The first sale I went to was a good one. I got a brand new set of Dansk steak knives for $2.
There were 4 big metal tonka trucks in great condition for only $2 each. I kept looking at them knowing it was a great deal but thinking that they were so big and my little one is still too young to play with them. Well, someone else snapped those Tonka trucks up before I was able to make a decision. Now I'm kicking myself for not grabbing them when I had the chance. Oh well.
I went to a few more yard sales but didn't find anything. Then I stumbled onto a yard sale that I had not planned to go to. There were lots of boxes and older looking items on the driveway so I had a feeling it would be a good one. First I found a large metal watering can, which I've had on my thrift list for a while.
Then I spotted some Pyrex!
I asked the price and was told it was $3. Then I decided on a whim to ask if they had any more Pyrex. Well, as luck would have it, the guy said that he had some more that belonged to his mother and other family members and asked if there was anything in particular that I was looking for. I mentioned that I prefer blue and turqoise pieces. He went into his house and then came back with all these (much to my shock and delight!):
Honestly, I felt like I was dreaming. The 442 Horizon was the last piece I needed to complete that set. Butterprint...enough said. And could those ramekins be any cuter?!
Then the seller started telling me that he has been looking for the largest bowl for the (butterprint) nesting bowls to complete that set so he could sell it for $40 and that he saw a large bowl in another pattern selling for $10 at a thrift. In my head, I was thinking "uh oh he knows the value of Pyrex". I was relieved when he said he'd take $10 for the ramekins and $15 for the butterprint bowls (since I'd have to do the leg work to complete the set) and he would throw in the horizon. Greedy Pyrex maniac that I am, of course I asked if he had more inside. He went back in and came out again with these:
Sadly, the gooseberry 441 and 443 have seen the inside of a dishwasher so the shine is gone but the pattern is mostly intact so when he dropped his price from $15 to $10, I couldn't resist. I managed to sweet talk him into throwing in the butterfly gold casserole to sweeten the deal as well :)
He also had a set of Sandalwood cinderella bowls but I'm not a huge fan of that pattern so I passed on those.
I left with a big box of Pyrex and a huge grin on my face. The couple running the sale had a great sense of humour, I enjoyed chatting with them and they nicknamed me "Mrs. Pyrex" :)
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