Since my kids are out of school, I had a full day I could devote to thrifting. I drove to a thrift I have had good luck at recently (see New Dots) and when I walked in, the shelves were nearly bare. Apparently the Christmas rush had stripped the shelves almost clean and they hadn't yet received many donations due to the holiday. I was prepared to be disappointed.
But look what I found sitting there, amongst an almost complete set of Forest Fancies (which I left there):
Yes, a 1960 Holiday Promo Casserole! Now, it is not pristine by any means. Someone really loved this bowl- it looked like there have been countless batches of mashed potatoes mixed in it, and I have never seen a casserole with so much wear to the paint around the handles. It seems like it has been used and used and used!
Which is fine with me. I love that someone really cherished this piece like I will- except that I don't think I'll be using it quite so hard!
It was also a bit more than I would like to have paid at $9.50. Considering the condition, I would have paid about half of that and felt good about it. At $9.50, well, I guess it was a splurge, but when am I likely to ever see one again? And now I have my Christmas Pyrex present!