Friday, February 14, 2014

A Pre-Valentine's Day Find

Hello all--Happy Valentine's Day! Okay, quick question: does anyone else secretly fantasize about a thrift store having a "Lucky in Love" dish as part of their Valentine-themed display? I looked for it every time I thrifted these past couple weeks, like the Pyrex dork that I am. I didn't find one, but I do have this:

My ten-year-old made this for me as a Christmas gift. 
Does she know her mom or what?

If I had found one, I was planning on selling it on eBay and buying tickets to Egypt to visit my sister and her family. "Lucky in Love" could finance that, right? 

Okay, enough dreaming. I went shopping at GW a couple days before Valentine's Day, and found my very first Pink Gooseberry! Believe it or not, I've never even seen a PG in person. 

This shade of pink is so pretty.

I immediately texted my Pyrex Friend with a photo, and she rejoiced with me. Pyrex Friends, both online and in real life, are invaluable. It's just a little 441, in absolutely lovely condition, only $2.99 (total bargain around these parts). 

~Margaret Ann


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    1. I know! This particular GW used to runneth over with Pyrex, and nowadays one piece in bad condition is the norm. So randomly finding mint-condition pieces always suprises & delights me.

  2. First, Margaret Ann, your daughter's drawing is absolutely adorable!!! How exciting--your first piece of pink Gooseberry! I know--pink Gooseberry is so hard to find around here too. When we find a piece it is big cause for celebration! How fitting for your find to be so close to Valentine's day!

    1. Thanks for the compliments on the drawing :). I love it. I, too, loved that I found this piece right before Valentine's Day.

  3. Great Pyrex piece & cute drawing!

    I wouldn't keep Lucky In Love either. I would sell it. There is someone out there who would appreciate it more than me & I would buy a few pieces that I find more desirable than Lucky In Love.

    1. Your comment made me laugh. My husband and I have had multiple conversations about what we would do with Lucky In Love. It's funny--it's not nearly close to being my favorite piece, but it's massive inaccessibility has me thinking about it way more than any other Pyrex.