i was at a thrift store this afternoon and saw four pyrex bowls. three were the 441, 442 and 444 of the forest fancies and one was a 442 of colonial mist. i already have a complete set of colonial mist in the 401-404 series and i have the 441 and 442 forest fancies, so i didn't get any of them. (i actually couldn't recall if my forest fancies were reg. bowls or cinderella so i didn't get the 444, but i'm hoping it will still be there in the morning).
after that store, i checked out two more and got lucky with both a 404 and 403 pineapple (i have a 401 already), 444 yellow black gooseberry (to go with my 442) and a 404 primary/yellow to complete a set for a friend. i also found a pink daisy oval casserole! i already have one of those, but i just couldn't leave without...so now i have two
so this is my two part question. 1) if you already have a COMPLETE set of a pattern in either the 400 series or the 440 series, do you buy more bowls in the OTHER shape? and then the next question is 2) if you already have a piece and you see it again, do you buy a second one?
i don't know about the rest of you, but my collection has grown so much and so quickly, that it makes the decisions to these questions challenging. now, of course i'm not talking about elusive items like orange butterprint, stripes or dots, but for the others?
your thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance