Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pyrex Love

My friend Alanna always swoons over my little Pyrex dishes I bring my meals in to work. Fraser bought us a set of clear glass Pyrex in a whole assortment of sizes back when we moved in to our place in September and I've been loving how handy (and easy to clean) they are with their little snap on rubber lids! Good buy Fraser! Just goes to show you some of the awesome deals you can find at Zellers!

Well, I've been seeing loads of old Pyrex dishes on loads of blog posts lately and I realized how trendy old Pyrex is becoming! It makes sense too! Pyrex are super high quality and utilitarian, relatively inexpensive, and every household seems to have them! Alanna even pointed me in the direction of the amazing Pyrex related blog Pyrex Love and I haven't been able to stop thinking about starting my own Pyrex collection! Just check out their amazing slideshows on flickr! What's not to love?

Lindsay and I went to some thrift stores a few Fridays ago to look for a suitable laundry/jewelry/storage dresser/cabinet (yes, that's a lot of slashes...) for her bathroom and look at the fun find I landed on our journey:

Ahaha! My very own vintage (well...I wouldn't really classify this as "vintage" but it is used) Autum Harvest dish! I love the fun bright pattern and colour of the bowl and the $1 price tag didn't exactly break the bank. The condition isn't the greatest (there are a few chips in the orange finish) but I still love it and it makes great storage for my felt creations I have on hand:

What do you think? Do you have your own collection you'd like to share? Any tips for the novice thrift store shopper? What fun!


  1. I'll have to hunt around in the laundry room. I must have some old pyrex bowls. Now when will I find time for that? Not today anyway. Mom

  2. I'm starting to think you have a collection collection! Hehe :) I like those bowls too, though I find they're a bit of a pain to store, since their little lips make it so they don't fit easily in my cupboards. They probably will last forever though, which is a good thing.

  3. AHHHH!! I love it!!! 1. Its orange and 2. The wheat!!!! Which in a way is ironic because you're not allowed it (wheat)and yet its purpose was most likely to make some sort of wheat baked good. Lets call it a spelt grain... Oh I wish they made pyrex like they used to!

  4. Yay, Pyrex! I'm always on the hunt for it, but it's super hard to find in Vancouver! At least the pretty ones are. :) I love the orange!

  5. Old Pyrex bowls are so fun and kitschy and CHEAP. I always see them thrifting :) Just found your blog and wanted to say that your etsy stuff is super adorable :D

  6. We love Pyrex, too. I have the same shaped bowl, but mine is dark brown with a fruit and veggie image.