I requested the book Pyrex Passion for the holidays this year: ask and you shall receive! I realize it's been almost half a year since I acquired it and I never posted anything about it. I remember at least one or two people wrote something about the book here when it first came out, but I wanted to offer my own two cents (or about $50 as the case is with the cost of this thing...!)
The good news for those of you who don't want to shell out $49.99... it looks like the price dropped to $39.99 for the book, AND there is now an iPad version available for $19.99.
I enjoyed reading through the book and I appreciated how thorough the author was in listing what kind of pieces came in which patterns. I recently sold several pieces of Spring Blossom and a few other miscellaneous patterns that I wasn't collecting. I was thankful the book had a section on when everything was manufactured, since I was able to tell the vendor right then and there the information she requested. It was also helpful to see what the pieces were roughly worth.
Personally though, I found that the prices quoted at the back have since skyrocketed at least at the antique stores near me. (Then again, most of those pieces of Pyrex have sat on shelves for the past year collecting dust...)
One other quirk I found with the book was that there was nothing about any of the Pyrex plates, cups and bowls that I'm personally passionate about, like these pink ones, or these turquoise ones.
I realize that the title is a 'comprehensive guide to decorated vintage Pyrex'... but I was at least hoping for a little something more about Pyrex tableware and dinner plates. There's also nothing about the See 'N' Store Canisters. But, if you want to see my See 'N' Store collection, check out this post.
Meanwhile, I'm going to continue to enjoy eating and drinking out of this Pyrex, regardless of how little I know about it.
What about you... do you have a copy of Pyrex Passion? What do you think?
Happy Pyrexing, people... may you find the pieces that stoke your passion!