I feel like Gollum in Lord of the Rings with his Precious. If you're not sure what I mean, picture me crouched down, maniacally searching for and protecting my Pyrex.
We now have a Pyrex In-Pyrex Out policy and it is stressing me out. Sure, it was easy in the beginning to sell, trade or gift those Spring Blossom, Golden Butterfly or Town & Country patterns that seem to be a little more readily available. Now that I am down to promotional, rare, primaries, pink and turquoise... the passing along is getting harder. I try to only buy In The Wild at thrift stores or auction. When I saw these (bottom 5) coming up at a local auction, I was heartbroken that I would not be in town to get a chance to bid on them.
So, how do I now have them in my possession you ask? My friend of over 20 years artfully bid on my behalf and procured the bottom five (full set) for only $37.50. That is the most I have ever paid for Pyrex but worth it, don't you think? As for my friend, I scored her an awesome pink vintage rotary telephone as thanks. Precious.