...any Pyrex lover worth their salt must spend a day (or two...or three) in the tiny town of Snohomish, just a stone's throw from Seattle.
The entire downtown is almost solely comprised of antique stores. Some of them giant and cavernous, where if you go in during the morning hours, you may not come back out until the early evening. Some of them teensy and quaint, where the shop owner knows exactly what's on which shelf (in case you're looking for anything in particular).
But most of them have at least one booth of Pyrex galore.
As with almost all antique stores, the numbers jumping off the price tags are a bit larger than I would ever pay for a piece of brightly colored vintage milk glass, but every so often you stumble upon a lonely corner booth with a piece here, a piece there, and not knowing quite what they have to offer, the price is a bit more manageable.
No, I didn't purchase the $130 set of New Dots bowls, nor did I snap up the $85 set of Yellow Gooseberry Cinderella bowls (I am on an independent crafter's budget here!), but I did find a $4 mint condition, minty green mug and a gently used $5 Friendship plate (um, who knew?!) to take back home with me at day's end.
I also may have had my hands tied behind my back for most of the day...
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