Monday, October 24, 2011

Pyrex - More Excellent Finds

If you want to start a collection of vintage Pyrex, I can now say from personal experience that it's really easy.  I have had incredible luck in the last couple of months.  In the last couple of weeks, I have added to my collection and now am ready to begin letting go of some.  I'm getting picky, which surely means I've graduated to Level 2!!!

The pattern for my first set is often called Crazy Daisy, but the correct name is probably Spring Blossom Green.  There is a great explanation of the name controversy here.  I have learned so much from this web site (The Pyrex Files)!  This pattern is from the late 1960's and early 70's.  On a personal note, in my younger days, I really wasn't a fan of green when it came to clothes or decorating.  Now, I love it!  The colors of this set are really nice!

 I found 3 of these.  Apparently, I have the complete Cinderella Round Bake Set, lids and all! The numbers on mine are 471-,472-, and 473-B. 

Turquoise has always been a color I loved.  I found this next set at an auction and had very little competition bidding on it!  It was a farm auction, so there weren't many vintage-loving decorators to drive up the price. But I was swooning and refused to leave til it came up for bid. 

This pattern is called Butterprint.  It was introduced in 1957.  The turquoise was the most popular and they made a lot of it so it's easy to find.  See more info on Butterprint here.


I have almost the whole refrigerator set.  I'm missing two lids. 


I decided to use the top shelf of one of my cabinets to display these sets.  One day, I may actually use them, but for now I just want to look at them.  I am trying to change so that I only keep what I use, but I guess I'm not really there yet.  Does a prominent display count as being used? 



I forgot to take a photo of another small refrigerator dish and lid that I found at a yard sale.  It's in the Snowflake Blue pattern and was produced in the late 1960's and early 70's.  It looks just like the one shown below, which I found for sale online.


At the farm auction, I also found the two smallest bowls from the Primary Nesting Bowls set.  Now, I just need the green and yellow. These bowls were produced form the 1940's to 1970's.  At first the smallest bowl was more of a turquoise color, but later changed to a blue.  I have the blue.


Check out this early ad I found on I Adore Style:



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