Why 'My Mink Betty'?

Why 'My Mink Betty'?
I'm not your common, everyday twenty-something year old and when I graduated from High School I got an equally uncommon gift. My parents found for me a beautiful 1940's mink stole at a garage sale. It had belonged to the woman's Great Aunt Betty who had married late in life to a man with money and had only allowed him to buy her this one luxury. The unusually styled stole has the name, Betty L. Jones, embroidered in the satin lining so that's what I call her. They never had children of their own and the mink was passed to Aunt Betty's niece and on to her daughter. Until it got to me, no one since Aunt Betty had worn it. Now Betty the mink and I go to the theater together on special occasions and I hope that someday I can take her to the Symphony or the Ballet. Although Betty hadn't been worn or loved for many years she was waiting for someone to love her again as are most other things I look for when thrifting.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blah blah blah Pyrex

For all my Pyrex loving friends, today's post is brought to you as heard and repeated by my boyfriend when I told him about my recent Pyrex-y finds...

Blah blah blah Pyrex blah blah. Blah blah Goodwill.
Blahbity blah blah Pyrex blah blah.

Blah blah blah Pyrex blah blah

Blah blah Pink Daisy blah blah

Blah blah Snowflake Open Baker blah blah

Blah blah blah Blue Butterprint

Blah blah blah Spring Blossom Gravy Boat blah blah

Blah blah Shenandoah blah blah blah

Blah blah Opal White blah blah

Blah blah blah Orange/Yellow Bowl blah blah

Blah blah blah Juice Carafe blah blah

Blah blah Another Juice Carafe blah blah

Blah blah blah ANOTHER Juice Carafe blah blah

Blah blah Coffee? Carafe blah blah blah

If you have trouble deciphering my post, ask the non-Pyrex-y people in your life and they should be able to translate as they've probably heard this before...

I'm joining these parties:
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  1. Wow! O.O That is a huge haul. I really love the Pyrex coffee carafe!

  2. All so flippin' awesome! Great finds! I love the coffee carafe and that big orange bowl.

  3. I am cracking up at the Blah Blah Blah....yes I've seen eyes glaze over as I jump for joy at my Pyrex finds...oh and WOW on the great and fabulous Pyrex!

  4. Great score! Familiar with the blah blah blah reaction; sometimes they humour me and sound a little more interested.

  5. Hilarious! Such great finds- the orange/yellow bowl is my favorite!

  6. Wow, that is some haul!! I really like the carafes! I've yet to find any around here. I am sooooo familiar with the blah, blah, blah. Even though my hubby humors me, and even bought me a piece of Pyrex recently, his reactions when I start talking about my finds are the same as your boyfriend's!! LOL....They just don't "get it" like we do!! :)

  7. I didn't know Charlie Brown's teacher collected Pyrex ;)

    I'm very envious blah blah blah...

  8. Weeee! I hear the language you are speaking girl! Loving your Pyrex!

  9. Too funny! Love your Pyrex! I especially love the Blah blah blah Blue Butterprint and Blah blah blah Orange/Yellow Bowl blah blah!

    ~ Tracy

  10. Oh when will they ever learn? Maybe it will sink in one of these days;-) You found some great pieces and I'm sure you'll never have enough.
    You go girl!

  11. That was so funny! My better half speaks that way too!

    That is an amazing haul, WOW! I love ALL your pieces :)

  12. Hi! I couldn't find a direct email link so I'm posting this in your comments. I wanted to let you know that I have given you a blog award on my latest post. Go check it out. Please don't kill me! Love ya.

  13. Who new Pyrex is now considered vintage! :)

    Coming over from Hoosier at Heart.

  14. Stopping by from Hoosier at Heart, congratulations on your award.


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