With Love From Kim

If I had the time to sit here and write a real Ode to my friend Kim I would. But I don’t, sadly and probably lack the skill to write a decent one. Either way, I love the girl. She understands the madness that I (and lets face it, every Pyrex collector) feels-the thrill of the hunt, the sorrow when finding a piece someone didn’t take care of, or the anger at an antique shop/thrift store that thinks what they have is the should cost 40 dollars. If I had to find a Pyrex soul-mate, it would be Kim.
Kim, if you’re still reading I promise all the mushy gooshy stuff is over. Maybe. We’ll see.
A few weeks back we had Kim and her husband Roger over for lunch and another Pyrex swap. It was beyond fun and a great chance to get to know Roger-who rocks. Joe made a baked pasta and I had some rolls ready to go and after lunch…well, we got down to it.
It had been so long since our first swap that I couldn’t exactly remember what I had told Kim to grab for me…it turned into a Pyrex Christmas.
First, a decorative lid.

A lid from roughly the 1920s

Then, a separated dish with Verde lid. I love the lid so much and have seen it at the Charlton Flea before but the woman wanted about 12 for just the lid. Too much and I believe what Kim picked it up for was 5, tops.

Next is another separated dish-this one blue with the Snowflake pattern on the top. This is a little throw back to the first thing we bought from Kim-snowflake refrigerator dishes. For this pattern we now have the separated dish, refrigerator dishes and a butter dish-we’re clearly ready for next winter!

Then there is the one I am calling “Big Boy.” though the pattern does have a real name. I hadn’t realized when I saw the picture she sent me from Savers how large this dish was. But, I have resolved that it is clearly to be used for roasting chickens. Which I may be doing some time this week! I forgot to take a picture of this dish but the pattern on it is Golden Scroll. Lovely for fall or spring cooking I believe!

Next I unwrapped a large yellow refrigerator dish

Followed by something I do already have one of but since they seem so hard to find I wouldn’t turn it away: a Butterfly Gold creamer!

As Kim and Roger were getting ready to leave she mentions the mac and cheese she had brought in a Pink Gooseberry dish. She mentions that it is a gift! Now, I have a secret love for Gooseberry. It’s so playful and light but can cost an arm and both legs. I do have one other piece in the pattern-a black and white Cinderella dish. I also know that Kim loves the pattern so for her to give this to me was huge. I cannot ever repay her for how much I love this gift.

It was an amazing afternoon and one I hope to soon repeat though I know she is busy with school and work. I know that my posts have been far and few between lately but I swear its for good reason. The weather has been up and down so on the up days we’re outside- something the active toddler in my life loves. On the down days I’m baking corn muffins…which, when the rain comes this afternoon I’ll be doing again.

Recipe coming soon!



Filed under Antique, Pyrex, Vintage

2 responses to “With Love From Kim

  1. Linda Leslie

    I love the pictures… such good color!!! Your description of your lunch with Kim and Roger is great. It’s good to have other couples for friends. Have a wonderful day!! I have gotten lots of giggles on the story about Niko and his climb into the tub!! What a kid!! Love you bunches

  2. Nice post!
    There was a giant Cinderella bowl in Snowflake Blue at the antique store…she wanted $40…
    I left it there.

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