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.