I'm certain by this post you have already gathered that I have a large amount of Pyrex and that I collect it with great enthusiasm. It may be a bit of a surprise to you that - until today - I did not have a set of primary mixing bowls. I know, I know...that's almost a crime. If someone mentions Pyrex, this is the mixing bowl set that comes to mind for most. Yet it was not represented in my collection? Even though I have three of the primary refrigerator sets? Something isn't right.
I've got to explain how this happened. First of all I'm a naturally frugal person and could never bring myself to pay the sticker price on complete sets. Second, have you tried to find a red primary in the thrifts not completely trashed by the dishwasher? The most surprising reason though is that originally I didn't plan on even attempting to complete a primary set. I had much more interest in the turquoise patterns. Well now that I've expanded far beyond turquoise...I felt the need to add some primary mixing bowl love to my collection.
Today I sent my dad out thrifting and to the antique store. Last week I had asked one of my favorite antique stores to hold an incomplete set that included the yellow, green, and two decent red bowls. Then he stopped at another store and found a completely pristine-mint-condition-beyond-belief red and blue bowl. Combine the two, and I bring you my completed set of primary bowls.
Just look at that red shine.
He also picked up the small brown bowl. Now I have to spare red bowls...one being in "good" condition and the other (a 1940's un-numbered) in "fair".
At Goodwill he also found a blue mason jar and five Pyrex dinner ware cereal bowls for about $2.50 for all. Go Dad!
And this doesn't even include the gem he found a few nights ago...hmmm...that shall wait till next blog post. If I keep sending him out on my behalf, I will be broke shortly.
Happy thrifting everyone!