Pyrex Passion: Comprehensive Guide Vintage Pyrex

Pyrex Passion: The Comprehensive Guide to Decorated Vintage Pyrex by Michael D. Barber


I present Pyrex Passion: The Comprehensive Guide to Decorated Vintage Pyrex by Michael D. Barber. It is packed with information and photographs for Pyrex collectors and sellers.

Alright, this is really a nearly Wordless Wednesday Post.

Find your copy of Pyrex Passion here on Amazon.

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Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

The Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Company was created in 1991. It produces interesting wooden puzzles in a factory that is located in England. Their puzzles can be found in specialty shops around the world and some are even custom made. 

Wentworth's website says that they use “state-of-the-art, computer-controlled lasers” to create their puzzles and that they follow “the Victorian puzzle-making tradition by using whimsies." That is, pieces that are related to the puzzle. For instance, a piece from a Harry Potter puzzle might be shaped like a sorting hat.

With puzzles ranging from 25 to 1,500 pieces in size, there are puzzles available for experienced and inexperienced jigsaw puzzlers. The fact that they are made out of wood means that they can be made and remade without deteriorating the way cardboard puzzle pieces do. The puzzles are beautiful, making extra nice gifts that your recipient will have forever. 


The puzzle shown here is from Wentworth's Fine Art Collection and shares the architecture of Earnscliffe, the iconic Ottawa, Ontario home of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. The box says that this puzzle is "cut in the classic Victorian style, in which every piece is a different shape and some pieces are cut in shapes that may reflect the image. Pieces are cut in patterns that challenge, intrigue, frustrate and confuse. Corners are frequently bisected and straight pieces can be in the middle of the puzzle.

It features a fall-themed image of the building that now and since 1930 has served as the Residence of the British High Commissioner to Canada. It has 250 pieces and will measure 10 inches by 14 inches when completed. It would be perfect for fans of Canadian history and architecture.  

Find Wentworth's Earnscliffe puzzle here in my eBay store. Currently, it is the only one available on eBay and, once it is sold, it may be difficult to find another.

See you
at the puzzle table!

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McDonald's McNugget Buddies 2023

Love these McDonald's McNugget Buddies (2023) by Kerwin Frost! Did you find a Golden Nugget?

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As an adult who has long ordered a McDonald’s Happy Meal for herself, I was intrigued to discover that McDonald’s, in conjunction with an American artist named Kerwin Frost, launched an adult Happy Meal in December of 2023. 

Those Happy Meals all included one of six McNugget Buddies that related to some part of Frost’s childhood and one even represented the artist himself. 

On the McDonald's website, Kerwin Frost said “I’ve loved McDonald’s since I was a kid. I even had my own Ronald McDonald doll that I brought to picture day at school, and it was my dream to collect all the McNugget Buddies...Now, coming up with my own special set of Buddies—each one representing different aspects of self-expression—it’s unreal, a dream come true.”  

When the original McNugget Buddies were released in 1988, there were ten of them each with an interesting personality and mix-and-match outfits.

Here's a peek at the 2023 Buddies:

The six characters include: Kerwin Frost, the Mayor of Frost way; Don Bernice, the Wise Stylist; Uptown Moe, the Neighborhood Hero; Waffutu, the Curious Optimist; Brrrick, the Cool Guy and Darla, the Dreamer and yes, the 2023 version comes complete with mix and match outfits. 

There is also a rare Golden Nugget. What is the significance of the Golden Nugget? Just the luck of having one, I suppose. There is no prize attached to it unless you decide to sell yours on eBay where the little guy seems to be selling from $10 to $150 plus shipping. You can see for yourself the Golden Nuggets by clicking here to eBay or all of the McNuggets by clicking here.

The box, which is covered in Frost’s work, includes the toy nugget and either a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets or a Big Mac, a French fries and a beverage. Find your Buddie McNuggets here on eBay where you can find the Golden Nugget Buddie, single Buddies or collections of all six.

There was also, by the way, additional Kerwin Frost McNuggets merchandise. Unfortunately, it is all sold out right now but yes, of course, you will can find some of it here on eBay!

See you
at McDonald's!


Tim Hortons Etched Brown Mug 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Cup 2014

Here's a handsome chocolate brown mug from Tim Hortons. Designed for 2014 in celebration of Tim Hortons' 50th Anniversary.

Today, I am sharing with you a handsome brown mug that was designed in celebration of Tim Horton's 50th Birthday in 2014.

Fairly simple with a stylistic white number 50 etched out of the brown area, it is bilingual in English and French and also reads Since / Depuis 1964. The reverse side has Tim Hortons etched in a vertical, cursive print and the bottom denotes the status of this mug as a Limited Edition item. 

I love the chocolate color since it reminds me of a steamy hot cup of hot chocolate. The bottom does not say dishwasher or microwave safe and while I am certain it would suit the first appliance, you'd have to test it out and see if it suits the second. 

It is reasonably sized measuring 4 1/2 inches tall and 3 1/4 inches wide across the top without the handle and holds 16 ounces of your favorite beverage, whether that be Tim Hortons' coffee, steeped tea or something else. Personally, I am a tea drinker so you will find only tea and hot chocolate in my mug!

As I write this seven years have passed since the release of this mug. If you want to own it you will have to look at the secondary market and I recommend looking for it here, on eBay.

Tim Hortons' fans will want to raise this mug in celebration of  the 50th birthday of their favorite restaurant.


Consider Using eBay to Sell Your Junk!

Consider Using eBay to Sell Your Junk

I saw an interesting video today by Marsha Collier, the author of the eBay For Dummies series, called Bringing eBay To America. Ms. Collier was being interviewed on twenty television stations across the United States in just four hours on a satellite media tour. Therefore, she spoke with each station for a just a couple of minutes.

She gave a quick overview of eBay as an excellent venue to sell your junk. I agree. As a matter of fact, your junk might be much more valuable than you think! You probably have stuff in your home that you haven’t used in ages plus some stuff that you have never used…selling it on eBay gives you instant access to 80 million people, all potentially interested in your junk!

What’s involved in selling on eBay? In short:

• Taking good pictures.
• Doing research on eBay (and possibly elsewhere).
• Writing a good title with keywords.
• Writing a good description in words (as if there is no picture!)
• Suggesting who the item might be good for, what it could be used for.
• Accepting payment via credit card – PayPal makes this possible.
• Packaging items for shipment.

eBay is user friendly. If I can figure it out, you can too. I started out selling items from my Mother-in-Law's estate. Once I started, I found myself constantly tripping over great bargains everywhere I went.

That is not to say that I was successful instantly. There is definitely a learning curve involved and I recommend that you use all of the help available to you on eBay. I also recommend you read every eBay book that you can put your hands on whether you borrow them from the library or buy them, that you watch the eBay tutorials and that you listen to eBay Radio. I believe also that you should start by buying a few things on eBay so that you learn how the process works from a buyer's point of view. eBay is a great place to buy those books about eBay just make sure that they are as recent as the last year or so, anything older will be out of date.

Ms. Collier quoted a Nielsen study which found that most people have $3,000 worth of stuff sitting about their home that could be sold on eBay right now. What’s stopping you? 

Find Marsha Collier's eBay books on Amazon by clicking here.


Visit my eBay store, Treasures By Brenda, by clicking here. This week I have beautiful Halloween costumes for young children, new Disney clothing items, an amazing Roots leather wallet, new DVDs, VHS tapes and CDs and more listed at auction. As usual, my store brims over with an eclectic assortment of new and preowned items.

You never know what I might have in store for you!


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