Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pyrex Success! Fridgie set completed

I had a very good day thrifting yesterday! It didn't start out very well, though- I actually left the first two stores empty handed. And my daughter, who's almost 5, had a meltdown in the third store. But not until after I had found my first ever piece of pink daisy!


Normally I am not a big fan of the divided dishes. I have 4 of them now and they are a pain to display since they don't nest. As a matter of fact, I don't have any of them on display at all right now. But no way was I going to leave this one behind! It is in mint condition- not a scratch or chip anywhere- probably never been used. This is also the first divided dish I have found with a lid. You can bet I will find a place to put this one on the shelf with all my pinks!

So even though my daughter was throwing a fit in the store, I was as happy as a clam.

At the next stop, we got her calmed down (she really wanted me to buy her a certain stuffed polar bear, and there is no way I'm bringing used stuffed animals into my house) and I happened to find something I have been needing for a long time now:

Yes, a simple little red 501, with no lid and quite a bit of wear (although no DWD) for $2. This might have made me happier than the pink daisy...

Because I have now completed my primary fridgie set!!!! This is the first set of any pattern that I have completed (I'm really close on a couple of others, too.) I started this set with a single red 501 at least 8 years  ago, and got everything in the wild, nothing online. I'm kinda proud of that and happy that I waited, because I think the whole thing cost me less than $20.

Now I have a bit of a space problem, but that's not a bad problem to have. These are my finds from the last couple of weeks, and I haven't yet figured out how to get them all in the cupboard! :)


  1. Lucky lucky! I have a divided dish but in the blue with snowflakes, and I use it a lot. It is the perfect size for two side dishes for our family of four. The best thing I love about my modest collection is that they are all glass. So much nicer than the plastic stuff.

  2. Hurrah for completing a set! Isn't it a wonderfully smug feeling?! I use my fridgies like crazy! Right now i'm trying to collect all the snowflake patterns its a growing collection.

  3. Wow, a Pyrex bonanza! I admire anyone who can complete a set of anything, especially thrifted. I always move onto something else before I get a whole set, or I give up and pay a premium for pieces online. Patience isn't one of my virtues. :)

  4. Doesn't it make you feel proud to complete a set!!! Nice!

  5. Yay for you!

    Completing a set is a big deal! Congrats! May you complete all the sets you want :)

  6. What a great find! Your collection is so cool! Display them proudly, they brighten up the kitchen soooo much!