Sunday, December 30, 2012

White Pyrex

I just about passed this one by - have you seen white Pyrex before?   At first, I thought it might have been a piece that had spent a bit too much time in the dishwasher, it only cost 50 cents so I bought it and after researching, I find  it really is a piece of  Pyrex and it's called white or opal white - there's a full set of mixing bowls - this is the little 401....   And, if you care to see the beautiful Pyrex I got for Christmas - come on over to my blog - it really is a sight to behold - to me anyways!!

Pyrex 401 Opal /White Mixing Bowl

Pyrex Book Project!

Hi, Pyrex collectors! 

I've been thinking a long time about writing a book about Pyrex — I'm the author of two craft business guides and I recently became a full-time freelance writer and editor, which has given me a lot more time to work on passion projects like this one. I've got an agent interested in the project, but I'm still in the early stages of putting together a proposal.

The book is envisioned as a beautiful, photography-heavy project, with history, patterns, stories of collectors and pictures of Pyrex in action. I'm hoping to photograph the best and biggest collections in North America! If you'd like to possibly take part, please take this short survey! There's no obligation — this is kind of a fact-finding mission at this point. :) 

— grace

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pyrex In The Movies: Drag Me To Hell

Butterfly Gold & Early American, if you look closely!
One of my favorite things in one of my favorite movies. 


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Staging With Pyrex & Latest Haul

Hello there and Looooog time, no post. If Joan Rivers were here, she'd be making off-colour comparisons between my Pyrex dry spell and bodily functions. Yes, it's been a while. We've also been busy frantically getting our house ready for sale. We've found our dream house in a little country town and will soon be former Torontonians. As luck would have it, our agent collects Pyrex too and suggested we fill my grandmother's old bookcase with Pyrex as part of the staging. When I have photos, I will post. 
 Recently, I spied this beautiful bowl at the Value Village where I teach. It cost $6.99. 
 These Termocrisa (Mexican Pyrex?) dishes cost $1.49 each. I already had three of the green ones, so now I've got something that feels like an even number set. 
 At the amazing Southwarks Antique Market in Cambridge, Ontario I bought a bunch of Pyrex including the Shenandoan pattern. The came from two different vendors, hence the fact that the large one cost  $10.00 and the small one cost $10.50
 This Friendship casserole dish cost $13.50.
 This sunny Daisy casserole dish cos $12.00.
 The Horizon Blue casserole dish was $22.00 - my biggest purchase. 
Last but not least, I finally found the Ponderosa mug I've been searching for. It cost me nine clams, but for all the memories of going to the Ponderosa steakhouse with my family as a child, it was worth every penny. 

Thanks for reading!
Canadian Erin

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Vintage Measuring Cups!

I have added a few more vintage measuring cups to the SixBalloons collection!

I was able to purchase the one cup and four cup measures for $2 a piece. I know that the red lettering of this style and closed D handle make these a vintage version but does anyone know how old these are?

Check out some more pics here at my post!

Friday, November 30, 2012


I finally got a 473 in that special green color! It took a while but I finally found one that wasn't ridiculously priced.  I didn't need the 'Crazy Quilt' lid, I prefer a clear lid. I'm probably in the minority here but I don't care much for the patterned pieces. The 2qt Utility I already had.

Currently my collection looks like this and as of right now I don't have any new pieces on my wish list. Shocking I know! I could use another aqua 8x8" pan and another loaf pan for baking for my shop; Motherfudger.

So what's the story on these green pieces? They're not Verde Green, Spring Blossom Green or Lime Green (which I actually think Pastel Green would be a better name for those and THIS green be called Lime Green) and they're not Primary Green. Were these promotional? Anyone know?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Help Me Identify This JAJ Casserole

I haven't posted on the Collective in ages, I figure that if you have a Pyrex question, this is the best place to come - I found this great JAJ piece today, I've looked on the internet and found one picture of the same casserole, but the pattern wasn't identified there either.  Anybody know what it's called??

It's JAJ, made in England, 524 is the number on the bottom  -  I was really surprised to see it was Pyrex!   Too bad Halloween is just over....  I paid $3

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pyrex Finds!

Breathing some life back into the original collective... 

Here are some of my weekend Pyrex finds! If you're a reader of my blog, Sir Thrift-A-Lot, you've already seen them, but if not, here they are!

Pink Daisy Divided Dish.
I overpaid for this, but wanted to spoil myself with a piece of Pyrex since I got vacation pay from my part time job (hey - anybody in the Toronto area hiring..? haha) & this was the most delicious piece in any of the antique markets that we went into, although I did see ramekins for the first time, but didn't want to pay the high price for them. It wasn't reasonable.


Thrifted fridgies. 

Yellow 503 from Value Village, lid from Goodwill a week before. 
Verde (?) 501 from Value Village, someone had dumped it at the checkout - thanks! 


Butterfly Gold. 


If you are bored, check out my blog: 

Sir Thrift-A-Lot    

Sunday, October 28, 2012

road trip pyrex finds

Last month I went on a three-week road trip to celebrate the release of my new craft business book. Along the way I didn't do as much thrifting as you might've expected (mainly because I recently quit my job to go freelance!). But I did make a few Pyrex finds:

The beautiful pink-on-white gooseberry casserole with lid was a gift from my friend Jessica, who is a master thrifter. The larger spring blossom casserole with white lid I found at a junk shop for $6. Last week I found two small yellow square dip bowls from the chip and dip set for $2 each.

On my road trip, I stopped by the Corning Museum of Glass, which was awesome. I stayed near Pyrex Street, no joke!

I spent a lot of time at the museum and its library doing research on Pyrex. :)

I was fully intending on taking it easy on Pyrex acquisitions now that I'm funemployed, but then I found this casserole with lid and holder today at my local St. Vincent De Paul for $7. I've never encountered this gold on green pattern before -- can anyone identify it?


My previous posts:

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Doing the Happy Dance -- Gold Leaf Christmas!

I found this at a sale last week & I'm SO excited!  I'd seen these in books, but never in person.  Isn't it beautiful?

I bought it so calmly, but did the happy dance all the way to the car.  Now I just have to plan the holiday goodies I'll serve in it!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Latest Thrifted Pyrex Pieces

Its been a long, long time since I have come across any Pyrex at the thrift stores.  I was getting desperate after not even seeing an abused and chipped piece.  I felt so relieved when I finally found a few pieces, I snapped them up and felt good again!  This Pyrex Passion does crazy things to a girl.

So what did I find?

Top: JAJ Atomic Barcode
Middle: Australian Agee, unknown pattern (gold and brown leaves of some sort)
Bottom: JAJ Briarwood

This next piece I saw and ummed and ahhed over and almost bought too, but it had a huge chip in it on the side.  I really regret leaving it behind now.

JAJ Indiana

After this dry spell, I hope I don't have to wait another 6 months for the next find!!

Happy Pyrex-ing :)
Lizzy - iheartsunnydays

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Baking in Pyrex

Hello everyone, it's SixBalloons here, so glad to see some new posts and thanks for the comments too. There ars still over 600 page views a day on PC I so we definitely have readers out there interested in our collections.

I shared a recipe on my blog today for a delicious Butterless banana bread... Hope you will stop by and check it out!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Love these coffee cups...they're a dark rust-ish color. The first solid color I've found. Paid 50cents each.

Pyrex juice decanter...been looking for one forever. Don't know the pattern or year tho. Bad has flowers on it.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

My First Collective Post

Hi, this is Jenifir from Thoroughly Modern Vintage with my first post on the Collective. I love sharing pictures and stories about Pyrex and joined fairly early on and could not wait to post. Of course, my blogging energies have not been consistent and there have been so many interesting posts that I stayed in the shadows. Six Balloons' post the other day got me thinking so I posted about Pyrex on my blog yesterday(barely, as I think the posting time was midnight) and I am writing this now.
The other thing that pushed me into action today was that I noticed that Robinhood Flour is advertising their baking hour campaign with a Butterprint Cinderella bowl in the photo of a woman with two little girls. I guess the rest of the world has caught on when it comes to Pyrex!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

But Soft, What Light Through Yonder Window...

Talk about breaks! After reading SixBalloons' lamented question, the kids and I had a scheduled date at the thrift store. I was in the kitchen section, looking at a few things when my 10 year old came over and said, "Umm, I found some Pyrex on a top shelf by the clothes." "Uhhuhh," I half-heartedly responded, as Pyrex hunting has indeed slowed way down lately.  There hasn't been much in the stores that is worth bringing home, and the cupboards are getting a bit too full with the pieces we use. But she persisted. "Uh, it has the red birds..." "WHERE?!!" :)

I have never seen the lasagna pans ever except online, they just don't show up around these parts.  I was super excited, and seeing the price was even better- $7.95 each! Gladly! I'm making enchiladas for a birthday party tonight in them.  And when that's done, I think slab pies would be lovely!

Since I'm already on, I should also post a birthday gift I received this summer and haven't gotten around to posting, even though it's pretty awesome!  It's been busy...

Designs mixing bowls! They are so fun to have on the counters, and extremely handy- we bake a lot around here, and these guys are in constant use.  I love that they are mixing bowls and so very deep.
So, that's about it for the summer scores. Not a whole lot, but quality counts more than quantity in my book (and in my over-stuffed cupboards)!  Hope you all had a great summer and are enjoying a lovely fall!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wherefore Art Thou, Pyrex Collective 1?

Hullo everyone, SixBalloons here!

I just wanted to ask how everyone's Pyrex collecting is going. Are we becoming more choosy at the thrift, or has buying Pyrex become too popular for us to score great deals? It sure has been quiet here lately.

I find I am buying less, for instance if it is a divided dish, I usually leave it behind. I have a can't say no list that includes some patterns, fridgies, and measuring cups... Old or new! How has your collecting changed since you joined the Pyrex Collective?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pyrex Resource in the SF Bay area

hallo pyrex friends

     ....well, after over two weeks SOMEONE had to post something on blog I!!

i needed a little pyrex fix today so i hit the road and headed for a few thrift stores that i was confident would fulfill my thrifting/pyrexing urge.  i headed down to salinas (over an hour from home) as there is this crazy store called "class and trash" that usually has a huge selection of pyrex thrifts.  sadly, it hadn't recently been restocked and the pickings were slim.  i hit up the other thrift stores while in town and ended up with nothing mostly because there was nothing to be bought. one store did have two pieces but i already have them both (thanks to my "notes" on my iphone for my updated list of current ownings) so i left town empty handed.

the real purpose of my road trip, though, was to check out a store in gilroy that's been posting on the sf/bay area craigslist.  for those of you who live around here and have seen the posting here is the scoop.  the owner seems to know a bit about what is rare and what is common and he has a decent selection of a few patterns (butterfly gold both versions, butterprint, old orchard, spring blossom, homestead, sandalwood,primary, town and country, etc, plus lots of fireking, mugs and promo pieces)  there are no prices on anything, you just need to ask... in my mind leaves things wide open for negotiation.

for me, this was a decent resource to complete a few sets, but it wasn't cheap.  for $68 i got three 471, a 472, two 401s, a 502, and two yellow pixies.  that's 9 pieces for $68 plus a third a tank of california priced gas.

bottom line, if you want to complete a set, it may be worth the drive. otherwise, you'll just find him overpriced.  i should mention, however, he does "consign" pyrex, but because nothing was labelled or priced in the store, i'll take this to mean that you probably can sell him some pieces that he will mark up and resell.

let me know if you have any questions....

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Promotional Gourmet Cinderella Casserole

Found this piece today at Goodwill. Wasn't expecting it. Don't you love it when that happens? Has some utensil marks on the bottom that I might tend to.

I guess made in 1961, this #475 2.5 quart cinderella casserole was a promotional casserole made for the holidays. Not really what I expected when I wished upon a star for Christmas Pyrex, but I'm not complaining. I guess I can always spend that $60 for that Christmas bowl on Kijiji, haha.

I'd also like to invite you to my blog, to see my other finds for this week (so far) & to check out my new weekly link up:

Thriftosaurus Thrift Haul Linkup!

Monday, September 10, 2012


I finally found a Pyrex coffeepot...I see the corelle all the time...but I wanted one that said Pyrex. So for my birthday the family got me this.  Maybe good things come to those who

Sunday, September 9, 2012


I haven't posted here in ages but today's tiny find is worth sharing!
I didn't even know this 8oz size existed, and I've been collecting it 6 years!  It's adorable, flamingo, and did I mention flamingo?  I found it for $1.99.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ebay Pyrex

check this one out everyone.....


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hi guys, 

I just wanted to invite you over to my blog. I posted a tutorial on how I stack my Pyrex... 

check it out at:

 see you,
- Sir Thrift-A-Lot

Have a Drink!

Forest Fancies being used as a water dish for dogs in front of a used book store in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Leaning Tower of Pyrex!

Come on over and visit me at Thrifted Treasure to see my little Cinderella collection in all its glory :-)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Art Sale

Hey guys just wanted to let you know I'm doing a twofer sale in my Etsy shop. If you purchase one Pyrex PDF I'll throw in a second one for free!

Head on over to Lolabags to check them out and and message me at check out to let me know which free PDF you'd like!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Looking to Trade Some Delphite

Looking to trade some Delpite Piecrust Footed Sherberts. I have 4 to trade. Mine are not as dirty as the ones pictured, no flea bites or chips. Made in Canada. 1940's. I don't know where they are right now, just want to see if there is any interest before digging them out. Please respond here or on my personal blog (link below) & I will reply to the email in your profile (or one you posted in the comment section)! Thanks!! 

I borrowed the photo from this eBay auction, where 4 are selling for $75.00. 

No interest in the following patterns: 
Forest Fancies, Old Orchard, Woodland, Autumn Harvest, Daisy, Spring Blossom Green, Homestead, Shenandoah, Snowflake Blue, Terra, Verde
& my turquoise Butterprint collection is getting up there.. but let me know what you have.
(will entertain offers on above if they are refrigerator dishes) 

I am located downtown Toronto near College Station. 
I will trade via snail mail depending on shipping costs. 

- Sir Thrift-A-Lot  

A Gemco find...

Found these at Goodwill for $1 each...they match my Pyrex "Spice of Life" canisters. They were in really good condition.
"hmmm...a strange but COOL find..."

Here's a cutie...I picked up at Goodwill for 50cents...a little cheese container which held Dutchess cheese New's about 2" high and 2" round...made by...PYREX! It's such a cutie!!! Makes a perfect toothpick holder.