Trade Time

Yesterday was a great day for trading. When it comes to my Pyrex collection, I rarely buy my pieces any more. I try to do trades or old fashioned bartering. Yesterday was a very successful trade day. My friend Stevie had a mixing bowl set I have been trying to trade in our Pyrex group. She had decided it didn't go with her color scheme. She asked me what I had to trade. The only thing I had that she wanted was the yellow 503 fridgie.

So I took it to her yesterday to see what she would trade. She then asked me if in addition to trading it, I would make her 4 year old son a plastic canvas box in green with an R on it so Ray can keep his Power Ranger keys in it so they don't lost. She just wants a simple box, something like this only in the green.

Since those are so easy to make and I love to do it, I gladly agreed to do it for her. So what did I get in exchange for one piece of Pyrex and one plastic canvas project? I got the mixing bowl set I have had on my wish list for months. My Early American mixing bowl set. I am in love!

Then she blew my mind and said, "Here. Take these, too. I don't want to collect this pattern any more. Oh wow, oh wow! I was definitely doing a happy dance.

So as part of our trade, I agreed to help her do a couple of trades in my Pyrex groups. She had this JAJ that she got from Australia in the clover pattern. She wanted to trade it for something to add to her Friendship collection. So I posted it in group and the offers for trades immediately started pouring in. Since this is an Australian JAJ Pyrex piece, it is very, very rare here in the USA.

But she was able to trade for a piece she has desired that is also a hard to find piece. It is the Pyrex Friendship Pennsylvania Dutch Promo piece. There is a plate that it sets on so we are in search of that now to complete this set.

While I was at her house, she showed me her new cabinet for her craft room that she is going to keep fabric in. I loved the cabinet. The picture makes it look green but it was actually more of a blue than a green.

Whoever made it took out the glass on the doors and put in chicken wire, but what made it so adorable is the fact that they installed a coffee table on top of it and inserted a mirror. I just fell in love. Going to have to try to do this. Isn't the result gorgeous.

When I came home from all the excitement of the trades yesterday, I went to the mail box and my new tablecloth had arrived. I have been putting off redoing the kitchen decor and rearranging my Pyrex until I could get my Woodland bowls (which I got last week), my Early American and my new tablecloth. I have them all now. Time to get the re-do started.

I also forgot to show you my pretty flowers I got at Walmart for just $3.00. They are going to go in a display somewhere in the house for Memorial Day. I will leave them out for Flag Day in June and the 4th of July. I just love the fabric flowers.

Hope everybody has a great Wednesday.


ThrifterSisters said...

That clover piece is so amazing! It's is on my wish list for sure but the odds of me actually getting it are pretty slim. Maybe it's time for me to join Facebook?

Can't wait to see your kitchen!


Donna said...

I LOVE the old corning ware! SO hard to find...there's a pink pattern I've been looking for, for years.
Love the cabinet! Great idea!
Happy Wednesday!

Rachel said...

Love the Pyrex you got and love the cabinet!