Questions with Vintage Pyrex Collectors

Vintage Pyrex Collectors - Miss Charlotte Cake

Does anyone else search for #Pyrex on Instagram and just drool over some of the incredible collections people have? I knew it was time to pay homage to some gorgeous vintage Pyrex on the blog. It’s a feast for the eyes scrolling through all the beautiful stacks of pastel dishes as well as the cool newer designs (have you seen the cute Halloween styles?). 

I have a couple of pieces of pyrex which I’ve come across while op shopping around Auckland, but they’re nothing to write home about. I’m really looking forward to potentially picking up some pieces while I’m in the states next year. I wanted to learn a little bit more about this amazing brand which has been around since 1915. 

Firstly, I asked the lovely Lindsay aka @lovlins a few questions about her wonderful vintage Pyrex collection below:

How did you come to own your very first piece of vintage Pyrex?

Oh my goodness, my first vintage piece. It was a Flamingo Pink 222 pulled out of my great grandmother’s cedar chest! I made it my brownie pan after having the most amazing brownies in it, on a whim when I first found it. It’s a crust like no other!

Where do you find your pieces? (If you don’t mind sharing a tip or two)

Pyrex is such a touch and go collectable in Southern California. You hit some dry spells and some saturated spells. I have a number of locations I frequent, as well as a ‘honey hole’. I’ll go to thrift stores such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, local based thrift stores, and even some estate resale stores – I usually get lucky at antique malls. However, I run into higher priced items and I find myself quickly reviewing eBay for the average price. My most favourite method of obtaining these amazing vintage pieces… is simply ‘in the wild’. When you go out to an estate sale, yard sale, a friend’s house, relatives house… pretty much out there… not umbrella’d by re-sellers. It’s the biggest adrenaline rush and most amazing feeling when you can retrace a dish’s story. 

Is there a highly coveted piece/collection you are yet to own but on the lookout for?

My most coveted piece would have to be the Pyrex Starburst 575 in BLACK with cradle. No questions asked! But, realistically… the turquoise version haha. I’ve recently become quite obsessed with Agee, which is Pyrex’s cousin down under! So I’ve started to be on the look out for more relatives to Pyrex, such as the Agee Daisy Chain!

Miss Charlotte Cake Lindsay Pyrex Collection

How cute is Lindsay… Her collection is to die for!

 
I also asked Amanda aka @modernjunecleaver, another collector about her vintage Pyrex collection below:
 
How did you come to own your very first piece of vintage Pyrex?

My first piece of Pyrex ever was a gift from my grandmother, which is probably why collecting the pieces has become so special to me.

Where do you find your pieces? (If you don’t mind sharing a tip or two)

I find all of my pieces at thrift stores or flea markets.  I’ve never paid over $20.00 for a piece and finding them is absolute 100% luck for me.  Sometimes, I go months without finding a piece and sometimes I’ve found several in the span of a couple of weeks. I think that’s part of the fun!

Is there a highly coveted piece/collection you are yet to own but on the lookout for?

Hmm. I don’t really have a specific piece that I’m coveting (though I don’t think anyone would mind finding a hot air balloon piece in the wild).  I’m but always on the looking for more Gooseberry and more Butter print – those are my favourites. 

Modern June Cleaver Pyrex Collection

Amandas amazing collection in the background

Hot For Pyrex also has a guide book on rare and hard to find pieces. Do you have any amazing pyrex pieces? I would love to chat with you for further posts so please get in touch if you do! 

Thank you both to the lovely ladies who contributed to this post. 

xx

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