Sunday, February 16, 2014

Unpacking my collection



Hello fellow Pyrex lovers!

I haven’t posted here for a while. One of the reasons is that I’ve had to pack up my Pyrex during a renovation. I’ve been waiting to finish two large lighted pantries in my kitchen so I can display my Pyrex beauties there. The pantries are 99% done but I couldn’t wait any longer so I started pulling out my boxes of lovely Pyrex to arrange.

Here are the pantries waiting for my collection. 



I started assembling my packed collection. Just when I thought I had all the boxes assembled, I realized that I had stuffed more recent finds into closets, cupboards and drawers all over the house.



Here’s everything unpacked and ready to arrange. I have a huge island but I still didn’t have enough room and had to stack stuff on the cooktop. That’s when I started to think it wasn’t all going to fit in the pantries. 




And here’s the final result.





I can’t believe how great it looks! Even Mr EMV likes it! I get up in the morning and the first thing I do is turn on the pantry lights so I can stand and stare at the beautiful colour! 

But, just as I thought, I didn’t have room for everything. Some of my pieces are tucked underneath in the lower shelves where they really can’t be seen. Half of my Butterfly Gold I and II collection is housed elsewhere in the kitchen. Ditto with my work horse pieces – Woodland and Early American. My vanilla promotionals like Gourmet and the Hostess Twins are in another glass fronted cabinet. It’s sad that everybody didn’t get into the main display but I’m loving the cabinets anyway.

Of course, I discovered many duplicates and I had to make some hard choices about some pieces that I just didn’t have room for. I’m currently selling some of those in my Etsy shop here and also on the Toronto Kijiji and Craigslist. Below are some of the pieces that I have to give up. If you see something you are interested in and you don't live in Toronto, contact me through Etsy and I will do a custom listing for you.


And now I’m looking for Butterprint and Pink Gooseberry casseroles and fridgies that I'm missing. I’ll squeeze them into the cabinet somehow!

17 comments:

  1. Glorious display! Love the beautiful, vibrant colors. I just began my "quest" and will stick with European Pyrex. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  2. Wow..Beautiful display! I'm curious....What do people say when they come into your home for the first time....I get alot of funny looks!!! Like I'm weird for collecting Pyrex.

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    1. Most of my friends already know - or suspect - I'm weird! But, yeah, I get some strange looks from strangers. They don't know what to think.

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  3. You have got an incredible collection and what an amazing way to display it! Pyrex is so pretty that it deserves its own showcase :-)

    ~Erica

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  4. Totally totally awesome! Sometimes I wish I could have a new kitchen for my Pyrex! You've got a great collection! Love seeing it! Thanks for sharing!
    Evie

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  5. What a pretty Pyrex display! Some day for my kitchen...

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  6. I think my heart just stopped. What a gorgeous display!

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  8. That is so pretty - what a sight to see!!

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  9. Your collection is amazing and your kitchen is beautiful!

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  10. I was looking through this and was all "hot damn look at that kitchen, look at that collection" and then I see it's you! Hey buddy!

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    1. Hey, Green Finch! Good to see you here! Now you know that I have Pyrexia in a bad way!

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    2. Your collection is beautiful, as is your kitchen.

      Pam

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