Thursday, February 23, 2012

My Vintage Pyrex Collection




I am a casual vintage pyrex collector.  I guess that means that I only purchase pieces as I come across them at the thrift store & I'll only buy for reasonable prices.  I'm pretty pleased with my collection at this point & hope it can grow with more pieces in the happiest colors. 

We use these dishes quite regularly.  Often they are filled with our vegetables or salad on the dinner table & those big cinderella mixing bowls have been holding popcorn lately.

One day I hope to have a really pretty display of them on open shelves in my kitchen or dining room.

Want more pyrex?  You can browse through photos in the Pyrex Love flickr group.

16 comments:

Ellen said...

Ooh - I love the red & yellow birds! I have some of my mom's vintage pyrex and I love it because I know its family stuff. I'd like to start collecting, thrift-style, but I want to keep some kind of record so I know which was my mothers & which is new to me. Is that silly? The colors in your photos coordinate really nicely with the buttons on your sidebar!

amy smart said...

I'm such a sucker for vintage pyrex - I wish I had more. Your collection is dreamy. :)

chanel said...

super cool. im jealous. i had one measly bowl which was special cause it was from my dad who had it from his mom. i broke it. uhhhhh.

ellen said...

I'm crazy about Pyrex.

Beth @ dot...in the city said...

what a great thing to casually collect. I like that idea ;-)

Lora said...

so happy and colorful!! love it.

Candace said...

not silly at all. inherited pyrex is so cool.

Candace said...

boo!

Candace said...

Thanks guys. I thought that my collection was pretty measly, but now that I've photographed it this way, I'm pretty proud of it. :)

Poppy and Pearl Co. said...

oh my goodness, i LOVE it!!!

Natalie T. said...

sweet collection! those cindarella bowls are the best popcorn bowls ever. now that i don't have thrift stores around me, my dad is my pyrex scout. he finds me some good stuff! a small pink one for 3 bucks! big time steal!

♡ Ambrosia said...

Vintage Pyrex is my number one item I search for when I am out thrifting. I'm the same way with the prices though. It has to be reasonable. I have 9 pieces and I've never paid more than $7 for one. I have mine out on my hutch in my kitchen. I feel so proud of them! I KNOW that my mother had plenty of them when I was growing up and I wish she still had them! I would steal them from her ;) You have a great collection here!

Lora said...

i was so inspired by this post that i made an etsy treasury last night all about vintage pyrex! :) here's my blog post about it:

http://eagerhands.blogspot.com/2012/02/things-i-love-friday-vintage-pyrex.html

Thanks as always for the inspiration! lora

annie and m said...

What a fun collection! I just started collecting (I own one piece) & can't wait to hunt for more. Pyrex is so pretty & useful - the best of both worlds, I'd say :)

Noelle said...

I love it!!

PyrexLove said...

Hello!
Hello!

My name is Gina, and I am a collector of vintage Pyrex. I am creating a website that offers a visual directory, where people can look up the different vintage Pyrex patterns, styles and products, and learn more about the age, history and additional matching pieces that go with each set.

While there are a few already existing websites with Pyrex information, I have a different concept in mind, and hope to make a more user friendly site to search for Pyrex collectibles when you don’t have a ton to go on (ie. the pattern name, year of production etc.) Instead, I want viewers to be able to see a list of images with colors and patterns, and then to be able to click on the one that matches their own. They would be lead to another page with all of the details, including other pieces that match their set.

In order to do this, I need lots and lots of photos, and while I have some Pyrex at home that I can photograph myself, there are tons more that I don’t have access too.

In order to respect borrowed image copyright laws, I am writing today to ask if you would be willing to allow me to use photos of Pyrex found on your website to include in my directory? This would only include photos that you have personally taken, and not ones which have been borrowed from another photographer. I would absolutely give you credit for your photo if you could give me your information. If you are interested in participating, in order for me to give you a proper citation, I will need your first and last name, the official names of your photos if they have one (if not I can make one that just describes the image in the photo), your website address and the date that your website was published.

Viewers who view the images on my website will be able to clink on a link that directs them back to your site as well, which may help you to gain more viewers. I also would hope that my website, once developed, could serve as a valuable resource to you as well!

Please let me know if photo borrowing would be ok! You can e-mail me back at gina.capra@gmail.com.

Thanks so much for your time,

Sincerely,

Gina Capra

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