Sunday, July 21, 2013
I love love love the bottom piece, "Strawberry Sundae". It's one of those patterns I would snap up if I ever found the matching Corelle. It came out around the same time as two of my other favorites, "Meadow" & "Wildflower". These patterns share the same non-patterned pieces, like saucers & bowls. So if I ever find plain lime band, they technically match all 3 patterns.
First I spotted the old style, unnumbered primaries. Just the two of them. Then I saw the Strawberry Sundae Corningware. Then my husband picked up the yellow hostess bowl. And I was like "GO GET A CART!!!". And my husband about set down the piece of Corningware in his hands. And I whisper-screamed "take it with you!!!!!" because my arms were already full of Pyrex and I realized that I was also seeing a 2 quart flamingo baker hiding in a basketweave holder and I couldn't even grab because my arms were so full!
Oh my God, I was so pumped full of adrenaline. I was a 'roided out Pyrex athlete gone wild! It was all I could do to wait for hubs to get back with the cart. I set everything down, giving it a chip/damage check. Then turned around to see 4 discontinued Cinnabar Fiesta dinner plates on the shelf directly behind me!
NO. STINKING. WAY. Pyrex, Fiesta & Corningware in the same trip? Are you kidding me?
I walked around. Rechecked the dishes isle twice more. (Can't hurt, right? Specially on a day like that!)
In the end, I paid an average of 5 dollars apiece. Not terrible, but not yard sale prices. I'm okay with it though. I didn't even realize at the time, but that's the first time in 3 years of collecting that I've even seen a flamingo baker in person. I know flamingo and lime green are considered the most common of all the colors, but all I've ever found in real life have been the lime and a Desert Dawn yellow. And I've still never seen the smaller size one in ANY color. So not common to me, I guess you'd say.
And finally, the original intent was that we were going out to a Saturday night auction. I didn't have too high hopes because neither my husband nor I saw anything in the preview that was of strong interest.
Hope you are finding awesome thrifty scores!