Thursday, May 6, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Pyrex Love

For today's Vintage Thingies Thursday I am showcasing part of my small but beloved vintage Pyrex collection:


 


            
Vintage 1970s turquoise Pyrex one quart casserole in the Butterprint pattern
(a.k.a. "Amish", "Rooster and Corn", "Farmer" pattern)

 

Detail of Butterprint
  I think that the farmer and his wife would would make a cute
decoration for retro kitchen if embroidered on a wall hanging

Or should I say that this is my former Pyrex collection?  In the interest of simplicity I can no longer hang on to these housewares.  These pieces are all now listed in my Etsy shop and are just waiting for good homes.  They are a bit heavy,  so I listed them to ship via U.S. Priority Mail.  I'm flexible, so email me if you want to discuss other U.S. shipping options or if you would like these shipped internationally.  And they are automatically included in my current sale!  Fee free to check it out.

I've decided that in the future I'm only going to collect refrigerator and divided dishes, though perhaps I shouldn't say "collect" because I intend to use them. I prefer to store my leftovers in glass dishes when possible and these vintage dishes are just the ticket (although the seal isn't airtight).  I like the Gooseberry and Pink Daisy patterns the best,  but they are very popular patterns and harder to find.  When I've seen them at estate sales around here they are astronomically and ridiculously priced.

If you really like vintage Pyrex as I do you will definitely enjoy the Pyrex Love website.  Sadly, the contributors have not updated the blog in quite a while, but there is still a lot of good information on the site.

Don't forget to visit the other Vintage Thingies Thursday participants at Coloradolady's blog!

32 comments:

  1. Lovely dishes! I remember my nana had a lot of pyrex dishes with red roses on. They are just beginning to become "wanted" again in the UK after a long time of people not liking them. My mum still has a couple of my nana's dishes. Em x

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  2. Love Pyrex! Downsizing can be a bit traumatic! I hope you find good homes for your pieces. Happy VTT!

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  3. I understand the needing to downsize. I am not there yet.

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  4. Geez, I thought I was already following your blog but I wasn't! Duh! lol Well, I am now! :D

    Pyrex is so fun, they just don't make fun dishes like this anymore!

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  5. Nice Pyrex collection - love the Butterprint!

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  6. Now thats a flash from the past!

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  7. Hi there! I absolutely ADORE Pyrex. Especially those Amish bowls. :) You are seriously tempting me!!!! Theresa

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  8. You all are killing me with the gorgeous Pyrex this morning! You have some great stuff. I have a very faded, small Butter Print refrigerator dish, so I love seeing yours with the color and crispness of detail it originally had.

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  9. I mentioned on another blog, I have three pyrex casserole dishes that I still use a lot 32 years later. They are still like new.

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  10. I'll have to go take a look at your pyrex love site! I do like the blue and green pyrex patterns.

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  11. I love dishes and your Pyrex collection is gorgeous. The prints are in good shape. Mine have faded from too many trips through the dishwasher.

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  12. I have casseroles in the butterprint pattern.

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  13. Pyrex are my absolute faves - i have those exact patterns you've shown! unfortunately they're not exactly mine. When my parents return, they'll be there's again! *sigh*

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  14. Collette..
    I love Pyrex..no matter the shape or color..I love it all,tho I do have favorites..and we share the favorites of Gooseberry..and the pinks in Pyrex. Thank you for sharing wit us..happy VTT.

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  15. Oh that 70's green! Great Pyrex!

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  16. these dishes remind me of dishes my mom still has TFS :D

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  17. They are lovely such a useful thing to collect

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  18. Lovely pyrex...and thanks so much for the link! I love the Gooseberry patterns too!! Have a great VTT!

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  19. I remember the "Spice of Life" stuff...in fact I got some for my wedding in 1976! :) Great post, always enjoy seeing Pyrex!

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  20. The Butterprint pattern is my favorite of all time! :) I've seen it in blue and also in olive green. I just saw those Verde oval dishes in the thrift store next door about an hour ago!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah

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  21. Hey their is another pyrex post on this meme and let me tell you - that lady got pyrex!!!

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  22. I love Pyrex! I use the cups with the gold-brown butterflies and flowers every day! They are my favorite!

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  23. I was so happy to see several Pyrex posting today. I love all your pieces and I understand about down sizing. I like you I just love the pink daisy and gooseberry designs.
    Thank you for the web site link. I'm heading over to check it out!

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  24. Oh no. Pyrex for sale. Oh no! OK, I bookmarked this link to come back to after I finish reading all the Alphabe-Thursday "P" posts!

    I adore pyrex.

    And those are great patterns!

    Thanks for a neat P post on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday.

    I'll be back!

    A+

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  25. Nice pieces. Happy collecting.
    Kathy

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  26. I love the Amish pattern! I wish I had a use for more Pyrex, but I'm supposed to be buying only necessary things like food and gas!

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  27. I'm so enjoying all of the Pyrex I'm seeing today! I love that spice of life pattern, and I really wish Pyrex was cheaper around here. I'm hoping to find some at the flea market this Sunday!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  28. cool little P Post for Alphabe-Thursday ... i love pyrex

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  29. I am a huge fan of Pyrex! My mom used to have a ton of it in the house growing up and now that I have an apartment all my own, it makes me miss all of the cool pieces she had.

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  30. Love pyrex, what a great choice for P. The amish farmer pattern is great, love the colors! Kathy

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  31. More beautiful Pyrex today. Love the colors and the patterns.

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  32. Great blog! I am a new follower! We have a lot in common, I can tell. I have a large collection of vintage Pyrex that is sadly sitting in a storage unit. Pink Daisy is my favorite too and I was able to get some pieces several years ago when you could find them at Goodwill!! For cheap!! I also have a vintage Barbie collection. I look forward to more posts! Sorry you have to sell these cuties!

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