Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A SORT OF RED POST

Many of us are looking for vintage Pyrex these days.  The beloved 'fridgies' are always a treat to find.  Unless of course they are some of the 'abused' Pyrex we all see and cry about.  
 Several months ago I found this fridgie at my thrift shop...as you can see it was marked .40 and I bought it because it was too sad to leave it there all alone 
 I used a magic sponge on it and brought back some of the color that the dishwasher had ruined
I paid .25 cents for this recently.  Another poor abused red fridgie....I might see if the magic sponge can bring back some life to this one also
I almost did not buy this fridgie since almost all the red color was gone but for .15 I picked it up...I do believe this one is beyond 
magic sponge saving

I plan to use these fridgies.  One by my sink to hold scrubers and another can be used for leftovers even if it isn't the cutest.  Would you try to remove the rest of the red color from the top fridgie?  My question....would you have bought these?  and why is it only the red one's that I find this way?  I did not find lids with these fridgies but have added some I found at other thrifts. 

I'm joining these parties today
at Junker Newbies

Rednesday with Sue at
It's A Very Cherry World

and 
at Colorado Lady 
Oh and PLEASE do not put vintage Pyrex in the dishwasher! 

Hugs,
Linda

31 comments:

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I definitely would have bought them! We must save the fridgies!!! I like your ideas for using them and I probably would try to remove the rest of the red on the top one!

Betsy said...

Not sure why I see so many red ones like this. I would have bought them at that price, and I like the way the three of them look together. They still do the same great job of holding our leftovers:-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love fridgies, your prices are amazing but I do want the lids. Personally, I'd try to get the rest of the color off, I think white is fine:@)

Celina said...

Oh, yes, I would have saved them too! Maybe use one for some flowers?!

Angela said...

I would have passed on them - BUT I am beyond cheap so that has a ton to do with it :) I do see the red ones like this a good bit too and I am just not sure why. I do understand feeling sad for things and not wanting to leave them though. My mom could never leave a pair of old baby shoes behind because she felt sad for them.

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

I would have bought them! I LOVE fridgies! I would try to take the rest of the color off of the top one. I've often wondered if there is a way to repaint them in some way to make them bright and cheery again.

LV said...

Most I have seen still look very well. These no doubt were outside or poorly taken care of. The color is nice but it does not effect the us of it.

Pondside said...

I think that in most things, red is a difficult colour - it bleeds and fades very quickly. Perhaps this accounts for the problem. That first one certainly came up well with your magic sponge.

The Joyful Thrifter said...

I would have bought all of those sad and abondoned fridgies! I love them ever so much!

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

Vintage Christine said...

Are the lids in good condition? Because if you're just going to use them to put sponges in, you won't need the lids and I DO! Anytime you find fridgie lids that aren't chipped, get them--I hate to say this but you could probably sell them on eBay for several bucks. As for the red--yeah, the fading happens to them the most, probably when people started putting them in the dishwasher. I'm sure if you got some glass paint you could touch them right up!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I don't see these fridgies where we live, but I would have bought them. What a cute term too. Joni

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You know how to work magic!

SEEING RED

A man who was out of his head
Was claiming he always saw red.
He saw it all day,
At work and at play,
And saw it at night while in bed.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Teleférico rojo

Erin said...

I love these! I'm in KS and never run into these Pyrex goodies while thrifting! :( I would leave the top one in its current condition...the shabbier, the better in my opinion!

P. said...

I did not even know it was possible to try to bring some of the color back with a magic sponge. I kind of like seeing the trio together like you have them stacked. They seem to tell a story, even if it's a sad tale of woe, or perhaps a warning of what not to do. I guess not all fairy tales have a happy ending, do they? Cheers!

Zootsuitmama said...

Aww, you rescued them and gave them a purpose!

iheartsunnydays said...

I probably would have ummed and aahhed about them, but they actually look good all together! I'd leave the little bit of redness that is left on the last one.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

At those prices def would have bought them. Abused and misused they needed to be saved!
*hugs*deb

Vonlipi said...

They have a great look! And it is a great deal. I'm sure they'll look great in your kitchen!

Jojo said...

Buy. They are still usable. Great deals too!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I am always finding Pyrex but pass them up if I collect another thing he would go ballistic on me!LOL They all call me a horder so I watched the show and I AM NOT A HORDER mine is organized lol

Susan said...

Linda I think it is awesome your re purposing those frigies!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Linda,
They look great stacked like that. I really prefer glass for food storage instead of plastic. Pertochemicals, you know. Not good for us.
Can't believe how they cleaned up.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

For the price I would pick them up, especially for the ideas you plan on using them for!

Jeanne said...

Yes, I love the old frigies and I would have bought them at those prices. I don't think it matters that the color has rubbed off. Shabby chic. Smile!
Enjoy them.
Hugs, Jeanne

Jean said...

Those are too cute. Lovely!

Cheryl said...

Personally, I would mask them and spray paint them!!

Chatty Crone said...

I would remove the rest of the red on top - I know you love these and a lot of people do - I don't think I have one cabinet area left to put anything!

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh no! Dishwashers do terrible things to vintage dishes! I handwash all my older pieces. They are worth the extra care. the magic sponge is indeed magic if it can restore the color after they have that whitish-gunk on them!

itsstilllife.com said...

I don't think I would have bought them, yet those prices are awesome and I love them stacked together that way. They look amazing.

SharonLou said...

At those prices, I would have definitly bought them!! It's so sad how some people abuse their Pyrex!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh! Poor little fridgies! Yep! I would have bought them! But no, I'd probably not take off any more paint- well unless I got carried away as I often do! ♥