Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Many Uses of Vintage Pyrex Bakeware

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and this is my first post here on the Pyrex Collective. I am a Canadian Pyrex-addict who's been collecting for a couple of years now (here's a look at my humble collection if you're interested). I post weekly on a vintage themed blog called Ice Cream, Etc. and run an Etsy shop called Brown Cat Vintage which sells clothes and a handful of Pyrex. You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram. Stop by and say hello, I'd love to meet some fellow Pyrex fans :)

Today I thought it would be fun to share some creative ways to use vintage Pyrex around your home. These are my favourite unconventional uses from list. You can read the entire list here on my blog.

Cake Molds // Use a bowl as a semi-sphere cake mold to make amazing creative cakes like these little guys above. Find the instructions for the owl here and the penguin here.

Vintage Gooseberry Pyrex, gloves, and Mugsy the cat // Ice Cream, Etc. Blog

Accessory Holder // Use a large bowl or casserole dish to collect accessories you have an abundance of like tights or gloves for example.

Vintage Golden Acorn Pyrex as a landing strip // Ice Cream, Etc. Blog

Dresser or Desktop Storage // Use a casserole dish to organize small items on a dresser or desktop like nail polish or bottles of perfume. *I have a Golden Acorn split casserole dish on a little table in my front hall to catch my keys and sunglasses when I walk in the door. This is the only piece of Pyrex I use outside of the kitchen.

Vintage Butterprint Pyrex pendant lamps

Light Shade // I hate to see Pyrex destroyed but these pendant lamps would certainly make interesting conversation pieces.

Flowers planted in vintage Pyrex // Ice Cream, Etc. Blog

Flower Pot // Drill a hole in the bottom and use an old scratched up bowl as a decorative flower pot holder. I think this would look amazing done with a row of multi-coloured fridge dishes.

A box of broken Pyrex // Ice Cream, Etc Blog

Mosaic // If you happen to break something, keep the pieces and use them for a creative mosaic project. Please don't break vintage Pyrex on purpose!!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome! I love finding new non-cooking uses for Pyrex! It's how I continue to justify the growing collection ;) I've been seeing a lot of neat mosaics made out of broken Pyrex lately.