I started collecting pyrex dishes when we lived in Florida. They were at every thrift store, flea market and yard sale down there, cheap and plentiful. It was the snowflake pattern that started it. Being in hot, dry (there was a very bad drought the year we moved there) Florida, I longed for the snowflakes of Missouri.
When we moved back to Missouri, I put the collection up in the kitchen and never thought twice about it again. Except when I had to take it all down to wash it. My love for all things ovenware has recently been rekindled and I have added a few extra nice pieces to the collection. (I had planned to photograph the entire collection for you, but it is really rainy today and too dark in the kitchen. That will have to be saved for another day!)
I have wanted one of these egg nog sets forever. They are always way too expensive for my wallet though. Imagine my delight when I picked this one up marked $4 at a yard sale a few weeks ago. Then imagine my delight to discover that everything was 50% off! $2 netted me one bowl and 6 cups. They are not Pyrex, but rather Anchor Hocking or Hazel Atlas, I haven't yet sorted out which.
I also picked up the big hot air balloon cinderella bowl while we were in Chicago. Until I started doing a little research I didn't know that the hot air balloon pattern was only made in 2 pieces of pyrex, a chip and dip set. Good to know, now I won't waste time looking for mixing bowls or something in that pattern.
A recently thrifted snowflake garland custard cup.
Need more Pyrex Love ? How about help with Pattern Identification ? Flickr Pyrex ?
The piece that I am dying to find now is the "Lucky in Love" pattern on the pyrex identification site. Click on the picture even though it says no picture available to see it in all of it's adorable glory!