Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Pyrex-iversary to Me!

Hey friends! It's Brittany. I have some new thrifted pieces to share sometime soon, but wanted to post this first.

Last year I made a perpetual calendar similar to this one on which I jot down a few things I did that day (along with any major happenings like engagements, birthdays, & such). I love being able to look back and remember exactly what I did one year prior. But sadly. sometimes I fall behind on writing on it. As I was writing in the past week, I noticed this entry:

Note my awesome tea towel from Fresh Pastry Stand peeking in :)
In case you can't read it, it says "January 26, 2012: Started my Pyrex butterprint collection."

So I guess that means that my one year Pyrex-iversary just passed! (Is it sad/too weird that I wish I had known this on the actual date so that I could have gone shopping for Pyrex and baked a cake in one of my pieces? Haha!)

Anyway, just had to share and laugh--I was so naive then and actually thought I'd limit myself to just Butterprint! As if, me from a year ago! Though I started off with some restraint and only purchased two Butterprint pieces, a #472 casserole and #442 Cinderella bowl, in April the bug hit me hard and I started searching thrifts & antique malls for affordable pieces. That led to some Early American, Square Flowers, Friendship, Butterfly Gold, Gooseberry, and more, plust lots of drooling over my computer screen--I even created a board on Pinterest to house my eye candy. 

And then I headed back to Missouri for the summer and had way more stores around, so my collection grew exponentially! After being around so much Pyrex (most far too expensive) I was able to curate my taste a little more. I found that I prefer casseroles in general, but love almost all of promotional pieces (especially those with decorated lids!). But of course I can't pass up Pyrex if it's a good deal in good condition.

As it stands now, half of my collection is in Montana (where I'm living until May when my husband graduates) and the other half is in Missouri, including some awesome promo pieces I received for Christmas, a 4 piece orange butterprint I scored for $25 off of Craigslist, and the Golden Bouquet casserole I bought online and had shipped there (one less piece of Pyrex for me to worry about breaking in the moving van = a happy me). I miss my Missouri Pyrex, but can only imagine how awesome it'll be once all my pieces are united! I'll have so many pictures to share of my Christmas/Craigslist finds and my whole display.

I just wanted to express a little gratitude here, too--I love having this blog to talk to others who understand Pyrex Love without thinking I'm nuts :) I spread my addiction to 2 friends and my husband is supportive of my love, but still, I think the Collective is vital for me! I've made a few awesome trades from here, and I like living vicariously through you all, too--so keep on sharing your finds, please! :)

Okay, enough of my Pyrex retrospective. Anyone else out there know when your Pyrex-iversary is and have the urge to throw yourself a party like me? ;)

Citrus and Blue...Who Knew?

So, I put the Snowflake Garland with the's beautiful!

Stacey at


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Using my Pyrex

Last night I got an email from a friend with this recipe. I know this has been around for along time but I had never tried it.  My favorite candy is Almond Roca. This is easy and quick to make. It looks good in my pyrex dish. In fact it looked so good I took pictures of it.
                    Mystery Cookies (Almond Roca)

              Line a cookie sheet with a layer of saltine crackers(about 40)

               1 cup butter
                1 cup brown sugar
                12 oz Chocolate chips
                1 cup nuts (chopped)
           Preheat oven to 350.  Bring butter and sugar to hard boil over med. heat. Hard boil for 5 minutes stirring constantly. Drizzle mixture over crackers, spread as needed to cover crackers. Bake in oven until crackers bubble and float, about 3-5 min. Take out and cover with choc. chips. Let melt and then spread like frosting. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.  Cool and cut. Enjoy.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Question about the Butterprint pattern

I have a question....I am eyeing a Butterprint Cinderella mixing bowl set the 1.5 pt, 1.5 qt, 2.5 qt and 4 qt all in white on turquoise! Is this rare? Because I looked on Pyrexlove and they do not say that they all come in white. They say : For the Turquoise Cinderella Bowl set, there are 4 different sizes. The 1 1/2 pint (#441) and 2 1/2 quart (#443) sizes are white with the Amish scene printed on it in turquoise, while the 1 1/2 quart (#442) and 4 quart (#444) sizes are turquoise printed with white.

So my question is, is this rare for all of them to be in white and this is the Cinderella mixing bowls??????

Mail Time

Happy Monday PC3 friends!  I'm keeping this short and sweet but I was too excited not share.  I got some mail today!  I won an auction on E-bay last week and it arrived.  I already had a 501 and 503 but I walked away with this set for $28 shipped! I convinced my husband I can make at least half of that back with the duplicates I will trade or sell. I have wanted that butter dish for at least a year.  I have two others and I'm perfectly happy selling those and just keeping this one!  Not too bad for E-bay :)  

Pyrex Love to All,
Meg B :)

At last some Pyrex finds...

It has been AWHILE since I have found any decent pyrex in the thrift stores. Finally this past Friday I found some! I was relieved =)

I must admit I have been cheating and finding some Pyrex in the antique stores, but for a decent price! I hope this Friday when I go thrifting I will find some more Pyrex, a girl can't have enough =)

I found this pretty little lady in an antique center in NJ. In great condition, this is the baking pan that I needed! It was $12

These two I thrifted! I couldn't believe my eyes when I found the 1.5 cup fridge dish turquoise. This goes to the Baby blue "robins egg" mixing bowl set. No lid, it was 2.95
I also found this Butterfly Gold 1.5 PT for my friend, she needed this one to complete her set in the Butterfly Gold mixing bowls, thrifted for 0.99 cents! I saw it as I was walking down the aisle to check out and saw it in the cart the guy just brought out, I snatched it up quickly!

My prized possession this week! I did not thrift this, but I bought it from this antique store in CT.
The dealer in the store is an awesome lady that I friended and we keep in touch through email. She notifies me when she gets new inventory so that I get first dibs! lucky me! She emailed me to tell me she just got this in and if I wanted it because she knew I was dying to find one! I quickly replied to her email and said yes I will pick it up Friday! She said she would put it in the back with my name on it and tell the women that I will be coming in to pick it up! I went in and picked it up! Wasn't that nice of her?! 
I got it for $26 well worth it to me! I love it.

This one I found at a thrift, isn't this the Horizon Blue pattern? If so this is my second piece in this pattern!
No lid, but in great condition! Got it for $3.95

These two I found at the same antique store in NJ. The blue heaven bowl with two spouts was only $6.25!  I took it right away!  It goes great with my blue heaven dishes =)

I found this baby blue mixing bowl 2.5 qt in another antique shop down the street, this is my first piece in the baby blue mixing bowls, now I have this and the baby blue fridge dish! 
This was $10, not bad! They had a baby pink mixing bowl but I already had it.

I found this at a thrift store, score for me! This is the round casserole 2.5 quart! No lid, I already have this one with the lid but who can't use extras =)
This was $3.95

This I found at a thrift store with the lid!!! In MINT condition, I quickly walked over to it and grabbed it! I had luck in this thrift store for the snowflake pattern. It was only $3.95!!!! What a great deal.
I already have this divided snowflake dish, actually I have about 3! Now I have 4. I can't have enough of this pattern. 

Just thought I would take a photo of some Pyrex =)

Found this also in a thrift. My grandmother has these canisters, large small all sizes! I bought her new ones because her old ones yellowed. So I wasn't sure if she had this size so I bought two for $1.75 each. 
When I checked she had about 4 of them in this size! So she gave me one! I wasn't too fond of it until I cleaned it I like it!

That is all the stuff I got over the past 2 that I look at it I found a lot!
Let's see what this Friday brings!

Until then Happy Pyrexing!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pyrex Catalog Pages & ETC!

Dearest Pyrex Pals:
I found out I have more Pyrex paper stuff than I knew!
This is going to be a long, picture laden post! Oh well!
We will start with the 1967 Retail Catalog:

Now we will move on to the February 1st, 1961 Minimum Retail Price List:

Now for the 1961 Retail Catalog...

On to the January 1st, 1965 Fair Trade Minimum Retail Price List...

An April 13, 1964 Price Bulletin
An finally, a letter...
Well, Pyrex friends, there you go...
All 34 images!
In one post!
That's gotta be a record!
Happy Pyrexing & Enjoy!