Thursday, May 20, 2010

VTT: Pyrex Refrigerator Dishes

Happy VTT everyone! I'm working extra hard this week and was not planning on joining the VTT fun. However in order to make it easier on me, I decided to go through my Pyrex pic file...and found these beauties....
 This is the first refrigerator set produced by Pyrex in the 40s. You got 2 small red one, a larger blue one and a big yellow one. I didn't find this set as is; each piece I found individualy over a period of 2 years.


This is the Butterprint pattern. It is one of the most sought after pattern. I was really lucky on that one. I found it almost complete (missing one small) in Maine for 7.50$. SCORE!


Those were a gift from Dad! You know I love aqua. Pyrex calls this color Turquoise.
Beautiful mid-century set!



Sigh! Lovely canadian Delphite. Thank you Pyrex for making this heavenly blue and only here in Canada!
The blue lids were only made for a small period of time because they were not as practical as clear ones. The one with the lid on the table I got at the Lachute flea market for 1$ and the vendor actually look releaved I was taking this god awful thing off his hands!



This is a mixed up set. It is made of some Town & Country (small orangey tan), Verde (small greenish yellow), the medium one and the largest are (but I'm not sure) part of the Daisy set. Some were gifts, some found. I like all their sunshiny hues!

I remember posting this pic in Flickr and got some comments i had too many red ones....Well none of your beeswax! But during the big 2009 de-clutter fest, I started closely looking at the HUGE amount of Pyrex in the house and had a bloggy giveaway and sent 2 of these cuties to some of my readers.

That's it for today. Do visit Suzanne @ Colorado Lady for some nice Thursday social and more VTT!

25 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Ack.

that's all I got, seems I have the vapors

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I have a set of four and I use them all the time in the fridge, nothing better!

Coloradolady said...

Oh, what wonderful dishes. I always look for these but never seem to find sets...love yours! Have a great VTT!

Charlotte said...

What a great collection! I love the aqua! People who make snide comments ('too many red ones") are just jealous!

Mick said...

OH Von Lip you Pryex Queen! Love that 40's set in the first picture, I found a the smallest red one with no lid. But someday I want a full fridge set like yours! Then theres that turquoise <3 who doesnt love turquoise?! Awsome Collection.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love the blue Canadian ones. And I'm Canadian. Doesn't that mean you have to award me at least one of them, right!!

Ahhh, keep on searching, Sandy!

LV said...

I like Pyrex products as well. I have a few but nothing like yours. Nice collection.

Rebekah Greiman said...

I did an entire post on my current obsession (that my hubby has banned me from buying more of!). I love these dishes, too. Here's my take on them:
http://www.potholesandpantyhose.com/A/Current_Obsession.html
If you have any you aren't using....let me know....

Linda said...

You know I am in Pyrex love and these refrigerator dishes make me swoon! I only have a two and one is missing a lid but I will find it one day and I'm always looking. I love them all but the Canadian blue is beautiful! I think that too many Pyrex is never true. Love all your red ones, and oh heck, I just love them all! Thanks so much for sharing these photos!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Refrigerator sets are my FAVORITE pyrex items! You have such a great colletion. I'm coveting the little red ones :)

Blessings!
Gail

Postcardy said...

I have casseroles in the Butterprint pattern, but I don't have any refrigerator dishes.

Ann said...

Love this vintage Pyrex. I have only a few pieces. My fav is the blue.

Miri said...

These sets are fabulous! I love the red ones best ( and remember my Mom having them) but the aqua ones are just too beautiful!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I'm so envious of all your Pyrex! Thanks so much for sharing the blue, I've never seen it before.

Memories! I was given the mixed set in 1972 - sadly I only have one of the small pieces with a lid left.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

They remind me of my childhood always sneaking into the fridge getting a snack. Just before supper Thank You for stopping by today...Julian

CC said...

How many ways are there to say how much I love Pyrex????? *sighs... I love it all,no matter the pattern, it's just one of my most favorite things to collect. I passed up refrigerator dishes..and saw them kinda often..until even though lack of room told me not to..I decided to give in and begin collecting. That;s the last I saw of the refrigerator dishes..they were very gone..not to return.. *sighs.. how I wish I had bought them when given the chance. And anyone that comments on "you have too many of any Pyrex" well, they're just jealous. Pay them no mind..
I've scrolled down and seen so much more of your pretty blog..I loved the ads below and the flowers..just beautiful. Happy VTT

Mimi said...

It's so much fun to go looking for Pyrex isn't it???? I heart the little red cuties.

Maureen said...

Oh it's still all about the blue - so pretty.

I thought of you today because I was poking around a shop down at Cape Cod and they had two shelves of Pyrex. Next time I go back I'll ask to take pictures.

Thrifted Treasure said...

As always I'm complete envy of your pyrex collection. I am yet to find a butterprint piece, so jealous!

Toronto Yardsaler said...

Jealous on so very many levels. I'm just an amateur by comparison.
Jealous face.
Erin

shopannies said...

love these dishes they are very cool

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your refrigerator dishes!! There is nothing better. I wish that they would make them again. I really don't like plastic.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sarah said...

Yep...definitely love the Butterprint the best! Thanks for showing off your great collection!

Sarah

Thrifted Treasure said...

Did you see my comment four days ago that I am yet to find a butterprint piece, well I did today!!!! A casserole for $1 in Vinnie's, so excited!!! May be if I comment on your blog that I've never won the Lotto I'll win in 4 days!!!

Thrifted Treasure said...

I've never won the lotto... ;-)