I'm really getting to the point in my Pyrex collecting where I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. Sure, there are things I don't have that I would like, but if I had it all, I would miss the thrill of the hunt! I found some things this week I can use and some things I can trade.
I let go of my red 501s to make a primary refrigerator set for someone else, so running into another pair was great! Finding the 444 Friendship was an absolute surprise! I have one piece of Friendship left to find--well, I don't have the promotional Penn Dutch, but I'm happy with what I have. I do have the red 401 and 024 though! The green figure, one my husband picked up, is made by Kreiss called Psycho Ceramics which started in the late 50s or early 60s. There is a whole series of them and he's determined to find more.
This trade included my first piece towards my first JAJ collection. It's call Harvest. I recently won the 472 and 473 size casseroles in an auction and used money in my PayPal from sales to buy it! I get a kick out of generating funds from my unwanted Pyrex to pay for my trade postage and putting it towards buying something special!
I can't fail to mention this wonderful hand painted porcelain enameled Chinese vase. The colors are vibrant and the detail is executed beautifully! It stands about 12" tall. It cost a whopping $5!