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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pyrex And Fire King For VTT


It's time for VTT, where Suzanne at Coloradolady is our hostess!

I thought I'd give everyone's eyeballs a rest, and take a break from all of the Christmas stuff! We must pace ourselves, because after all it's only November, and there's still so much more Christmas to share! I originally bought this pink Pyrex casserole dish to resell, but that was two years ago, and I can't bear to part with it!

Another Pyrex casserole dish. I forgot the name of the pattern, but I know that Sue knows, and she will remind me! I love it, and use it all of the time.

Oh, if only I had a lid to go with this beauty! I bet I'll find one some day. Until then, I use this baby all the time too. I just put a piece of wax paper over the top and it cooks like a charm!

These are Fire King bowls that we use for our own little Thanksgiving dinner the night before we go to my sister's for the big dinner. This big bowl holds the mashed potatoes.

And there are two smaller bowls that nest inside the big one. The smaller one holds the gravy.

And finally we have a Fire King tulip bowl. I had a whole set of mixing bowls, but I sold them on Ebay. I think this is a grease jar that is missing it's lid. Maybe that's why when I tried selling it, no one wanted it. Can you imagine? That's ok, I'm happy to have a piece of this cuteness all to myself! Now please head over to Suzanne's, because there's so much more to see!

37 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh you have good ones!! I love the pink and the roosters! I do have a few snowflakes! Isn't it fun!!
Hugs, Lisa

Blondie said...

Hey Carol..I have an award for you over at my blog honey! Kori xoxo

Postcardy said...

The pattern on the nesting bowls is a good one for Thanksgiving. The rooster even looks almost like a turkey.

Susan said...

Lovely collection especially "heart" the snowflake one. And I am so in the Christmas spirit--bring it on!

LV said...

I have some pieces of Pyrex that I have had for years. I have always liked it. You have some nice pieces.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I just love Fire King/Pyrex dishes. They are so functional and pretty too.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

CC said...

I love your collection..I don't have many pieces of pyrex..but I look for more. It's funny, when I didn't really think about collecting it too much, I found a lot. Now that I really want more, it's become unfindable. :). Of all your pieces, I like the one best that no one really wanted..it's so pretty.

Elizabeth said...

Seems like we have similar taste, Carol! I am totally in love w/ the pink and the snowflakes!

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh what wonderful cooking dishes, I love the thickness of the older dishes, they just don't make them like that anymore.

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Mary said...

You have a great collection of Pyrex and Fire King! I am trying to add to mine...I've heard that the new ones aren't made with the same materials, so can burst in the oven...makes those vintage bowls and casseroles very valuable!

God bless,
Mary

Jane said...

You know I never knew Pyrex made so many different patterns of bowls! I really like the pink one and the one with the snowflakes. It's great that you use all of them.
Jane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

They are all so cute! laurie

Diann said...

What a wonderful collection! You have some of the really cool designs!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

What a sweet collection, Carol! Pyrex reminds me so much of my mom! ♥

Debbie said...

Great collection of dishes, I love the pink pyrex. I think I would have kept it too!

marian said...

ooohhhhh what lovely pyrex dishes!!..the pink one is GORGEOUS and i love the tulip bowl..very CUTE!!

Susie's country cottage said...

I have a few pyrex dishes that belonged to my grandmother. Nothing as nice as yours though. I love that pink one.

Keetha Broyles said...

I still have one oval Pyrex baking dish - - - SOMEPLACE - - - and this post is making me remember that I want to FIND it!

mannequin said...

I like the tulip bowl! I didn't know until just recently how decorative they made some of the bowls. Yours are darlin' missy!

barncat said...

Great pyrex! It's one thing I can never resist!

Coloradolady said...

All of these are wonderful..and you had a whole set??!! I don't think I could have parted with those..but I am sure you made a nice penny or two!! Loved the pink one....so pretty.

Have a great VTT and a wonderful holiday week ahead!

fortheloveofthrift said...

That pink pyerex is very pretty!

Vintage Christine said...

I've been collecting vintage Pyrex and Fire-King for awhile now and I can never get enough of it! There is a fantastic website, pyrexlove.com, that helps you identify patterns and also gives information on years of production AND eBay links to what's for sale. I'm on a quest for a Modern Kitchen casserole--I had one but my husband accidently broke it. Sob.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

Love the pyrex dishes, especially the pink one, and the one with the snowflakes. Love your new blog look too!

Debbie from NJ

RainGardener said...

WoW! You have a super collection of really great pieces and patterns. You must have such fun finding them!

My Grama's Soul said...

Wow - what a collection you have. Aren't old things the best!! I have some old fire king bowls somewhere - now if I could just find them!!

Cheers,

Jo

Sandy said...

Carol,

I just love these! I don't have any as I don't the the space for them now.....but I live them all! Someday I have to see your kitchen! :)

Maureen said...

Love the roosters! I've never seen those. I like that you use them too!

Roslyn said...

There is more variety of pyrex than I ever would have imagined! My fave is the gorgeous pink, I wouldn't sell either.

concretenprimroses said...

I love the old pyrex casseroles. Unfortunately my dm and dmil both upgraded in the 70s to styles I like less than what were probably their original ones.
Yours are beautiful.
Kathy

Protector of Vintage said...

You have quite a lovely collection there!!

jo said...

Pretty...I'm green with envy!

I bought a whole set of the tulip bowls on eBay last year. My mom used them when I was growing up, spaghetti in the big one, sauce in the next biggest, veggies in the others. =) It brings a smile to my face when I use mine--which is rarely.

Jingle said...

These are so fabulous! I love all of the wonderful colors!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

I love these old pyrex dishes!

I always wanted to collect the ones with groovy 70s patterns on them!

I love the idea that they're just little pieces of functional artwork in your kitchen!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Great Pyrex! I LOVE that pink one -- never saw that color before in Pyrex.

I had no idea that Pyrex was collectible until just recently when I let my daughter take my stack of 35 year old Pyrex mixing bowls to her grad school apartment -- and my friends said, 'Are you nuts?'

Oh well... I do miss my aqua and white stacked bowls, but I guess that just gives me more to search for on Ebay!

And YES everyone in blogland is invited for dinner at That Old House, anytime! We live for hungry crowds!
Cass

Manang Kim said...

Oh yes that is what I need an old pyrex! Can't beat with the old design they looks good. Thank you for dropping a line at my blog I do appreciate it. Happy weekend!

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Threeundertwo said...

Oh my! Pink pyrex makes me swoon. If you're ever throwing it away, throw it my way.

Love your pieces!