A couple of weekends ago, Mom and I got up extra early to get to an estate sale that was being held in a nearby community. I had looked at the pictures on estatesales.net and had spotted a set of aqua/white Pyrex Cinderella nesting bowls and it looked like they were in the Butterprint pattern. Without a close-up view I couldn’t determine their condition, but it didn’t matter. I knew I wanted to be first to check them out. There were other kitchenware items, like a Corning Ware teapot, that I spotted so it would be worth the trip.
We arrived early enough to be within 15 people from the door. Mom and I had decided that she would head straight to the kitchen and try to get that Corning Ware teapot and I was going to find the Pyrex nesting set which, from the pictures, looked like they were sitting on the dining room table.
The door opened promptly at 7AM, we filed through the back door and right into the kitchen. I pointed Mom to the cabinet with the Corning Ware teapot and hoped she would be successful. I headed to where I thought the dining room might be. I finally spotted the table where the Pyrex bowls had been pictured and my heart fell…..they were not there. Someone else had wanted them too.
Oh, well…..that’s all part of going to an estate sale. You win some, you lose some. At least that’s what I told myself.
I headed back to the kitchen to help Mom and see what else I could find. Instead of seeing her frantically reaching for kitchenware goodies (like I would have been), she was just standing there. I noticed a lady walking by with a box full of stuff and "my" teapot was on top. She also had a copy of a local cookbook that I search for. It was not going to be my day!
I told Mom that the Pyrex bowls were already taken and she just glanced down and calmly said, “I think this is what you’re looking for.” I looked down and there on the kitchen table was the Pyrex nesting set. I had walked right past them in my haste to find the dining room. I grabbed them to check for cracks and chips. They were perfect!
Mom saved the day!!!
Thank you, Mom!!!
I’ll be holding on to this set until our Christmas Open House, November 3, where they will be prominently displayed in my booth. Meanwhile….stay tuned and I’ll show you some of the other things I found at that estate sale.