Friday, December 6, 2013

The Gooseberry Get

I collect Pink Gooseberry for my little miss, who loves it. She also loves Pink Daisy. I like to tell her that some day she will inherit all this neat thrift store stuff. Sometimes she rolls her eyes but when it comes to the pinks, she is all in.

So I'm not hardcore about the Gooseberry, I just pick it up when I find it, and only at thrift stores or estate/yard/moving sales. That means I had found it exactly once, at what I think is one of the ackiest (yes that is a word) thrift stores in town. It has a plastic coyote on the roof. It is unbearably hot inside. The aisles are super narrow and there is stuff and people and carts everywhere. So it was a miracle I found a 472 there two months ago. I keep checking back but nada, zip, zilch, not a single piece of Pyrex ever.

Then this past week I was out with my husband, who owns his own business and works from home. Sometimes he accompanies me on my thrifting. This particular day I had a small loop in mind, but I missed my turn for two stores. He encouraged me to make a U and go back the right way. I did. Then I was going to bypass Value Village because I have never, ever seen Pyrex there.

I told my husband, I think I'll just drive by, I never find anything there. He said, you're here, stop. So I did.


I gasped when I saw this on a low bottom shelf and like a dork my heart started beating really fast. I couldn't speed walk over fast enough to get it, then I sped walked to my husband on the next aisle, held it out in front of as if I were presenting a baby for a politician to kiss, and kind of hyperventilated. Yeah, I'm a dork. Obviously I was pretty excited, especially since it had the lid. Then I flipped it over and saw the price. I know, can you believe I didn't do that first? I was just so excited to find a minty fridgie with lid! This little gal was $3!

So like the other store I will check back more often, but likely it will have the same fate as the other store and run dry. Still, I always hope!

You can read about some of my vintage Christmas thrifting adventures here…right now I'm on the hunt for holiday and Pyrex…double the space to cover at the thrift!

Jacquelyn

7 comments:

  1. You are the best when it comes to finding great Pyrex dishes. I love this design.

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    1. LV I have more droughts than wins, especially compared to some of the gals in a FB I belong to, I am blown away by what is found for so much cheaper than here! I was so happy to find this. My husband has convinced me to stop buying off ebay and just do the hunt. The only thing I am allowed to buy online is space savers because those are few and far between.

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  2. Great score Jacquelyn! Boy how I wish I could run into one of those, they are do dang cute!!!

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    1. I know, my daughter walked in and saw it and went, awwwww! She loves the print.

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  3. I love it when husbands are in on the hunt. Good for you snatching up such a cute piece. My first piece of Gooseberry was a little fridgie!

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    1. My husband likes to hunt as much as me. He has been very helpful, especially with the Christmas stuff. He has found some amazing things.

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  4. You're not a dork. Any collector gets excited when they find a piece for their collection.

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