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?  :)


  1. I use my Pyrex every day as well...even the rare items and hard-to-find pieces. It makes me happy. :)

  2. Me too! If it's not usable I don't want it taking up space!

  3. Yup! Found a huge set of Brushe dirt cheap and passed it up. I would have only gotten it to resell and I've done more than my share of packing and shipping, I left it for someone else. Seeing all that pink, turquoise,green etc. in all kinds of shapes and sizes made me which I didn't have all my Franciscan and Grant Crest Tempo pottery dishes! LOL And yes, Pyrex is to use, but I'm not going to kid anyone, I have far more than I can practically use!