Next weekend I am going to be heading to my first Pyrex swap meet in the Baltimore, MD area! I am really excited to meet up with other collectors and their families. Should be a fun time and I already have a few trade deals hammered out so will have lots to tell when i get back! For those of you who are interested, I will definitely do a write up on the experience! This is a nicely organized event and I believe they are expecting about 75 collectors/shoppers plus family and support! I am pretty much all packed- Pyrex wise, and will add some other goodies of interest from my inventory as I pack the van.
Not sure what is up the with weather this week but it is cold and yucky once again in the Northeast. I have a list of projects to do but am waiting for warmer sunny weather to spend days in my garage working. Before I start my next restoration, I have a few things to finish on items I have listed. The chrome dinette chairs I just listed will be taken apart so I can clean the chrome underneath. There was a lot of surface rust on them, but it cleaned right off with some tricks. I can get the underneath better by taking the legs off to finish. I try my best to clean things up and these were very labor intensive, but I want them to look great for their new home. That said, I also found out about another rust removal product I would like to try on the vinyl. One chair has some rust stains on it. Hoping this might do the trick. Generally they are in ok shape and the pattern on the vinyl is so awesome! Here is a look.
Diamond Chair update: I have this chair listed in a few major markets because, well, I know it is not for everyone. I received a message from a lovely woman, Mary Thorp, who found my listing and thought enough to reach out and let me know she approved of my restoration work. It makes me truly happy for feedback like this. This woman founded the Harry Bertoia Research Project, which catalogs known pieces of his work. Ms. Thorp is a lecturer, aficionado and expert on Bertoia. Knowing how much the artist and his works are loved and admired, I am very proud to have gotten a response out of someone who is an expert in this area. If you are lucky to own any original pieces of Bertoia sculpture, you may register them with her page. Mary is an asset to preserving the legacy of the artist and his works. Fabulous!
I think things are starting to move again. I have had some sales over the weekend and things are shipping out. A little relief in a stressful time as my husband is still on strike…..we are 5 weeks into it and growing weary and poor. Thank you for your support as every sale is much appreciated! Have a great week and look forward to a great review of the swap next week!