Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What stopping for a quick soda will get you!

I am currently a full-time nursing student, finishing up my last three weeks of clinical - I graduate on May 14 (my second degree - I have a BA in journalism from 10+ years ago). On clinical days, I have to get up at 4 a.m. as I live about 45 minutes from the site and we start at 5:30 a.m. Needless to say, by the time we leave at 2:30 in the afternoon, I'm exhausted! And Tuesday afternoon, I was dying of dehydration ... and mentally playing through all the possible places I could stop for a soda, where I knew there was a machine on my side of road... of course, the St. Vincent de Paul store came to mind. Now, despite searching there ALL the time, they never have Pyrex. I've given up even looking there. But yesterday when I stopped to grab that quick can of Cherry Coke, something told me to run inside for 2 minutes ... and I'm glad I did! I found this great 043 1.5 quart oval casserole in the Gold Butterflies pattern (no lid) for $1.50.

I also found this great 401 Wheat Stalks small mixing bowl for $1. Barely worn and in great shape! Both of these two pieces are available for trade in my Flickr set.

And this last one is staying with me! It's a 053 2.5 quart oval Snowflake casserole in perfect condition (needs to be cleaned up a bit!) ... and only $1.25 (no lid). Even my husband was thrilled with this one!

So, the moral of the story is, you never know what you'll find when you stop for a 50 cent can of Coke!


  1. Wow, great finds and great prices! It's true that you never know what you're going to find, and when you're going to find it. That's the fun in collecting Pyrex or anything for that matter! I'm especially loving that snowflake casserole!

  2. What amazing prices! That snowflake is so beautiful- Definitely is a keeper!!! :)

  3. Hi! I'm a nursing student too. I have clinicals 45 mins away from 6.30 till 5.30 Mondays it's so bad. I actually posted a similar story on my blog; I also went to a thrift after clinical I found two Pyrex containers! Weird huh?