hard to find pyrex

Things have been pretty hectic here lately, but I didn’t want to miss out on a chance to put some of my favorite red Pyrex pieces together for a Valentine’s Day display.  I have never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day, but this year I realized that it doesn’t have to be about chocolate and romance.  This year, Valentine’s Day will be about my love for my family, friends, pugs, and (of course) Pyrex.  Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

Things have been pretty hectic here lately, but I didn’t want to miss out on a chance to put some of my favorite red Pyrex pieces together for a Valentine’s Day display.  I have never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day, but this year I realized that it doesn’t have to be about chocolate and romance.  This year, Valentine’s Day will be about my love for my family, friends, pugs, and (of course) Pyrex.  Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

One of my all time favorite patterns is the golden sunflower found on these bowls.  Shapes found in this unusual pattern include 473, 475, 444, and 503.  Little is known about this pattern including when it is from and why there weren’t more pieces produced in this set.  The clear sunflower carafe shares the same sunflower pattern (sans stem and leaves) and the design of the carafe is similar to those found in the mid 1960s.  

One of my all time favorite patterns is the golden sunflower found on these bowls.  Shapes found in this unusual pattern include 473, 475, 444, and 503.  Little is known about this pattern including when it is from and why there weren’t more pieces produced in this set.  The clear sunflower carafe shares the same sunflower pattern (sans stem and leaves) and the design of the carafe is similar to those found in the mid 1960s.  

The Hot for Pyrex Guide to Rare and Hard to Find Vintage Pyrex is (finally) available for sale!  Visit the  Buy the Book  page for additional information.  A big thank you to the collecting community for their on-going support - this could have never happened without all the people who were kind enough to share their collections and Pyrex stories.  -  Meg

The Hot for Pyrex Guide to Rare and Hard to Find Vintage Pyrex is (finally) available for sale!  Visit the Buy the Book page for additional information.

A big thank you to the collecting community for their on-going support - this could have never happened without all the people who were kind enough to share their collections and Pyrex stories.

- Meg

This shade of green is often referred to as “Heinz” because of the 1953 baking dish of the same color that was offered as a promotion in connection with Heinz products.   
  While the ‘Heinz’ baking dish is relatively easy to find, other bakeware items were also made in the distinctive forest green color.  These pieces range from hard-to-find to rare.  My collection is still incomplete - I am on the search for the 209 'Heinz’ Pie Plate.  
  Pictured from l to r: 525 Hostess with Lid, 515 Hostess without Lid, mini bowls (thought to be test pieces), 221 Cake Pan, & 024 Round Casserole.

This shade of green is often referred to as “Heinz” because of the 1953 baking dish of the same color that was offered as a promotion in connection with Heinz products.  

While the ‘Heinz’ baking dish is relatively easy to find, other bakeware items were also made in the distinctive forest green color.  These pieces range from hard-to-find to rare.  My collection is still incomplete - I am on the search for the 209 'Heinz’ Pie Plate.

Pictured from l to r: 525 Hostess with Lid, 515 Hostess without Lid, mini bowls (thought to be test pieces), 221 Cake Pan, & 024 Round Casserole.

Once upon a time, I saw a picture of a red heart dish online.  No information, no price, no name - just a picture.  With nothing to go on, I patiently waited for one to pop up, browsing Ebay and Facebook and beginning to doubt the dish existed.  Then, one evening, when I was checking Instagram, not one but four of these casseroles were for sale in Denmark!  Needless to say, I am thrilled to add these to my collection.    I don’t have much information to share about these dishes, but I can tell you that they are marked “JAJ” on the bottom and are approximately 10 inches wide.    

Once upon a time, I saw a picture of a red heart dish online.  No information, no price, no name - just a picture.  With nothing to go on, I patiently waited for one to pop up, browsing Ebay and Facebook and beginning to doubt the dish existed.  Then, one evening, when I was checking Instagram, not one but four of these casseroles were for sale in Denmark!  Needless to say, I am thrilled to add these to my collection.  

I don’t have much information to share about these dishes, but I can tell you that they are marked “JAJ” on the bottom and are approximately 10 inches wide.    

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In my opinion, Pyrex Family Flair doesn’t get the attention it deserves.  Produced for only a short time in the late 50s, the Family Flair series consisted of plates, cups, saucers, creamers, sugar bowls, as well as coordinating bowls.  
Family Flair bowls come in two different sizes: an oblong shape perfect for cereal and a smaller, more circular shape.  The bowls were produced in pale yellow, pink, and robin’s egg blue; however, every now and then non-standard colors surface.  Check out the pictures above for color comparisons between the standard colors and a few unusual color variations.
(Clockwise from top: Unusual turquoise (top) vs. standard blue (bottom); standard pale yellow (left) vs. unusual butterscotch (right); pink (top & bottom) vs. unusual red (middle))   

Welcome to  HotforPyrex.com !  This website has been a long time in the works … LONG time.  I originally had the idea for this site 4 years ago as a way to keep in contact with fellow Pyrex collectors.  Facebook and Flickr made this website a “nice to have,” but over the years I became frustrated with the limitations of those sites and decided this website was a necessity.  My hope is that this site will provide a platform by which I can share the research I have done, as well as pictures of my personal collection.  I primarily collect rare and hard to find Pyrex, but my love for Pyrex extends to all pieces (rare and common) from all over the world (American, Canadian, UK, Australian, and French). 
 Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions, comments, or just want to say hi.  Whether you are just starting your Pyrex collection, or have been collecting for years, welcome!

Welcome to HotforPyrex.com!  This website has been a long time in the works … LONG time.  I originally had the idea for this site 4 years ago as a way to keep in contact with fellow Pyrex collectors.  Facebook and Flickr made this website a “nice to have,” but over the years I became frustrated with the limitations of those sites and decided this website was a necessity.

My hope is that this site will provide a platform by which I can share the research I have done, as well as pictures of my personal collection.  I primarily collect rare and hard to find Pyrex, but my love for Pyrex extends to all pieces (rare and common) from all over the world (American, Canadian, UK, Australian, and French).

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions, comments, or just want to say hi.  Whether you are just starting your Pyrex collection, or have been collecting for years, welcome!