Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gourmet Trio

I have completed the set of Gourmet casseroles, I believe.  Does anybody know if they were made in any other colors?  According the Pyrex Love, the bottom piece was a Winter 1961 promotional piece.  It is delphite blue with white paint fired on with a gold leaf design.  In the middle is an opal white casserole with black print, and on top is an opal piece with a butterscotch fired on paint and gold leaf design.  All three are the 2.5 quart size, and I love the way they look stacked on top of each other in this picture!

Monday, January 30, 2012

From Canada - Pyrex in the Snow

Greetings from Canada - we have a bit of snow - and it made a perfect background for my Pyrex Snowflake pieces - but, don't worry, they didn't stay outside for long - they're tucked back in the cupboards, all warm and cozy!   I'm always on the lookout for new Pyrex and I blog about it here.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pyrex Everywhere at Value Village

Hello Everyone, SixBalloons here! We were out of town last weekend in Victoria, BC and we thrifted it up, starting at a huge Value Village.

There I found several pieces of Pyrex, including an Opal Divided Dish, Shenedoah Casserole with lid, and dishwashered Terra casserole.

There were also several glass pitchers and carafes.

There was also a huge pile of Pyrex restaurant-ware in the red and gold trim.

Read more about the prices I saw there, and what I decided to do in the end at my original post. I spotted lots of other great items too, as that was definitely the largest Value Village store I have ever visited. Don't you just love thrifting while on vacation??

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Homestead Red?

I am guessing that this piece was made as an experiment at the Pyrex factory.  The pattern is somewhat off-center, but the biggest giveaway is that it is RED!  To the best of my knowledge Homestead only came in blue and brown.  The seller of this piece was in Charleroi, PA which is the home of Pyrex.  This furthers my belief that it was an experimental piece.  Anyway, it was a great deal at $10, and I love adding unusual pieces to my collection.

Does anybody else have any unusual pieces?  I came across a green Woodland bowl once (still kicking myself for not picking up that one!).

Ugly Pyrex, Pretty Pyrex

How would you like to pay $7.99 for a really faded 403 yellow bowl?   I sure wouldn't !!  I don't understand how  Value Village can put something so clearly damaged out for sale.....

On the other hand, I was just washing up some Pyrex - lunch was over, baking was done, it was dish washing time.  Isn't Pyrex just so pretty....

I was away on the weekend and picked up a few new pieces - they're on my blog

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Eyes Have It!

I have been wanting one of these for a long time!  I found this one with a very reasonable "Buy It Now" on the big auction site and scooped it up shortly after it was listed.

I mostly collect the promotional pieces, and they aren't easy to come across around here (actually finding any Pyrex outside of an antique store is almost impossible around here), so most of my promo pieces have been purchased online.

Here's a recent find from a thrifting excursion to a flea market - a 2.5 quart Ocean Filigree that I picked up for $9.  I was very excited about this one, and almost overlooked it as it was buried under some other stuff.

Anyway, I took a little time tonight to take some pictures of several of my recent promo pieces (and a piece that I think is something that the factory made as an experiment).  I'll share more in the next few days!

Thanks for reading!  Find more vintage fun on my blog - Cul-De-Sac Shack!

Theres more to the story...

Remember these from yesterday's post?

What I didn't tell you is that I put it in my buggy (the one on the left. duh!), nestling it in the seat part of the cart in some clothing items.  But a few minutes later I shifted the contents of my buggy and the bowl slipped out through one of the leg holes and crashed to the floor and exploded.

So be happy if you are the owner of an increasingly rare blue 401.

new to me pyrex!

i was recently gifted two new pieces of pyrex! first, the "embroidery" cinderella bowl here...

and second, the glass teapot i've been hoping to find for ages!

for the wordy version of this post, visit here. but i know, we just like looking at the pretty pyrex photos right? so there ya go. :)


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Weird Oval Pyrex

I found this weird piece of Pyrex at Goodwill this week. Have any of you ever seen anything like this? It has a design on the inside of it and looks gold from the top and blue from the bottom...see pics. Came with the stand for about $5. I didn't buy this one because I don't have enough space to store it (it's very large) and I didn't absolutely love it.


Top (sorry for the terrible pic...they had the whole thing wrapped in packaging tape)

--Erin {erinink.etsy.com}

Friday, January 13, 2012

Stacking Pyrex

When I first found out that collecting Pyrex was a thing that people shared on flickr, and here of course, I loved to seek out pictures of stacks of Pyrex when I had some free time. My favourites were always the space savers, oval casseroles, and fridgies. I hoped that one day I'd be able to make some fun stacks too, once my collection grew a bit. I added two new spacesavers this past week, starburst and black rooster, and thought it would be fun to make a stack of my own.

I hope she doesn't mind, but Jeni from in color order has some of the best Pyrex stack photos around. I just love looking at her collection.

If you'd like to, link to your Pyrex stacks in the comments. I'd love to see them, short or tall!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Pie Plate Used for Advertising

Has anyone ever seen a Pyrex pie plate used as a promotional piece??  Cochrane's Retail Store must have given the plates away back in the day, that surely doesn't  happen any more....  I have never seen anything like this, I found it in Sudbury, Ontario,  wonder where the store might have been.....


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Turquoise Riddle

I found this large bowl at an estate sale this morning.  When I first saw it, I thought it was plastic, but was puzzled why a plastic bowl would have such a price.  When I picked it up, I quickly discovered it was glass.  High quality milk glass like Pyrex.  Unfortunately it is unmarked on the bottom.

The bowl is 4 inches tall and 10 inches wide.  It has a high quality fired on paint finish like you would find on a piece of Pyrex.  The only difference is that the fired-on finish is on the inside as well (reminds me of a piece of Hazel Atlas).  The white splatter paint on it is raised and easily felt when touched.

It is my hope that one of my fellow Collective members or followers will be able to identify this mysterious piece.  Any help at all is appreciated!

pyrex inspired crafting

Greetings from sunny England and happy new year to all you Pyremaniacs!

I've been attempting to cheer up January with a spot of Pyrex-inspired embroidery on some pretty vintage fabric I thrifted the other day.

Wishing wishing you all lots of luck in your Pyrex-hunting throughout 2012 x

Friday, January 6, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls anyone?

I love Pyrex for baking Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls.  They are a Christmas morning tradition in our house!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Pyrex New Year!

I just accidentally posted something here that was intended for my other blog. Sorry for the momentary lack of Pyrexessness here. It's not as bad as the time I accidentally posted my feelings on good Canadian beer on my classroom blog!

I've been drooling over people's Christmas Pyrex. Toronto's turned into a no-Pyrex zone lately. I'm glad to see other people are having good luck.

All the best,
Erin H

Monday, January 2, 2012

Pyrex Design Deco

I received these lovely casseroles for my birthday from my sister in law and don't tell the others, but this just might be my favorite pattern ever!

Happy new year from Sharon at I Can Totally Make That!