I was kicking myself a little for not nabbing this piece for the holidays at the local thrift store earlier this week:
But then I justified it because I literally have no space for the rack. I would probably have to store the rack AND the bowl under my kitchen table. Plus the lid was chipped. I also didn't want to spend $15 on something that I would end up only using over the holidays.
Nevertheless, I still wanted to hunt for holiday-type Pyrex, so I went antique shopping.
There were small casseroles:
There were snowflake patterns and refrigerator dishes:
And after I'd been through the entire store forwards and backwards (seriously, it is amazing what I discover when I retrace my steps going the opposite direction), I stumbled up this little beauty quietly perched on a lower shelf:
The photo is awful. I think I was actually shaking when I saw the dish and probably couldn't focus right. I'd never come across this pattern before.
I resisted the urge to sweep up every last (overpriced) piece of Pyrex in the shop and instead grabbed this holy grail casserole dish with the lid for $12. From what I've gathered, this 'Golden Bouquet' was a promotional piece from 1965 -- does that seem right?
Isn't she beautiful? I can't stop smiling. I know I will use this year-round, AND it definitely seems to give an extra sparkle for the holidays.
Holiday happiness, year-round.