Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's raining Pyrex!

The temperatures have definitely changed in our area. There's a Fall nip in the air more often now and we've been getting lots of rain. After a terrible drought this summer, we are really enjoying the rainy days. Our meteorological drought this summer seemed a very fitting image of Pyrex collecting in my area. If you'll remember, I got most of my first pieces in Kentucky. 

Well, last night I do believe my drought officially ended. It's rainin' Pyrex (yes, I am singing that in my head to the tune of "It's rainin' Men") 


My mom came to visit at the beginning of September and brought these: 

A clear bottom Pyrex bowl--not as vintage but I have 3 others in primary colors. This one is a brown/pink color, but fits perfectly in my set. I am missing the red bowl that is the same size as this one--might not match the greatest but it's the right size! 

The bowl is interesting to me because it looks brown on the outside and almost a rose pink on the inside! 

Mom also brought this teal rimmed salad bowl from the Pyrex dinnerware collection. I LOVE the size and color! 

Apparently the dinnerware was actually stamped on the bottom

I stopped by a thrift store last Friday with both girls. We found this cute snowflake oval dish for $3.00! It's in great condition and will contribute to my Christmas/Winter Pyrex collection (which consists of 2 pieces right now, lol)! 

Yesterday, I responded to a Craig's List Ad to buy this beauty. For $15, I couldn't pass her up with the cradle. The dish itself is in great shape, with the lid. The cradle doesn't look as though it was ever used. I'd be afraid to put candles in the bottom and try it out! 

This print is a mystery to me though. It's a golden grapes, but not the larger version I've found in all my resources. Pretty much all I know is that it was a Christmas 1959 Christmas promotional item (hope that's correct). If it is a promotional dish, then it simply may not have a name, as several of those patterns did not. If only we had the original box too! 

Last night, I decided to check out a United Volunteer Store near our house. A friend was kind enough to tell me she saw Pyrex at this store and the one where I snagged the snowflake piece last Friday. I found these lovelies and they were 25% off! 

Butterprint Cinderella Casserole (1 quart) 

Barbed Wire Promotional Divided Dish

I love the black and white dishes more and more! 

I also found these two jars for my mom. She loves the jars with the older glass lids and metal. These are so cute at about 5 inches tall. 

My last stop for the night was to back-track to a little shop I noticed on the way to the United Volunteer. It was very small and had a sign in the window that said "Antiques". I braced myself for outrageous prices. The name of the store is "Divine Finds" and, to my surprise, I found some of the most reasonable prices for Pyrex in my area--and also a large selection! 

Walking through the store I saw several Early American pieces right away and an Old Orchard set--this got my hopes up. Then, I saw these: 

My jaw nearly hit the floor when I saw that all 4, in wonderful condition, were priced at $35. After searching and searching and only seeing one $75 set, I finally have my Butterprint Mixing Bowl set! 

I also picked up these cute Town and Country pieces. The 1.5 quart oval casserole was only $2. I believe the divided dish was $4.  

I also couldn't resist this divided dish (yes, I have a collection of those now) in the Square Flowers print. The flowers are actually a nice Verde green, but my camera wasn't capturing the true colors today (remember that rainy, cloudy weather I was talking about earlier?). This one was $6.99. 

 I feel as though I now no longer have the right to complain about a Pyrex drought! My wish list still includes: some flamingo pink (preferably an 8X8 as I exploded our non-vintage one), a loaf pan, something in the Friendship print, and fridgies (never can have too many of those!). That being said, my wish list tends to change often--mostly when I am out actually finding Pyrex :). 

Until next time...


  1. Wow, raining Pyrex indeed! You found some great stuff! Wait until you find the black snowflake! It is so nice looking with the aqua snowflake.

  2. Wow! that is a lot of pyrex. What do you do with the divided dishes?

  3. You're really on a roll!! I have quite a few divided dishes, I don't think I should buy any more!!!

  4. Taryn--I love the divided dishes for serving fruit/veggies at dinner (since you can put two things in one dish. I also love doing dips in them and things like stuffed mushrooms/appetizers.

    I also really want to use one in our bathroom (wish we had more space!) to hold all the little trinkets, bottles, etc. I think the black and white would look so classy in there! And it would be a perfect use for one without a lid!

    I probably shouldn't buy any more divided dishes either, but they are so fun and tempting :D I've gotten my mom two, so we'll see if she has any ideas on how to use them too.