Saturday, January 15, 2011

Timing is everything.

"Why are we walking so fast?", my boyfriend inquires as we get off the subway & make our way to Goodwill. Like I tell him all the time, "because while you're thrifting, timing is crucial." This has never been more true than today. As I entered Goodwill, I followed my usual pattern, down the mug & plastics aisle, passing the shelving unit with the new items, then down the aisle with the bowls & photo albums & on from there. As I was passing the shelving unit with the new items I spotted the '#404' yellow bowl from the primary bowl set sitting lonely with a bunch of wires & crappy plastic toys. As I pass the side of the cart an old, wrinkly had reaches out & grabs it. I hold my breath. Look back & forth. Can tell the guy is thinking it over & he finally decides against it & puts it back down. As soon as I see that hand moving away from the bowl, I move in. You should have seen the look of disappointment on the guys face. It was priceless.

Now, I could have already owned my own set of primary bowls already. I was at Value Village one day & out from the backroom did appear buy 4 colourful bowls. The boyfriend was on my back & I wasn't into Pyrex at the time, so I left them behind. Regrets. So, this is the 1940's version as you can see from the base. And the price? $2.99! Fantastic condition!

I am Sir Thrift A Lot. This was my first post here on The Pyrex Collective. It was good for me, how was it for you?

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  1. Congrats on the yellow Pyrex bowl! Welcome to the Pyrex Collective and it was very good for me! I will come visit your blog for sure! Hugs, Linda

  2. so funny! always keep your cool! lol

  3. Congratulations of your yellow primary bowl!! My son just found one for me a few weeks ago, and it completed my primary set. Welcome to the blog, and it was good for me too! :)

  4. Thanks ladies. Glad it was good for all of us. :p

    & SharonLou, congrats on your yellow primary as well!