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The Collectors: My Favourite Dress’s Vintage Pyrex Bowls

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I just love seeing what folks are collecting. I guess I feel it tells us just a little bit about what inspires them, what they love, and what they choose to surround themselves with in their homes. Today, I’m delighted to present the next in an ongoing series here on The Storque: The Collectors. First published on my own little blog, the rikrak studio, it’s 11 and a half quick questions with a wonderful artist on what they’re collecting (apart from their art supplies!). Hope you’ll just love this vintage kitchenware collection with the charming myfavouritedress.

Yum!

As our thoughts turn to the upcoming holidaying seasons around the world, our kitchens emerge as our handmaking studios and workshops, where we each combine tradition and creativity to handcraft scrumptious feasts and delicious delights to share with friends and loved ones!

Indeed, cooking and baking are, for me, a wonderful part of the delight of holidaying time, and I thought you might just love a peek at this particular gorgeous collection of vintage kitchenware, which would surely inspire any home chef, and host(ess) as we look forward to the season of entertaining.

Psst: And just in case you’re like me and love the idea of baking, cooking, and entertaining, but it isn’t quite your forte (let’s be honest – I’m a wonderful disaster in the kitchen!) — fear not! Help is near! How about some delectables by the pros!  

Who (are you) : Claire of myfavouritedress 

What (are you collecting) : pyrex

When (did you start) : This collection here is about 6 years old.

How (many do you have?) : I have around 30-40 here in Vancouver, and a whole lot more in storage at my dad’s in Australia.

Where (do you find them) : I find them all at the thrift stores (or op shops) and church sales.

Where (do you keep them) :  I keep them in the kitchen. They get used every day.

What (‘s a crazy/interesting story behind one) :  I have a friend who often picks me up little things at the thrift store, and one time we were sitting at the kitchen table talking when she casually reaches into her handbag and pulls out a huge butterprint bowl in perfect condition, and hands it to me — “Oh, I found this for you,” and keeps on with what she was saying.  Like no big deal. She’s actually given me some beautiful pyrex and Fire King over the years. She is awesome.

What (piece would you like to add): Dots. I have absolutely no dots. And I love them.

Why (do you love them) :  They’re beautiful and functional, and they obviously last a long time.

Which (one is your favourite) and why : This tiny little blue bowl that is quite old, but I love the shade of blue and how it has worn away at the top.

What (else do you collect) :  I have a pretty ridiculous collection of kitchenware and fabric, but I’d say what I really collect would be records.

Oh, how wonderful! I love how Claire USES her collection in a functional and wonderful way on a daily basis! How splendid! And I adore the ways in which she craftily combines her love of sustainable living in her home and in her own beautiful handcrafted works, too!

So let’s raise a toast: to the kitschy kitchen and all that is created in it! I think my perfect kitchen is like that ideal holiday recipe: You start with tried and true main ingredients, add a handpicked pinch of vintage, a dash of modern, and a teaspoon of eclectic to make something all your own!

Thanks so much, Claire. And be sure to visit her lovely shop and fabulous blog, Just Me and My Dad (What a brilliant idea this one is: dual photos by Claire and her dad! Love it!) and her deservedly popular and inspiring Flickr photostream

Cheers! And happy celebrating, nicies!

What do you collect? I’d love to hear! Please post in the comments below!

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  • olliegraphic

    olliegraphic says:

    Love the look of these bowls. Fun.

    4 years ago

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget says:

    OMG, I love Pyrex too!!

    4 years ago

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns says:

    LOVES Pyrex!!

    4 years ago

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord says:

    Great items!

    4 years ago

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch says:

    Fun pyrex collection! I collect thimbles, vintage star wars and Etsy hearts :)

    4 years ago

  • missindie

    missindie says:

    Yay for Pyrex collections!! :] xo.

    4 years ago

  • birdie1

    birdie1 says:

    Love your Pyrex! I had some I was going to list and now decided I'm keeping them!

    4 years ago

  • GgaBulShop

    GgaBulShop says:

    Gorgeous !

    4 years ago

  • soule

    soule says:

    I love Pyrex too! I love my red, pink and black and white bowls, i cook with them all the time!

    4 years ago

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie says:

    I was just visiting a blog last night that showcased a collection of colorful pyrex bowls! Loved this feature!

    4 years ago

  • cutiepiecompany

    cutiepiecompany says:

    LOVE pyrex! great collection!

    4 years ago

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar says:

    Your collection makes me smile! I love Pyrex. :)

    4 years ago

  • thepairabirds

    thepairabirds says:

    I love this Collections series, Rikrak! The colors of those Pyrex bowls makes me want start a collection.

    4 years ago

  • sleepyking

    sleepyking says:

    I love pyrex as well! The scalloped bunting is soo adorable too! Great finds.

    4 years ago

  • Stargazer02

    Stargazer02 says:

    love this!

    4 years ago

  • KBShimmer

    KBShimmer says:

    I so love my pyrex set. I broke the medium red one, so I need to start shopping for a replacement soon!

    4 years ago

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural says:

    i absolutely adore my pyrex pieces. and this article makes me want to expand it a lot. great piece!

    4 years ago

  • lorilooms

    lorilooms says:

    OMG! I LUV the vintage pyrex too! I have a few but not NEARLY enough! ;)

    4 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm says:

    Great article and I too enjoy my pryex from my grandma and mom as well, you have a wonderful collection. Thanks for sharing.

    4 years ago

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake says:

    Great collection! I have a few vintage pyrex pieces that I treasure!

    4 years ago

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio says:

    I LOVE Vintage Pyrex, we use ours every single day!

    4 years ago

  • Kukaramba

    Kukaramba says:

    Oh, so nice pyrex bowls!

    4 years ago

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel says:

    yay! myfavouritedress! its hard collecting in vancouver - you really got to dig for good places! (check out aunt leah's on marine drive!!) i collect old mirrors and vintage picnic baskets and suitcases!!

    4 years ago

  • FamilyCraft45

    FamilyCraft45 says:

    I like that the bowls r colorful! (0-<)/

    4 years ago

  • elizandaxel

    elizandaxel says:

    Love pyrex!

    4 years ago

  • vivikas

    vivikas says:

    what a wonderful collection!

    4 years ago

  • byAgnes

    byAgnes says:

    Lovely vintage look :)

    4 years ago

  • StrangeVagaries

    StrangeVagaries says:

    Practical collection!

    4 years ago

  • matouenpeluche

    matouenpeluche says:

    Gorgeous!! Makes me feel all nostalgic!

    4 years ago

  • 2sweetthings

    2sweetthings says:

    Love her collection! My mom has tons and uses them all the time (I dream of stealing them!)

    4 years ago

  • urbanknitfits

    urbanknitfits says:

    great collection, cozy home for sure!!! I have an orange kitchen aid and turquoise flour canisters, I believe in color especially when it's winter and getting dark in Maine at 4!!! thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • whphotography

    whphotography says:

    Such a cute collection.

    4 years ago

  • OffTheHooks

    OffTheHooks says:

    this is great- so many happy memories of these dishes!

    4 years ago

  • JemmDeeCreations

    JemmDeeCreations says:

    Wonderful collection. I love pyrex bowls. My mom used to have a set of the ones with the rooster. If I had only known then.....

    4 years ago

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives says:

    Really fun and colorful Pyrex collection! Love all of the vintage items featured in this post too.

    4 years ago

  • KLUpholstery

    KLUpholstery says:

    Too fun! I thought I was the only one who collected Pyrex! The best is when you can actually use your collection! Lovely!

    4 years ago

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry says:

    That's great that you use your collection of Pyrex Claire!

    4 years ago

  • avrilloreti

    avrilloreti says:

    amazing collection! loving all the vintage colours! So warm and pretty!

    4 years ago

  • belovedbaglady

    belovedbaglady says:

    AWESOME...Go vintage!!!

    4 years ago

  • blueberryshoes

    blueberryshoes says:

    CRUNCHY!!!!!!!

    4 years ago

  • VerreEncore

    VerreEncore says:

    these are so cheerful :)

    4 years ago

  • happywhosits

    happywhosits says:

    I love Pyrex. You can put it in the dishwasher and the microwave! And it doesn't get stained like plastic refrigerator dishes do. I have a set of stacking mixing bowls from my mom that incldes that big yellow bowl, and a set a yellow & orange rectangular refrigerator dishes with the clear glass lids that I bought at a yard sale. Eileen...

    4 years ago

  • rememberer

    rememberer says:

    beautiful collection! i'm lusting over all of these bowls!!

    4 years ago

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood says:

    Wow, they look great all together!

    4 years ago

  • spareGus

    spareGus says:

    vintage pyrex is so awesome, what a great collection!

    4 years ago

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage says:

    Collecting Pyrex... wow I'll have to clean out my cabinets!

    4 years ago

  • rjcharms

    rjcharms says:

    What a fun collection! I totally recognize some of those from my grama's cupboards!

    4 years ago

  • BrightWallVintage

    BrightWallVintage says:

    Thanks a bunch for the feature! Pyrex is the best! We love both selling vintage Pyrex and using it in our own kitchen. It truly withstands the test of time.

    4 years ago

  • bayousalvage

    bayousalvage says:

    our puppy has the same blue bowl worn away at the top for her kibbles.love it!

    4 years ago

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion says:

    We've got vintage Pyrex & restaurant ware pieces bowls we've been using forever and they just keep on doing their job with minimal care. Great for households with kids and kitchen sink dish stackers. Bayousalvage is right: pets love them too!

    4 years ago

  • PonderandStitch

    PonderandStitch says:

    Yay!! I LOVE this article. I love vintage kitchenware, too- perfect!

    4 years ago

  • FrillyButts

    FrillyButts says:

    I love pyrex bowls!

    4 years ago

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia says:

    There's something about old pyrex patterns. They just make me smile!

    4 years ago

  • petalandpink

    petalandpink says:

    I also have a lot of vintage pyrex, kitchen goods, etc! I love the colors they come in. Great article. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • bejeweledbynikki

    bejeweledbynikki says:

    AHH! Those colors in your kitchen make me so happy! Thank you for sharing.

    4 years ago

  • bejeweledbynikki

    bejeweledbynikki says:

    That refrigerator is a-mazing!!

    4 years ago

  • LoveAppleBoutique

    LoveAppleBoutique says:

    I just love pyrex. I just recently started collecting them. Great article.

    4 years ago

  • yosemitevintage

    yosemitevintage says:

    Love Pyrex! Always use it. Theres nothing like these good ole' sturdy bowls. When I was a kid, my Aunt's house was built in the 1950s and everything in her kitchen was Pink! Pink porcelain sink, pink tile counters, and all pink appliances, with grayish floors. It was awesome!

    4 years ago

  • MyMoms

    MyMoms says:

    Cool picks! What a wonderful Idea!

    4 years ago

  • tealandgold

    tealandgold says:

    We've got 2 sets of the solid colors, and we're looking for more.

    4 years ago

  • dessertfirstdesigns

    dessertfirstdesigns says:

    I have a few pieces of Pyrex, love it too!

    4 years ago

  • JoyandWhimsy

    JoyandWhimsy says:

    Oh my gosh--the aqua & white bowls with the Pennsylvania Dutch people on them- we have them in our home. Been in our family for years - I didn't realized people collect them, I just use them. I'm selling glassware and a really unusual 24 karat gold plate on NEW HAMPSHIRE: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34233380

    4 years ago

  • eclipse

    eclipse says:

    I love vintage pyrex and corningware! It is so functional and versatile. That vintage red fridge is pretty rockin too. I'd love to see a picture of it closed.

    4 years ago

  • kissavintagedesign

    kissavintagedesign says:

    Great article! I love Pyrex too! I'm always drawn to those colors when I'm out on the hunt.. Thanks for including my kitschy vintage BHG cookbook in the related items!

    4 years ago

  • BySaraLynn

    BySaraLynn says:

    I love my vintage Pyrex but I never knew there were such funky patterns :P

    4 years ago

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit says:

    Your patchwork bunting is eye candy. I feel the same as BySaraLynn about the great patterns!!!

    4 years ago

  • econica

    econica says:

    I love vintage pyrex too!

    4 years ago

  • empressjade

    empressjade says:

    I also have a huge collection of vintage pyrex. I just love all the happy colors and fun prints. I love this series of blog articles on collecting; keep em coming! XOXO Empress Jade Vintage

    4 years ago

  • redbirdstyle

    redbirdstyle says:

    Everything is lovely! I love vintage pyrex too. This makes me want to go thrifting again. If only I had the time!

    4 years ago

  • ClaudiaLord

    ClaudiaLord says:

    Wish I had kept all my old kitchen stuff. Oh well.

    4 years ago

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions says:

    I have a lot of the same in my kitchen! I love everyone of them!

    4 years ago

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden says:

    Oh this is Very cool! I remember how I loved my grandmas Pyrex when I was little I would run my fingers over the bumpy patterns like I was reading Braille! Other than collecting Fabric(I could own my own store) I collect old Yoda's, I used to collect Bandaids but I think my kids decided it would be better to use them on their boo boos

    4 years ago

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias says:

    love the pyrex ( i often feature pieces in my shop)-- and i adore your series rikrak-- it's completely fascinating to see what people are drawn to and why-- collections of all shapes and sizes defined by the unique nature of each person who gathers the objects or items is one of my favorite things to behold! thanks for sharing with us!

    4 years ago

  • artangel

    artangel says:

    I find peoples collections fascinating - great article!

    4 years ago

  • BlueCanvasDesigns

    BlueCanvasDesigns says:

    ooo... that makes me want to start a pyrex collection too!

    4 years ago

  • yesstreen

    yesstreen says:

    So enchantingly & beautifully classy! So pyrex :)

    4 years ago

  • littlemoandfriends

    littlemoandfriends says:

    just lovely, it's nice to see that she uses her collection everyday:)

    4 years ago

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares says:

    i know several people who are collecting pyrex - i didn't realize they had so many patterns.

    4 years ago

  • masondesigns

    masondesigns says:

    Great collection! I collect Fire King, too!

    4 years ago

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose says:

    OH I have so many of the same ones. When I saw this pop up on the front page...I said, "oh that's my bowl!" LOL

    4 years ago

  • LittleGreenSquirrel

    LittleGreenSquirrel says:

    Super fun!

    4 years ago

  • BlueGremlin

    BlueGremlin says:

    love the pictures of her collection.......check out my shop i have a nice little smattering of pyrex items to choose from!

    4 years ago

  • swegro

    swegro says:

    I also collect and use my pyrex daily. They look so happy all together.

    4 years ago

  • labellasera

    labellasera says:

    I love the articles on collections. It's so fun to get a peek into what other people enjoy collecting.

    4 years ago

  • MalloryMakesThings

    MalloryMakesThings says:

    I have always loved these at thrift stores and have been very bummed that I don't have a kitchen to myself

    4 years ago

  • theLostEarring

    theLostEarring says:

    I must be transported to the 50s...now! :)

    4 years ago

  • VintagePaperParade

    VintagePaperParade says:

    I love Pyrex and use mine with pleasure. The colours are so cheerful!

    4 years ago

  • sillyjenn2

    sillyjenn2 says:

    love, love pyrex! I think I would save my grandmother's set would be the first thing I would pull from my burning house. Its good to know I'm not the only one who likes them. Time to collect more!

    4 years ago

  • joonbeam

    joonbeam says:

    Love this article and thanks so much for featuring my retro magnets. I have a few of the pieces featured here. They are hard to come by. That makes them all the more special, right? I love your anecdote, Claire, about your friend's find. I like to find and collect sea glass, ephemera, vintage linens and NASA/space treasures for my husband, but I have to say my scissor collection is my favorite.

    4 years ago

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations says:

    Great article and such fantastic photos too...you inspire me to hit the op shops now!

    4 years ago

  • sassysadielee

    sassysadielee says:

    Oh my! All that colorful Pyrex I gave away in the 90's that I got as wedding gifts in 1971! Wish I had it all now! LoVe your wonderful collection! I must start collecting again! Thank you so much for featuring my PINK FRIG tags from my Sassy Sadie Lee shop! You are a doll! Hugs, Maryjane

    4 years ago

  • alittlemuch

    alittlemuch says:

    let me at those bowls!

    4 years ago

  • alittlemuch

    alittlemuch says:

    oh, i am sooo loving this new series! i can't wait to see more collections! did i mention that i heart those vintage pyrex bowls?! well, i do.

    4 years ago

  • raghousenternational

    raghousenternational says:

    Absolutely wonderful! I love vintage kitchenware as well. Very nice collection... Ren http://www.raghouseinternational.com

    4 years ago

  • pollyputsthekettleon

    pollyputsthekettleon says:

    Oh they're all so wonderful

    4 years ago

  • SmallEarthVintage

    SmallEarthVintage says:

    Yay! I love this because I too have a large and colorful collection of Pyrex that gets used on a daily basis. My favorites are the lidded refrigerator dishes.

    4 years ago

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet says:

    What a great collection!

    4 years ago

  • dahlhaus

    dahlhaus says:

    Lovely Claire! Way to go and love the first picture of you and your great fridge!

    4 years ago

  • artiqueexpressions

    artiqueexpressions says:

    I use my PYREX every day. I understand why someone would collect it. I wish I had more! I love ETSY and this collectors series.

    4 years ago

  • slinkymalinkicat

    slinkymalinkicat says:

    A fantastic fun collection! A wonderful shop too!

    4 years ago

  • tinyspace

    tinyspace says:

    i just love it!

    4 years ago

  • marylouiseevans

    marylouiseevans says:

    love love love

    4 years ago

  • anemonecomms

    anemonecomms says:

    how timely... i have 3 firefox windows open as i read this searching for christmas gift recipes!

    4 years ago

  • BabongoHome

    BabongoHome says:

    What a lovely selection of items and great pictures too!

    4 years ago

  • annesophietoniazzi

    annesophietoniazzi says:

    Great collection! So practical ;) I love this idea. I collect so many things... I have a small collection of mirrors, my dream is to have a wall only decorated with different mirrors, but they are in storage at the moment. My favorite collections are my jewelry collection and my fabric and buttons collection.

    4 years ago

  • secretjewellz

    secretjewellz says:

    I love pyrex too. Nice collection. I love seeing what other people collect also. I love to collect vintage doilies.

    4 years ago

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison says:

    I adore vintage kitchen stuff - the Pyrex is just great!

    4 years ago

  • coolstuffforsale

    coolstuffforsale says:

    Cool collection. Makes me want to collect them too! They would make cooking and baking even more fun.

    4 years ago

  • alittleVintageShop

    alittleVintageShop says:

    Believe it or not I have only recently discovered Pyrex! I have a sweet little piece in my shop but now that I have read this article ... hmmm ... I am really inspired to start my own collection!!!! LOVE the blue and white folk-type pieces :)

    4 years ago

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp says:

    pyrex works!

    4 years ago

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign says:

    Such FUN!!

    4 years ago

  • Iammie

    Iammie says:

    Nice collections!

    4 years ago

  • ASecondChance

    ASecondChance says:

    love this new series. What gorgeous pictures.

    4 years ago

  • VintageZen

    VintageZen says:

    LOVE IT!

    4 years ago

  • InvisibleFountain

    InvisibleFountain says:

    popcorn tastes better in a big red pyrex bowl!

    4 years ago

  • MysticLily

    MysticLily says:

    I love bowls - can't get enough of them! And this great spotlight on pyrex bowls reminds me of being a kid! Happy Thanksgiving!

    4 years ago

  • nowonder

    nowonder says:

    I love how it's arranged. love the look of these bowls.

    4 years ago

  • orchardfarmsoap

    orchardfarmsoap says:

    Oh how I love other peoples collections

    4 years ago

  • andrew12

    andrew12 says:

    Hi im new to this website, please check out my store, its andrew12.etsy.com i make hand sculptured wire wrap jewelry. We are always putting new designs on the page, please watch for them.

    4 years ago

  • LaLah

    LaLah says:

    completely fascinated by people's collections. My favorite article are the ones etsy does on collectors!!! SO FUN!

    4 years ago

  • paisleybaby

    paisleybaby says:

    I have quite a few pyrex bowls! What a great story.

    4 years ago

  • LagunaLane

    LagunaLane says:

    I love Pyrex too! the photos of your collection are great!

    4 years ago

  • VintageStarrBeads

    VintageStarrBeads says:

    Vintage ITEMS are usually made better than items of today and I'm sure that my vintage kitchen treasures even have a cooking 'memory' and always make my creations turn out better than I've expected. The DNA of the bowl cooks with me!-Rachelle Starr

    4 years ago

  • LustreBeads

    LustreBeads says:

    A very practical collection! :D

    4 years ago

  • CharliesApt

    CharliesApt says:

    I'm envious of your collection!

    4 years ago

  • spacejam

    spacejam says:

    i love your collection!!

    4 years ago

  • beachhouseblues

    beachhouseblues says:

    Interesting collection!

    4 years ago

  • KitchensOf1956

    KitchensOf1956 says:

    I collect flamingos, London souvenir knickknacks, and vintage sewing notions!

    4 years ago

  • sharonclancydesigns

    sharonclancydesigns says:

    What a fun collection. It really brings me back to happy memories. Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • rojogarabato

    rojogarabato says:

    Nice collection!

    4 years ago

  • PipocaHandmade

    PipocaHandmade says:

    Festive and functional...Lovely collection!

    4 years ago

  • 1AEON

    1AEON says:

    I love the colors companies use to use back in the day. Do you remember the brown cars? :) this is our colorful holiday sale: http://www.etsy.com/shop/1AEON?section_id=5609723&view_type=gallery

    4 years ago

  • PoppyTogs

    PoppyTogs says:

    Love these! I think my Mom had them all!! :)

    4 years ago

  • pamplemoussedesign

    pamplemoussedesign says:

    This collection is just glorious and inspiring!

    4 years ago

  • funkeyfinds

    funkeyfinds says:

    what a fun kitschy post! You've got to love pryex!

    4 years ago

  • artobjectvintage

    artobjectvintage says:

    great finds- love all the colors!

    4 years ago

  • TheHaps

    TheHaps says:

    Oh goodness. ~swoon~ There is something extra special about vintage kitchenware. I don't know why ... maybe because I imagine that even though they have survived a long time, they have all along been truly *used* and loved. Anything with a hint of scandinavian design is just heartbreaking, too. :) While I only have one set of vintage pyrex bowls (a stacking, matching set), I have an amazing collection of vintage embroidered table clothes, napkins, and linens that would look gorgeous stacked together with Claire's pyrex bowls. Some of them I take out regularly and just run my hands along ... and imagine the hundreds, and hundreds of hours it would have taken to make all the tiny little perfect stitches. It makes me happy, in my funny little apartment, to set the table with a beautiful old table cloth, and put on it some vintage plates and a little vintage vase holding a wild flower or two. It makes me think of my grandmothers and feels so cozy. Thank you so much for this article and all its lovely photos. A nice bit of color on what is a grey and rainy day in British Columbia.

    4 years ago

  • GaelicKnotStudio

    GaelicKnotStudio says:

    The big yellow Pyrex bowl is priceless in our kitchen. We use it to mix up bread, potato salad, Grandma's Christmas cookies, turkey stuffing and the pumpkin for our Thanksgiving pies as well as many other things throughout the year! It was a wedding shower gift my mom received back in 1948! Over 60 years, full of memories and still going strong! Cherish the vintage in your lives! I love that people are appreciating the old things and keeping them as a part of their lives. For far too long we have discarded what we were bored with to buy new. Maybe there is a purpose to this economy, it's teaching more and more to reuse and recycle!

    4 years ago

  • SecondHandNews

    SecondHandNews says:

    Beautiful Pyrex and Fire King! Love the vintage kitchen. Thanks so much for such a wonderful article

    4 years ago

  • joanniel

    joanniel says:

    Love pyrex, love the vintage look. I love being in the kitchen.

    4 years ago

  • HELENSHASSACK

    HELENSHASSACK says:

    i looove this collection, but i think my husband will kill me if i start another collection of anything!

    4 years ago

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField says:

    I also love Pyrex. Got a few vintage ones handed down to me by my mother in law. Mine also get used all the time. I love the vintage look!

    4 years ago

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace says:

    Lovely article! I love that it's a collection that actually gets used. :) Thank you for sharing!!

    4 years ago

  • Morado

    Morado says:

    Absolutely love your pyrex collection!!

    4 years ago

  • EphemeraAndMore

    EphemeraAndMore says:

    Such cute bowls! And so many! Great, practical collection, makes me smile!

    4 years ago

  • corelladesign

    corelladesign says:

    Great article Rikrak! I love pyrex!

    4 years ago

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance says:

    yay rikrak! great article. i love pyrex! and i love that scalloped bunting.

    4 years ago

  • michellecollection

    michellecollection says:

    ohhhh i pick up pyrex bowls all the time ay thrift shops!!! yeah i am not alone!

    4 years ago

  • alectonyx

    alectonyx says:

    lovely findings! http://alectonyx.etsy.com check out my store with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING after the first item and FREE ITEMS with purchase!!! + SALE items. ENDS 12.29 @ 8:00 pm Central Time.

    4 years ago

  • MyLauda

    MyLauda says:

    really love the colors... so unique when they put together.

    4 years ago

  • ravenwren

    ravenwren says:

    Nothing sticks to Pyrex which I love. I use this one yellow casserole dish for my cornbread and it comes out perfectly every time. I've given many of the nesting bowls sets away as Christmas gifts with a recipe tied to the top. Everyone should own at least one fabulous vintage Pyrex bowl.

    4 years ago

  • YayaOrchid

    YayaOrchid says:

    Love those vintage bowls! Pyrex rules!

    4 years ago

  • DancingMilkmaid

    DancingMilkmaid says:

    Super fab collection, thank you for sharing. Pyrex certainly adds a fun element to a kitchen!

    4 years ago

  • babblingbrookes

    babblingbrookes says:

    Love it! I love pyrex too, so awesome ;) Keep on going!

    4 years ago

  • Bluebrooch

    Bluebrooch says:

    Awesome vintage bowls....you will love the traditional African enamel bowls we get here!

    4 years ago

  • jFrancesDesign

    jFrancesDesign says:

    Pyrex reminds me of being in the kitchen with my mother and grandmother as a child. I love collections that get every day use.

    4 years ago

  • immortallongings

    immortallongings says:

    I love the bowls and the delightfully friendly feel they give your kitchen. I've got a secret stash of 1950's cocktail glasses from my grandma I adore that have a mismatched happiness, too.

    4 years ago

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage says:

    great collection!!

    4 years ago

  • kellykitsch

    kellykitsch says:

    I love this new blog so much! I collect so many things but the most obvious when you enter my home are the hundreds of crewelwork pictures hanging on my walls. I have a thing for yarn I guess! It's carried over to my throw pillows, rugs, blankets and even a Plexiglas box filled with yarn that I use as my coffee table. And no, I can't knit. :) My home is also full of vintage tikis, velvet paintings, plastic sno-domes, side show props, cartoon glasses, etc. I just like old stuff in bold colors with a bit of strangeness.

    4 years ago

  • treefinder

    treefinder says:

    lovely!! the colors are so vibrant and goregous.

    4 years ago

  • BettyBeadBoutique

    BettyBeadBoutique says:

    Beautiful! I actually own a number of the blue-and-white piece with the Rooster/Farmer print (from my Grandma's original collection). I find them invaluble for use as mixing bowls, since they're sturdy but ever so light. :)

    4 years ago

  • chairwoman

    chairwoman says:

    I also have a collection of pyrex and love using them - especially the dots! Also my favorite. On top of that I have too many collections.....chairs, s & p shakers, poodles, blue fire king (which I'd like to sell), tins, and probably other things I've forgotten!

    4 years ago

  • cassidycay

    cassidycay says:

    I love pyrex. I have 3 of my grandmother's vintage pyrex casseroles (the wheat print). I cried over Thanksgiving because I broke the lid to the largest one making stuffing. haha

    4 years ago

  • myfavouritedress

    myfavouritedress says:

    thanks so much rikrak! and all you people with your lovely comments. i just love this series.

    4 years ago

  • sadienstella

    sadienstella says:

    Oh, I so love the Pyrex bowls. I have a built-in pantry in the kitchen and when my friends come over the first thing they do is check out the stack of bowls. I love the large green one the best (reminds me of the one that my mom made potato salad in) and I love the pink striped ones! Thanks for sharing your collection and passion~~~

    4 years ago

  • GutterGlory

    GutterGlory says:

    wow i soo love pyrex what a great collection thanx for sharing:D

    4 years ago

  • BerbelsStuff

    BerbelsStuff says:

    Love the bowls, they are beautiful. I do not see them a lot here in the Netherlands, shame. Love your style and shop too.

    4 years ago

  • GoldyFox

    GoldyFox says:

    oh, they are so bright and colorful, I think I might need to get some myself. Love!

    4 years ago

  • VintiqueLa

    VintiqueLa says:

    nice collection

    4 years ago

  • 1022SeaShellAve

    1022SeaShellAve says:

    I will never again pass by pyrex at a tag sale, you have inspired me to become a collector :)

    4 years ago

  • zehhhra

    zehhhra says:

    lovely!!!!!

    4 years ago

  • pennyzw

    pennyzw says:

    Just another reminder that collections done the right way can make everyday items beautiful and special. Lovely!!!!

    4 years ago

  • welldressedcupcakes

    welldressedcupcakes says:

    Oh did this catch my attention - I just inherited my aunt's pyrex bowls - 3 shades of blue. I love them. Not sure how old they are but she had just turned 95.

    4 years ago

  • PressOnSister

    PressOnSister says:

    When I see pyrex for sale in thrift stores, it always makes me smile. I wonder how many batches of brownies were made in those cheerful containers?

    4 years ago

  • sarivictoria

    sarivictoria says:

    Great collection. Something about Pyrex which makes baking & cooking more fun. I collect snowglobes. I have over 500 and as I get older I think what am I going to do with all of them...

    4 years ago

  • ameliahelene

    ameliahelene says:

    my mom loves those bowls! i saved the pictures of them onto my computer so i can show her :) she finds them at antique malls, thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales. how did you get into collecting them?

    4 years ago

  • TheCottageSeamstress

    TheCottageSeamstress says:

    I really love claire's collection she has going on! I noticed in the first photo,up in the right corner,is a photo of the same bowl my mom had in our kitchen. White bowl with red and orange design. I love it,reminds me of my mom baking up a storm,wich she still likes to do! Thanks for sharing your collection with us.

    4 years ago

  • DELiciousDesignz

    DELiciousDesignz says:

    I have a few of the same pieces too that I got from my mum and grandma - such lovely bright colours. I collect teapots - The mad Hatter would have a wicked teaparty here.

    4 years ago

  • MarleyLondon
  • elliven

    elliven says:

    Love this so much that I'm now looking into doing the same thing! What a fabulous idea! Thanks for the inspiration and the great way to jazz up the kitchen!

    4 years ago

  • urbanheirlooms

    urbanheirlooms says:

    I've always loved vintage Pyrex kitchenware. I only have one set of bowls, bought at a Bucks County, PA auction years ago, though not nearly as fun as the ones Claire has. They're as practical as they are decorative. I'm so glad this vintage goody is enjoying a revival!

    4 years ago

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection says:

    Cute Stuff - Love it! TheIDConnection - so many cute things, I love it!!!

    4 years ago

  • alteredimage

    alteredimage says:

    Those bowls are TRES STYLISH!!!!

    4 years ago

  • ShinyGoLucky

    ShinyGoLucky says:

    What a beautiful collection! I am not a Pyrex expert, but I do keep my eyes open in the hopes of finding the pretty blue and white Amish print pieces somewhere. I'm not sure on the pattern name,but I'm loving the white bowl with red birds and orange detailing she has!

    4 years ago

  • mushroomtrio

    mushroomtrio says:

    Thank you for sharing the great collection and the recognition of Pyrex. We love them, in any condition, our family eats out of them!!!(salads to pasta's) Happy x3 for their kitchy strength and design.

    3 years ago

  • forthebettys

    forthebettys says:

    Goodness that looks like my collection of Pyrex! hahaha- I love it that the old stuff is still around. Just goes to show that it was made to last!!!!

    3 years ago