Ahhh...a feast for the eyes
I was on a hot streak with Pyrex over the summer--I found several beautiful pieces in thrift stores, and my lovely mother-in-law gave me an entire box that she'd been collecting. I got lazy about posting here, though. Then, by late summer, it was like a Pyrex-plague hit the thrift stores (or something...too tired to make up a clever simile). What I'm trying to say is, it was and has been grim for the last couple months. Nothing in my usual stores; even Goodwill, which usually has a few pieces in stock, only featured dishwasher-destroyed or chipped ones.
But today, that all changed. I walked down the two aisles at GW that usually feature Pyrex and didn't see anything good. I glanced at the bowl section more casually, ready to give up, and did a whiplash-worthy double-take when I glimpsed the Yellow Dots. I snatched it up, prepared to pay $6.99 or whatever they've been charging lately for Pyrex at GW. IT WAS ONLY NINETY-NINE CENTS, PEOPLE. Ninety-nine cents! Here in Seattle, and especially at our thrift stores, that kind of price doesn't come along very often. I had to stop myself from cradling the bowl like a baby for the rest of our shopping trip. It's a little flea-bitten but the dots are shiny. SO SHINY.
My husband, despite being a total Pyrex convert (I still laugh when I remember his texts about "Lucky in Love"), does not get the New Dots thrill. But man oh man--I do. If there has to be a Pyrex drought--and this one has been long and dry--then I couldn't have asked for a better way to end it than my beloved, dirt-cheap Yellow Dots. Hooray!