Saturday, December 1, 2012

How it started for me


Hi !

I've been following the posts for a little while now and I am very proud to join the Collective as a contributor.  I thought I’d begin by letting you know how my case of Pyrexia started.

My friends and I love to go to garage sales and yard sales, and one early Saturday morning, many many years ago, I came across this:


... and fell in love!  The color, the shape, the scroll, the usefulness – what’s not to love!  I don’t remember exactly how much I paid for it, but I'm sure it wasn't much.  So I set out to try and find more pieces with this color and pattern.  Well you can all laugh now, because most of you know that this is a promotional item – and no other pieces were done with the exact color and pattern (as far as I know).

So I started to collect pieces I found that had the turquoise color, and found a few at other garage and yard sales:




Well, many years went by with me using my beautiful Pyrex pieces, but not really looking for any more.

Then one day, I happened upon blogs and found amazing people loving Pyrex and writing about it!  Well that renewed my interest and I started looking again.  All the beautiful colors, patterns and shapes – my eyes have been opened and I now recognize that I am “afflicted” with a case of Pyrexia!

If you’re interested, I’ll tell you later about my latest finds.

This was my first post – ever!!  Hope you liked it.
C

24 comments:

  1. It is certainly an addiction! Your post made me go back to see what my first piece was...it was a 402 Woodland. Which is ironic since I don't even care for that pattern. :)

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    1. Do you remember how you got that piece?
      I'm still a little bit on the fence about Woodland.
      Oh, and Happy Birthday Lauren!
      :)

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    2. Thanks! :) It was at my local thrift store. It's where I have received 95% of my Pyrex from.

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  2. I loved your post! I'm always interested to hear how people acquired "pyrexia". Like Lauren said, it is an addiction. I had a dream the other night, I was at a thrift, and they had tons of butterprint pyrex, all in the sizes I wanted. I was sad to wake up from that dream!

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    1. Thank you!
      I agree that it's an addiction, and all things considered, it's a pretty good addiction to have.
      The dream you had is the kind you want to get back to sleep for. I bet you woke up with a smile until you realized it was just a dream!

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  3. Welcome! Love the story of how you started. I don't know that I can remember my first piece...but it started similar to yours only I was in a thrift store.

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  4. I have a blue scroll too and it's one of my favorite pieces!!! I'm still on the search for the correct lid for it, http://daydreaminginturquoise.blogspot.com/2012/01/lid-for-my-blue-scroll.html

    Butterprint is my absolute favorite!

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    1. I'm also missing the lid and the holder/warmer. Maybe we'll find them one day...

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  5. Love your first score of Pyrex! I wish I could that one!
    I am glad you are open to like more Pyrex, most of them are so pretty!

    My first Pyrex was the Primary Green mixing bowl & Homestead that my husband's grandmother gave me as a house warming present.
    I did not have much when we first moved into our apartment and never thought much about Pyrex at the time....and then it started!

    and yes I would love to see your latest finds =)

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    1. Oh yes, I'm now looking for many other colors and patterns, but I'm also trying to restrain myself because of space and cash limits. I did find some nice pretties that I'll tell you about later on.
      :)

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  6. No turning back now! Once you've been bitten by the bug, things will never be the same:-) Love your collection & can't wait to see it grow.

    Happy Holidays!

    Erica

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    1. Thanks! And I'll try to post more soon!

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  7. I've been hunting for the scroll since the beginning! Great post!

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    1. Keep hunting - it's fun! And thank you!

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  8. And, that's all it takes....Pyrex is so much nicer than anything you can buy now.....

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  9. Welcome to the dark side...er' the Collective! My first piece of Pyrex was inherited by my mother's Butterprint collection. :)

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    1. Thanks - it seems pretty bright to me!
      I think inherited Pyrex is great because it usually comes along with good memories.

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  10. Loved the post. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. I have only been collecting a year and I'm not even sure how I got started. But I love every minute of the hunt. I remember the day my hubby (the cook in the family) sheepishly looked at me and said "Am I allowed to use any of your Pyrex?" Once he heard yes, he was off and running. Now he rarely fixes a meal without using something in my Pyrex.

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    1. Thanks - I think the hunt is part of the addiction too!

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  11. Welcome to the blog! I started collecting about 15 years ago but only just joined the blog too. It is always fun to be on the "hunt" for Pyrex! Happy Holidays:)

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