Here's my anniversary haul:
And I know, I know. Only 6 pieces? You have to be a true Pyrex collector to understand that this is not at all excessive. In fact, it is well and truly restrained. Yep. (Right?)
So, only 6.... I was giving myself permission for WEEKS to buy as much as I could find that I wanted as long as I stayed on budget. Otherwise, I'd be forced - forced, I say - to spent my husband's budget as well. (Which I sorta did....... Um....... I LOVE YOU HONEY. Hi! You're awesome :-)
And you know what's even more awesome about 3 of these pieces? They all completed sets!!! Whoo-Hoo!
|Complete sets are Love. l-r Verde Square Flowers refrigerator dish set, Sandalwood Cinderella mixing bowl set, Stripes 3 piece mixing bowl set
I love my Sandalwood set. The largest bowl was one of my very first pieces, over two years ago now. And it has taken me this entire time to complete it, one bowl at a time. And funny enough, this time last year, I came home with the second largest piece from this set. So it reminds me of more than one anniversary. It's definitely a favorite.
Next up, my other dish obsession - Fiesta and other HLC lines.
The more pieces of Riviera I add to my collection, the more I feel like it outshines Fiesta. It's just that it is becoming hard to find in any condition and less likely to find deals on. This teacup was 6 dollars, but the only other Riviera I spotted that day was marked 25 bucks for a cup & saucer set. Which, for me, is a forget-about-it price. Not happening.
And speaking of Fiesta, this was my one new item purchase - a heart bowl in Marigold. This color is the special 75th Anniversary color and it will be discontinued by the end of this year. The heart bowls are special items that are exclusives to the 'small' Fiesta retailers - NOT available in chain stores like Kohl's, Dillards, etc.
And the other heart pictured is a trinket box in a china pattern that I also- somewhat reluctantly- collect, called "Heartland" made by International China. It's by far and away the most 1980's- looking thing I collect, and of course it's dishes. Which you can totally tell from this blog that I simply don't have enough dishes.
Fire King red dots mixing bowls!!!!! Lovelovelovelovelovelovelove (you get the idea, lol!)
And when we got home, guess what arrived in the mail?
|Pink bowls!!! Whoo-Hoo!
I can't believe I got two of my holy grail bowl sets in just one day! And what a perfect day for them. So much happy.
AND.....it gets worse. We went shopping again THE NEXT DAY. More goodies for another post. Holy cats!
Happy Treasure Hunting!