Friday, December 28, 2012

Bitten By The Pyrex Bug

Happy almost New Year! My name is Melanie and I'm new here at the Pyrex Collective. And while I'm new to the Pyrex scene, I've been a blogger for quite awhile. I have two blogs. One called Melanie In The Middle and another called A Beautiful Bite. And both have been happily infected by the Pyrex bug.

It all started in November when I went to a food blogger's conference in Virginia. While there, I visited a small antiques shop where I spotted the very familiar to all of you Gooseberry patterned bowls you see above. It was love at first sight. However, I couldn't carry them on the plane and my bags were already filled with kitchen tools that I received at the conference. So, they remained on the dusty antique store shelf. Sob.

When I got home I did some research which brought me here to this wonderful site which I devoured in one weekend. All three Pyrex Collective blogs, consumed in one weekend. I'm sure you know how that feels.

So, after I became fairly knowledgeable on the subject, I hit the thrift stores. And as you can see based on the picture above, I found some gems which I wrote about here and here.

I think my favorite find was the set of Butterprint for $5.99 at the Salvation Army. Too bad that doesn't happen every day!

Actually, I've had to work very hard to find the pieces that you see in this post. My finds at thrift shops are few and far between. And the pieces I do find look like they have been through a thousand episodes of Iron Chef and lost every battle.

It gets frustrating for sure.

And when I do find something at Savers or Goodwill, the prices are nuts. $12.99 for one bowl? I think not. I guess they are on to us.

I try to resist buying anything on eBay, but sometimes I'm powerless to resist. I found an entire set of the Snowflake pattern you see above for a pretty decent price and I bought it. Merry Christmas to me. No more eBay if I can resist it. The force is strong with that one. eBay is dangerous I tell you.

I hope to find more treasures to share with you in the months to come. I'm pretty smitten with the pink and turquoise pieces but apparently so is rest of mankind. But I will still continue with the search. Because that's 95% of the fun. Isn't it?

It's so nice to meet you all. Have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!


  1. Welcome Melanie! Pyrex has pulled you in! There is no turning back =)

    I LOVE all of your finds, great job! Ebay is very dangerous, I am actually looking at Pyrex on it now!
    I know a lot of people call it cheating, but if there is not a lot of Pyrex to be found, I say go for it! I love ebay, but I love thrifting more. It is deff more fun.

    I will be looking forward to your future posts!

  2. I agree! Thrifting is more fun if you can find something, lol. eBay is a quick fix and I can see why people would call it cheating. I do love looking at my Snowflake set though. No matter where it came from. :)

    1. Yes exactly, if you can find something, anything!!lol I went to my normal thrift stores today and found one little piece of Pyrex, when I normally bring home 10-12 pieces!! Ebay is deff a quick fix!

  3. Welcome Melanie! You are in good company for sure.


  4. You will be right at home here! (Having just driven through Virginia, leaving multiple Pyrex behind, I feel your pain!) Good luck in the gooseberry hunt :)

  5. Thanks for posting Melanie! Very yummy picture of the cookies in the pyrex, makes me want to go bake something :) One of my New Years resolutions is to lay off the ebay purchases-I live in an area which is lacking in thrift stores, period-and the two we do have RARELY have any pyrex. Since garage sale season is still far away, it is really hard for me not to get my pyrex fix with ebay. I must stay strong!

  6. Great to see you here, Melanie! Thanks for posting and I look forward to seeing more of your Pyrex writing and collecting on here!

  7. Welcome! You have a nice collection. And I agree that the search is part of the fun!
    Happy new year!