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.