Happy MLK Day all! Did those of you in the L.A. area enjoy the glorious weather we had this weekend? It felt like summertime! And it was perfect timing for me to have a moving sale on Saturday. I had our dining room pack to the brim with stuff we don't want to haul halfway across the country, and sold almost all of it by makin' sweet deals left and right.
Because of that I wasn't able to do any thrifting this weekend, but I did stop by our local Out of the Closet store as I was walking back from Staples on Thursday. I usually skip it over because the last time I was in there the prices were way too high, but I figured it was worth a quick look since I was walking right past it. And I'm glad I did!
It appears they're under some new management, and I scored two great Pyrex casserole dishes & a pristine set of six Glasbake mugs, each one a different color, for seriously good prices. Since I'm just getting into collecting dishware & ovenware from the '50s/'60s, I hadn't heard of Glasbake, but I knew by the style and the colors that it was similar to the solid Pyrex mixing bowls from that era.
I popped my iPhone out, did a quick Google search, and learned that Glasbake was introduced in 1917 by the McKee Glass Company to compete with Pyrex. Then, in the 1960s, the company was sold to Jeanette Glass, and pieces produced during that time have a "J" followed by a number on the bottom, which is what the mugs I picked up have. So I know they're from the '60s! (Thank you C. Dianne Zweig for the history lesson!)
The two Pyrex casseroles are also in amazing condition, and I'm happy to add them to my collection! (I have a dream of one day having a kitchen with open shelves all over displaying all the beautiful Pyrex/Corning patterns...). The first I spotted was a one-quart casserole in the Butterprint pattern, and was ecstatic that it had the lid!
The second is a one-and-a-half-quart casserole (with lid) in the Snowflake pattern.
Do you ever come across Pyrex in the store and leave it behind because it's lacking a lid? I see that all the time and feel so bad...but maybe I'm just a Pyrex purist? :)
This will be my second week linking up with Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday post, so be sure and hop over to see what other treasures were found this weekend!