Sunday, November 13, 2011

Vintage Pyrex Super Score!

I really love vintage pyrex bowls and dishes. It all started back when I lived in Seattle, and there was a huge antique/thrift barn in West Seattle with a vast selection of bright, cheery pyrex. My kitchen in Seattle was a huge room with original black & white-checkered lineoleum floors, a 1940's oven, and a view of the Olympic Mountains. I really loved that kitchen, and the Pyrex were a perfect match... so I started a little collection.

Fast forward many years, and just the other day I was out walking the dogs, and spotted these three cute little bowls in someone's front yard... next to a "FREE" sign! Excellent! Except that we have 3 dogs, so my hands are pretty full of leashes. So I had to finish my walk, get home, hop in the car and drive back... hoping they would still be there. Success!

Do you have any fun kitchen collections?

15 comments:

  1. I collect Pyrex casserole dishes & bowls also. I just scored a little yellow Pyrex casserole the other day.

    I also like to collect the larger & older ball jars. They are awesome for storing beans & grains.

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  2. Oh my gosh, you are so lucky! I love those old school Pyrex bowls and casserole dishes too. The Pyrex sold today is super handy for freezing beans, storing, and baking, but there's nothing like the colorful charm of the vintage ones.

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  3. SCORE!!! Congratulations!

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  4. That's awesome! I was just at a antique store who had those things going for at least $15-30 each!

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  5. I especially love the orange one with the wheat! I think my whole kitchen might be a collection — if it goes in the kitchen, I want it.

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  6. ooh i love these cuties.. i live in seattle..but downtown.. so there arent many yard sales around.. but i love hopping by to pioneer square to the pottery scool sales.. some fun stuff! i made some of my own too.. but hubbs broke and ocuple.. and now i've hiddent hem as sow peices and not to be used:)

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  7. Awesome! I love thrifted and free finds! My kitchen stuff right now is mostly hobbled stuff from wherever and whatever my mom could spare from her kitchen when I moved out. I do keep my eye out for fun mugs.
    When I was growing up, though, we had a red theme going in our kitchen, including a cute little red tea kettle. My parents have since renovated to a sleeker and less fun kitchen. Boo.

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  8. I love to collect pyrex too! I live in the Midwest, so it's actually pretty easy to find. My favorite pieces are my "gooseberry" pyrex bowls. They're a light pink and covered in a gooseberry design.

    I also like to collect coffee cups that are weird/bizarre/ironic and and when I get space I'd like to add some vintage kitchen gadgets. I just got my first cast iron cornbread pan that makes the cornbread in the shapes of an ear of corn. So cute, lol!

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  9. I've been coveting new dishes lately and would love to have something like this. They're so cute, and what a find!

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  10. How cute! Now I want to go search out some vintage pyrex bowls. I've never seen these I don't think.

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  11. I LOVE that green bowl!

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  12. I used to have a werid collection of cups or glasses from different stores.

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  13. Niiiiice! Those are lovely!

    Dishes (both for cooking in and eating in) are one of the only physical items I tend to accumulate... in our crazy huge kitchen, there's half of a big cabinet just devoted to fancy dishware (that mostly only comes out at MoFo time!) and another one that's just baking dishes of varying dimensions.

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  14. How funny...my mom has a golden pyrex bowl with wheat on it, like the one in the bottom of your stack there. Heh, she bought it brand new in the 70s!!

    I love thrifting for pyrex. Not one of our glass dishes are new, and I love them for that! So much history behind them :)

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  15. You totally scored on those bowls. I just saw some pyrex at an antique store and those bowls would be selling for 15 dollars a piece easily.

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