The world of Flickr comes with many amazing projects, photos, and finds. My most favorite pictures to look at (besides sewing projects) is the world of Vintage Pyrex. I have had a longing to start collecting since last year soon after joining the flickr community. Now I do not claim to even know a lot about vintage Pyrex, I only know that it's just so beautiful to me I have to have every piece I can find.
My collection started with the green floral set found at a goodwill for 14.00 (the entire set minus a lid) That was a price I could live with. My second thrift run, or as me and Sophia call it "our treasure hunt" I found a bunch of odd balls in pretty good condition, and it was funny to me that the better looking pieces with no chipped paint nor scratches were labeled brick or brack, and the more used pieces were labeled collectible. The best find was most recently the same goodwill that I found those marvelous green dishes was the red/orange beauty for $7.99. The Friendship pattern is what they call it, and my most favorite. From what I hear it's pretty hard to find unless you pay a lot for it, this one had the matching milk glass lid. (dreamy)
Many people have decided to charge far more then Pyrex is worth due to the fad of people collecting I am sure. Just like certain fabrics, if a trend calls for it then people believe they can charge more for it. I am having fun with the thrill of looking and staying away from the high prices online. I did find a very cool flickr group that trades pyrex if anyone is interested.
Does anyone else collect Pyrex? Or maybe something similar? I am just curious to know everything about it. Is there something I should know when treasure hunting? The thrill is amazingly great. I always have a great day after finding a piece of this lovely part of my childhood. Of course I hated the look of it as a kid. Funny how that works out.
Does anyone know the names of any of these?