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Friday, January 21, 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!


  1. I know the holding my breathe until they put it down feeling. Of course if they don't put it done that's a worse feeling. Glad you got the bowl, looks in great shape and that's a wonderful price. Timing is everything.

  2. I love the pyrex thing now. I shop all the time for friends that won't do the goodwill and resale shops. anyway I just sent that same bowl to a friend . She loves pyrex so I always pick them up for her. Now I want them all back LOL really I want the pink and lime green bowls.
    I did buy a primary set for another friend a couple years ago and she puts them in her dishwasher I just die I would baby them by hand washing Oh well they are hers I was just the personal shopper.

    Glad you stopped by to visit my blog.

    I have about 3 chest of drawers full of paper products for card making and altered art cards


  3. It definitely is the worst feeling. I've followed someone around before for an extended period of time & felt like a creep afterward since they never ended up putting it down, but I guess that's the breaks!

  4. You didn't give them the stink-eye and send them thought waves of "Put it down. Put it down. Put it down?" Not that I would ever do that.