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The Collectors: My Favourite Dress’s Vintage Pyrex Bowls

Nov 25, 2009

by rikrak

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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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189 comments

  • olliegraphic

    olliegraphic said 9 years ago

    Love the look of these bowls. Fun.

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 9 years ago

    OMG, I love Pyrex too!!

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 9 years ago

    LOVES Pyrex!!

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord said 9 years ago

    Great items!

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 9 years ago

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

  • missindie

    missindie said 9 years ago

    Yay for Pyrex collections!! :] xo.

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 9 years ago

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

  • GgaBulShop

    GgaBulShop said 9 years ago

    Gorgeous !

  • soule

    soule said 9 years ago

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

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 9 years ago

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

  • cutiepiecompany

    cutiepiecompany said 9 years ago

    LOVE pyrex! great collection!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 9 years ago

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

  • thepairabirds

    thepairabirds said 9 years ago

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

  • sleepyking

    sleepyking said 9 years ago

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

  • Stargazer02

    Stargazer02 said 9 years ago

    love this!

  • KBShimmer

    KBShimmer said 9 years ago

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

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 9 years ago

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

  • lorilooms

    lorilooms said 9 years ago

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

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 9 years ago

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

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake said 9 years ago

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

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 9 years ago

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

  • Kukaramba

    Kukaramba said 9 years ago

    Oh, so nice pyrex bowls!

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 9 years ago

    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!!

  • FamilyCraft45

    FamilyCraft45 said 9 years ago

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

  • elizandaxel

    elizandaxel said 9 years ago

    Love pyrex!

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 9 years ago

    what a wonderful collection!

  • byAgnes

    byAgnes said 9 years ago

    Lovely vintage look :)

  • StrangeVagaries

    StrangeVagaries said 9 years ago

    Practical collection!

  • matouenpeluche

    matouenpeluche said 9 years ago

    Gorgeous!! Makes me feel all nostalgic!

  • 2sweetthings

    2sweetthings said 9 years ago

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

  • urbanknitfits

    urbanknitfits said 9 years ago

    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!

  • whphotography

    whphotography said 9 years ago

    Such a cute collection.

  • OffTheHooks

    OffTheHooks said 9 years ago

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

  • JemmDeeCreations

    JemmDeeCreations said 9 years ago

    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.....

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 9 years ago

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

  • KLUpholstery

    KLUpholstery said 9 years ago

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

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 9 years ago

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

  • avrilloreti

    avrilloreti said 9 years ago

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

  • belovedbaglady

    belovedbaglady said 9 years ago

    AWESOME...Go vintage!!!

  • blueberryshoes

    blueberryshoes said 9 years ago

    CRUNCHY!!!!!!!

  • VerreEncore

    VerreEncore said 9 years ago

    these are so cheerful :)

  • happywhosits

    happywhosits said 9 years ago

    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...

  • rememberer

    rememberer said 9 years ago

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

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood said 9 years ago

    Wow, they look great all together!

  • spareGus

    spareGus said 9 years ago

    vintage pyrex is so awesome, what a great collection!

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage said 9 years ago

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

  • rjcharms

    rjcharms said 9 years ago

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

  • BrightWallVintage

    BrightWallVintage said 9 years ago

    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.

  • bayousalvage

    bayousalvage said 9 years ago

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

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 9 years ago

    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!

  • PonderandStitch

    PonderandStitch said 9 years ago

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

  • FrillyButts

    FrillyButts said 9 years ago

    I love pyrex bowls!

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia said 9 years ago

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

  • petalandpink

    petalandpink said 9 years ago

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

  • bejeweledbynikki

    bejeweledbynikki said 9 years ago

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

  • bejeweledbynikki

    bejeweledbynikki said 9 years ago

    That refrigerator is a-mazing!!

  • LoveAppleBoutique

    LoveAppleBoutique said 9 years ago

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

  • yosemitevintage

    yosemitevintage said 9 years ago

    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!

  • MyMoms

    MyMoms said 9 years ago

    Cool picks! What a wonderful Idea!

  • tealandgold

    tealandgold said 9 years ago

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

  • dessertfirstdesigns

    dessertfirstdesigns said 9 years ago

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

  • JoyandWhimsy

    JoyandWhimsy said 9 years ago

    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

  • eclipse

    eclipse said 9 years ago

    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.

  • kissavintagedesign

    kissavintagedesign said 9 years ago

    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!

  • BySaraLynn

    BySaraLynn said 9 years ago

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

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 9 years ago

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

  • econica

    econica said 9 years ago

    I love vintage pyrex too!

  • empressjade

    empressjade said 9 years ago

    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

  • redbirdstyle

    redbirdstyle said 9 years ago

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

  • ClaudiaLord

    ClaudiaLord said 9 years ago

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

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions said 9 years ago

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

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 9 years ago

    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

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 9 years ago

    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!

  • artangel

    artangel said 9 years ago

    I find peoples collections fascinating - great article!

  • BlueCanvasDesigns

    BlueCanvasDesigns said 9 years ago

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

  • yesstreen

    yesstreen said 9 years ago

    So enchantingly & beautifully classy! So pyrex :)

  • littlemoandfriends

    littlemoandfriends said 9 years ago

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

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 9 years ago

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

  • masondesigns

    masondesigns said 9 years ago

    Great collection! I collect Fire King, too!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 9 years ago

    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

  • LittleGreenSquirrel

    LittleGreenSquirrel said 9 years ago

    Super fun!

  • BlueGremlin

    BlueGremlin said 9 years ago

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

  • swegro

    swegro said 9 years ago

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

  • labellasera

    labellasera said 9 years ago

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

  • MalloryMakesThings

    MalloryMakesThings said 9 years ago

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

  • theLostEarring

    theLostEarring said 9 years ago

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

  • VintagePaperParade

    VintagePaperParade said 9 years ago

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

  • sillyjenn2

    sillyjenn2 said 9 years ago

    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!

  • joonbeam

    joonbeam said 9 years ago

    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.

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations said 9 years ago

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

  • sassysadielee

    sassysadielee said 9 years ago

    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

  • alittlemuch

    alittlemuch said 9 years ago

    let me at those bowls!

  • alittlemuch

    alittlemuch said 9 years ago

    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.

  • raghousenternational

    raghousenternational said 9 years ago

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

  • pollyputsthekettleon

    pollyputsthekettleon said 9 years ago

    Oh they're all so wonderful

  • SmallEarthVintage

    SmallEarthVintage said 9 years ago

    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.

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 9 years ago

    What a great collection!

  • dahlhaus

    dahlhaus said 9 years ago

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

  • artiqueexpressions

    artiqueexpressions said 9 years ago

    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.

  • slinkymalinkicat

    slinkymalinkicat said 9 years ago

    A fantastic fun collection! A wonderful shop too!

  • tinyspace

    tinyspace said 9 years ago

    i just love it!

  • marylouiseevans

    marylouiseevans said 9 years ago

    love love love

  • anemonecomms

    anemonecomms said 9 years ago

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

  • BabongoHome

    BabongoHome said 9 years ago

    What a lovely selection of items and great pictures too!

  • annesophietoniazzi

    annesophietoniazzi said 9 years ago

    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.

  • secretjewellz

    secretjewellz said 9 years ago

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

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison said 9 years ago

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

  • coolstuffforsale

    coolstuffforsale said 9 years ago

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

  • alittleVintageShop

    alittleVintageShop said 9 years ago

    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 :)

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp said 9 years ago

    pyrex works!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 9 years ago

    Such FUN!!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 9 years ago

    Nice collections!

  • ASecondChance

    ASecondChance said 9 years ago

    love this new series. What gorgeous pictures.

  • VintageZen

    VintageZen said 9 years ago

    LOVE IT!

  • InvisibleFountain

    InvisibleFountain said 9 years ago

    popcorn tastes better in a big red pyrex bowl!

  • MysticLily

    MysticLily said 9 years ago

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

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 9 years ago

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

  • orchardfarmsoap

    orchardfarmsoap said 9 years ago

    Oh how I love other peoples collections

  • andrew12

    andrew12 said 9 years ago

    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.

  • LaLah

    LaLah said 9 years ago

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

  • paisleybaby

    paisleybaby said 9 years ago

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

  • LagunaLane

    LagunaLane said 9 years ago

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

  • VintageStarrBeads

    VintageStarrBeads said 9 years ago

    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

  • LustreBeads

    LustreBeads said 9 years ago

    A very practical collection! :D

  • CharliesApt

    CharliesApt said 9 years ago

    I'm envious of your collection!

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 9 years ago

    i love your collection!!

  • beachhouseblues

    beachhouseblues said 9 years ago

    Interesting collection!

  • KitchensOf1956

    KitchensOf1956 said 9 years ago

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

  • sharonclancydesigns

    sharonclancydesigns said 9 years ago

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

  • rojogarabato

    rojogarabato said 9 years ago

    Nice collection!

  • PipocaHandmade

    PipocaHandmade said 9 years ago

    Festive and functional...Lovely collection!

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 9 years ago

    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

  • PoppyTogs

    PoppyTogs said 9 years ago

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

  • pamplemoussedesign

    pamplemoussedesign said 9 years ago

    This collection is just glorious and inspiring!

  • funkeyfinds

    funkeyfinds said 9 years ago

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

  • artobjectvintage

    artobjectvintage said 9 years ago

    great finds- love all the colors!

  • TheHaps

    TheHaps said 9 years ago

    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.

  • GaelicKnotStudio

    GaelicKnotStudio said 9 years ago

    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!

  • SecondHandNews

    SecondHandNews said 9 years ago

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

  • joanniel

    joanniel said 9 years ago

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

  • HELENSHASSACK

    HELENSHASSACK said 9 years ago

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

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 9 years ago

    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!

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 9 years ago

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

  • Morado

    Morado said 9 years ago

    Absolutely love your pyrex collection!!

  • EphemeraAndMore

    EphemeraAndMore said 9 years ago

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

  • corelladesign

    corelladesign said 9 years ago

    Great article Rikrak! I love pyrex!

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 9 years ago

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

  • michellecollection

    michellecollection said 9 years ago

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

  • alectonyx

    alectonyx said 9 years ago

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  • MyLauda

    MyLauda said 9 years ago

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

  • ravenwren

    ravenwren said 9 years ago

    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.

  • YayaOrchid

    YayaOrchid said 9 years ago

    Love those vintage bowls! Pyrex rules!

  • DancingMilkmaid

    DancingMilkmaid said 9 years ago

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

  • babblingbrookes

    babblingbrookes said 9 years ago

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

  • Bluebrooch

    Bluebrooch said 9 years ago

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

  • jFrancesDesign

    jFrancesDesign said 9 years ago

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

  • immortallongings

    immortallongings said 9 years ago

    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.

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 9 years ago

    great collection!!

  • kellykitsch

    kellykitsch said 9 years ago

    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.

  • treefinder

    treefinder said 9 years ago

    lovely!! the colors are so vibrant and goregous.

  • BettyBeadBoutique

    BettyBeadBoutique said 9 years ago

    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. :)

  • chairwoman

    chairwoman said 9 years ago

    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!

  • cassidycay

    cassidycay said 9 years ago

    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

  • myfavouritedress

    myfavouritedress said 9 years ago

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

  • sadienstella

    sadienstella said 9 years ago

    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~~~

  • GutterGlory

    GutterGlory said 9 years ago

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

  • BerbelsStuff

    BerbelsStuff said 9 years ago

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

  • GoldyFox

    GoldyFox said 9 years ago

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

  • VintiqueLa

    VintiqueLa said 9 years ago

    nice collection

  • 1022SeaShellAve

    1022SeaShellAve said 9 years ago

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

  • zehhhra

    zehhhra said 9 years ago

    lovely!!!!!

  • pennyzw

    pennyzw said 9 years ago

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

  • welldressedcupcakes

    welldressedcupcakes said 9 years ago

    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.

  • PressOnSister

    PressOnSister said 9 years ago

    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?

  • sarivictoria

    sarivictoria said 9 years ago

    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...

  • ameliahelene

    ameliahelene said 9 years ago

    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?

  • TheCottageSeamstress

    TheCottageSeamstress said 9 years ago

    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.

  • DELiciousDesignz

    DELiciousDesignz said 9 years ago

    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.

  • MarleyLondon

    MarleyLondon said 9 years ago

    Nice.

  • elliven

    elliven said 9 years ago

    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!

  • urbanheirlooms

    urbanheirlooms said 9 years ago

    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!

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 9 years ago

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

  • alteredimage

    alteredimage said 9 years ago

    Those bowls are TRES STYLISH!!!!

  • ShinyGoLucky

    ShinyGoLucky said 9 years ago

    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!

  • mushroomtrio

    mushroomtrio said 8 years ago

    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.

  • forthebettys

    forthebettys said 8 years ago

    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!!!!

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    Anna Betancourt from AnnasRetroKitchen said 4 years ago

    What a beautiful collection. I also have a love of Pyrex bake ware and bowls. I use Pyrex bowls almost daily. They are excellent quality glass as well as beautifully crafted and designed. I sell some on my etsy site, and at times, after I purchase a Pyrex bowl I'm torn as to keeping it or putting it up for sale. Thanks for sharing.

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