5 Days

It’s been 6 days since the big plans post that outlined my ambitious sewing plans for these school holidays.

It has been 5 days since the holidays started for me.

I’m sure most of you thought I’d be smashing out garments at the machine, pedal to the carpet in a mad sewing frenzy, too busy to blog as I’m obsessively working my machine to create garment gold! Alas, such things have not been, as I have the flu! *sigh*

I’m on day 5 of the flu and starting to feel like I’m going to survive. I’ve already spent 4 days incapable of getting out of bed. What a crappy start to the holidays! But really, what did I expect. All three of my kids have now had the flu, so I was bound to get it. Sucks being a mum sometimes. Dads can dodge illnesses through distance, but not mums.

Anyway, I’ve managed to crawl out of bed today to buy flowers for our front garden. I happened to pass on of my favourite Op Shops and struck gold. I know there are a lot of vintage Pyrex fans out there – be warned – Pyrex porn below!

I have no real use for these delightful little bowls, other than to have them adorn my bookshelf for colour, but I had to have them.

Hopefully, *fingers crossed* I can get back to my machine and resume regular programming tomorrow.

I hope you school holidays have started better than mine.

  • Darling, you had the best intentions. Those Pyrex bowls are going to a good home who will appreciate them for a whole new generation, total score, love Posie

  • Hope you are feeling better soon. Don't all teachers get sick on the holidays?

  • Those bowls are perfection! I remember my mum getting sick everytime we had holidays/time off work… not cool!

  • I feel your pain! I've been down with the flu and then bubs gave me mastitis. No sewing here. But hey those bowls are fantastic…. perfect colours. Hope to see your sewing soon!

  • I feel your pain Christy. My kids were given a daycare freeby of a stomach bug. I thought I had escaped, but after three days of throwing up, I actually received a worse dose. It does suck being a mum sometimes, especially when you are sick. Big hugs.

  • Where did you find those?!!

  • Love these and I have never seen this Pyrex before! Do you know what they are officially called?

    • I believe this is Agee Pyrex, which is from Australia, so gorgeous!!

  • jllz

    I want those bowls! Please! 😀 I have never seen scalloped pyrex before. I hope you hang onto them or, if you sell them, don't sell them cheap! Unless it's to me of course. 😀

    I often got sick at Christmas and holidays. Since I've been off work I no longer do. I think we hang onto ill health out of stress and then we hit a time when we should relax it leaps out of the closet and yells "TaDa!" like a deranged Chuckie doll.

  • jllz

    Does it say pyrex on the bottom?

  • Hi Jilz,
    Yes, they do say Pyrex on the bottom. I think most pie dishes have scalloped edges, so I think these may have originally been small pie dished. Cheers

  • I'd love to see a photo of the pyrex stamp! I cant find these online anywhere but I really love them!

  • Sorry you were sick, but just wanted to say that I am soooooo jealous over your score of the pyrex bowls. I adore them, I have never seen those before, and I thought I am old enough to have seen it all. heehee

  • These are amazing, clicked from Pinterest! I've never seen this type of pyrex, please post the bottom stamp so us collectors can find some too! 🙂

  • Love those bowls! Thanks for sharing.

  • I want those bowls, and they would look awesome in my old house, built 1883, so if you decide they are just taking up space for something else I will send you my address and what you paid for them. Really I love them.

    I know how you feel with the flu, I also had it and spent time in the ER, where they did a ct scan that led to a colonosphy, and 4 weeks later my colon is still healing from being so sick. I got sick Christmas day, and havent cooked my blackeyed peas yet. Glad you are better.

  • I want those bowls, and they would look awesome in my old house, built 1883, so if you decide they are just taking up space for something else I will send you my address and what you paid for them. Really I love them.

    I know how you feel with the flu, I also had it and spent time in the ER, where they did a ct scan that led to a colonosphy, and 4 weeks later my colon is still healing from being so sick. I got sick Christmas day, and havent cooked my blackeyed peas yet. Glad you are better.

  • I want those bowls, and they would look awesome in my old house, built 1883, so if you decide they are just taking up space for something else I will send you my address and what you paid for them. Really I love them.

    I know how you feel with the flu, I also had it and spent time in the ER, where they did a ct scan that led to a colonosphy, and 4 weeks later my colon is still healing from being so sick. I got sick Christmas day, and havent cooked my blackeyed peas yet. Glad you are better.

  • I want those bowls, and they would look awesome in my old house, built 1883, so if you decide they are just taking up space for something else I will send you my address and what you paid for them. Really I love them.

    I know how you feel with the flu, I also had it and spent time in the ER, where they did a ct scan that led to a colonosphy, and 4 weeks later my colon is still healing from being so sick. I got sick Christmas day, and havent cooked my blackeyed peas yet. Glad you are better.

  • I want those bowls, and they would look awesome in my old house, built 1883, so if you decide they are just taking up space for something else I will send you my address and what you paid for them. Really I love them.

    I know how you feel with the flu, I also had it and spent time in the ER, where they did a ct scan that led to a colonosphy, and 4 weeks later my colon is still healing from being so sick. I got sick Christmas day, and havent cooked my blackeyed peas yet. Glad you are better.

  • I want those bowls, and they would look awesome in my old house, built 1883, so if you decide they are just taking up space for something else I will send you my address and what you paid for them. Really I love them.

    I know how you feel with the flu, I also had it and spent time in the ER, where they did a ct scan that led to a colonosphy, and 4 weeks later my colon is still healing from being so sick. I got sick Christmas day, and havent cooked my blackeyed peas yet. Glad you are better.

  • I want those bowls, and they would look awesome in my old house, built 1883, so if you decide they are just taking up space for something else I will send you my address and what you paid for them. Really I love them.

    I know how you feel with the flu, I also had it and spent time in the ER, where they did a ct scan that led to a colonosphy, and 4 weeks later my colon is still healing from being so sick. I got sick Christmas day, and havent cooked my blackeyed peas yet. Glad you are better.

  • They are absolutely adorable! I love your bowls!

  • This photo calls these Agree Pyrex (Australian) bowls, c. 1950s. http://www.flickr.com/photos/33507189@N05/7849634340/