vintage pyrex

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.

The list of vintage Pyrex made in the Regency/Heinz green color continues to grow.  Most recently discovered is the 232 Utility Baking dish.  While no official paperwork has been uncovered, one theory is that this bakeware series was produced to complement the Regency tableware pattern released in the 1950s.  This shade of green is also found on the Heinz promotional dish, so it is unclear what the official name of this color should be.  Whatever the name, this series includes 015 + 025 Hostess Bowls (015 with clear glass lid, 025 with solid lid), 024 round casserole, 221 cake pan, 232 utility dish, and unmarked mini bowls.  One shape that has not surfaced yet, but would fit into the bakeware line, is the standard 209 pie plate.  Since new pieces in this color keep popping up, there is no telling how many more shapes and sizes were produced in this color!  Kind of exciting, right?

The list of vintage Pyrex made in the Regency/Heinz green color continues to grow.  Most recently discovered is the 232 Utility Baking dish.  While no official paperwork has been uncovered, one theory is that this bakeware series was produced to complement the Regency tableware pattern released in the 1950s.  This shade of green is also found on the Heinz promotional dish, so it is unclear what the official name of this color should be.  Whatever the name, this series includes 015 + 025 Hostess Bowls (015 with clear glass lid, 025 with solid lid), 024 round casserole, 221 cake pan, 232 utility dish, and unmarked mini bowls.  One shape that has not surfaced yet, but would fit into the bakeware line, is the standard 209 pie plate.  Since new pieces in this color keep popping up, there is no telling how many more shapes and sizes were produced in this color!  Kind of exciting, right?

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.  

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

So, I am currently working on  a book about rare and hard to find Pyrex  and I want to know if there is anyone else out there who has rare Pyrex that they would like featured in the book.    The Pyrex collecting community has been AWESOME and I have had a lot of amazing submissions from people in the Facebook groups.  If I didn&rsquo;t reach out to you, and I should have, please let me know!  I want to make this book as comprehensive as possible (at least until the next rare piece is discovered).   Send me an email at hotforpyrex (at) gmail (dot) com if you want more information or have a picture to share.  I always love talking to other Pyrex addicts :)

So, I am currently working on a book about rare and hard to find Pyrex and I want to know if there is anyone else out there who has rare Pyrex that they would like featured in the book.  

The Pyrex collecting community has been AWESOME and I have had a lot of amazing submissions from people in the Facebook groups.  If I didn’t reach out to you, and I should have, please let me know!  I want to make this book as comprehensive as possible (at least until the next rare piece is discovered). 

Send me an email at hotforpyrex (at) gmail (dot) com if you want more information or have a picture to share.  I always love talking to other Pyrex addicts :)