that was pretty cool. They don't have lids, but the dishes are perfect. These will be going up for sale too!


Last but not least. Most devastating find of the year?... Decade?.. This is a horrifically dishwashered Pyrex Delphite fridgie. This totally broke my heart, but for 2 bucks I couldn't leave it behind. I swear, putting Pyrex in the dishwasher should be against the law.


Here is my gross, cluttered dining room table that drives me insane each time I look at it. Everything you see is either for sale currently, or will be within the next couple days. If you see something you like, head on over to www.facebook.com/LaSirenaVintageTreasures

And for good measure, here is our new kitten. She loves bathtubs as you can tell!

That's all for today! Take care xox