I saw the fridgies two or three more times over the next few weeks -- still on sale for $20. Still no buyers.
Then one day, I went in, determined to buy them for myself, and of course the set was gone.
Much later, when I realized how much I loved fridge dishes, I managed to acquire two Butterprint 501s and a 502 on two different occasions. (You can read that story from Christmas here.)
This week, as I made the thrift rounds, I found nothing except this lonely lidless Butterprint 503 on a bottom shelf for a whopping $2.
Ironically, it was at that same thrift shop where I passed up the set over a year ago. I wondered if maybe it wasn't the same dish...? (Or am I the only one who buys stuff, realizes I don't need it, and then re-donates it back to the same thrift store where I purchased it?!)
I had an extra lid since I found a sad Butterprint fridgie a few months back -- it looked like it had seen better days outside of the dishwasher. I think maybe only the rooster's tail was still blue -- the rest had faded completely. I bought the fridgie and then handed the cashier the bottom part since I only wanted to keep the lid.
So, I now have three complete sets of fridge dishes. I am officially out of room and probably need to stop looking for them. (Oh, who am I kidding?! How does one actually stop?)
What sets are you looking to complete this spring?