Thursday, February 25, 2010

VTT: Nostalgia and Pink Spring

While I was looking to complete my Pyrex Primary bowl set; (see last week's post HERE)  I got a call…from my Dad.


And he told me that he might have the largest yellow bowl that belonged to his mother( my grandma) in the apt downstairs. My Dad owns a 2 apt house and he rents the downstairs one to friends from abroad that come to work in Montreal.

The downstairs apt used to be my grandma’s before she had to go to an assisted facility. So I take the train and go see my dad…and we go to the first floor and I’m all aflutter (you know the possibility of Pyrex, free and with provenance!). And we open all the cupboards and the drawers and NO yellow bowl; my dad is sure he’s seen it….But then we find this….





And this



And I’m so emotional. I’m getting an actual dish my gran cooked in. Dad says she made tuna casserole in it and the small one held salt.

And I go home with my heart full of Gran-Mimi. And everytime I open my cupboard I smile and think of her…

So this week I’m feeling a bit blue (like delphite) and I needed to invoke the Spring Gods

to bring in the nice weather. It has been slushing (rain and snow) for 4 days straight!


So I made this….

I don't know if the sun will shine but it sure cheered me up!

Have a fantastic VTT and be sure to drop by Suzanne's blog Colorado Lady !

32 comments:

Miri said...

Great pink casserole display! I love it! Isn't Pyrex just the best (to cook in, to invoke memories and just to plain look at!)

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I'm verklempt.


No really...I have no words...

Linda said...

I love pieces that came from Family! Pyrex Pink is my favorite and I don't own even one piece, but one of these days the right one will hope in my lap i'm sure of it. Love this display!

Ann Creek said...

What a great adventure you had with your dad. Great finds from your grandmother. I love the pink pyrex.-Great pic. Thank you for visiting my blog.
Ann

Vintage Whimsy said...

ACK!! I love all of the pink Pyrex! I have several of these too but your collection is amazing!! I need to find a way to display it like you have - it's so pretty!!

Postcardy said...

That's an impressive display. It makes me wish I had a place to display that kind of collection.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

How pretty.

By the way, you have too many pink casseroles ----- and I have none!

My mailing address is ................................

Mick said...

I have never wanted to own pink Pyrex as much as I do now! What a great collection you've got going! I love the size of your "salt" holder pyrex I have one liek it with out the lid thats orange.

concretenprimroses said...

Beautiful! Nice to have the family provenance isn't it?
I saw some colored pyrex bowls at an indoor sale I went to recently. HOpe someone got them who loves them.
Kathy

Patrice said...

We love Grand-mimi Pyrex...

the nice weather is coming our way and soon we'll be walking in chinatown ... So to ease the blues you may sing now:
"Don't know why, there's no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather, since my man and I ain't together
Keeps raining all the time"

Keep on posting Vonlipi Darlin'
hugs and kisses from your Carebear..

Leslie said...

That is too cool!!! I love having things that have family history. My husband has a set of pyrex mixing bowls his mom gave him in 1976 when he moved out. We still have them and maybe we can pass them to my son when he moves out to go to college.

The display is nice. I am still waiting to find my first piece of pink pyrex. I have my fingers crossed everytime I go thrifting.

Maureen said...

From a non-Pyrex lover...wow..... love 'em!

Low Tide High Style said...

How wonderful that you were able to add to your beautiful pink Pyrex collection with one of your grandmother's pieces. I love that little blue dish she used to hold salt too!

And that lovely display would cheer me up too!

Kat :)

Serendipity Handmade said...

You have the pink Pyrex collection of my dreams. Oh wow.

Charlotte said...

Beautiful colors!

LV said...

What a wonderful group of Pyrex bowels filled with great memories. I have never them in this color. Very nice.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I am loving this pink Pyrex. I have some harvest gold pieces, not like this, but I have loved them for years, lately, I am wishing I had some pink ones! How wonderful to have some that belonged to your gran. Happy VTT!

PS you are not going to believe this, but the word verification for my comment is "granni"....how cute is that?!

Marina said...

Your collection of pink pyrex is gorgeous!

Carrie said...

The colors of your pyrex dishes are just lovely. Your shelf vignettes look great.
Thanks for visiting me today; come again soon.

Toronto Yardsaler said...

Amazing collection. The pieces look even better when you cluster them as you have.
See, there's deep meaning in Pyrex.
Your pal,
Erin

mallorymurray said...

So cute! I have a bunch of old Pyrex bowls - I love them because they are so useful, practical, whimsical and colorful!

Wendy said...

I am in love with your pick dishes! I have never seen anything so pretty to cook in! How special that they belonged to your grandma and now you get to cherish them and the memories!
We are getting the same snowy and windy weather..wishing for spring!
Wendy :)

one gal's trash said...

All that pink is simply delicious!
xo
Pam

Ulla said...

Things from the family are the best, for the memories. Your arrangement looks lovely.

thasnifty said...

I never understood the whole Pyrex thing until just now...wow. Splendid, glorious and completely refreshing display. I lurve the eyecandy! You have such a beautiful collection and displayed it perfectly.

Thanks for sharing and for coming by again :)

-brightest blessings-
Karina

thasnifty.blogspot.com

mub said...

I try really hard not to be a jealous person, but right now I'm being a REALLY REALLY jealous person ;)

I love how you have them all displayed too, I think if Spring doesn't think that's a good reason to show up then I don't know what would be!

Debbie said...

Such a pretty display of pyrex and you have so many! But to have some from your grandmother is the best.

thoughtandfound said...

This post totally struck a chord for me...my favourite piece is a blue 401 (from an older Primary set) that my Nana gave me. It is really beaten up from years of use, but that's why I love it. Every time I look at it I think of all the things that she must have used it for. No amount of minty Pyrex from Ebay can compare to that history.

Nana Moon said...

I love these pink dishes! What a happy display! And that star dish is a one of a kind find :) thanks so much for sharing!
Happy VTT a little late :)

Thrifted Treasure said...

WOW!!! That's all I can say. As well as "How can anyone possibly find as much fab matching pyrex as you"???

SixBalloons said...

It really warms my heart that your Gran loved delphite... just like you!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh what a gorgeous pink collection and how lucky to get such a great new addition from your gran! :) Drooling over here!