Thursday, September 5, 2013

Antiques in Michigan

It happened to me again!  

Someone refused to sell me some vintage Pyrex in a store.  About a year ago our local thrift shop wouldn't sell me some Pyrex and other goodie they had out because they were waiting for a certain date. Why put it out if you won't sell it? Needless to say I got there on that date first thing and grabbed up my pretties. 

Not how it happened again. I went to this little hardware store in Detroit, Michigan while on vacation. We (my cousin and I) wanted to purchase a butterprint 501 with lid she had.  It was not marked with a price so we asked.  The lady said it wasn't for sale. Um....... huh? She told us she only sold them as sets and so if it wasn't with a set she wouldn't sell it. Well she had a set of them but this was just another random 501 she had. So we put it back. Then she must have thought, "oh I'll throw out a price and they will for sure buy it since it will look like I'm doing them a favor." $6, no lid. 

Needless to say we bought very little, nothing that wasn't priced. And got out of there. 

This is all I got. 

Thankfully the antique store we went to was much better and everything was priced and priced fabulous!

I managed to finish my Bake, Serve & Store set of Spring Blossom and my Primary set. 

And no one refused to sell them to me. 

See the completed sets over at

Happy Hunting
treasure hunter


  1. Hard to believe someone would refuse to sell when that is their business. What you got is nice tho.

  2. So stupid when that happens, but I guess she makes more on sets (but why display it then?).

    Was it The Refreshments who sang, "the world is full of stupid people..."

  3. Wait out a set? That makes no sense. Especially when you have customers wanting to complete sets and looking to spend their money.

    There was a shop here in Toledo that wouldn't sell anything. I honestly think the guy was just a hoarder in denial. Needless to say he's out of business.