Thursday, May 6, 2010

VTT: Pyrex Dinnerware

I found out this morning that information on this line is pretty scarce. In the book Pyrex the unauthorized Collector's guide by Barbara E. Mauzy it is written that the dinnerware line was introduced after the second world war and that much of it has survived finding it's way to the antique marketplace; well not in Quebec honey!
Here finding Pyrex dinnerware in good condition is like finding a gold bullion in cow dung (how's that for a mental picture?).


How cute it is in the morning light!

The original colors were Dove Grey,Turquoise,Lime and Flamingo (pictured here) Years later they added 2 new colors Regency Green and Royal Burgundy, Rengency Green being the harder color to find.



I was lucky to find these pieces on eBay last year for a very,very reasonnable price and the shipping was cheap too. I just scored some saucers last month. Bit by bit,piece by piece one day I might have a complete set...Who knows?



For the time being I'm happy to have found a cream and sugar set with the lid...nearly mint!

I hope you enjoyed this little Pyrex fix! Until next time, be happy,keep thrifting and visit Suzanne @ Colorado Lady for some more VTT fun!

26 comments:

Douce France..... said...

Sometimes the story behind is more valuable then the pieces themself! Very nice collection. Have a good day!

Linda said...

I love the Pyrex dinnerware (well of course I do) I don't have any myself but I will keep an eye out for you. We Pyrex gals have to stick together! Do you just want the Flamingo color? Which if I collected this would be my color also! Thanks for your visit and nice comments.

Linda @ A La Carte

concretenprimroses said...

Thats a very pretty "pattern". I love the simplicity and the color. I think I may have seen the gray before, perhaps a family member had it, not sure.

I'll keep my eye out for you too!
Kathy

Elizabeth said...

How cool! I've never seen a set of Pyrex like this before. Great collection.

P. said...

Great find! I have never seen this before and it's fabulous. Love the Flamingo color. You attract the most amazing Pyrex, girl!

Sherrie said...

Good morning. I just came by to see everyone's treasures today even though I am not participating. I am so glad I did. I have never seen that dinnerware. I love it! Now I will have to be on the look out for pieces. Thank you for sharing.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Lovely honey, just lovely...

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Haven't seen this particular pyrex pattern before. Very striking. Such good condition too!
*hugs*deb

Maureen said...

You never cease to amaze me with all your Pyrex. Do you have a Pyrex room?

The Tablescaper said...

Hmmm...now you've got me thinking. I have some sherbets that I thought were milk glass, with a red band. Maybe they are actually pyrex? I bought them at a shop in PA. Here's the link to the photo I used them in:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_nfUwvr6qBYQ/Sym06G-oxuI/AAAAAAAAB6U/qMgB9oHKchc/s1600-h/cookie%20collage1%5B5%5D.jpg

What do you think?

Also this is the link to the post that they were in:

http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-benefit-house-tour-part-iii.html

- The Tablescaper

Tammy said...

Oh flamingo colour is lovely. My mom has a four place setting of these. It was a wedding present she got married in 1955. To date, those pretty dishes have never been used, they sit displayed in a china cabinet.

Thanks so much for posting them today.

Postcardy said...

I like that pattern--I have never seen it before.

Mrs. P. said...

As a lover of all things red, these pyrex dishes are terrific. I wish you luck completing your set :)

Blessings!
Gail

Miri said...

WoW I never knew Pyrex made dinnerware! What beautiful styling!

Roslyn said...

It's beautiful , I didn't know it was so hard to find north of the US border.

Coloradolady said...

I don't think I have seen this at all...love the color combination. I will have to pay more attention when I am out and about! Have a great VTT!

CC said...

I also love Pyrex..and it's now beginning to be a bit pricy. Sometimes tho,the Pyrex genie is with me and I find some great bargins. I will also keep a lookout for this pattern..tho I've never seen it before now. It's really,really pretty and I hope you can find more. Happy VTT...

Sarah said...

The more of this Pyrex I see, the more I want some! Thanks for sharing your pretty pieces :)

Sarah

ewenique said...

I learned something new today, I didn't realize Pyrex was that old, and came in these colors. Thank you for visiting my blog. Margaret

heartfelt living said...

Another Pyrex Gal! I love it so much and your pieces are wonderful! I have never seen these before...great colors!
Thank you for sharing.

Vonlipi said...

The Tablescaper: I don't think your sherbets are Pyrex. My gut yells Hazel-Atlas, but i'm not sure...

Mimi said...

How unusual and fantastic. Thanks for sharing. I love a good Pyrex fix. ;-)

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh no, another Pyrex pattern to add to my must find list! This would look so wonderful in my kitchen. I won't compete with you on Ebay, so don't worry! I'm way too cheap for that!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Mom Walds Place said...

Oooh, I've never seen the creamer and sugar in "real life". Lucky you!

I have plates and such for four settings that someone put in the dishwasher, aaaagh. We're still enjoying them though!

Deborah said...

This is so simple and very stylish with the simple red stripe. Very modern. Congratulations on your new job.

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Sounds like it's easier to find in Quebec than it is in Toronto!

:p