I've been searching for the 401 Bluebelle bowl for what seems like forever in order to complete my set of three. The last time I saw one was in Laramie, Wyoming, two years ago. That 401 bowl was $40 and in poor condition. I passed, and I haven't seen another Bluebelle bowl in any size since.
Yesterday I walked into my local antique store in the middle of Missouri and immediately spotted THREE Bluebelle bowls, including the 401 I've been searching for. It has a few spoon scratches on the inside, like most of our Pyrex, but the outside is perfect and I was willing to spend $18 on it. After I'd searched for more than two years, that seemed like a reasonable amount.
My friends were still looking around, so I decided to make another turn around the booths, reminding myself to LOOK UP. As soon as I did, I spotted a little pitcher in the Snowflake Blue pattern--no top, but only $5.