Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Today I made a quick stop in the Goodwill to hunt for Pyrex, and I found a couple good Spring Blossom pieces (this seems to be the most common pattern around here, anyone else feel this way?) and just before I was about to leave, I spotted a Cinderella shaped bowl through the shelving, on the other side of the aisle I was in! Of course, I hightailed it over to the next aisle and picked up the piece... but what I saw shocked me!

It was a small, white bowl and at first I thought it was just a plain Pyrex piece - and then I saw the flecks of blue. And suddenly I realized, to my great horror, this bowl was a Butterprint! I could make out the Amish man's hat, the rooster's tail feathers...
It was such a sad, sad sight! The pattern was almost completely demolished by Pyrex-abuse, a crime most offensive to me. How could this happen to such a beautiful print? It's been so hard to find any Butterprint around here, all I have so far are a couple fridgies. It broke my heart to see the bowl this way. R.I.P, little Butterprint bowl.

But, wait, it gets worse. LOOK at the price that Goodwill had the GALL to put on this bowl:

I was absolutely horrified (again).
It was truly a sad day for Pyrex collectors everywhere.

(Please observe a moment of silence.)


  1. Oh, how tragic! Poor Butterprint! I wish I could find some Spring Blossom by me ... but seems it's never around. I've found a couple pieces this year, but it's not bountiful like I hear others saying. I'm in Wisconsin if that matters. I've found a lot of solids lately for some reason.

    I received my first piece of Pyrex that was completely shattered in a swap. It definitely wasn't the senders fault... some of the best packaging I've seen and I've swapped a lot of Pyrex... but I think the USPS drop kicked it off the plane and then used it as a step stool. I'll have to post it sometime. Right now, it just makes me sad. :( As does this poor 441 (and the price, seriously?)

  2. No respect! No respect from the user of this amazing pattern and no respect from Goodwill for having the nerve of asking so much money!

  3. Ugh, this makes me so sad. I have found a few pieces that have been brutalized. I usually pick them up if they are cheap. But lately, I find the same high prices on them. What is wrong with these people?

  4. It cracks me up when Goodwill and other stores price Pyrex high, no matter what condition it's in. I saw a small bowl that had been dishwashered to death and was all scratched up last week. The price? $4.99. Yeah right!

  5. So sad to see such abuse!! Yeah, GW is a real trip with their pricing! Do they really think someone will pay that price for an abused bowl?

  6. I'm not having this problem at Goodwill but at a local thrift store. I saw two casseroles there yesterday and both were in very bad shape for $4-5 each and they didn't even come with lids! Sheesh!

    --Erin {erinink.etsy.com}

  7. Sad to see Pyrex in such a sad state - and even sadder when you see the price being charged for it. I've used a couple of bowls that aren't in the best of shape for outdoor planters.