Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Pyrex

It's not the Pyrex folks think of as being Christmas Pyrex, but I put up my small tree in my little pink room with some pink Pyrex.  Happy Holidays!!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Pyrex and More

I've been finding Christmas pyrex lately which is great and in perfect timing! But of course I have found random others to. First is one my Mom sent me a while ago that she got for me at an antique store in Oregon!
Black tulip 043 with cheddar biscuits yumm...
Next are some that I found at my favorite thrift over about a week span
This one I left there a few times because it was more than I wanted to spend for something I wouldn't use very much. But I went on half price certain colors day and couldn't leave it for $3
I found these bowls at the same time as the tea carafe, 402 and 403 snowflake blue mixing bowls. Also the 402 flame glo? I think its called?? But they were like $2.90 a piece!
The next day I went back AGAIN and found some butterfly gold all at once! Seemed like someone let go of some of they're set. The butter dish was $1.90 402 was 2.90 and 403 3.90!
402 woodland bowl in mint condition I got for 1.90 on half price certain colors day. I didn't like woodland to much when I first started collecting but now I love the pattern since I've found them in person!
 This is not a recent find but I had to share my woodland mug I had my coffee in this morning:)
Last this is one of my favorite finds, a golden pine space saver from 1961 with lid it was mint and cost $9.90! This was of course at my favorite thrift again. Do you see why its my favorite place?! I made some chocolate chip pumpkin spice cookies for it to hold:)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Here!

Hi my name is Sam:)
I am arriving very late. I just started collecting about May of this year! SO I'm still at the point of whatever I come across I have to get! I'm having a hard time being selective and picky since I absolutely LOVE every pattern and color. Growing up my Mom always had ONE green bowl (primary 403 mixing bowl I now know). It was my Grandmas bowl and I'm guessing the sole survivor of a primary set she once had. I loved using it to make brownies and for my popcorn. A little while after I moved out I realized I needed more mixing bowls because I think I only had one or two. So I remembered that green bowl and started searching eBay and Etsy. But they were way to expensive to me so I said forget it! My mom came out to visit me in May for her birthday and we went to thrift shops and antique stores. We stopped at a Salvation Army about a half hour away and she found some Pyrex bowls! I bought them for about $10 and went home to do some research and figured out that she found a Cinderella style butterfly gold set!

It never occurred to me that Pyrex could be found at thrifts and antique stores so the search was on!! So a while after the collecting started I went to visit my Mom and she gave me the green bowl! I'm pretty sure that it is my favorite piece in my whole collection for the sheer fact that it was my Grandmas bowl. The set I got to pick up next was the primary mixing bowls which my boyfriend actually got for me! So wonderful!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Nathan's Tart Plate Question

 Hello there,
I recently received an email from Nathan who is not a Pyrex Collective person, but is a collector. Does anyone have the answer to his question? If you do, please email Canadian Erin at and I will forward the answer to him. 

Nathan writes:

I am tracking down a couple of these plates to match my mother's pair. The ones she has say 'A-25' across the bottom. I have found other plates with different numbers like A-26, A- 28, A-32 etc. My question is do these numbers signify anything? From appearances to my very untrained male eye, they appear to be the same. I've been scouring the web to no avail so I am reaching out to you in dire hopes you can assist.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pyrex Pendant - Roosters

Having hunted Pyrex for years and coming to the point I have more that I know where to put, I have been parting with a lot of my collection.  Even then I have a lot!  Being the crafty type I am, I decided to try my hand a making pendants from Pyrex shards as I'm experienced at making them from the fused glass I make.  It's been lots of fun and I've been sharing my creations on Facebook, my blog and pinterest and was encouraged to make some for sale for my Etsy shop.  Now I have gone as far as to start trading my excess Pyrex for shards.  It's amazing how many people hold onto their broken dishes, even then, they still can't seem to part with them.  It's a wonderful thing for me to be able to extend the life of some of these dishes by making jewelry.  I thought I'd post my story with my latest piece.  This pendant is going to the person that was kind enough to send me her broken dish.  The pendant is wrapped with 18K gold plated wire and embellished with amber, black onyx and pearl. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

These are a few of my favorite things...found lately

I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to post to the collective in some time. But, better late than never! I wanted to share some of my favorite finds that have made a new home in my collection.

I added the Designs small bowl to complete my set. Found at a flea market waiting for me :)

The Zodiac was also a flea market find. I already had this dish but needed a better lid and the trivet. So the perfect mash-up ensued!

I also found my first piece of Delphite! Maybe someday I will be lucky enough to have the whole set.

Come check out what else I have been busy buyin, junkin @


Friday, October 17, 2014

My Halloween display 2013!

Hey guys I'm back! Been a long time things have changed in my life for the better and haven't had the time to go back to blogger (shame on me!) 😊 anyways I wanted to share my Halloween Pyrex display in my beautiful mid century hutch! Enjoy! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pyrex filled 1950s Geneva Pantry

I recently scored a full set of 1950s aqua Geneva metal cabinets. I recently installed the pantry portion and filled in with all my favorite Pyrex pieces. The story about how I found and took home this amazing cabinet set can be enjoyed at Enjoy your week and keep Pickin!


Monday, October 6, 2014

Pink Pyrex Cake

I am one of those crazy Pyrex people that actually uses my whole collection daily.  I swear that there is something so totally awesome about vintage Pyrex and I am not talking about just colors and designs.  Vintage Pyrex is the best to bake in!  My niece and nephew were coming over for dinner so I quickly whipped up a square, double layer cake in my pink bakers....both I found at garage sales for .50 cents a piece, summers apart.  The pink Gooseberry was a Goodwill find and it was around $3.99 I believe.

The large green platter was a thrift store find of .50 cents and is made by "Brusche of California" which was a man who designed both for himself and for Bauer ware...Most collectors of Bauer and other mid-century pottery know the story of John Herbert Brutsche. During his time at Bauer he tried to convince management to produce new lines of pottery that were more modern like the pieces being designed by Russel Wright. When this effort was unsuccessful he established Brusche (he dropped the "t") Ceramics in Whittier, California in 1948. By 1950 his line was merged with Bauer, so true Brusche pottery was only produced for a very short time.  They state :Brusche California USA" on the bottom."  I found two, matching large green platters on the same day, in the same thrift store.  Each was .50 cents.  They go for a ton on eBay!  I bought these years back, not knowing the story or their worth.  I just loved Chartreuse green and pottery platters.  I've often wondered what kind of housewife had these two platters back in the day?  They are rather large and maybe she did a lot of hosting parties?  :)

I Spy, From the Corner of My Eye...

I made a quick run through a local antique mall this weekend. I was going to skip one aisle that never has anything good but my spidey sense told me to take a peek. As I was turning around to exit that aisle, what did I spy from the corner of my eye...

Spirograph (sans under plate)

I was pretty excited, I think I said "Oh my" a few times. All I had glimpsed was the lid but that was enough. The dish and the lid are in perfect shape, no scratches, chips, or any other flaws. And the next part? It was $15. When I saw the price I said something a bit stronger than "Oh my"!

Happy hunting!

P.S.: Now that I have the fancy-schmany iPhone 6 and a lot more storage space than my abused 5 I have done nothing but take pictures (I had run out of space on my old phone) and as a result, joined Instagram. You can find me at Jacquelynedinaz.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Blue Weekend

Husband and I had a quick getaway last weekend. Not only did we relax, eat good food, and ride a roller coaster, but I had two amazing scores via Craigslist and a flea market.

The Blowing Leaves and Turquoise 232 was via Craiglist in a very small town not far from where we went. The Turquoise Scroll was from a flea market. Needless to say I am over the moon happy!

Happy hunting!

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Pyrex Mother Lode!

Do you scour craigslist and estate sale sites for Pyrex? If you do, your a crazy Pyrex collector like me. I am always looking. Most of the time there is nothing but ever so often I get a hit. That is what happened a few weeks ago when I came across an ad on Craigslist.

The ad was for a thrift store company, so I had my doubts. However, I pursued the Pyrex lead like a good treasure hunter/collector. I found the store had a Facebook page that listed the stores number. I called them up to find out more information about the "large Pyrex collection for Sale". The young lady I spoke to on the phone was great. We discussed patterns and what was left to be processed in their warehouse. She said they had tons.

The store is over an hour away so I wanted as much detail about what they had before I decided to make the trek. I am also, at the point in my collection that I've become very selective. The estate the Pyrex came from was from a former dealer. The dealer had a store and it was mostly Pyrex and Corningware. After the store closed she moved everything to a garage. They said they removed anywhere from 600-800 boxes from the garage and it took 2 trucks. OMIgosh can you imagine!

Of course, after hearing everything, I planned to get to the store ASAP. Here is what greeted me when I walked through the door.

Row after Row....

Shelf after Shelf....

Of incredible good condition Pyrex!

To see what I took home come visit me at


Monday, September 1, 2014

A Dream Realized! - English JAJ 443 Red Gooseberry Promotional

I'm in year 4 of Pyrex hunting and collecting and I've built a large collection, then trimmed it down considerably and then thought long and hard about what more I could really want.  Well, one thing that got my attention sometime ago that I REALLY wished for is this piece. I had the good fortune to be at the right place at the right time to purchase this beauty. Not so easy since the piece is English and not likely found in the US.  I already had the cradle in my position from a trade I made.  This is the same cradle used with the Embroidery 443. I've had her about a week and still gazing at her! I feel like such a lucky girl!!!


Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Mini JAJ

I was super happy to find this little JAJ cutie in the Harvest pattern. It's about the size of a US 080. I looked all over for a lid but alas, one was not found. Regardless, it's adorable! This is definitely staying in my permanent collection.

Happy hunting!

(And yes, I already have some Halloween blow molds out...I found these two in the past week and couldn't bear to put them away. It's close enough to Halloween, right?!?)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bar Keepers Friend Gift Basket

Well friends I was lucky enough to be the winner of the Bar Keepers Friend gift basket; you can see my post about it here. Today my package arrived and it was a very exciting day indeed.

What is it with kids and packages or presents? Immediately after the mail carrier rang our doorbell and I brought in the box she attacked.

Here's what was inside: both kinds of BKF in liquid and powder; a new foam spray cleaner, an apron, a tote bag, and a non-slip mat hat has Bar Keepers Friend poked out in holes (hope that makes sense).

Here's the foam spray. Apparently it is new. We have super hard water here and sometimes the Pyrex I get is in sorry shape as a result. Often I have had to soak lids and dishes in CLR. I will be curious to see how this product works.

Thanks to Erin, our PCIII blog owner, and Bar Keepers Friend for a fun experience!

Happy hunting!


(Disclosure: This gift basket was won as a price from the parent company of Barkeepers Friend. I was not paid to do this post, nor was I encouraged to do one as an incentive for winning the basket. The opinions I express about the product are my own.)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

First Time Poster

After years of drooling over the finds that everyone else posts about, I decided it was finally time to join the collective myself. It came at a good time too, because I just hit the World's Longest Yard Sale last weekend. While some of the vendors were a little on the expensive side, i.e. $18 for a single divided dish missing its lid, I did pick up a few good things.

This little creamer was only 50 cents, and it's the one pattern that I actively collect. I'll probably never use it as an actual creamer, but I'm sure I can find some use for it! The only other one I have is currently holding a wax melt and sitting on a candle warmer.

There were a bunch of vendors set up outside and around a barn, and they all had outrageous prices on everything. I don't know about you, but I don't want to pay $12 for a pair of used and dirty shoes. A vendor inside had this little piece of opal Pyrex priced at $2. It's the size of a pie plate, but it's got a much cooler lid. Oddly enough, he had higher prices on the Glasbake and Fire King pieces he had.

I have a roommate who thankfully loves yard sales and thrift stores too, and he is understanding of my Pyrex addiction. He wasn't understanding of these bowls, which he referred to as the "ugly bowls" when I pointed them out. The seller had two sets priced at $15 each but came down to $12. I actually kind of like the pattern myself.

Those are the only Pyrex pieces I came home with, but I came home with a ton of other stuff. Check out my blog here to see my other finds. I can't wait to see what everyone else found recently!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Recent Finds and a Frankenset

It's been a bit since I've done a finds post, so without further ado...some finds. The last thirty-six hours yielded some good stuff.

I was at the dentist, having my routine twice-yearly cleaning, learning I have two cavities (yes, I floss, and yes, I brush twice a day, often more, my dentist says some people just have bad teeth genetics) and it would cost me just south of $500 to have them filled in two weeks when this text came in.

Husband was on the far side of the city at a Goodwill we rarely get to. He had a meeting out there and like a good Pyrex collector made some stops on the way home. He said he "saw something good peeking out of the bins they just wheeled out so I looked and saw the Bertha and grabbed it really quick while the Goodwill employee laughed." He was pretty excited and said he clutched it to his side as he made his rounds through the store. This is the first time either of us has seen a Big Bertha. It's not my favorite pattern (I'd prefer BFG, SB, or SFG) but it has a lid and truthfully I am just happy to finally have a Big Bertha. And we had just bought a ham at Costco this past weekend and now we have a new vessel in which to cook it. Husband says he is just worried his Le Creuset (what he also collects) will be jealous.

So I came home from the dentist visit of doom and took a picture of it sitting on the divided dishes I had found the day before....both at yet another Goodwill. And yet again it was a Goodwill we don't get to often. First, it rarely has anything good. Second, I know another person who goes there a lot, so I think of it as this person's Goodwill. But, this person happens to be out of town for two weeks and I was in the area running some errands so I stopped in. I am glad I did. I have been wanting the Dandelion Duet for forever! And little miss loves the scroll print, she was pretty excited about as well. 

Then later this same day we went out for lunch downtown and stopped by, you guessed it, another Goodwill. I was thinking we would leave empty-handed when I saw an end cap of all green items, and hiding in the very back corner this Green Wheat. I said aloud, "Oh, hello!" which elicited some funny looks from other patrons. This is the second Green Wheat I have thrifted in less than a year and this is my husband looking handsome, holding it.

So yes, the dental visit of doom felt a bit better after this whirlwind of activity. 

Other finds over the past two weeks include an opal Friendship 475 lid (I was thrilled, I had the clear printed version on my 475 and much prefer the opal); Snowflake Garland 473; Golden Acorn 548; a 475 lid (no lid left behind); an older 503 lid (again, no good lid left behind); and a Butterprint it was extremely convenient to have found the 475 lid a couple days prior.


And now I will close with a Frankenset. I have been wanting to do an all orange refrigerator set and I finally put one together after a Pyrex friend sent me the 502, which has been eluding me for a good long while.

Happy hunting!


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Congratulations Jacquelyn!

Thank you Jacquelyn for the wonderful Pyrex pics and the haiku. Jacquelyn, you've probably heard this a lot in your life, but you're a winner! (Jacquelyn, Please email me your mailing address at and I'll forward it to the BKF people, who will mail your gift basket to you.) You can see her post below this one, but here's her swell poem:

Up at five thirty-two
Bowl I am coming for you
Today I got blue

We still have two Bar Keepers Friend gift baskets to hand out for PCI and PCII. I'm going to extend the contest until next Friday the 15th. If there are still no entries, we'll open up the contest again to PCIII. 

Thanks again to Bar Keepers Friend for their generous gifts. If you know of any BKF posts I can tell them about, please let me know via email. This company is jazzed about Pyrex. 

Canadian Erin

Thursday, August 7, 2014

BKF Contest: A Grubby Desert Dawn 232 & a Haiku

This is what happens when you bake a nectarine blueberry cobbler one day, eat half of it, and just reheat in the same pan in the oven the next day. It's a whole lot of ack.


After (using a combination of Barkeeper's Friend and dish soap)

And now for a haiku about my favorite Pyrex score: a turquoise 024 with lid for $4.

Up at five thirty-two
Bowl I am coming for you
Today I got blue

Happy hunting!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Let the Contest Begin!

Alright pretty Pyrex people.
We had a few great contest ideas. Here's what we want:

1. A photo of your most baked on, caked on Pyrex that has stubborn oven stains, etc.

2. A Haiku about your favourite Pyrex score. Being a teacher, I like the language tie-in. Here's a reminder about Haiku. It's poem with three lines. Traditionally, the first line has five syllables, the second has seven, and the third has five.

Please title your post something with the word 'Contest' in it, so I don't miss it. This Friday I'll take the names of everyone who entered from each Pyrex Collective site. Names will be cut up and put in a Pyrex bowl. I'll get my son to pick the winner.

* If I only get one response from a PC site, they will win. I will email the lucky winners to get mailing info which I will forward to the good people at Bar Keepers Friend.

Please use one of their products to clean your grubby Pyrex and post an 'after' photo. Thanks to Sir Thrift-a-lot for being such a proper contest idea generator!

Have fun and rock on!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bar Keepers Friend

Hello my Pyrex Buddies,

Over the years people have written about the proper way to clean vintage Pyrex. Bar Keepers Friend is a name that has popped up frequently as a cleaning agent that works for removing some stains from vintage Pyrex. 

I was approached in good spirit by a representative from Bar Keepers Friend to do some publicity for the product. They have generously offered the gift basket you see pictured for each of the three Pyrex Collectives. 

Do you have an idea for a contest? 

Please email me with ideas. I will take submissions by the end of the weekend and hope to launch the contest next Monday. 

Canadian Erin

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bakeware Love

I took this picture a few days ago. It's the majority of my bakeware; some of it was in actual use at the time (nectarine and blueberry cobbler in the oven, yum!).

I'm almost embarrassed to admit this is only a very small portion of my collection. It has really grown over the last couple of years. Even though I have purged a few times I keep hauling more stuff in. I just can't seem to help myself. In fact, I've had to rearrange these shelves to accommodate a couple other pieces.

Happy hunting!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Towering Turquoise!

Though I don't post here as often as I once did, my addiction to Pyrex continues!  Finding some of the things I would love to have isn't happening in the wild, and so I continue trading--which has been a lot of fun!  I had to come and share my latest trade, a JAJ Gaiety gravy boat in turquoise snowflake.  Though I have both pieces, I couldn't help but take a picture of her center stage on my other turquoise bowls.

(Hoplessly addicted),


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sister, Sister Pyrex Hunter in Training!

Over the last several years, I have been slowly educating my sister about my love and obsession with vintage Pyrex. She has acquired many bowls on my behalf and frequently text me pictures of finds from yard sales, antique stores and friends cupboards. Lol

The most recent find was the best so far! A vintage Pyrex lasagna pan. As, collectors we all know that these particular pans can be pricey. Also, for me they have been very hard to find outside of ebay. So, you can imagine my excitement when I recieved a text from my sister with the solid orange pan!

My sister's text was immediately followed by my speed dialing her and asking how much. I held my breath and when she said $3 I screamed buy it now!! Amazing find, considering these go for much much more and I didn't have one in my collection!

Thank God for Sisters and Vintage pyrex :)

As you can see you can never have too much Pyrex...right?

See more of my collection at and you can decide :)) how much is too much!