Wednesday, May 5, 2010

P IS FOR PYREX


I'm joining in Alphabe-Thursday with JENNY MATLOCK and Vintage Thingie Thursday with Suzanne at COLORADO LADY

I love Pyrex!  There is just something about it that calls out to me.  Is it the patterns?  The colors?  Shapes?  Not sure but I love Pyrex and I use it (do not put in the dishwasher ever it will ruin the patterns).   I had a few pieces and then I started seeing them here and there and well....
They just multiplied until I have a very nice collection!
A very large collection!
These bowls were at my Mom's house and she gave them to me
These have been around our house for many years
I found this blue/green bowl in Sanibel last year
then I found the gold version 
These were promotional items and were called Twin Servers
they came in a caddy and held two bowls. No lids were with these 
(I have added one so I could stack them easier)
no official pattern name
This pattern is called Colonial Mist
I have one Blue on white and one White on blue
Another pattern called Horizon Blue
This pattern is called Butterprint
This pretty popular pattern is also known as 
Amish, Farmer & Wife, Buttercup and Rooster & Corn
These refrigerator dishes are in the Snowflake Blue pattern
One of my favorite pieces is this 
This pattern is called Blue Ivy and it is a promotional Divided Dish
This was another Promotional item
a snack server in the Compass pattern
 
 The detachable handle is what makes it interesting
usually found without it I was lucky to find this in Texas
The pattern on the lid of this piece is called Verde
This piece was nasty, dirty, greasy when found
It cleaned up and showed it true colors!
This patten is Spring Blossom Green and is my 
first piece of a patterned Pyrex baking dish
I found this Monday at my local thrift on 1/2 price day
This pattern is called Butterfly Gold #2
above is a solid color dish

Getting tired yet?  Hang on almost done!

I love pink and have been wanting some Pink Pyrex~
Found this at Scott's Antique and paid too much but I love it
Pattern is Gooseberry!
 These were found at different times
Love these large casseroles and the top is a divided dish
 This pattern is called Snowflake and is Turquoise on white
or white on Turquoise.  

I was able to find all my information on all this amazing Pyrex 
at this site PYREX LOVE


I have open shelves in a corner in my kitchen and the Pyrex lives there and is able to be enjoyed!
If you see something you love, email me we might be able to work out a Pyrex swap~

Always,
Linda

65 comments:

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

ooh..you're speaking my language! You have some beauties :)

Susan said...

Wow, Linda. You really do have quite a collection! Thanks for sharing. "Verde," in Spanish, means green, or course. I like the pink one the best. Take care. Sincerely, Susan

Annesphamily said...

Linda, do you have a collection or what!? I love that divided dish! You have a very unique post today! Thanks it made me smile! :)

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

These are so great. I especially love the turquoise set. I have never seen that one. I have a few but not nearly as many as you. I used to have the stacking bowls you have. I used the heck out of them. My mother in law had given them to me. Sadly, they have been used to death and are no longer around except for the blue smallish one. At least I enjoyed them while they lasted. Thanks for showing yours.

Coloradolady said...

Lovely, Lovely collection!!!! I love all your pyrex, but I love the pink gooseberry...so pretty!!! Have a great VTT!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Pretty collection. I didn't realize there were so many patterns.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG Linda, those are just gorgeous and in such great shape. Now where do you keep them all?? LOL

So glad Charlie is doing well. Glad to hear it. I'm not doing any further treatments on Baylee either. Fingers crossed it will turn out well.
Take care
*hugs*deb

Sue said...

Brings back memories of my bridal shower back in 1970!!....See you Friday...Sue.

Terra said...

I am plenty jealous of that collection. I so wish I had more than the 3 I inherited...You have to have a dish for everything I swear!

Maureen said...

Oh my! You are addicted! lol

Diann said...

Oh Linda! Girl I am so drooling over these pieces! LOVE all the FANTASTIC Pyrex you hae! Seriously awesome!!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Really fun! I love all the different colors and patterns that pyrex has had over the years. My sister has quite a collection of it. I have always favored the blue and green ones, but my daughter really likes the yellows, so I look for all of those.

J.J. said...

I love that Pyrex! brings back some great memories!!!!

Christy said...

what an amazing collection!

A 2 Z said...

How interesting and how stupid I feel for having given away my old Pyrex. It does bring back a lot of memories. Thanks for sharing!

Serendipity Handmade said...

Wow - your collection is HUGE!

Mine is small. It must be the week for Pyrex because I showcased it on my blog too: http://serendipityhandmade.blogspot.com/2010/05/vintage-thingies-thursday-pyrex-love.html.

I have that Verde pattern in a casserole by the way!

homeiswheretheboatis said...

Great collection of Pyrex Love! I could stand a trip to Scott's myself, maybe this summer :-)

Mary

Debbie said...

Linda you have some awesome Pyrex! I love it all, you are lucky, I have two pieces that I adore!

Viki said...

I didn't know there were so many types of pyrex. I only have three casserole dishes that I got for my wedding shower. That was 32 years ago and they still look great.

Cleaning Out the Basement said...

Brightly colored nesting bowls are the best! Your collection is fabulous!

~mel said...

WOW... you do LOVE Pyrex! Interesting post ~ I enjoyed my visit.

Vonlipi said...

You know how I love Pyrex! It makes my heart sing, you've made my day! And you have a great collection! Happy VTT my Pyrex loving friend :)

Douce France..... said...

That was so much fun! I learned a lot going throught your post! Just amazing, I never knew there was so much patterns! Thank you for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

What a glorious collection of Pyrex! I love it and have a few pieces. I'm going to have to check out that Pyrex link. Love the turquoise ones!

P. said...

Wow, you've got a great Pyrex collection going! I love, love, love Pyrex, but I'm trying hard to admire from afar lest it become a serious addiction. Even so, two pieces followed me home yesterday, but they were from my late mother, so that's okay! Beautiful stuff you have here, and thanks for showing it!

Postcardy said...

My favorites are the stacking casseroles. they are so useful and easy to store.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Now that is a collection!! Wow, what a wonderful collection of Pyrex! I love it! I only have a few pieces, but I'm going to be on the lookout for more! THanks for stopping by:-)

Chatty Crone said...

Linda this brings back so many memories - my mother in law used to have them, I used to have them. The gold ones! I got rid of so many things - I just wasn't a saver

Thanks for the memories.

sandie

mrs. c said...

Oh my stars, I did not know there were so many different kinds of pyrex!! You have an amazing collection....I love those little refridgerator ones, I love to store things in glass, it keeps the food so much better! You metioned that you have found some that was really dirty, how do you get the dirt off, I have several baking dishes that I can't seem to get clean, what is your secret?

Sarah said...

Awww...my mom would kill for your set of three "sherbet-colored" bowls! She's got a couple but is trying to find a complete set! I have always liked the Butterprint (Amish) design! Butterfly Gold looks familiar...I think we had something in that pattern growing up. These are all really neat...I guess I never realized it but I think I'm a Pyrex junkie too! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Sarah

Short and Sweet said...

My goodness what a wonderful collection of Pyrex! I only have the pink Gooseberry bowls because they belonged to my mother. I stupidly sold some of her pink Pyrex when I sold her house several years ago. Live and learn!

Shirley said...

WOW, you DO have a large collection! I had never heard not to put it in the dishwasher though!!

CC said...

Ohhh,*sighs and just almost faints with happiness at seeing so much Pyrex at one time. If I said I love,love,love Pyrex,it would be an understatement. The Gooseberry and Snowflake patterns are two of my favorites...but simply put,if it's Pyrex..I love every piece I see and want it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful collection. Happy VTT..

Mrs. P. said...

What a great collection! I have many pieces of the vintage Americana pattern. It was what my Mom had when I was growing up in the 1960's. Just love it :)

Blessings!
Gail

Riet said...

What a Perfect collection of Pyrex. I have never seen so much. I especcialy like the blue ones, never seen those over here.

Sherrie said...

Drooling, drooling, drooling...... Especially the turquoise. You know, my kitchen color. Love it.

GWENDOLYN said...

I remember my grandmother having nice big pyrex bowls. I wish I had one of them. You have a very nice collection of them. Too bad you have to hand wash them, but I bet you think it is worth the time.
Blessings
Gwen

Tina said...

What a wonderful collection! And I recognize some of the patterns. My mom still has hers, and uses it frequently. Of course the colors are fading because she puts everything in the dishwasher, including, horror of horrors...her gold rimmed Noritake...sigh;

heartfelt living said...

Oh my goodness, you have taken my breath away! hehe I just adore Pyrex. You certainly have a lovely colletion. I especially love the green and blue design. I have never seen that one before. Thank you for sharing your wonderful collection!

My name is PJ. said...

Where do you store it all, Linda?

That is a super collection!

Fifi Flowers said...

That is a FAB collection of Pyrex!

Sandy said...

What is it about Pyrex that draws so many of us to own multiple vintage pieces???? I am the same way, but I have NO ROOM, so I enjoy other peoples collections! Yours is wonderful! Love the white and aqua!!!! I wish Pyrex was still owned by Pyrex and they came out with vintage "re-do's"...but it is owned by some company in China now I think I heard.....so sad..... but I lvoe my primary pieces that I do own!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I used to have quite a bit of Pyrex, but something seems to have happened to it over the years, people taking food home and not returning it, breakage. Oh well, maybe I need to go look for some new Pyrex for my kitchen!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

great collection...i just saw a whole set of fall pyrex at a thrift shop for next to nothing. i am sure they will be gone when i go there next time but i will look and see if by some miracle they are still there!

laterg8r said...

totally pretty, nowadays things aren't that fun :D

Catherine said...

Oh, I love your pyrex collection! I have a favorite bowl that is the Butterprint pattern - I learned something new in your post, thanks! :)

p.s. My seed share giveaway winner never contacted me, so if you are still interested in a few seeds for the garden, email me with your address and I'll send them your way ... a few Poppies as well as some other things!

Blessings,
Catherine :)

We are ZNE on etsy! said...

Oh, just love this collection! Pyrex is very comforting to me. Reminds me of my mother's cooking, my grandmother's cooking. Yummy casseroles. Delicious brownies. Mmmm, mmmm.

Thanks fr sharing.

MrsJenB said...

Wow! I am so jealous of your collection!!! I looooove pretty patterened Pyrex (how's that for alliteration?) - I think your pink piece and the snowflake pieces are my favorite! Now I'm going to start doing some scouring of my own to see if j can build my own collection.

Ann said...

I've still got a few pieces from my wedding reception 44 years ago. It is brown, gold and white bowls. Your collection is so gorgeous. I would love to have pink!!!!!

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow Linda, you have an amazing collection! So many wonderful patterns, and I can tell that you're a serious collector because you know the names of the patterns! I would love to have alot more Pyrex, but it's so expensive here. Hopefully I'll find some at the flea market this summer!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Stacey said...

What a fabulous collection! And your knowledge really makes the pieces more interesting. I especially like the pink and aqua colors. I may just have to start hunting down some pyrex of my own!

jeff campbell said...

We love our pyrex here as well...such a nifty post, and such colorful pyrex. We have a set of nesting bowls...Peace and blessings

Marla said...

Linda, what a wonderful collection! You have some patterns I have never seen before. I love them all. I think you have a very unique collection. I have one pyrex bowl, I will have to check out your site to find out the pattern, I did not see the pattern in your collection. Thanks for sharing. Marla
glad you stopped by and left your kind comments.

VKT said...

I am so glad you posted this for alphabet Thursday. A neighbor borrowed several pyrex pieces about a year ago and never returned them....ack!!!!

Jenny said...

What a wonderful P post for Alphabe-Thursday!

Pyrex is one of my (many) weaknesses. I love your pink gooseberry bowl, too!

Thank you for sharing both your knowledge and your beautiful collection with us this week!

I always look forward to my stop here!

A+

Pondside said...

I am down to one remaining bowl from the pyrex set that I received at a wedding shower 37 years ago. I love that bowl!
When I was growing up my mother made 'everyday' tea in a pyrex teapot and left it to warm (stew!) on the back of the stove.
You have a wonderful collection there!

Charlotte said...

What a collection! I love the pink one. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments.

Christy said...

I love your pyrex! Especially the pink one! I have some odds and end pieces that I have picked up at the Pickens and garage sales. I love a collection that is useful as well as pretty!

Jo said...

i love the snowflake patterns, very pretty ... wow, you do have a big and glorious collections!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Linda, what a wonderful collection! I had no idea there were so many different patterns. They are all fabulous, and I enjoyed seeing each one. laurie

mrs. c said...

Linda,
Hubby(tennessee mudbug)and I were discussing how you always comment on our blogs and have such nice things to say! i had to tell you once again how much I LOVE all your pyrex!!! I have this thing about only collecting things I can use and this fits the bill perfectly!! How did you get started? Where do you find it?

Sheri said...

Hello Linda!
Wow -- do you ever have a collection! I saw one in there that we used while I was growing up. ughmm ughmm ughmmmm... what memories!
Blessings!
Sheri

Steph said...

What a cool pyrex collection. I love the pink too and the one you cleaned the grease off of. What a find. Thanks for sharing your passion.

mbkatc230 said...

What an amazing collection! I've not seen alot of these. I especially love the pink and the snowflake patterns. Thanks for sharing such a fun post! Kathy

Deborah said...

Lovely Pyrex collection. I have a few pieces but nothing approaching your lovely collection. Beautiful colors and patterns. Thank you for sharing.