Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bucket Lists

We've all got them. We are in the process of planning a trip to Cincinnati, OH to attend a Reds game.  We are trying to visit all the MLB ballparks (we didn't make it to one last year though), we've been to few on the list so far. But now we have to go back to NYC & MN, because we saw games at all 3 of the old stadiums.  Below is a list so I can keep track: Team, name of ballpark & year that it opened. (thank you

Baltimore Orioles: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 1992

Boston Red Sox: Fenway Park, 1912 - planned for 2013

New York Yankees: Yankee Stadium II, 2009

Tampa Bay Rays: Tropicana Field, 1990

Toronto Blue Jays: Rogers Centre, 1989

Chicago White Sox: U.S. Cellular Field, 1991

Cleveland Indians: Progressive Field, 1994

Detroit Tigers: Comerica Park, 2000

Kansas City Royals: Kauffman Stadium, 1973

Minnesota Twins: Target Field, 2010

Los Angeles Angels: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 1966

Oakland Athletics: Coliseum, 1966

Seattle Mariners: Safeco Field, 1999

Texas Rangers: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, 1994

Atlanta Braves: Turner Field, 1997

Miami Marlins: Marlins Park, 2012

New York Mets: Citi Field, 2009

Philadelphia Phillies: Citizens Bank Park, 2004

Washington Nationals: Nationals Park, 2008

Chicago Cubs: Wrigley Field, 1914

Cincinnati Reds: Great American Ball Park, 2003

Houston Astros: Minute Maid Park, 2000

Milwaukee Brewers: Miller Park, 2001

Pittsburgh Pirates: PNC Park, 2001

St. Louis Cardinals: Busch Stadium III, 2006

Arizona Diamondbacks: Chase Field, 1998

Colorado Rockies: Coors Field, 1995

Los Angeles Dodgers: Dodger Stadium, 1962

San Diego Padres: Petco Park, 2004

San Francisco Giants: AT&T Park, 2000

& for closed ballparks:

Minnesota Twins - Metrodome - 1982-2009 (visited in 2009)
New York Yankees - Yankee Stadium - 1923-2008 (visited in 2008)
New York Mets - Shea Stadium - 1964–2008 (visited in 2008)

I'm also trying to visit all the Hard Rock Cafe locations. I pick up a pilsner glass at each one I visit. Here is a US list, I have so many left still! I've talked the hubby into going to the Louisville KY HRC while we are in Cincinnati, so I hope we make it.

 United States HRC's
- Atlanta
- Atlantic City
- Baltimore
- Biloxi
- Boston - Planned for 2013!
- Chicago
- Cleveland
- Dallas
- Denver
- Destin
- Detroit
- Foxwoods
- Gatlinburg
- Hollywood at Universal CityWalk
- Hollywood, FL
- Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard
- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis 
- Key West
- Lake Tahoe
- Las Vegas
- Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel
- Louisville -
- Maui
- Memphis
- Miami
- Minneapolis
- Myrtle Beach
- Nashville
- New Orleans
- New York
- Niagara Falls USA
- Orlando
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Pittsburgh
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Seattle
– St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington DC
- Yankee Stadium

I've got the Blues...

I've had some luck finding some blues recently:

Pyrex Embroidery! This was found at an antique mall, I paid $8.00 for it. The tag incorrectly stated that it was a "single Pyrex Butterprint bowl", I couldn't believe it! I have wanted this one for awhile now, and I'm very happy with it.

The baker & pie dish were from a trade, and the loaf was found online for around $9.00.

I got a super great deal on 6 Chinese Grass (Sea Isle) dinner plates, & 5 side plates. Worked out to be $1.66 per plate! I have some mugs in the matching blue, and saucers & mugs in pink that are packed away for now. The yellow 8x8 was ebay'd. 

I also have a small collection of Franciscan Starburst. It can be very expensive to try & collect pieces from this set, so I only pick them up when they're at a reasonable price.

I was surprised to come across these HTF candle holders for only $5.00, at an estate sale on my own block.. of all places!

We went to a flea market last weekend. I found these 4 pieces, & happily added them to my humble collection.

I also LOVE Liberty Blue, and came across the covered vegetable bowl awhile ago. Finally photographed it. Top view: 

& side view.

I'm on a utility dish kick lately & have recently added the yellow loaf & desert dawn cake dish to the mix. Love!

Fire King Gazelle. It's not 'new', I picked it up months ago, but never blogged about it. It fits in nicely with the blue themed post though. It's one of my most favorite bowls. One of the Flickr Pyrex peeps pointed out an interesting fact that I didn't know about... this was actually a vaporizer!

My mugs & tree that I forgot to include in my "Butterfly Gold" post.

And finally, my wonderful husband painted my aluminum Kromex wall dispenser for me! I love it! The color is "50's aqua" & it has an enamel finish. It looks great with the other Kromex items that he bought me last Christmas. I have a breadbox that I want him to do next.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Butterfly Gold Pyrex

It's been a long time since my last post, I haven't been able to sit down & post in a while, but over the last year, I've made great progress in my Butterfly Gold collecting, along with some other favorite finds.

Here's a pic that I took over the summer:

Since then... came the pitcher & tumblers:

Found my 043 at a flea market:

Lasagna pan was found at an antique store:

 The round 4qt casserole dish, probably my favorite piece:
I have talked the hubby into building me a pie safe like cabinet  with glass doors to display all my Butterfly Gold.

I also finally finished my turquoise on white Butterprint set. (my other favorite pattern), & I finished my pink Butterprint as well! (not the best pic of the pinks, sorry)

My awesome husband gave me these Kromex sets for Christmas!

I've also been picking up Hazel Atlas Candy Stripes, I love them!

My favorite juice set from Hazel Atlas: the glasses are cloudy in person, but not as much as the photo picks up though.They display just fine.

& now...for some randomness. ;)

Hubby bought me a birdcam recently, I'm still learning the settings etc, so while this is on the darker side, I still think it's adorable. Snuggle doves.

My lilacs were in full bloom earlier this week, and we had a butterfly invasion, I counted 12-15 at one time, it was so pretty!

My Hydrangeas. I am waiting to plant these until I am sure that we are past a frost, our weather has been very nutty here. My luck, I'd transplant them, & then it would snow. I'm in Chicago, it can happen. I've been taking care of them in the sunroom for nearly 3 weeks now, this pic was just taken yesterday.

 My kitten Gracie, short for Graceful... when I brought her home, I didn't know what to name her. Then she did things like try to jump on the couch, and a lot! lol. Or fall off the window sill while walking. She's just about to turn a year old, and thankfully she's much more agile...but still a source of comic relief. I made this poster because she looks innocent, but she's sneaky & steals everything & she's fast! Earbuds, napkins, scrunchies. The other night I turned my back for a second and she ran off with my small bag of cool ranch doritos! She's a lovebug though, I adore her, & she gets along with the older bosscat very nicely.

Have a great weekend!