Thursday, January 27, 2011

I love it when things work out!

I still need to clean it :)

Last week I shared that I went to a thrift store that I never go to, and found a cute, little  covered casserole.  In that same trip, I found the beautiful lid to the Verde divided dish for $1.99.  I didn't get it, because I already have the set, and decided to leave it.  WELL....Tuesday I drove by the same little store, and there was a 50% off sign in the window.  Gravity again pulled my vehicle to the curb, and I walked out with the same said lid for one dollar!  Still, not sure what I was buying it for, I thought it was too good to pass up, especially because I love that pattern and it's beautiful green colors.

So then yesterday, we went to our favorite thrift stores for Pyrex, and guess what I found?!!


Can you believe it?  There was the bottom divided dish, just waiting for me to snatch it up!  Then I saw a woman who had the matching mixing bowl in her arms.  I was watching to see if she'd put it down, because she had a lot of things in her arms, when I noticed she was wearing a red apron!  She worked there. :)  So I walked up to her right as she was saying, "I don't know where I'm going to put all this!"  So, being the helpful person I am, (wink)  I asked if I could relieve her load a bit.

I am also so excited to report that in the same store, I found my very first fridgie!!  YAY!

And lastly, in the store across the street, my daughter found me this beautiful bowl:

I love orange- it's one of my favorite colors!  And it's so special, because she found it for me.  This was a pretty big thrift trip in terms of finds...I also found my first Vera Wang can see the rest of it  here!


  1. Good haul! Some days the thrifting gods are definitely kinder!

  2. I hate to burst your bubble, but that scarf is not a VERA 'Wang' - oh no, it is SO MUCH BETTER!!! - it is by a designer who's last name is actually NEUMANN - nice haul 8-)

  3. Great finds!!! Congrats on your first's a wonderful feeling! We're all Pyrex maniacs here so I feel safe in saying that!!!

  4. Thanks so much for the design tip! No bubbles burst here- I love the scarf, and now I know who to look for :)

  5. Hi! I'm enjoying this blog so much. I don't collect Pyrex (yet!) but have a few pieces I kept and have been using for probably 40 years. In the first picture you found a lid and say it matches a divided casserole dish. I have the original set and mine is just a casserole dish, not divided, so it may fit both.

    I always appreciate seeing the price paid for each item, not just the special bargains. It's helpful to me because I think I am going to become a collector!

    Loved seeing my casserole pattern in your treasured finds.

  6. Thanks Suzanne, that's good to know about the casserole, I'll have to keep my eye out. I knew the lid went with the divided dish, because I bought both together as a set a while back. The fridgie I paid $2.99 for, the divided dish was $4.99. The orange bowl was $3.99, and the big green was $4.99. Just for reference! :)

  7. I love the Verde pattern also and what great luck to find the top and then the bottom! The bowls are also awesome and yay for fridgies!!! I hope to find a casserole bottom someday also not just the divided dish.