Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Estate Sale Pyrex Bowl Set

I have wanted the Pyrex 4 bowl set of primary colors for the longest time.  My mom was given a set as a wedding gift almost 60 years ago and I've always loved it.  I look online on Ebay and at garage and estate sales, but any set I see is always priced way out of my price range.  Until 2 weeks ago. 

We happened to stop at an estate sale as we were driving to the grocery store. Honestly, I didn't think this particular sale had much promise.  It wasn't listed on the local estate sale website, there was no "official" estate sale company running it, and it was a really small house.  But you never know what you might find, right?  Right!

Sitting on the kitchen table was the Pyrex 4 bowl, primary color set....



 It was super clean and the colors were barely faded at all.  Clearly this set had never been shoved into a dish washer.  I held my breath as I inspected each bowl, sure that one of them must be cracked or something.  Want to know why?  Because the price sticker said $ 20.00.  OMG - that was cheap.  Dirt cheap. 

I cradled the bowls in my arms and hissed at Louie "I cannot believe these are only $ 20.00.  Are they insane??"  Louie took the bowls from me and walked up to the check out table and offered the woman $ 13.00 for the set and she said yes.  I almost passed out.  I ended up buying a vintage candy jar for a dollar and Louie found a 2 gallon vintage Red Wing crock that he also got her to part with for    $ 19.00 - another steal.  I can't show you a picture of the crock because Louie gave it to Chablis and she has already hidden it away from me.  Isn't that rude??  LOL!

It just goes to show you, don't judge an estate sale by the lack of advertising or the appearance of the house.  You never know what treasures you'll come away with.

17 comments:

  1. Awesome Kim!! My Mom had the turquoise pyrex set.... so I couldn't resist! I took it down to our house in Ft. Myers! So now it's 'Vintage Beach'!! LOL!

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    1. Oh lucky you. Even better since it originally belonged to your mom, so it has some nice history. The turquoise set is a gorgeous color. Pyrex pieces are one of the new things I've been looking for at sales and I haven't seen the turquoise set yet.

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  2. Kim, you definitely hit the jackpot. That is so exciting. I just love when you go into a sale with no expectations and find the perfect thing. xo Laura

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    1. Thanks Laura - I'm still giddy over it. ;-)

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  3. Good for you! Those sets are really expensive. Your lucky day!

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    1. We were at an antique mall last week in Kentucky and I saw the same set, not in as good of condition either, with a price tag of
      $ 115.00. I was shocked.

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  4. And that's what keeps us going and hunting for treasures! Getting to buy some cool things at great prices! WOW! You did GREAT! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane - I'm still flying high on this find. xp

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  5. What a shopper! It's always fun to get the item you've desired, especially at a bargain price.

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    1. Even better when you find it out of the blue like that!

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  6. OMG Kim - those are AMAZING deals. I have my Mom's set of those bowls...of course, they are very worn from use and the colours are switched on your green and yellow ones. Congrats xo J

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    1. I made cookies in them tonight and smiled the entire time!

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  7. OOOOOO you are one lucky girl and Louie got an even better deal. I have a few from my grandmother and always wanted a set have been pricing them for over a year now!!!! I am so very happy for you girl!

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    1. Thanks Dolly. I guess good things come to those who wait and I waited a very long time for these. I'm still pinching myself.

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  8. These look amazing ... like they were never used! I'll bet you grinned all the way home. Congrats, Kim!

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    1. Thanks myra. I had them out tonight cuz I made chocolate chips using the large bowl and I still cannot get over the amazing condition they are in.

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  9. You were lucky to have Louie along to make the kinds of offers I can't force myself to make! What a great treasure!

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