While in Virginia for the Mixed conference, I did a little bit of antique shopping. Just one store, really. I had little time to work with.
I’ve been on the hunt for some vintage flatware to use over on A Beautiful Bite. I have to say that I’ve been pretty unsuccessful in my flatware quest. Apparently people don’t part with their flatware. Ever.
Still, I found some items of interest. And if I had been driving instead of flying home, I’d be the proud owner of some inexpensive blue Ball canning jars. But I’m not. Drat.
I’d also be filling up my new vintage Tupperware pitcher with juice. I swear this is the same pitcher my mother used when I was a kid. I can almost taste the Kool- Aid.
But my biggest regret? Leaving this vintage pink Gooseberry Pyrex mixing bowl set behind. Had I known last week how hot this stuff is on eBay, I would’ve left my Duff Goldman cake in Virginia and brought this as my carry on. Sorry Duff. I can always bake another cake. Especially if I had this set to mix it in.
How did the stuff from our childhood become retro? It used to be that a walk through an antiques store was a walk through the history books. But now it’s like a window into my childhood. Very surreal.
At any rate, ever since I came home I’ve been lamenting over not buying that darn Pyrex set. It was making me nuts. So, I went on eBay and found something similar in a style called Amish Butterprint. Even though it’s not pink, it’s still that 50′s retro style that I adore. Merry Christmas to me.
I’ll be sure to bore you with pictures when it arrives.
How about you? Do you remember those bowls from your childhood? Do you collect any vintage kitchenware?