Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hyperventilating in the Thrift Store

Hi all, SusieQT here from Practice in Time. Normally I am not the type to get outwardly excited about anything, especially shopping. Calm, cool, and collected, that's me. But today I had one of those experiences in the thrift store that got me all sweaty, weak and shaky.

What could have done that to me?

Oh yeah.....a yellow New Dot on the thrift store shelf.

Good thing I was already down on my knees digging through the lowest shelf, because I got so shaky I might have fallen over. It seemed like slow motion as I reached over and grabbed it. And of course from that moment on I never let it go. I think I had a hand cramp from holding on to it.

As I carried it up to the register and I passed a lady carrying the Old Towne butter dish I had debated buying and put down (too expensive at $9.50). I imagined her jealous looks as I paid my $4 for my new prize. (Don't ask me about the crazy thrift store pricing; I'm not arguing one bit!)

So it made it home safe and sound, just needed a little BKF and magic eraser to clean up the scratches. It came out beautifully and now I just have to find a place of honor for it!


  1. Great find, great story and great price for that one! Well done!

  2. Awesome find, I hope I find some new dots soon! Your very lucky, and what a funny story! I hope you enjoy it for the holidays!

  3. WOW! I love love love the new dots, I only have one, a yellow (which is in terrible shape but I just couldn't leave it behind) I dream of the full set :)

  4. LOL. Love that you imagined her jealous that you were carrying your New Dots bowl. Maybe she'll wind up reading this.

    1. Haha- that would be funny. Actually I'd love to meet a fellow Pyrex collector in person- just not face to face over a new dot in the thrift store, LOL.

  5. Amazing score! The New Dots is so rare that I think that anyone would have the same reaction that you did. I have the whole set and it is on top of my cabinets. It is for DISPLAY only! Way too hard to replace if something happened.

    Happy Holidays!


  6. Lucky Girl! I would have been freaking out too!

  7. I about hyperventilated when I found my yellow New Dot piece. I may faint if I ever complete the set!

  8. oh man i found one of these awhile ago. it was too expensive for my liking though.