During all the packing and cleaning and sorting and packing I gathered a box of things to donate. The new house had a box of encyclopedias and those crazy curtains I’d also decided we would not be keeping. Off to the thrift store I went bringing my sister because I needed her brawn to help move those heavy books. No really, I needed her, don’t let Dan tell you otherwise. We weren’t planning the thrifting genius that followed (although we were hoping for it).
My first stop in any second hand store is the housewares. I’m always on the search for vintage glassware, bakeware, and mugs but vintage pyrex is my favourite find.
Because I am not the only person yearning for those colourful beauties they are not as easy to come by as they used to be. Usually the best I come across is a well loved (aka well worn) bowl. Without much kitchen space to spare (hopefully that’s about to change) I’ve had to be discerning in what I bring in.
On this particular occasion though there was no need to deliberate. I nearly pounced on the small stack of Pyrex I spied as I turned the corner to housewares. I loaded my sister’s arms with two bowls and by double-happy occasion nabbed a cast-iron pan from the shelf below.
The best of the two bowls that came home is a medium sized cinderella of the Horizon Blue pattern. My mother-in-law has already stocked it with fruit at the new house so I admire it every time I come in the kitchen. The second bowl is a medium solid green bowl – much like my mom still has in her kitchen back home. At $3 apiece I was very pleased! There were a couple of wannabe Pyrex polka dots bowls that I passed up. I saw another woman carrying them around 2 minutes later – I was selfishly pleased I beat her to the real thing.
The cast-iron pan is a medium to the two we already have. A bit more pricey at $12 but I’ve noticed a scarcity of them recently as well so it happily hoped off the shelf to us.
And the only good reason I can find for my sister living across the country – she wasn’t going to compete with me for these (to me) treasures. Although, for the record, I’d gladly give her the bowl in exchange for her move west.
joining Cory for thrifty thursday