Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My first eBay purchase

Hello PC3, SusieQT here from Practice in Time.

I must really be into this Pyrex thing, because I just did something I swore I would never do: buy Pyrex on eBay! I even said it in this very space- "I prefer the thrill of the hunt, and I would never buy Pyrex online!"



Ouch. It hurts when words come back to bite you.




But in my defense, it was pink, and it was a good deal. Did I mention it was pink?


$9.99 plus shipping. 

And I have to say that the seller did a phenomenal job with the packing. I was really worried, seeing some of the eBay horror stories, about the condition it might arrive in. But I think I got my money's worth in bubble wrap alone (I will be re-using it; that stuff is expensive!), not to mention a beautiful pink 503.

So what brought about the change of heart?

Well, seeing some of the alternative sets some of you guys have put together inspired me. I had this idea to make an alternative set of 503s, and just needed the pink one to finish it:


I do love these colors together. 
And it proves that Primary (the yellow 503) can coexist with my pink, turquoise and black. 
See, it's all about rationalization!




14 comments:

  1. Wow, love them! I'm also into 503s lately (stay tuned... pics to come!) Your pink is definitely more vibrant than the one I found. Do you know if they made different shades of pink for that dish?

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    1. I don't know about the fridgies, but Pyrex made a darker shade of pink (aka "Flamingo") which was used on some of the bakers and casseroles. I have both and this is definitely the lighter shade. I don't know of any shades lighter than these- maybe it's just how the colors look on the computer.

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    2. Maybe it's just my screen then! My fridgie is definitely not flamingo (I have a few other flamingo pieces...) I just wanted to be sure my fridgie hadn't faded ;)

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  2. Very nice combo...you can never go wrong with fridgies!

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  3. Pink, shiny and with an older lid - no wonder you couldn't resist! You really found a nice one there. Love your stack - very colourful!

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  4. Wow! Gorgeous! I had noooooo idea that the 503 came in black... Did the 501 and 502 also come in black or a variation pattern (like black / white gooseberry, etc)?

    I am so excited! Lol.. :)

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    1. It's not an "official" 503, in that it did not ever come with a set of 501s and 502. I don't think the black one even had a glass lid. It was originally part of a very rare Rodney Kent Starline hostess set- which I don't have- like an insert. But it is identical to all the other 503s in every aspect, so I use it like that.

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    2. Omg, well I'm still so super excited about it! Lol. I am now on the hunt officially. That color combo is amazing. Congrats on your good fortune. :)

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    3. I see! It's from this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/101516523/pyrex-rodney-kent-starline

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  5. Definitely worth an ebay experience to snatch it up at that price! Love the color combo with the stack!

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  6. I have all of the colors in your pic and now I am inspired to stack mine that way! They look great together! I actually wish there were more pieces in black.

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  7. I've bought several pieces of pyrex off ebay, and they have always come very well packed and in great shape. Knock wood! Love these colors together, so pretty.

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  8. Those colors look fantastic together! Great buy!

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