Friday, June 1, 2012
Picking in Paradise
Initiating my interest in pyrex was my grandmother's tradition of making & baking delicious meals with her turquoise butterprint mixing bowls. Until recently, collecting didn't cross my mind. However, after seeing a very impressive photo online of the turquoise collection (mixed patterns), my grandmother very graciously gifted me her near perfect bowls-- and so the adventure began!
Picking the local thrift shops and antique stores in Syracuse, NY has been hit or miss. But my recent trip to Paradise, Pennsylvania proved very fruitful!!
Day 1: Pyrex Paradise
As pictured above, this is an original metal pyrex display, adorned with yelows & greens... and a few others. Begrudgingly, I have limited myself to collecting only turquoise and so these are still out in the wild (...now my mom collects pink, too). This is just one of the several pyrex-pushing merchants in Paradise. Hunting for more pieces? This is the place to go. Markets and shops on every corner. And, I loved every minute of it... after all, "There's only one PYREX WARE".
Day 2: On a Vintage Rumspringa
I found a fuzzy friend in neighboring Intercourse, Pennsylvania. He didn't lead me to any additional pyrex, but I think I did well enough on my own. My collection is up to about 40-45 pieces now! Still looking for an amish butter dish, dip bowl & metal hanger. Also, would love to have more square/rectangle casseroles. Can't have enough!
Next trip: Corning, NY - The birth place of Pyrex. Keep you posted!
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