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!