Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thrifting Can Be Dangerous Y'all!

My number must not have been up yesterday, but then again, it kind of was.

While out in the thrifting jungle yesterday morning, I was in driving in a well-to-do, quiet neighborhood where usually the only thing you have to worry about dodging on the street is run a way sprinkler system. This day was different. The narrow street was lined with cars and people were gleefully attending the neighborhoods annual yard sale. Many bargains were awaiting!!

The happiness of the day was shattered when an armed criminal in a stolen truck barreled through the neighborhood, driving through yards, and threatening lives. Nope, I was not kidding when I wrote the title of this post! I ended up staring him down head-on in my car as I was about to allow a family of 4 to cross the street in front of me. Long story short, if it weren't for the timing of the good Lord, I surely would have ended up in the hospital if not worse and that family with the 2 small children would surely have not made it. Turns out the bad guy had been evading the police for most of the morning and would continue to do so through the afternoon, taking a hostage along the way. The authorities later caught the man and the hostage was unharmed. It turns out that there were many close calls, but by a miracle, no one was seriously hurt.

Dang y'all thriftin' is dangerous and stuff!!

So...why did I say my number kind of was up?

BECAUSE THIS FINALLY HAPPENED! THE HOLY GRAIL OF KITCHEN BOWLS!!



A full set of vintage primary colored Pyrex nesting mixing bowls!

I have been thrift searching for this set for a whole year, ever since my obsession de 'rex started. And literally about 5 minutes after I about bit the dust, and whilst still in a daze, I found them! Here's how it went down: After the whole fugitive from the law thing, I gathered myself and drove to the next sale. I was still a bit flustered when I walked up to the sale and didn't even see the beautiful primary colored mixing bowl set which was right up front! I was about to exit the sale and they caught my eye. Oh man, was I excited. The woman had $20 bucks on them, which I would have happily paid, but we worked down to $15 and they were mine...ALL MINE!




Ok, enough of my Pyrex bragging! Share with all of us a time when you had been hunting forever for a thrifted item and then found it. You can do it below in the comments or c'mon over to the Facebook page and post it there.
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23 comments:

  1. Ahhhh!!! So excited for you!! They look to be in wonderful shape!!

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    1. They are Nina. Not mint but good to very good. You can tell the previous owner used the yellow and the red bowls the most.

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  2. Whoa, lucky you!! Fantastic set for a fantastic price!

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  3. Man, that must have been a scary moment or two you had there. You were rewarded with an unbelievable bargain on those bowls!

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    1. I know Melissa :) The Lord was working overtime in Omaha that day.

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  5. That set looks pristine! You deserved it after that awful experience!

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    1. Crazy, right!? They are in pretty darn good condition.

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  6. My mother had a set and the best potato salad
    was served in the Big Yellow.

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    1. That is a special memory :) Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Usually yard sales are not so full of action!! That's quite the story!! But it all worked out well, in the end, you went home with a primary set!!

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  8. i spent two years looking for my couch and finally found it when i was actually looking for some christmas tree ornaments. totally worth the wait. the bowls area beautiful - and so glad you didn't bite the dust!

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  9. WOW! That is all I can say...about your story AND the bowls. :)

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  10. Scary stuff! Thrifting can be hazardous to your health huh?

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  11. Oh my gosh! I think those bowls were there waiting for you! They look nice and shiny--gorgeous condition. So glad the only thing you went home with that was a set of Pyrex and not a set of crutches!

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  12. Such beautiful colors on the bowls! Glad you, the family crossing the street and the Pyrex made it in one piece.

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  13. This Pyrex bowl set is by far my most sweet memory of a lovely childhood in my mothers kitchen. My mother made bread dough in the big yellow bowl and the little blue bowl held our vegetable at dinner every night. Lots of peas, as I recall. Because I love this set so much I bought my own set at an antique mall about 15 years ago. Worth every over-priced penny I paid. : )

    That run in with the criminal? Sounds like something that *often* happens here in Southern California. Yikes! I'd say God winked at you when he provided the Pyrex bowls shortly after.

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  14. AMAZING SCORE... I am giddy for you!!!
    Danielle
    http://awonderfullifeinfullframe.blogspot.ca/

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  15. wow last time we had a road chase through my town was NEVER. Regardless the pyrex was well worth it, no?

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  16. Amazing story, and an even more amazing find! I'm still piecing my set of primaries together one by one. Lucky girl!

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