I can not think of a more common design of Pyrex... than Butterprint. Glorious turquoise Butterprint. I can remember practically every house I was in as a child, having a set of this turquoise beauty in the kitchen. Especially the mixing bowls. Be it the Cinderella bowls or the standard mixing bowls. These were plentiful. I wonder if Pyrex kept records with how much of this design was sold.
And then there is the sets of casseroles and refrigerator dishes.
So as much as I have seen of this Pyrex pattern... image my surprise when I saw this coffee cup...
I have never seen these Butterprint coffee cups till this Summer. I saw two of them at a estate sale. In another female hands... who had no intentions of leaving them behind. I did ask politely to look at one of the cups. That I simply wanted to get a good look at the pattern. Which she kindly did let me hold it for a brief second. haha! But I was just amazed that I had never even realize that Pyrex made these wonderful coffee cups.
So you can understand that I promptly started stalking eBay, looking to see what kind of price these were carrying. And it is not pretty.
My goodness those are so pretty!
So as I continue to stalk around eBay... they keep popping up. And none of them remotely low cost. All of them pricey as hell. :)
And sometimes in faded condition. With big prices. But dang it. I still want a set of 4. I see a future of me having to cough up more than I want to... for a set of these lovely blue cups. That is unless I see them at another estate sale for a dollar!
Yes, those two coffee cups I saw this Summer... were .50 each.