Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Earlier this week a friend of mine found a set of Barbie 'Pyrex' in her basement and immediately thought of me. They are sized slightly differently than the re-ment ones, but they go so well together!
Primary fridgie dishes! I no longer have my yellow primary fridgie so I made up a turquoise/red/yellow set for the photograph.
And primary mixing bowls.
I've seen some other Pyrex minis or toys around..some child sized yellow fridgies and mixing bowls, and some Verde dishes but haven't come across any in person. Has anyone seen any others?
Monday, August 29, 2011
We accidently found a church sale in Thorold that was running Fri/Sat. Very rare! The first thing I noticed was a pretty Pyrex chip and dip set. We checked it for any damage and it appeared to be in new condition. We got it for a giveaway price for you. The old ladies running the sale had no idea what it was worth. It is that attractive clear aqua shade with a pattern on it in white. You will know the name of the pattern I'm sure. We'll get it to you asap.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
It's the Salad Bowl promotional pattern with the infamous 'fetus' right in the middle of the design. Do you see it? It's really a pear covered by a leaf, but it looks very much like a fetus or a baby sitting sideways with its arms outstretched. Love this teal colour!
Something I've been enjoying lately - harvesting garden goodies in pyrex dishes.
For some reason everything looks better in Pyrex!
Why do I adore the mini so much? Well--As I blog about my adventures in Retro dieting, I find it very difficult to use modern day bowls and casseroles when I assemble my low-calorie gastronomic creations... Modern day bowls are just too BIG!
The Pyrex mini fridgie is the perfect portion control tool for my teeny-tiny diet dishes from the 1970's. Since all of my Retro Weight Watcher recipes seem to be 6 oz or less, the mini fridgie contains them all so well.
I am always on the lookout for minis. Here's what I have so far...
Take a look at this proud Pyrex mini which I used for a "Mocked Chopped Liver" recipe...
For the recipe above and more retro dieting fun, stop by and see me at the 1972 Retro Weight Watchers Experiment. Bring your own fridgie!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The Golden Grapes Cinderella chip and dip set from 1961!!! I SO love that delphite blue color inside. Perfect condition. Also in Colorado, I found these little ramekins or au gratin dishes:
I love red, so I just had to pick these up for $2 each. The bottoms say "Pyrex brand Tableware by Corning." A newer item.
Back in Missouri, I grabbed this item for just $11 at my local antique mall:
This is the Butterfly Gold 4-quart round casserole, with lid. Both are marked #664 and they look completely unused. This thing is BIG! I haven't seen the flat lip on any other item. Finally, try to figure out what the next item is before you scroll down to get the answer:
As you can see, it's about 5 1/2 inches long and looks like blown glass on the inside, making it weighted toward one side. It is clearly labeled PYREX / T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / MADE IN U.S.A. and has a metal piece on the end--not a cap; there is a hole in it.
My family members made guesses about this item's function: an old IV bottle? Wine-making equipment? A baby bottle?
Fortunately, the reverse side of the price tag told me what it is: a float for a gravity-feed toilet tank. Yep, that's what it looks like, all right--a toilet tank float! This item is really old, and must have been an early attempt at making Pyrex a commercial product with applications beyond railroad lamps. I bought it, of course, and I have NO idea how I'm going to display it.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
My little guy turned 8 yesterday. We served his cupcakes in the Horizon Blue divided casserole, which is his favorite of all my divided casseroles. It did not go unnoticed. Both my kids are pretty Pyrex savvy :) They've both already put dibs on certain pieces that the think they're taking with them when they leave home. As if!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Over the weekend I finally had time to take a pic of this sweety.....
Well it is for trade! Yep this is a Pyrex children's Circus plate.
Here a close-up.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
it kind of feels like reuniting old friends. and don't they just look SO cute together?!
Meet my eleven new finds! Most of them are promotional pieces - my absolute favorite thing to collect.
Can anyone identify the 8 inch square baking dish? It has a single gold line all the way around it. I've never seen this before. The two round 2 quart casseroles are a 1960 Holiday (the red one) and a Golden Tulip from 1959.
The 1.5 quart casserole on top is Empire Scroll (Vine) and I really love the 2.5 quart Charcoal Snowflake. I have wanted this piece for a long time!
Top: a yellow Desert Dawn pie plate, a 2.5 quart black and white casserole which I do not know the name for. However, it is very similar to the 2.5 quart Gourmet promotional casserole. This piece had its original stand. I have been wanting this piece for a long time, and finally a good deal came my way on eBay. It has it's original lid and cradle. The best part about this piece is that it is Delphite (blue) Pyrex, which has been painted white on the outside and then had the gold decoration painted on.
But wait, there's more! Once again, top to bottom: a 1959 Compass promotional divided server, a Musical Staff promotional baker (not in the best shape) and lastly, a Spring 1958 promotional piece - Rooster Black 2 quart baking dish with a cork handled cradle.
Is there rehab for Pyrex Addicts? I think I may need it.
Monday, August 22, 2011
I also found a few pieces of Corelle Spring Blossom too - someone must have been cleaning out, but I still left some behind - those pieces and some other neat finds are on my blog
I got to play this weekend.
My friend came over and we played dressed up.
She wanted to see my Pyrex collection.
She saw it.
She was impressed.
I have more photos on my blog here.
I completed my first Primary Stacking set.
The whole reason why I got hooked on Pyrex.
The very next day. I found these two bowls.
2 Blue. WOW.
But then I found another. What?
I told you it was summer of the blue bowls.
I have been searching for years.
Locally only. Never found. Then wow. Jackpot.
A whole mess of them were found.
I stalked this bowl till it was 50% off
day the expensive thrift store.
Shocked it was still there.
Happy the sheets were too.
I made the sheet on the left into a dress.
I found this big old red bowl.
It is part of the Friendship Collection.
Which is btw calling my name
every night I get into bed.
I find myself stalking displays on
I found these bowls but did not buy them.
Where and when and what collection are these?
Each one was $9 bucks.
Ok I have all versions of this pattern. I think I am done with mugs.
No more. Unless its aqua or pink. Or pretty who am I kidding?
I also stalked these for 50% off day.
I like it when they are there
saying take me home. HALF OFF.
Cause the store is insane
with its prices.
I also found this piece but didn't purchase it.
It was $40 bucks in an antique store.
I am just so thrifty.
But I have never seen it.
Sometimes I splurge on pieces.
I haven't had panic feelings without it. So I think
I am ok with not getting it.
I am not sure why I have to own at least one of everything.
But that is how I feel. So I keep jumping the fence.