Last summer as I was browsing around my aunt's vintage shop, I came across these cuties. Now, at the time I was pretty unfamiliar with vintage Pyrex. The only other time that I had really heard anything about it was in a magazine article in Country Living. But the bright dots caught my eye and it just so happened to be a bonus that they were Pyrex. I had been bitten by the Pyrex (Love) Bug!
I never really felt any urgency to complete this set. I just figured that I would pick up the pieces as I found them. Boy was I wrong. Not only are the New Dots pretty hard to come across, any Pyrexer knows that you will pay a pretty penny for them. Lucky for me I got the "family discount" on the first two. Then one day around Christmas, I was browsing around a little antique mall not too far from where I live. I'm not a huge fan of this store because they seem to carry more new but made to look old than actual old. Well as I was walking out, I caught a glimpse of blue dots out of the corner of my eye and low & behold, it was the 403 New Dot. It was in almost perfect condition and I braced myself for the price. 10 bucks! Not bad. Even better was the fact that I was standing in a 50% off booth. I kid you not, I got it for $5.00!
I immediately became obsessed with completing this set. I HAD to have the green dot bowl. I have
Behold the wonder that is the green New Dots bowl! This is what browsing eBay at ungodly hours of the morning will get you. I kid you not, it was listed 3 minutes before I found it and at an unbelievably fair Buy it Now price (even with shipping). I am so proud of this set. And this, fellow Pyrex friends, is where it all began.
Now if I could just find that first Rainbow Striped bowl a new obsession could begin....
Happy Valentines Day!!