Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Serious Yard Sale Score

I'm happy to now be a part of the Pyrex Collective! Thanks for adding me, Erin!

One of my biggest yard sale regrets is letting my mom sell all her Pyrex bowls. I wish I had scooped them up for myself, but alas, I was young and foolish and totally invested in Gladware in my hip new apartment. I sat there at that yard sale and watched them sit and sit and then eventually get sold for a few dollars. Sigh. Hindsight is 20/20.

Well, no more. I am on the Pyrex bandwagon and enjoying the ride.

My "awakening" began in earnest last fall, when I decided I wanted to ditch the cheap plastic containers and vintage-up my kitchen and use real, solid vessels. Our family of three loves to go to yard sales at least once a month, and this past May was one I will not soon forget. We live in Arizona, it was already hot, and we were not not having much luck. It was late morning, yard sale time was drawing to a close, but we spotted one last corner sign and my seven-year old asked to check it out.

We found the house and parked well down the street. I ambled up the sidewalk and then broke into a run-walk move the likes of which I save for extreme sales. Seriously, I couldn't get there fast enough, because I saw these sitting on a table, all by their lonesome:


Yep, three Spring Blossom nesting bowls, the 401, 402, and 403, in near perfect condition. And then I picked them up and saw the price sticker: $5. Yes, $5. I just about died. I didn't even try to negotiate, I just pulled out the cash and sprinted away. My husband followed me and grabbed the bowls before I danced too much and dropped them. He's good like that, I needed him to hold them so I could snap the picture you see.

In the Old Pueblo we call a major deal such as this a gonga.

9 comments:

  1. I have the full set of that, love those! Nice score. That was a steal for those. I love love love Pyrex!!

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    1. I also have the small casseroles in this print, with the lids, Love those too!

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  2. You definitely have started into something that is quite addictive! I have that full set and use them a lot. $5 is a great price! It is nice that your thrift hunting is a family affair.

    Ranae
    thevintageshelf.blogspot.com

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    1. Our daughter loves yard sales. She is the sign "lookout" in the car and tells us when to turn onto the streets.

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  3. It's true. Once you move to storing cooking in good glassware you never return to plastics and cheap metal kitchen items.

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    1. I can;t bring myself to even store things in plastic anymore. I purchased the fancy paper ice cream containers rather than use gladware.

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  4. I could feel your excitement reading your post! Great score!!!
    Evie

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    1. It was definitely an exciting morning---I still get wound up thinking about it!

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  5. These bring back memories! I know my mom had a set. Nice that they're in mint condition.

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