Crime & Retribution...

I got some lovely happy mail today, and it was even a bit of a surprise since my memory is so cruddy... the box had something like "Outdoor Cleaning Supplies" on it, which was confusing - thought The Boy had ordered something & had it shipped to my name, until I opened it.....

Ah! Pyrex! Beautiful, beautiful vintage Pyrex goodness. This was not just another frivolous purchase however. Oh no. This, was retribution.

A couple of weeks ago I was looking for one of my cool old oven dishes - I had two, a square one & a round one, and I needed the round one to bake in... I couldn't find it anywhere, and when I thought about it, I realised I hadn't seen it for quite a while.

Days later, I stumbled upon this;

My incredible powers of deduction were put to the test, but in the end, I was able to find the culprit.

It must have been a terrible scene, a dark & stormy night, the back door opens with a creak & a man steps out onto the wet cement. A large brute of a dog approaches menacingly, eyeing the prize in the mans hands greedily... moments later, the startling sound of vintage ovenware shattering into several heart breaking pieces pierces the night air...

That's right. The Boy had given my beautiful dish to the dog with leftovers in it. That in itself is wrong on so many levels, but somehow the dish was broken and The Boy, knowing the implications, and fearing the wrath of a kitchen kitch collecting crazy woman, "hid" the evidence down beside the house.... apparently while finishing off a beer.

So, when I saw this cute set of Pyrex on ebay, I knew it had to be mine, oh yes, and there wasn't a darn thing The Boy would be able to say about it!

You'll be shocked & horrified to learn that he also, two house moves ago, heartlessly disposed of my vintage sunbeam mixmaster.

I am keeping my eye out.


  1. A couple of years ago, I could not find my favorite pair of kitchen tongs. This might not sound like a big deal to most, but they were my FAVORITE pair, by gosh! After scouring the kitchen for them, I questioned everyone in the house, only to hear that they had no ideas. I figured the brownies got 'em.

    About a week later, I went with my husband to empty his crab traps that hang off the dock by his father's boat. Hurray, it was full of future tastiness!

    And then my husband whipped out a nice pair of tongs to get them out of the trap without getting his fingers pinched....

    You know where this is going. I feel your pain.

  2. Ahahahaha....! Love it lol - But hey... at least they weren't broken, right?! ;)

  3. Can't live with them, can't live without them! They just don't get it, do they? Maybe we should head out to their sheds and see how they react when we used their drill for totally inappropriate purposes...Congrats on your new additions. Hope a new mixmaster isn't far behind?

  4. I'm glad you were able to find something to fill the gap of your broken dish. Enjoy your beautiful 'new' pyrex. :)

  5. Yay for pyrex! Hey, you and me better battle it out for the Mixmaster! ;)

  6. Oh no, I so feel your pain. But congrats on your new Pyrex ware! May you find a "new" Sunbeam MixMaster very soon. My mom is still using hers, she got it as a wedding present in 1963. :)

  7. Oh dear many a favourite dish I have lost this way! I feel your pain and find joy in your revenge! ;) x

  8. My mum got these as a wedding present many many years ago, as well as the matching oval shaped lidded casserole dish: we still use them today, although the beigey/browny ones are somewhat faded from 30+ years of use! They are great!


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