At this point I owned 14 bowls. Being a person who loves balance and order and completeness, I knew that 14 bowls would soon turn into 16 bowls which equals 4 full bowl sets. I decided to rectify this by letting go of two bowls leaving me with three complete bowl sets. I had already gotten Diane a full set and Lisa made it very clear that she was good for bowls and not really wanting to partake in my Pyrex craze. It became apparent that Susan was the person I needed to beg to adopt my two Pyrex bowls. Well, it seems that my going on and on about Pyrex had her interested. She already had a full set since the early 80's but a couple of extra bowls could be put to use. I was feeling good that I had finally gotten a handle on this addiction. ;) I decided that the only things I could really justify getting would be a refrigerator set and that much admired lasagne pan, if I was ever lucky enough to find these items.
I was still hitting the thrift stores on a regular basis looking for the last few pieces on my vintage Corelle dishes wish list. I even found this refrigerator dish last week at Goodwill.
Then this past weekend we went to The Antique Mall. I wanted to find Susan a third bowl for her set because apparently my need to have things balanced extends to other people too. I know it is weird and I'm going to really fight the urge to get her that fourth bowl because I really don't think she wants it.
This is where I'd like to point out that Rob is an enabler. I did find one large refrigerator dish with a lid. But it wasn't in the best shape and was a plain yellow and they wanted $25 for it. It just wasn't pretty enough for the price. Rob tried to convince me to get it but I stayed strong. But not for long.
I found this medium size refrigerator dish without a lid for $10 in the Crazy Daisy pattern.
Then in one of the last aisles of the market Rob spotted this little one.
It belongs to the "Town and Country" set which was released in 1963 and discontinued by 1967. It was only these three sizes of casserole dishes that had this band of the brown pattern. Somehow learning this makes me really excited that I own this dish.