Saturday, March 28, 2015

daisies at the dairy

My husband and I are dairy farmers in Missouri. And while we grow plenty of crops and feed lots of cows, we also like to see flowers in bloom and our garden flourish. 

It may also be why I've gone a little overboard with buying seeds this year. 


But until our daisies are growing and our clematis is climbing, until the morning glory is winding its way around hedge posts and the bachelors' buttons are blowing in the breeze, we'll stick with the daisies that don't require any fertilizer, water or sunshine: the Pyrex kind! 

{Translation: the best kind.} 

I don't mind planting succulents in Pyrex, but this daisy print gets used often enough that I just couldn't bring myself to do it. It's too yellow! Too fun! Too perfect for spring and summer!

What's your favorite piece of daisy print Pyrex?

Saturday, March 7, 2015


I'm new to blogging on the Pyrex Collective IV so thanks for having me! My name is Kali and I'm a Pyrex collector from Minnesota. I'll show you a bit of my collection down below. My favorite patterns are Friendship, Town and Country, and Butterprint.

My Pyrex obsession started with a pink 024 and I haven't looked back since. 

Above is my Friendship collection. Not pictured are the cinderella set and the mixing bowls. There's a space on my shelf because I'm waiting for the divided dish and the 043 to come in the mail. My love of Friendship began when I found the 473 at Goodwill about four years ago. Currently, my most wanted piece of Pyrex is the orange 404. That is at the top of my wish list.  

Above is some of my Town and Country collection along with the Butterprint cinderella bowls I completed recently. 

I have memories of my mom and grandma using Pyrex growing up and that is what got me started collecting. Now I do it because I love it and I love searching for Pyrex. 

I can't wait to learn more about all of you and bring you along on my Pyrex hunts and adventures! Happy Pyrexing!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Vintage pattern: making memories

My first pieces of Pyrex belonged to my grandmother. She used her Butterprint mixing bowls routinely, pulling them out of the cupboard when we came to visit and whipping up delicious meals to feed us. Those bowls were the reason we could hardly step away from the table; we were stuffed full to capacity. 

And while we often left her house moaning that we had, once again, eaten too much, we also always left happy. 

That's one of the reasons I collect Pyrex: People have memories associated with specific colors and patterns, and they are always happy ones. 

This Vintage pattern has a happy memory for me too, even if it's only a couple of weeks old. My mom picked up this piece, covered with brightly colored grapes, for me while traveling through Texas, noticing that it's somewhat rare and that this pattern isn't one I have. 

It's already found a home in our living room, sidling up alongside my Verde solid color mixing bowls: a reminder that the green grass of spring is on its way!

See what I mean? There Pyrex goes again: making happy memories. 

What piece of Pyrex holds a special memory for you?

-- Adriane from The Little House on the Dairy 

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Welcome to the newest Pyrex Collective! To kick things off, I am letting Pyrex lovers know about a film that has been made about manufacturing in American. Pyrex features in this film. Please check out the YouTube link and the people behind this project are inviting Pyrex people (us) to fire off any questions regarding Pyrex, including new Pyrex.

Here is the press release information: Pyrex joins a national movement in This Built America that is devoted to supporting American companies and American-made products. AOL is proud to support the effort along with sponsor Ford Trucks. Through the year, the editorial and video teams will explore 50 states in 50 weeks to bring 50 stories of the people who are bringing back manufacturing to America. The platform is produced in coordination with Man Made Content.

Here is the YouTube link:

Pennsylvania's Pyrex: Making Dependable Glass for 100 Years

Please email your questions regarding Pyrex or the film to: me and I will forward the to the powers that be: I will forward questions and repost on all Pyrex Collectives as soon as possible. Happy Pyrexing and keep blogging and reading! Canadian Erin.