Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cherished Collections: My Pyrex and Fire King Collection!

When I saw Casey's call for a blog tour to showcase personal collections I knew that I wanted to be part of it. In light of this, I have decided to deviate from the usual sewing posts and show all of you wonderful readers my collection of vintage Pyrex and Fire King. I don't have hundreds of pieces, only about 15, but I love each one of them dearly. All the pieces that I own have been bought at estate sales and thrift stores, and more than a few pieces have required a labor of love to get clean. Vintage Pyrex and Fire King dishes are available on Ebay in a great abundance, but personally, I prefer the "hunt and capture" approach of buying them "in the wild", as I call it.
 When it comes to kitchenware my heart definitely belongs to mid-century pieces, but I have a soft spot for the 70's as well. I love the bright colors represented in many pieces from the 50's and 60's, but it is hard to resist the harvest golds, avocado greens, and burnt oranges from the ever eclectic 70s. In case you're wondering, I do use all of the pieces I have, though I have finally learned that putting them into the dishwasher is a definite no-no; you must hand wash these babies, just like a perfect little 50's housewife. Honestly, I don't worry about breaking them. I am definitely not a "save the good china" kind of girl.
If you haven't already, hop on over to Elegant Musings and check out all the other lovely collections. You won't regret it, I promise!!

Pyrex I'd love to find some more of the smaller bowls to go with this.

I love Pyrex mixing bowls. These are from the 70s.

50's Fire King

This is my absolute favorite piece!!


  1. You were definitely born in the wrong decade. Wanna trade? LOL

  2. These are so lovely! Nothing like the stuff in my kitchen.... Although my stuff is dishwasher safe. Not that it much matters as I have never had a dishwasher.

  3. My mom has a set of pyrex mixing bowls much like the mustard one with flowers. What's the double-sided one for?

  4. love the blue dots! If I could find one of those, I's love it! Isn't pyrex fun?

  5. Cute! You've got such a nice assortment of Pyrex!

  6. I have Pyrex in my post, too. Love it. i love so many of the colors. Yours makes me want to go out searching for more Pyrex.

    I ruined 2 of my favorite pieces in the dishwasher. So now I hand wash them too.

  7. Ooooh, I love this stuff! You've built quite a wonderful collection. :)

  8. Oooooooh, love love LOVE!! You have fab taste and a great eye!