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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Crazy For Pyrex

On the other side of my kitchen is this green cupboard.  It is currently used to hold my vintage collection of Pyrex.
Do you like Pyrex?  I have always thought some of the vintage patterns hold a certain charm.


Here is my collection.



On the top of my hutch there is a vintage pastry display.  You can almost imagine it on the diner counter displaying pie slices or pieces of chocolate cake. I use it to display some of my vintage dishtowels.


This tiny little couple dances happily atop my petite vintage scale.


What makes me happier than finding a new piece to add to my collection?
Being able to use and enjoy my pieces everyday.

What do you collect?

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49 comments:

Fete et Fleur said...

Danielle, your kitchen is amazing! I loved the photos in this post and the last. Your chandelier was a brilliant idea too. I'm loving all this inspiration.

Hugs!
Nancy

Jill said...

Oh Danielle, you have a wonderful collection of Pyrex! My Mom had the set with the graduated bowls in yellow, green and orange. I think there was one more but can't think of it. I wish I had that set today.

Your pie holder filled with vintage towels is perfect! So creative. This was so much fun!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your Pyrex collection is the best I've seen. How proud you must be!!! I love the pastry display, too, and the way you show off your vintage linens!!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You have so many fun pieces! Of course the green cupboard. And the pie case! You find the most unusual things and display them so creatively!

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

Love everything about your cupboard. The little dancing figures are perfect!

Ann said...

Your collections, the color and how you display them makes my heart sing!! I just love it all! I know you must have a big ole' smile on your face when you see it all!

Julie said...

What a great collection of Pyrex. Love that pinky-peach color.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Danielle... all of your pyrex is so pretty!... I have quite a bit of it myself... but guess what, it was given to me as wedding gifts years ago!... and we use it everyday still... I am older than you, so it is hard for me to picture it as vintage, but of course it is!... just love your whole kitchen!... xoxo Julie Marie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a sweet and colorful collection! so nostalgic! reminds me of my childhood! "what do i collect?" ahhhhh...just about EVERYTHING!

Debbie said...

i'm happy to NOT see the pieces i received when i got married and am still currently using, that would make me feel old!!

my favorite aunt had the pink mixing bowls, i baked with her all the time....great memories!!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Wow, Danielle. You have a great collection of pyrex. Funny you collect them and I see them being sold in garage sales all the time. Love the display holding your vintage towels.

I collect disney lithographs, precious moments, department 56 x-mas village, and porcelain dolls. Oh lets not forget all the goodies I hoarder for scrapbooking.
TFS. Ana

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Nice collection! Thanks for sharing it and I also LOVE the pie holder. Great display piece.
I collect too much! LOL!
Warmly,
deb

Cottage and Broome said...

You are right the pyrex is charming, you have a wonderful collection. I collect so many things it is crazy potholes, hankies, watering cans, dishes, dishes and more dishes!!!! Laura

NanaDiana said...

Danielle- WOW! You have quite a collection of Pyrex. I'll bet you have been collecting for a long time.

I think you know that we are cleaning out the contents of our fried's home that passed away. Anyway, he did not have much of anything and I am packing everything up and taking it the local Help My People group. But, there is one large PALE YELLOW Pyrex bowl that I set aside to take home. I THINK my Mom had one like this and there was an orange one in the set, too..and maybe a green one? Anyway, it is just a cheery piece and it is now in my kitchen and is perfect for Spring.

Hope you have a good week- xo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

The Pyrex displayed as a collection is powerful and pretty. I look for it where ever I travel and thrift shop.

LDH said...

Lovely collection of Pyrex. The green set was popular when I first got married. I had the Corelle dishes to match :)

So fun stopping by to visit with you!

Kindly, Lorraine

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! I love your collection and what a collection you have! Love all of those sweet colors! Lucky you having all of these wonderful Pyrex.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

LizlovesVintage said...

Danielle,
I would have never guessed that was on the other side! What a great pyrex collection. I use my Mom's huge yellow one to bake. I love it!
Thanks for sharing Friend :)
xxx Liz

Kathy said...

OOOh, you have quite a collection. Yes, I agree it is very fun to have a collection you can actually use and enjoy every day. Bravo!!

chateau chic said...

You have a wonderful collection of pyrex. So colorful!
Mary Alice

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh you have such a lovely collection! I would love a display of the whole works!! I'm always drawn to them in antique shops :) AND love that display on top of your cabinet too! So pretty and wonderful
~xxx~
Holly

shopannies said...

love pyrex I have a few pieces of it as well
come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

vintage grey said...

oh, i love pyrex!! what a beautiful collection! love the green cupboard, and your vintage tea towels. a creative way to display them!! xo Heather

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your pyrex looks great I know you are proud of it,
The green cabinet really shows it off great
I like the pastry display , I have never run across one of those it is so cute with what you have in it, all the 50's colors

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your collection is amazing....

Tricia said...

What a pretty and colorful collection you have! My mom has a few of those pieces :)

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I, too, love pyrex. I don't really display any since it doesn't really go with my kitchen. One of my favorite pieces is pink flamingo bowl I found at a yard sale! Also, great job for in displaying the vintage towels!

Loree said...

I love your display. What did you put in the bowls? I love the way they are stacked to see every color. My mom has the brown & white pyreX mixing bowls. My aunt has the bright yellow. My grandmother had the set with the Yellow, blur , red & green bowls. Some day they will be mine.

What is it about dishes and mixing bowls that makes us so happy!

Love your site. have a blessed day.
Loree

Gail said...

Hi Danielle, you have a lovely blog! I love your tea cup chandelier and what a beautiful kitchen you have! I have so enjoyed my visit and have become one of your newest followers. Hope you have had a wonderful day, Gail

Lynn Stevens said...

You have an amazing collection of vintage Pyrex. I have two sets from before I was married. They are the sturdiest bowls I've ever seen. Love mine too.
Hugs Lynn

luci wallis said...

Oh my land what a collection.. love how you have it displayed!
Bristol

Peg Meckling said...

I heart pyrex too! Nice to find a kindred spirit. I'm your newest follower!

koralee said...

Pure joy....I have started collecting only pink and turquoise pryex..so I spy some pretty ones that would make my collection happy. I love your sweet collection and how you have them all displayed on a pretty cupboard. Mine are in my pantry...and take up 3 shelves...but can't be seen unless you are in there. I sometimes just open the door and gaze at them all...so silly but they do make me happy. I am finding more and more at thrift shops and when I can pick up a piece for only a few dollars I am sooooo delighted. Thank you for sharing your collection.
Happy hunting. xoxoxo

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Followed over from Very Merry Vintage Style because I saw your Pyrex collectin and just had to check it out. I adore the way you have displayed it and your kitchen looks amazing!!

Sadie Dear said...

I envy, envy this! I don't have space to store a collection like this, but I do have some Pyrex: in avocado, and the same print as your green ones. So pretty!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing cheerier than the colors and patterns of Pyrex. I've discarded all plastic containers from my kitchen. Leftovers are safely kept in Pyrex, and they're wonderful for baking and microwaving. The pastry display case brings back WWII memories of being treated to pie at 5&10 lunch counters when my daddy was in the Navy. Do I spy a jadeite mixing bowl up on top, sitting in a mixer, maybe an old Sunbeam?
I surely do love your wonderful collections, Danielle - many of the same things are in my home!

Ruth from PA

momto8 said...

you are lucky to have such a colorful collection!! it is pretty.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Amazing collection. I am looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Visiting you from Wow Us Wednesday.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a gorgeous collection! I'm going to have to start collecting something I can USE, instead just dust! LOL
Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Big hugs,
Patti

Nezzy said...

Girl, ya have the most amazin' collection I've ever seen!!! 'Just beautiful.

I collect angels, bears and bunnies. I have 'em tucked here there and yonder 'round the old Ponderosa.

I also collect grandkiddos....heehehehehe! I have 8

God bless ya and have yourself a blissful weekend sweetie!!! :o)

momto8 said...

thank you for your thoughts today. i am grateful you are my blogging friend. And i appreciate you.
happy happy weekend!

Esther said...

So charming!!! Love your display :0)

Tammi said...

Your kitchen is so quaint and wonderful and your pyrex collection is too!!

Ellen said...

I love your pyrex collection. It takes me back to my younger years and that always makes me happy. I've just recently started collecting aprons. I have some new, some I've made and some old ones. I love them all.

Diane Mars said...

What a lovely collection, I bet you have fun collecting pyrex because it is so easy to use! Great display~

very merry vintage style said...

Gorgeous! I've never seen Pyrex look so good--you have a beautiful display. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Jann Olson said...

I can't believe that I have not ran across your blog before. Wow, I love your pyrex collection. I have just started collecting. I love the way you have them displayed! I found a pink set with the leaves and a striped pink set. I don't have pink in my kitchen, but they were too cute to pass up. I will display them for the Spring months. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love if you would share this or another post.
Hugs,
Jann
I am now following.

GardenofDaisies said...

How did I miss this post? I love the green cabinet and all your pyrex!!! I especially love the blue pieces. And your crocheted hot pads. And the pastry display is so fun!! And and and..... I just love your whole kitchen!

Jill said...

Love your Gooseberry pieces!

I try to use a piece of Pyrex ever day!