Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Pyrex Fairytale!

Behold Dear Readers!
(Friendship, Friendship, just the prefect "Blend"ship!)
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this find!  You always hear about those CRAZY "in the wild" Pyrex stores where someone picks up a treasure for pennies, well I can now add to the testimonials!  Last Thursday when I got off work, I had a clairvoyant feeling that I should head down to my favorite thrift store (where I scored the pumpkin blow mold)I was feeling lucky and thought I might just end up with another blow mold!

So I pull into the parking lot and check the windows of the store, RATS... no new blow molds. But I had a feeling I should go inside anyways. I walked straight to the back of the store into "housewares" and there on a low shelf to my right I spot two orange 501 fridge dishes with the lids taped to them, I swoop on them and turn around and MUCH TO MY SURPRISE there is the 503 with its lid!!! I swoop on it to and then to my right on a lower shelf I find the red 502!!!! (I hunted and hunted but could not find the 502's lid.) I was TOTALLY broke but I hoped I had enough on my debit card, I made my way to the front of the store and get to the check out do the mental math in my head and hold my breath as the cashier rings up each piece and my total comes to-

  I was beside myself with ecstasy! The cashier swipes my debit card and I had $6.94 in my checking account (payday would be the next day!) This is hands down one of the COOLEST Pyrex finds in my collecting history. (This will be a Christmas present for someone special I know.) I'm just in SHOCK I was prepared to pay $75-$125 for this set and then WHAT DO YA KNOW?! haha

So that's my story, Pyrex Magic IS out there!



Paulette said...

You certainly did have a Pyrex fairytale, congrats! I have only a few fridge pieces, and I use them all the time. I'm going to continue to seek out my Pyrex fairytale because you have shown me dreams really do come true.

ThrifterSisters said...

You have me beat hands down for the most inexpensive set score! I am so so so so happy for you. Did I mention I was happy for you? :-)

Friendship is one of the sets I allow myself to collect. It's getting harder to find so I always scoop it up when I see it. I think the refrigerator set is one of the more elusive of the pattern.

:-) Erica

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Not to mention it is a beautiful set!
Love the colors! Somebody is going to get a lovely Christmas present!

Melissa said...

That's such an awesome price! And they look totally perfect. I've never found the large dish and have only seen the little ones in poor shape.
Congrats to the lucky someone! What a great gift!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Congratulations, and thanks for reminding us that magical things do happen.

One of these days someone will read this post and realize that they have a spare lid for a 502, and they'll send it to you. I just know it!!! :)

Vonlipi said...


This is right on the top of my favorite Pyrex stories!

You were totally meant to get this set, it was Pyrex destiny!

Mom Wald said...

Pyrex Magic!

SusieQT said...

Awesome score! So lucky you had enough dough to get it too- that would have been heartbreaking to leave it behind!!!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

LOL This post really made me smile! And it's 3AM, so that's saying a lot! haha But really, it makes me so happy when I know someone else got to experience that "thrill"...when you find something amazing for dirt cheap!!!
It makes you high for days! haha
Great Job!
Erica :)