vintage glass

Day 1 of 100 of Pyrex  -  Tan Starburst Space Saver 575 .  This piece came from a fellow collector and has been one that I have loved for a long time.  Typically found in turquoise, this space saver has also been spotted in a black variation.  The black and tan versions are both rare and hard to find, although more of the tan space savers have shown up in recent months.

Day 1 of 100 of Pyrex - Tan Starburst Space Saver 575.  This piece came from a fellow collector and has been one that I have loved for a long time.  Typically found in turquoise, this space saver has also been spotted in a black variation.  The black and tan versions are both rare and hard to find, although more of the tan space savers have shown up in recent months.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Pyrex, I will feature a new Pyrex post on my blog every day for the next 100 days (  June 15 - September 23  ).    If you have visited this page in the past then you know what a lofty goal this will be for me to reach (since I usually only post once or twice a month).  But, what better way to celebrate the birth of Pyrex than by sharing pictures, reference materials, and stories about an invention that means so much to so many?    If there is a specific piece you would like to see pictures of, or if you have any burning questions that I can answer, just drop my a line via the  Say Hello!  link at the top of the page and I will try to write a blog post answering your question or sharing any information/pictures I have.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Pyrex, I will feature a new Pyrex post on my blog every day for the next 100 days (June 15 - September 23).  

If you have visited this page in the past then you know what a lofty goal this will be for me to reach (since I usually only post once or twice a month).  But, what better way to celebrate the birth of Pyrex than by sharing pictures, reference materials, and stories about an invention that means so much to so many?  

If there is a specific piece you would like to see pictures of, or if you have any burning questions that I can answer, just drop my a line via the Say Hello! link at the top of the page and I will try to write a blog post answering your question or sharing any information/pictures I have.

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!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!  I am going to be on a mini vacation for the rest of the week spending time in the desert with my family (which means lots of food and relaxing).  If you drop me a line or buy a book in the next few days, please know that I will respond to you when I get back to town on Saturday. 
 - <3 Meg Pyrex

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!  I am going to be on a mini vacation for the rest of the week spending time in the desert with my family (which means lots of food and relaxing).  If you drop me a line or buy a book in the next few days, please know that I will respond to you when I get back to town on Saturday.

- <3 Meg Pyrex

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&rsquo;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.  

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When I first started collecting vintage Pyrex, I went online and bought every book that I could find on it.  At the time, there wasn’t a lot of information available, but I ran across a book by Susan Rogove.  Five years later, I still periodically pull out Rogove’s book to pore over the books center color pages that showcase a mix of rare, common, and possibly mythical Pyrex dishes.  

One of the pieces pictured in Rogove’s book is the 443 goldenrod Fleur de Lis bowl pictured above (pic 1, bottom bowl).  In the book, it is referred to only as “2 ½ quart bowl (year unknown)”, but I prefer to refer to the bowl by its distinctive Fleur de Lis pattern on a goldenrod colored background.

The Goldenrod 443 is only one of a few colors available in the Fleur de Lis pattern.  In addition to goldenrod, the Fleur de Lis pattern can be found in the 475, 2.5 quart casserole, size in red (second picture), green, and blue (third picture).*  The blue 475 features a Fleur de Lis pattern in silver versus the typical gold pattern found on the red, green, and goldenrod versions.


*It is important to note that there may be additional colors and shapes available that feature the Fleur de Lis design; however, thus far I have only run across those mentioned above.