Monday, September 18, 2006
my Pyrex collection
OK, so I thought I would add a new feature to help spice up my blog site a little.
My various collections!
Every once in a while I will be highlighting one of the many treasures that I love to collect. My motto is "if you have more than one of something, then it's a collection that I need to start collecting"! So needless to say, I have many collections!
When Randy and I got married 27 years ago, we inherited the nesting set of Pyrex bowls from his Mamaw Bean. I fell in love with the yellow, green, red and blue bowls! Thus began my love affair with Pyrex!
I remembered growing up on the grey-rimmed Pyrex dishes and was able over the years, to find the red, chartreuse, and blue-rimmed dishes. I have two place-settings of each color cuz my Mom had saved two place-settings of the grey... but no grey-rim coffee cups. So several years ago when I went with Randy to Alaska on a concert tour, I found two grey-rimmed coffee cups!! (the only two!) How cool is that!
My favorite is the glass refrigerator containers. Around the 40's and 50's our parents used these containers to put their leftovers in... before Tupperware was invented. These square and rectangle vivid colored containers are simply adorable!
Oh and btw, I never spent more than a quarter or fifty-cents for any of my Pyrex till Martha did an article in her magazine about the up-and-coming collectibles... Pyrex being the newest craze. Then I started noticing that I wasn't seeing as much Pyrex in the thrift stores... they had made it to the bigtime... the antique stores.
Oh, and those six cute mugs on the bottom shelf of my hutch are Fire-King cola mugs. I found each of them at six different thrift stores over many years. It's like they were waiting for me to rescue them so all six could finally be together. I love when that happens!