I've been very patient. I've paid dearly for a dinky Pyrex mushroom bowl and I carried a quiet dignity as I saw fit to find the good in a clear Pyrex mini casserole dish. But deep down, all was not well. All I wanted was a cheap thrill in the form of a useful bowl in a bright colour. Was that too much to ask? Apparently not.
Today, I walked into the Goodwill near my parents' home in St. Catharines. I made a bee-line for the place where they stash their kitchen goods. It was here that I was finally rewarded for being such a patient lady. My joy can only be summed up by the Lord of the Dance's solo. Dance Michael - Dance! Work those leather pants.
Here's what I found: A totally seventies Dating Show Game floral patterned Pyrex mixing bowl. The price? $2.00!!! Take that over-priced Toronto thrift stores.
It's got a few dark scuffs. I'm not sure if I can buff them off without damaging the finish. Vonlipi, what is your cleaning secret again?
Still, the bowl looks cheerful and swell outside in the late Canadian winter.
It looks great from all angles.
Here it is in the sultry half-light of the fading afternoon sun. Oh Pyrex, come hither.
I also discovered this beauty: another Pyrex mixing bowl in jade. Such a pretty colour.
It looks small in the picture, but I'd classify it as a medium-size bowl.
What makes me happy? Seeing the Pyrex logo with a cheap price sticker beside it. Can you believe that this beauty of a bowl cost less than a venti chai latte at Starbucks?
Junior was happy for me too.
Arrrh! Let's whip some cream Mom!
To top it all off, before I left Goodwill, I discovered these pretty little Made in Japan floral thingys. I'm not sure if they are meant to hold tea lights. I don't even know if they had tea lights in the Made in Japan era. They'll look pretty in a spring arrangement. They were $3.00 each. The colours are still bold.