Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What Is It About Pyrex?

Hi There!  I'm Stacey Johnson, and I'm new to the Pyrex Collective III.  I've been head over heals with vintage Pyrex for about a year.  It all started with a Pyrex Spring Blossom bowl I spotted at Goodwill for what???...$2!  It brought back memories of my childhood in the 70's and it was just so cheerful!  I was hooked.  Now I search thrift stores looking for hidden treasure.  I started out limiting myself to mixing bowls but that went out the window when I found a mint condition Snowflake Blue casserole with the lid for $4 hidden in a pile of pans at a St. Vincent De Paul.
This is on my coffee table.

My family thought I was crazy at first, but now my husband is one of the best Pyrex hunters I know.  We often go thrifting on his day off, and he's found at least half of my goods.  My kids and I were watching an episode of the 70's show "Sigmund and the Sea Monster" on Netflix and what did we notice?  The mom in the kitchen mixing up something in a Pyrex cinderella bowl of course! 

The $4 find that pushed me to branch out beyond bowls along with a vintage patterned towel made by my 92 year old Grandmother.
The mix and match of cinderella bowls I mix up my gluten free goodies in.
I love Pyrex because it's a piece of the past.  It captures a simpler time when food was mostly homemade and served with love.  It reminds me of home and family, and taking time to just be together.  That's a priority in my own life today.  My blog "GF Pastor's Wife, Living the Simple Life", is all about vintage, the simple life...and gluten free.  (My daughter and I are both Celiac so I whip up homemade GF food from my cookbook, "It's All Good Without Gluten!" in Pyrex bowls.) 
A plant stand I picked up at a yard sale become a display for my finds.
The bowl that started it all.

10 comments:

  1. I love the blue piece with the towel! Do you know what collection it is from?

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    1. On Etsy it's listed as snowflake...but I I've not been convinced of that. I'll try and check for sure.

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    2. Ok, did some digging...it's Called Snowflake Garland and is from the 70's.

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  2. Hi Stacey! Thanks for your post. I will check out your blog-I'm a Pyrex lover and gluten free, too. Could always use new recipes!

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  3. Pyrex is getting more popular again. I see very often in different shops, but rather pricey.

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  4. I'm a gluten-free Pyrex collector as well! I'll definitely check out your blog! Mine's daydreaminginturquoise.blogspot.com.

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    1. Very cool, I will check out your blog.

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