Thursday, January 7, 2010

VTT: Pyrex Open Baking Dishes

Now you all know (or most of you anyways) how I love Pyrex....If you're amongst those who didn't know, please read some of the older posts and you'll see my Pyrexia in all it's splendor!
As time passes, my focus on collecting Pyrex changes. At first I HAD to have everything, EVERYTHING! After quite a long while I realised that some pieces just took too much space! Then I went crazy for some NIB (new in box pieces) I have 2 and never use them, they stay in their box in the basement....:(
In September 2009 I developped Open Baking Dish envy(A.K.A Open Bakers)...I felt they were so much more useful than the divided dishes; which I find lack space because of the division and they're a pain to put away because they don't stack up well....
I found my first one in early October at the Gananoque Flea market in Ontario. I got so excited I nearly screamed!!! I was holding it close to my heart all the way to the cash!
They were manufactured in the 50's. They're more uncommon than the divided dish and the charcoal one is the least common of the bunch, but if you look hard enough you're bound to find one!

Here's the Pink Daisy (real name White Daisy) in action. I started a bad of cat grass for the kitties. They miss grass a lot. You'd swear cats are related to cows. When you are in the garden you can see all the cats snacking away on the tender green shoots....
Don't forget to head on to www.colorado.blogspot.com for more VTT fun!

25 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Sigh. Like I'll actually find any of this with you and Miss Toranto Yard Sale sucking up all the Pyrex!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh and I did write another post on buttons... its above that one... I've been up since 2. sheesh.

sleep much?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love old pyrex too, but have not seen any of the flat bakers. It's hard to find the older ones in our area, and then when you do, they are very pricey. Happy VTT!

Jocelyn
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Jingle said...

Those dishes are absolutely fabulous! I love the pink and the turquoise ones!! The black if so neat, too! Okay...so I can't choose a favorite! LOL!

Maria said...

That flat shaped pyrex were a new variaty to me.

Postcardy said...

I like the way you have the same pattern in different colors. I like any Pyrex that nests.

~~Carol~~ said...

I know I can always pop in here for some Pyrex love! I know that I've never ever seen a black one before. Got to be extremely rare, right? I'm so sad. I broke my most favorite Pyrex baking dish last week :-( But at least the lid survived. I just can't understand why Pyrex is so expensive in all of the thrifts. Ah well, maybe I'll find one at a garage sale!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh wow - - - we have tiwn(ish) pyrex baking dishes!

Mine is deeper though.

And has a lid

I'm just sayin'

Maureen said...

Cats are related to cows? Crack me up!

CC said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I'm so envious. What beautiful,wonderful Pyrex. I would probably faint with happiness if I could find one of the flat bakers in the colors you've shown. They're just so very pretty. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Lidian said...

I had no idea there were so many cool Pyrex colors! They are gorgeous!

Linda said...

Love Pyrex and those flat bakers are awesome. I want the Pink one first, then the turquoise one then.....you get the picture. I should grow grass for my cat he loves it!

LV said...

You have a very nice collection of colorful Pyrex dishes. I still have a few and will see if I find them for a future showing.

Jane said...

You have a wonderful collection of open baking dishes...I love the charcoal one!!
Jane

Coloradolady said...

These are great pieces, I don't think I have seen any around here lately, but I like the fact that they stack well...I may have to watch for some of these! Happy VTT!

Roslyn said...

Yep, I think you [& Keetha et al] are "sucking up all the Pyrex" lol!Storage is my issue..........

Pat & Ron Harris said...

I didn't know pyrex had black dishes~ How cool is that. Can't say as I blame you for collecting it all. Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. Hope you'll drop in again soon.

Vonlipi said...

Thank you all so much for visiting!

And for your information I just sucked all the Pyrex from Quebec, eastern Ontario and parts of Maine!

You have to keep your eyes opened and kneel a lot- sometimes treasures are under the tables....and I carry a flaslight and wet ones!

Diann said...

Oh, what great Pyrex pieces!!

Serendipity Handmade said...

Those are amazing and in perfect condition! Lucky you! I wish I had space for more Pyrex.

http://serendipityhandmade.blogspot.com/2010/01/vintage-thingies-thursday-hagen-renaker.html

Miri said...

Lovely to see the same Pyrex pattern in different colors! Thanks for sharing.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Though so...

Mom Walds Place said...

Bravo! It's quite the step to avoid the desire of hoarding it all. What is really great, though, is that it opens up a whole bunch of swapping!

Joyce said...

Love these and wish I had them. I have the mixing bowls which were a shower gift back in 72 and I use them every day. They are pretty beat up but I just love them and everyone always comments on them. My Aunt went to a nursing home last year and my cousin threw all of these out in the garbage. I screamed when I heard this as I would have loved them like my Aunt loved them.
Joyce

Vonlipi said...

Joyce I would've cried blood tears! I would never throw good things away! I try to find them a good home!

Mom Wald's place: In theory I could swap,but the thing is here nobody collects Pyrex and a lot of Pyrex collectors are let's say it CHEAP! They don't want to pay the shipping. I try to sell my overflow but that's not going very well either...