Friday, December 30, 2011

Introducing Miss Yellow Dots

I'd like you to meet Miss Yellow Dots 402 - she made the journey from sunny Florida all the way to Ontario - packaged with care by my good friend, Sharon -Miss Yellow arrived in excellent condition and is just so cute.   She is my first dots, I'm lucky to get such a beautiful little bowl - thanks so much for her and all the other wonderful Christmas goodies..


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Some Pyrex for Christmas!

Christmas just wouldn't seem right without getting at least one piece of Pyrex - I was lucky  - I got two.  My son found this 403 Friendship bowl - only my second piece of Friendship - I love it!!!

I've never even seen one of these Pink Leaves platters before - it's huge, measuring about 12 inches across, I did see some pics on Flickr and apparently there is also a cake pan in the same pattern - anyone know anything more about it??  Thanks so much to Susan for this great piece of old Pyrex!!

Come on over to my blog and see my other new Christmas treasures....

Hope everyone is having a Pyrex filled holiday!!

Best Pyrex Finds of the Year!

Hello Pyrex Collective - it's SixBalloons here! So last week, I posted about things I regret buying at the thrift store and got some really encouraging feedback saying that I should talk about some of the hits!

Of the Pyrex finds, I have two standouts in mind:

My Promotional Pyrex Aqua Blue Scrolls bowl from 1959 - I cannot believe it was sitting on a shelf for two days at Value Village before I came and rescued it.

This glass Pyrex Measuring Cup likely from the 1930s! It has a chip on the handle but I love it because I use it EVERY time that I bake. It's my go-to liquid measure cup.

I hope everyone had a wonderful year and can share what their fave finds were too! Check out my vintage goodies of the year at Best SixBalloons Thrift Finds of the Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


For Christmas I made two pies and of course used my Pyrex. Wanna see? Good!

The first was a pecan pie I had made before with ok results. This time it turned out much better.

The second was a deep dish apple pie. I only have one pie plate so the cake pan does a beautiful job holding all the apples.

I served them with homemade ice cream and whipped cream 'natch. The apple pie was declared the best ever by no less than four people. I'm convinced it was the Pyrex (and my mad baking skillz)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What's Christmas without Pyrex!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Here are a few pics of my Pyrex Christmas dinner.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Pyrex in Action

Hi everyone!  Missouri Michael from Cul-De-Sac Shack here!

Some of my huge collection of vintage Pyrex was put to good use for Christmas.  I'm not a great cook, unless you want boxed macaroni and cheese and frozen pizza for Christmas dinner.  So, I took some of my vintage Pyrex over to Mom and Dad's and Mom put it to good use.  Here it is in action!

Can you spot it all?

First up, corn casserole in a 2.5 quart Golden Poinsettias promotional.

Next, hot rolls in a 404 4 quart Golden Leaf promotional.

Finally, broccoli and rice casserole in a 2 quart Holiday Casserole promotional.

I hope you all had a great Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Pyrex Night before Christmas

Back by popular demand...okay not really. But it's now officially a tradition.

(Loosely adapted from Clement C. Moore's classic)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a Pyrex was being stirred, not even by a mouse;

The Christmas casseroles were laid in the fridge with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of colourful fridgies danced in their heads;

Everything was now all nicely wrapped,

And I had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out in the kitchen there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Down the stairs I flew like a flash,

Tore open the French doors and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

Gave the lustre of mid-day to baking dishes below,

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh full of Pyrexware.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

He started taking out Pyrex dishes of great fame,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Butterprint! now, Butterfly Gold! now, Friendship and Daisy!

On, Snowflake! On Spring Blossom! on, Homestead and Horizon Blue!

To the top of the counter! to the top of the table!

Now stash away! stash away! stash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,

So up to the cupboards the dishes they flew,

With the sleigh full of glassware, and St. Nicholas too.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

A bundle of bowls he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a Gooseberry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

He had a broad face and a little round belly,

That shook, when he laughed like a Cinderella bowl full of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

"Happy Christmas and lots of Pyrex to all, and to all a good-night."

The Wonderful Scents of Christmas Baking with Pyrex

There's nothing quite like cookies and squares baking to create the heavenly scents of Christmas and put us in the mood to celebrate.

My girls and I did a whole day baking session a couple of days ago. Pyrex was of course invited to the party!

My daughter looking quite fetching in red, blending the mix for Puttin' on the Ritz squares in the perfect accessory to her sweater, a green Pyrex mixing bowl.

Here are the squares ready to go in the oven, in a Snowflake casserole.

Magic Squares fresh out of the oven in a rare Embroidery pan, one of my greatest thrift finds. 
It came with the cradle!

And there you have it!

What have you baked in Pyrex this Christmas?

Wishing all of you at the Pyrex Collective a Wonderful Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Promotional Dandelion Piece from 1959!

Pyrex Lovers, I found one of my first duplicate pieces on my way home from the mall... I couldn't resist stopping at the church thrift sale.

I was quite surprised to see the Dandelion Promotional 1959 piece - Interestingly enough, Mr. SixBalloons purchased this same Pyrex Dandelion dish, with lid, for me at the thrift for Christmas last year... And now I have two!

If you're interested in more photos, I've got some more posted at! Let me know if any local Vancouverites might be interested in a trade too.

Merry Christmas Pyrex Collective!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Blue Pyrex Mixing Bowl in Terrible Condition!

Hello Everyone, SixBalloons here! It seems like Christmas has really snuck up on me this year, but I still can't wait... especially for a full week off of work. =)  I have been cleaning the house of some of my junk I have been accumulating, for bringing to the thrift store.

I couldn't help picking up this 401 Primary Blue Mixing Bowl at the thrift for 50¢... But what terrible condition!

Hopefully someone else will love it! Feel free to visit my post on Things I Regret Buying at the Thrift Store - I'd love to hear about whether you Pyrex hounds out there share my problem on accumulating junk!

Another note - can you believe that Pyrex Collective I now has 400 followers?! That is one crazy milestone.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pyrex Hunting - a Hit and a Miss

First up is the Hit - a mint condition Butterfly Gold gravy dish.  Found this at Savers and I almost missed it!  There was really nothing good out, but I took one more look around and found it!  It had just been put out :) 

And next is the's a sad one folks.......

Yes, it's a Green New Dots totally ruined by dishwashing.  So sad :(


Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Pyrex in action

Right beside the stove, within reach...

...tea bags, honey, butter, salt & pepper.

It would be lovely if those shakers came in Butterprint...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Pyrex Holidays!!

Happy Holidays Pyrex People!!! let the celebrations begin...with pyrex, of course!!

'tis the season to display my seasonal pyrex. ok, i live in california, but i've lived where there is snow, so i can appreciate a pretty snowflake when i see one. so, in keeping with season, i've now packed up my spring blossom, daisy and pink gooseberry pieces for the next few months, and the snowflake pieces are on display

so, i've slowing been finding the snowflake pieces over the past year, but this 045 1961 christmas promotional piece appeared at a thrift store last weekend. now for a thrift store, i think it was pricey, but it was in their "finer goods" section. really? its a thrift store!!! whatever, i sucked it up and forked over my $20.
look!! it even has its original lid! and a hearty thanks goes out from me to its previous owner for (apparently) only using for the holidays and hand washing it. its shiny and spectacular!
too bad i don't actually celebrate christmas, but i still love it...and the craziest part? i saw the same casserole, but with a plain lid at an antique store the following day....and the price? yeah, antique store crazy at $70.
but, you know i couldn't leave the antique store empty handed with all the pyrex on display, so i got this golden acorns space saver for $10. i know you all believe me when i say it was the least expensive piece in the store.
anyone else have their seasonal best out on display?

leslie :)

Pyrex for Christmas

I knew when I found this Golden Leaf bowl just how I was going to use it at Christmas, doesn't it look so cute???

I'd love to share some more Christmas with you - come over and visit my blog

Monday, December 12, 2011

Friendship or Daisy, that is the question?

Hi everyone,

My Pyrex finds have been slow lately, but I recently updated my bookshelf with some Pyrex, and I need to ask if the two orange ones are part of the Friendship or Daisy series.

My new display on my bookcase. (Although you can't see the orange decals, it matches the blue and orange ones, I'll need to find some red Pyrex for the shelf too)

This is the smaller casserole, I know it is a Cinderella casserole, and it is marked 471, 1 pint.

This is the bigger casserole's bottom, it is an oval casserole, marked 043, 1 1/2 quart.

Thanks for your help!


Also I'm after editing this three times and clicking small photos, I'm sorry they are coming up big, I have no idea why!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Finally Found Some Pyrex

It seems like I haven't found any Pyrex in ages and that's not good - but I finally found a couple of items. 

The 402 Spring Blossom Green bowl was $4.99 at Value Village which is high for my store - hope they're not raising their prices - usually this size is $2.99 - I think that's a big increase...

The cute little carafe is only about 6 inches high - I paid $2.99.

I found some other great items too - check them out on my blog

Monday, December 5, 2011


This weekend I picked up a divided casserole for an amazing deal. Check out the pictures to see why...

Blech! It was so filthy. I can only assume it came from a crazy hoarder's house. It's a safe assumption no?
I took it home and put it in the sink filled with hot soapy water for a few hours and then emerged this...

 Hard to believe it's the same pan right? Soap and water did this. Behold the magic of Pyrex! So easy to clean. I wonder why the crazy hoarder never bothered to clean it?

I bought it thinking it was Daisy yellow, that's how dirty it was, it seemed like another color! It looks to be Butterfly Gold which isn't a color I collect. Would anyone here like to trade for it? I'm on the hunt for Orange 404, 402 and 401 bowls and a Daisy Yellow 404.

Frankly I'm a sucker for any orange, daisy yellow and aqua piece so if you're interested let me know!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Promotional mug

Pyrex at my place over the Thanksgiving holiday--
On a quick trip to the local antique mall, my daughter Anne stopped to examine a whole wall of mugs hanging on pegboard. She found this:

I used a Cinderella bowl for my Thanksgiving centerpiece:

Pyrex AFTER Thanksgiving dinner:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vintage Bowls

Today I came across some Pyrex finds including these two 8 sided bowls.

I was so excited about this find, that I haven't cleaned them up yet!  I wanted to show you all as soon as I could.  Have you seen these bowls before?  I've tried to google them, but am unable to find anything similar.

They will come in handy on Christmas Day when hubby and I sit down and have a bowl of raspberries and cream.  Merry Pyrex-mas!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

BOWLED over!

A funny thing happened while I was busy trying to complete just one bowl set...

What started out as a random bunch of bowls...

...turned into something AMAZING!  You'll have to click over to my blog THRIFT SHOP KARMA to see :)