I know there are patterns people tend to not really care for in the Pyrex hunt. Being new to collecting and high on Pyrex, I disagree completely. I have yet to see a Pyrex pattern that I wouldn't snatch up in a thrift store if it was in good condition and reasonably priced. Some of the less popular patterns like Forest Fancies and Old Orchard? I kind of adore. They scream 70s to me, and I can just imagine a housewife lovingly whipping up a homemade cake mix in the bowls and baking casseroles on holidays.
There is a Goodwill up the road from me that I frequent at least once a week. I almost always strike out, but since it's so near, I have a hard time staying away from it. On Monday, I dragged my babies out the door and hit the road for Goodwill. When I arrived, it was a mad house. You can imagine my surprise when I realized there were several lovely pieces that hadn't been sold yet despite the huge crowd.
This set of super minty bowls in the Forest Fancies pattern was just $6.00. SIX! For all three. There is no way I could pass that up after seeing so many jacked up prices at thrift stores lately.
I also found a lone Wheat bowl. It's not in great condition, but it's still pretty and shiny. I didn't own any of these pieces yet, so I had to get it for just $1.00. Not bad, right?
The pie dish is actually Corningware. I don't know anything about it...whether it's old or new. But it's a super heavy milk glass, and I thought it was too pretty to pass up for just $2.00.
Are there any patterns you pass up because of ugliness? What if you find one with a super good price in great quality? It might just be the newbie in me, but I can't say no to Pyrex. Perhaps I should seek out help? No. No, I think I'll just keep hunting Pyrex. It's more fun that way.
Sally @ Exploits of a Military Mama