My silly pitcher collection started with an irresistable ceramic pitcher in the shape of a cantaloupe 15 years ago, and has grown into a veritable Farmers Market of fruit- and vegetable-shaped pitchers. I have found most of them at garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets, and TJ MAxx, and some have been gifts.
When I accidently broke the bunch-of-grapes pitcher, I searched for a replacement on EBay and came across a wonderful antique corn pitcher. I bid on it, but was quickly outbid-- it sold for over $300. Far, far beyond my price range! Last summer, I drove past a garage sale and stopped on a whim. There I found the exact same corn pitcher -- for only $3. This is one of my most fortuitous finds!