Do You Remember?

Clockwise top left:  Pink Flamingo, Turquoise Butterprint, Green Spring Blossoms, Butterlfly Gold, Red Friendship and Butterfly gold Princess, Pink Gooseberry, Primary Colors
Do you remember...
When you knew when a woman got married by the color of her Pyrex?
My sister-in-law, Bonnie, who married a year or two after me, has three sets of Pyrex mixing bowls in various shades of brown, orange and gold, all original wedding or shower gifts.  On a visit to the farm yesterday to get fresh eggs, she set out her red and orange "Friendship" pattern bowls and the gold Princess bowls for a photo.  She was married in 1968.
Myrna and I both started out with sets of the "Primary Colors" bowls...and both used the big yellow bowl for raising bread and rolls, and as the communal popcorn bowl.  We both miss these bowls, but they are now harder to find, especially the smallest blue bowl.  Myrna had the refrigerator dishes in "Primary Colors" too.
Myrna and I both bought the avocado green "Spring Blossoms" pattern Pyrex - it was in style in the early seventies and I gave what I had left to her. 
 I had some of the gold Pyrex, also from the late 60's and early 70's, when harvest gold appliances were all the rage, and I had an avocado and gold kitchen - Myrna still has some gold Pyrex she uses.
Our sister Kay, got both the pink and turquoise Pyrex when she married in 1957.   The pink Pyrex in these pictures is mine, collected used...both in "Pink Gooseberry" and "Pink Flamingo".  I have more...I collect it because I missed out on the Pink and Turquoise era, but it brightens my kitchen, is fairly easy to find, and it's not so precious I can't use it everyday.  
New Pyrex isn't nearly so much fun to collect these days!

11 comments:

  1. Love the Pyrex! I got the primary colors mixing bowls as a wedding gift in 1958, still have them, I use the big yellow one the most. My red one is faded some from the dishwasher so now I wash them by hand.

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    1. You still have the blue one? That seems to be the one that gets broken or lost the most. Most sets for sale don't have the blue bowl. I used the green one the most and of course the yellow a lot. I got mine in 1956 also as a wedding gift.

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    2. Well, I got married 10 years later, but I still had those primary colors bowls...I miss my yellow bowl, a reminder of good times!

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  2. Here in the UK we don't have any of these gorgeous designs of Pyrex. I was married in 1969 and my gifts of Pyrex all had hunting scenes, with horses and riders with their hunting red coats, along with their hounds. very un PC today, when hunting for foxes is banned.

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    1. How interesting, I didn't realize that Pyrex was sold in the UK for one thing and that it would have such a different design on the items.
      Sounds interesting, was or is it still made in the UK or imported.

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    2. Sorry Myrna, don't know where it is manufactured. I remember Pyrex when I was a child (I'm 68), so it's been around a long time in UK, not only cookwear but also dinner and tea sets.

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    3. From what I am seeing on the internet, it is manufactured in France at least now. Can't find anything that far back though. Here and there it is now Corelle instead of Corning that makes it. We never could get the dinner and tea sets. That would be fun. Thanks for the info and hope you are having spring over there, we are just starting here. Lots of excitement with your Royal new baby and the wedding.

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  3. I have a bunch of bowls and refrigerator dishes too.

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  4. Things from the kitchen trigger some of the best memories! Mom has the primary set (married in 1956). I don't ever remember seeing the green bowl. I'll have to ask her about that. I was married in the "earth tone era" (1980).

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  5. My mother's name is Kay and her older sister is named Myrna. :)

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