I can't believe that it's the middle of August already.
We are getting ready for another fun show on October 8th and 9th. Please go sign up :-)
It's not to early to start thinking about gifts.
The registrations are open for all the remaining 2016 shows including the Magic Of Santa craft show.
Just go to the Vendor Info page to sign up
We are constantly striving to improve the shows so if you have any ideas please let one of us know.
The Fallon Block Party antique show is Sept. 10th and 11th. They have openings so if you are interested in being a vendor give them a call.
It is one of the few shows that Paula and I sell at regularly and its very inexpensive to be a vendor.
Below is the schedule for the
remaining 2016 shows
Oct 8th & 9th
November 19th & 20th
Magic of Santa Craft Faire Dec 3rd & 4th
I'm sorry if any of the dates conflict with other shows,
I do my best to work around them
I'm also constrained by available dates at the Events Center
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Everyone remembers the brightly colored glassware that graced our mothers and grandmothers kitchens.
In 1915, chemists at Corning Glass Works in Corning, New York, created a special borosilicate glass that was resistant to thermal expansion and contractions. This new glass-branded as "Pyrex"-held up under quick, extreme temperature changes, which made it ideal for
scientific experiments, and, of course, cooking.
Corning's first line of clear-glass Pyrex Ovenware debuted in 1915, featuring 12 pieces such as casseroles, custard cups, a bread pan, pie plates, and shirred egg dishes. Early Pyrex was cloudy, and the word "Pyrex" can usually be found on the base of the piece. This cookware was an immediate success with homemakers who'd previously cooked in metal pans and earthenware. For the first time, they could bake, serve, and store their food in the same dish.
Collectors, however, are most attracted to the colorful Pyrex products that were introduced in 1947 and produced until the late '60s. To create even more durable dinnerware for the military during WWII
, Corning came up with an even stronger version of Pyrex, this time made with a soda-lime composition instead of borosilicate. Advertising crowed that Pyrex kitchenware was "Tough as nails and guaranteed!" Using its prewar molds, new Pyrex products were made out of opal or white glass, sprayed with a bright color, and then sometimes printed with an attractive pattern.
Nesting mixing bowls are among the most identifiable and beloved vintage Pyrex kitchenware
. The first, and currently most popular set, is the solid "400 Multicolored Mixing Bowls," also referred to as "Primary Mixing Bowls" or "Primary-Colored Mixing Bowls." It includes a 4-quart yellow bowl (#404) with a 10-inch diameter, a 2.5-quart green bowl (#403) with a 8.5-inch diameter, a 1.25-quart red bowl (#402) with a 7-inch diameter, and a half-quart blue bowl (#401) with a 5.5-inch diameter.
All round Pyrex mixing bowls come in these four sizes, but newer bowls have thinner walls. In 1949, the #404 bowl was also offered separately in red. In 1957, the 300 nesting bowl sets were introduced, and these only had the three smaller bowls. Ten years later, Pyrex debuted its currently popular "New Dot" pattern-white glass with three rows of dots in a single color-in a three-bowl nesting set, and each bowl had its own dot color: orange, red, and blue. A fourth 4-quart bowl with green dots was introduced in 1969, and it is the most valuable of the set.
Cinderella bowls, or mixing bowls with two pour-spout handles, were introduced in 1958. Casseroles were made in similar colors and patterns as the mixing bowls starting in the late '40s. Many were offered as one-off promotional items or Christmas specials. Others were a part of huge kitchenware sets, so that a homemaker could fill her kitchen with matching Pyrex patterns. Casserole lids came with or without knobs, in clear and colored glass, and with or without printed or engraved patterns. Lids without top knobs doubled as trivets. In 1956, 2-quart casseroles were offered with "Jetsons"-esque candle warmers. Two years later, the Cinderella casserole handles made pouring easier.
Refrigerator sets, billed as "oven-refrigerator sets," are also prized by collectors. The concept began in 1925, with squared-off, stackable clear Pyrex containers that saved spa
ce in the icebox. In 1949, a refrigerator set was issued in three of the colors of the first 400 bowls. The yellow was the 1.5-quart size, blue was 1.5 pints, and red was 1.5 cups. The original clear lids had fine ribs that tend to collect dirt. These sets were made in clear again from 1950 to 1952, and then in the popular Pyrex patterns of the day.
Other postwar Pyrex products include Chip and Dip sets, Hostess casseroles (large bowls with lids), bowls sold with Hamilton electric mixers, cake dishes, clear canisters like cracker barrels and
clear or patterned carafes and pitchers, butter dishes, divided dishes, salad sets, and shakers. The company also offered white
rimmed in colors like dove gray, turquoise, lime, and flamingo, available with an optional 22-carat gold trim. The regency green and royal burgundy colors were added later, and these are the most rare. Divided plates for children were also produced.
Generally, the patterns of mixing bowls, casseroles, refrigerator sets, and other items that come in the bright, cheerful colors of the
such as pink and turquoise, are far more popular with modern Pyrex collectors than the homey, muted earth-toned patterns that sold well in the '60s.
Pyrex patterns that are popular with collectors include "Gooseberry" (particularly in pink), "Rainbow Striped," "New Dot," "Terra," "Snowflakes" (in turquoise and charcoal), "Snowflake Blue," "Daisy" (designed to satisfy the era's craze for yellow), and a rare promotional pattern known as "Balloons," as well as an Atomic Age "Eye" pattern seen only in a two-bowl Chips and Dip set.
Other well-known earth-tone '60s patterns include "Gold Acorn," the floral "Spring Blossom Green," or "Crazy Daisy," and the simple wheat sheaves of "Autumn Harvest." Of course, condition of the color and pattern will affect the value of the item. A common Corning pattern known as "Cornflower Blue" appears on casseroles,
and myriad other kitchenware items, but collectors should note that none of these are known to be made of Pyrex glass.
Pyrex's 1966 real "Americana" bowls are also popular now. In stark contrast to "Early American," these nesting bowls come in solid primary colors with a single white stripe on the rim. Collectors are also attracted to the "Verde" line, which generally features solid-colored items in various shades of green.
Before the '40s, clear Pyrex Ovenware, introduced in 1915, exploded in popularity. The plain 12-item line started with casseroles, custard cups, pie plates, bread pans, and shirred egg dishes. It quickly expanded to 100 unique items in 1922. (Pyrex introduced its first clear 2-quart mixing bowl in 1931, which led to the nesting sets a decade later.) In 1918, Pyrex began offering engraved-glass pieces with "Fern," "Spray," and "Key" designs. These were popular until the
, and then were discontinued in the
Pyrex measuring cups, which like the first custard cups are still made today, are probably among the most iconic Pyrex products. The earliest, introduced in 1925, had two spouts, but it was quickly replaced a year later with a single-spout measuring cup. In 1941, Pyrex first made measuring cups with red-lettering, just like the measuring cups we know today. Only one modification was made in the 1990s: Modern cups have an open-bottomed handle, while earlier handles curve back into the cup. One of the most collectible measuring cups is a 1-quart size with a metal beater on the top.
The company experimented with its Pyrex pie plates, too, issuing hexagonal pie plates between 1917 and 1938. Corning debuted the 10-inch "Flavor-Saver Pie Plate" in 1943 with fluted edged that promised to "keep all the juices and flavors in your pies." Other Pyrex Ovenware items include au gratin dishes, cake dishes, platters, juicers, refrigerator sets, roasters,
glass rolling pins
, double-compartment baking dishes, bean pots, teapots (which could not withstand direct stovetop heat),
, trays, and utility dishes.
A breakthrough in 1936 led to a new Pyrex glass dubbed Flameware that was tough enough to sit directly above the flame. The early Flameware can be identified by its bluish cast; it all became clear within 10 years. During that first decade, the maker's mark was stamped in green ink and not molded into the glass. Hence, most of the marks have worn off of these early items.
are particularly collectible. They come in many varieties including the Drip Coffee Maker, the Instant Coffee Maker, the Percolator, and the Vacuum Coffee Maker. Silex company also sold many coffee makers using Pyrex glass. The Chemex Filter-Coffee Ma
ker was a particularly attractive modern coffee carafe made out of a single piece of Pyrex.
The first saucepans offered as Pyrex Flameware came with removable handles featuring a glass button inside a metal loop. In 1943, an all-glass removable handle was offered, which was replaced by an all-metal handle, and then a permanent glass handle in 1955. Removable wooden handles were sold with Pyrex saucepans and double boilers during World War II. Other Flameware products included tea kettles, teapots, and
Pyrex Flameware was discontinued in 1979, and replaced with the clear brown-amber glass called Pyrex Fireside. Then in 1983, Corning released its clear orange-amber ceramic-glass cookware line branded as Visions. Both Fireside and Visions were produced in a clear cranberry color, as well.
For more infrmation check out these sources:
Google searches for Pyrex Patterns etc. lead to some fun results.
Places to Stay:
A few people have asked if there are places to stay close to the Events Center. The Events Center has RV spaces available (see the bottom of the show application page) and there are several motels close by and the casinos are close too. Kayak.com lists some close by ones. Pick the Livestock events Center for the location. You can narrow the search in the left column.
A friend of mine stays at the SandsRegency Hotel Casino when he visits. They usually have some good deals going. I did a quick check and found their deals page:
Once he visited the first time they keep sending him free nights coupons.
Motel 6 is about a block away:
Days Inn is just a little further:
Americas Best Travel Inn is right at the freeway exit too:
There is a 24 hour Denny's restaurant very close. (walking dist. from motels, right at the freeway exit)
Let's make this a fun forum to keep interest and excitement up for the shows!
Dan and Paula Clements
P.O. Box 618, Fernley NV 89408
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2016 Show Schedule
At the Livestock Events Center
Tanners Marketplace :
February 6th and 7th
May 21st and 22nd
November 19th and 20th
Magic Of Santa:
December 3rd and 4th
Please Visit the Somewhere In Time antique mall at 1313 S. Virginia St.
(Paula and Dan are there on Mondays)
Auctions by Sammy B
A Fun Antiques and Clothing Store
Red Hat and Vintage Clothing and Accessories,
Antiques and Art
Joke of the Day
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. Doug Larson
Finding the Right Job.
In honor of Labor Day, here's a first person report of someone who was not quite as successful as he had hoped to be in the job market:
As a young man
- My first job was in an orange juice factory, but I couldn't concentrate on the same old boring rind, so I got canned.
- Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.
- After that, I tried working in a donut shop, but I soon got tired of the hole business.
- I manufactured calendars, but my days were numbered.
- I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it. Mainly because it was a sew-sew job, de-pleating and de-pressing.
- I took a job as an upholsterer, but I never recovered.
In my prime
- Next I tried working in a car muffler factory, but that was exhausting.
- I wanted to be a barber, but I just couldn't cut it.
- Then I was a pilot, but tended to wing it, and I didn't have the right altitude.
- I studied to become a doctor, but I didn't have enough patients for the job.
- I became a Velcro salesman, but I couldn't stick with it.
- I tried my hand at a professional career in tennis, but it wasn't my racket. I was too high strung.
- I became a baker, but it wasn't a cakewalk, and I couldn't make enough dough. They fired me after I left a cake out in the rain.
- I was a masseur for a while, but I rubbed people the wrong way.
- I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.
Later in life
- Then I became a personal trainer in a gym, but they said I wasn't fit for the job.
- I thought about being a historian, but I couldn't see a future in it.
- Next I was an electrician, but I found the work shocking and revolting, so they discharged me.
- I tried being a teacher, but I soon lost my principal, my faculties, and my class.
- I turned to farming, but I wasn't outstanding in my field.
- I took a job as an elevator operator. The job had its ups and downs, and I got the shaft.
- I sold origami, but the business folded.
Five Funny, Honest, Thought-provoking and Famous Quotes About Work
- I took a job at UPS, but I couldn't express myself.
- I tried being a fireman, but I suffered burnout.
- I became a banker, but I lacked interest and maturity, and finally withdrew from the job.
- I was a professional fisherman, but I couldn't live on my net income.
- I next worked in a shoe factory, but I just didn't fit in. They thought I was a loafer, and I got the boot.
- I worked at Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.
- So I've retired, and I find I'm a perfect fit for this job!
- Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance? Edgar Bergen
- Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. Robert Orben
- Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly, I can!" Then get busy and find out how to do it.' Theodore Roosevelt
- One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell
- Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. Gustave Flaubert
Plus one more: Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still? J. Paul Getty
My wife came home from work yesterday and was raging about her boss. She said to me, "I'm never going to work for that man again!".
I asked her, "Why, what did he say to you?"
The Final Payment
Roland, a businessman, is on his deathbed so he calls his friend and says, 'Eli, I want you to promise me that when I die you will have my remains cremated.'
'And what,' Eli asks, 'do you want me to do with your ashes?'
Roland replies, 'Just put them in an envelope and mail them to the Internal Revenue Service and write on the envelope, 'Now you have everything.'
The Castle Rock, Colorado, Wage and Hours Government Department claimed Mickey was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him.
'I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,' demanded the agent.
'Well,' replied old Mickey, 'There's my ranch hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board. The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $500 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the half-wit who works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night.'
'That's the guy I want to talk to, the half-wit,' says the agent.
'That would be me,' replied old rancher Mickey.
Q: Why is the football stadium hot after the game?
A: Because all the fans have left.
Q: Where do football players go shopping in the offseason?
A: The tackle shop.
Q: How many San Francisco 49ers fans does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None. Lava lamps don't burn out man!
A guy took his girlfriend to her first football game. Afterward he asked her how she liked the game. "I liked it, but I couldn't understand why they were killing each other for 25 cents," she said. "What do you mean?" he asked. "Well, everyone kept yelling, 'Get the quarter back!'"
Happy Labor Day! Oh wait... we live on a farm. Never mind!