Turquoise Love

Monday April 18, 2011

Ah, hello there Pyrex fans! Sorry we haven’t updated in a while, it’s mostly because our Pyrex collecting has slowed down quite a lot over the past year. There is only so much room in our house, and most of you know that Pyrex takes up a lot of space. We’ve also slowed down because (is this possible?>) we’re pretty much running out of pieces we want to collect. After so many years of collecting, we no longer just pick up every piece of Pyrex we see. We are now passing up minty pieces if the pattern is common, can you believe it?> Now we are getting more selective and are only picking up harder-to-find pieces. Like this Embroidery cinderella bowl!

Embroidery Cinderella Bowl

Embroidery has been on my want list for many years - it’s not super rare, but I just didn’t want to pay retail/antique store price for it. Finally found one in great condition at a reasonable price recently. Introduced in 1958, it was a promotional #443 bowl that came with a cradle and lid. We found just the bowl. Embroidery is such a lovely pattern, if I ever see the Embroidery black-on-yellow spacesaver, I will definitely jump on it!

Balloons Cinderella Bowl

Another recent find is this Balloons cinderella bowl, a 1958 promotional item (1958 was a great year!). It’s actually a Chip & Dip set - we have the “chip,” the larger #444 chip bowl. The “dip” is a #441 which holds 1.5 pints. It also comes with the elusive brass bracket which I personally think is harder to find in the wild than the bowls themselves!

Even though we’re not adding to our collection as much as before, we still enjoy seeing the excitement of other Pyrex fans. We encourage you to join the Pyrex Love community over at Flickr or sign up with our new and improved Facebook page. Thanks for stopping by!

11 Responses to “Turquoise Love”

  1. Kim Says:

    OMG I am so glad to have found this website. I think I have some sort of magical Pyrex gene, because I am magnetically pulled to them whenever I am nearby — antiques fairs are pretty much a guarantee that I’ll come home with at least one new bowl to hug and cherish. :)

  2. Hg-Elemental Mercury Says:

    I just picked up the embroidery black-on-yellow space saver casserole (no lid) at an estate sale this past weekend! I had a hard time identifying it until I found your blog, I love this blog! Email me, I would consider a trade :)

  3. SixBalloons Says:

    Gush! That is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the photo and of course all the great information on your site. See you at the Collective sometime!

  4. Theresa Says:

    Welcome back! I only recently stumbled onto this site and love it. As a new collector of Pyrex, I appreciate all the information you offer on Pyrex Love. Love you latest pieces - jealous!

  5. Chelsea Says:

    Beautiful. I actually saw the black on yellow space saver recently on a goodwill auction and almost bid on it….damn.

  6. Gus Says:

    I just had to comment on your site. I found it yesterday when I was looking for the Pyrex Embroidery pattern. Actually I found an embroidery space saver. I was trying to find information about it and ended up here. I must say your site is a wealth of information and I Love it! Thanks for such a wonderful site. If you want to take a peek at the space saver I found I have it listed on Ebay.

  7. ms yingling Says:

    I have the bracket and both bowls for the chip and dip because my parents were married in June of 1958, when it was a promotional item. Sadly, the box did not make it! It is my favorite piece!

  8. Jamie C. Says:

    Hi. I love your website! I started actively collecting the solid color vintage Pyrex bowls a couple of years ago. I have the original green and turquoise, although extremely faded from years of use by my mom. I have added several colors to them and use them all the time. I can’t even think about the patterned bowls yet. There are so many styles and colors. I want to try to get all the solid colors first and go from there. Tomorrow I will be moving my Pyrex to a larger cabinet as my finds from today netted me 4 bowls. WooHoo!

    Thanks again for a great website :)

  9. Natalie Says:

    I found a plate that I can’t identify. It has a turquoise band with leaves like the grecian pattern but where the flowers should be there is a circle. Inside the circle is an eagle sitting on top of a globe surronded by stars. There is writing on 2 banners but it’s so small that I can’t read it. Can you help?

  10. Cathryn G. Says:

    I am so glad I found this website! I have several pieces of Pyrex and have a hard time identifying them and have found some of them on here. I have 2 Blue Dianthus bowls, 1.5 pt and 2.5 qt. I also have a refrig set that looks kinda like it has telephones across the front of it that is turquoise on white. I can’t find that pattern. I put a picture of it on Flickr if anyone can help!!

  11. Airrecca Says:

    Hey there!
    I have all three pieces of the embroidery promo set (sans box.) What type of metal was used to plate the cradle on this particular set? I’d like to clean it, possibly have it repaired. It’s not in terrible shape, but it has some corrosion to a few spots :(