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.