I have a lot of Pyrex at my house. I probably started collecting it 20 years ago, before I even knew its history. (I’ve been a thrifter, picker, and vintage collector for all of my life; My mom turned me onto it in the 70s, long before it was a popular thing to do.)
In the 1990s, I began picking up clear FireKing, GlasBake, and Pyrex custard cups. I was drawn to them for some inexplicable reason. I continued to buy clear pieces from all three companies, in all sizes and for many capacities, as well as white, colored, and patterned items. I recently made the decision to hone down this collection. I’m keeping everything that is clear or plain white, all of my favorite mixing bowls, and items in the Spring Blossom Green or Crazy Daisy design because I have a lot of items in those patterns. Additionally, there are a few rarer selections that I’ve tucked away for now.
Everything else is going. I have a friend who has a hefty Pyrex collection already and I’m hoping that her husband won’t notice if I leave a few boxes at her house.
[I am logging my family heirlooms and thrifted finds. All items will be considered vintage by the 20-year standard. You can find all of the entries under the category ‘something old‘.]