Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pretty Pyrex...

I recently picked up a few old dishes for the little farm kitchen. Vintage Pyrex makes me very, very happy. Okay, so I had this one already but I found it again at a yardsale on Saturday for $1. Now I happily have two. Our Goodwill stores here in Virginia want $6.25 for this stuff. Um, no. Most of mine has been between .25 and $1 at yardsales. Keep your eyes peeled this year.

This one has a divider and is perfect for serving cucumbers on one side and fresh sliced tomatoes on the other. Trust me, I know.

When I went to rescue the aprons last week there was a lonely yellow bowl perched on the kitchen counter. I quickly spied that it was indeed Pyrex and of course asked about it. Turns out no one wanted it. What??? It also turns out that it is very photogenic. Can you believe the lid has survived? I've never seen this pattern before.

Do you have any old Pyrex in your kitchen? If you don't, you should.

19 comments:

Linda B said...

I would love to visit you and walk through your house. What wonderful finds. Those Pyrex covered casseroles were my favorite wedding gift, and we used them until they all broke. We had 3. Mine weren't as pretty as the yellow.

traci said...

I LOVE PYREX!!! they are so fun to have and use. if the rain holds up for the day, i am heading to a flea market saturday afternoon, hoping to find some more to add to my collection.

Living on the Spit said...

No, but I am working on a pretty decent sized collection of Tupperware from the late 1960's/early 70's.

I will definitely be on the look out for some Pyrex.

Love yours though and they are really photogenic!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Love the yellow Pyrex... and a lid also... how nice!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Michele said...

I also have that one that's divided...and I love it. It gets the most use at the holidays, corn in one side, beans in the other! But thanks for the new idea...we love cukes and maters!

Hugz,
Michele

Carrie said...

I love pyrex every time I am at a yard sale or thrift store I look for it its not easy to come by either I guess everyone love their pryex.

Dawn Gahan said...

Don't you love that the simplest of things make us happy? Wouldn't trade that for the world.

Love,
Dawn

the wild raspberry said...

i love the little square refrigerator dishes...but i don't have ANY!
the old pyrex reminds me of my childhood. my mom had quite a few bowls and such. probably still does!
{i was born in 74..how bout you? it seems we are close to the same age}
same nostalgia....
have a great day.
chasity

Wanita said...

Yes, I love Pyrex. In fact, I have the sunflower bowls, although my lids are clear glass ~ and the flowers are very faded. Probably because 40 years ago the set of three bowls was one of our wedding presents.

Kim's Treasures said...

I DO have old Pyrex in my kitchen! I love it! I really, really LOVE the yellow one you adopted! Oh my it is so CHEERY!

HAve a wonderful weekend!!!!
Hugs!
Kim

Jemm said...

I love it too. I've never purchased any though. It's always very pricy in antique shops around here. Those are some great finds!

ab said...

I have Pyrex envy! My husband does not enjoy the vintage Pyrex as much as I do so my collection is slightly limited. But you may have inspired me to do some yard sale searching this weekend.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

How is it I never found your blog before? I wouldn't have found it today, except Brenda (View From the Pines) sent me here, and I'm glad she did!
You love all the things I do, and yes, I've got old pyrex. My fav is the set of bowls circa 1940; big yellow one, then they get smaller in red, blue, and green. I'm missing green, always on the lookout for it! Oh, and a few of those old coffee pots, circa 1950's that I couldn't resist!

Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

LOVE pyrex! You are right, everyone should have some.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi,
I have some fire king with the pink flowers on it and love them!
I looked at the post from the other day and LOVE the flowered glasses...that is one of my favorite things to collect...old glasses with flowers.
I'm a vintage gal!
Deb

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Does SSG count as vintage if she's standing in her kitchen?

Small House said...

You are one lucky duck lately, finding all these great things.

The pyrex are wonderful. Love the bright colors of the yellow one. But the flower dish is so cute.

Have a great day.
Sandra

Brenda Kula said...

Who wouldn't want that gorgeous shade of yellow Pyrex bowl? I know I have a pie plate in there, blue and white, that is Pyrex. Picked it up at a yard sale years ago. I make cornbread in it!
Brenda

Gayle said...

Yes I do but I didn't know it was old. It was new at my bridal shower. What does that tell you? :).