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Passionate About Pyrex? You’re Not Alone

While it’s not exactly decorating, I’m happy to give a plug to the Pyrex Collective‘s clearout sale at the Rosedale Valley Antiques Market at Toronto’s Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) this Sunday (August 19) from 9 am – 5 pm. StyleNorth reader Lynn wrote to ask for help promoting the sale saying, “we are in danger of becoming hoarders if we don’t start to pare down our collections.”

Until I heard from Lynn I wasn’t aware of the deep, abiding love some ladies have for their vintage Pyrex. In the Toronto area alone there are so many collectors that the Pyrex Collective had to start a second blog to make room for everyone.

Pyrex is still in business today but it’s the vintage stuff that really gets these gals going. The brand was introduced in 1915 by Corning and its homespun colours and patterns are the very stuff of nostalgia. The weekend sale is a great excuse to check in with the Rosedale Valley market, which I gather has been humming this season.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by Chris
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10 Comments For This Post

  1. David Says:

    Being a yellow ware guy myself I don’t have any pyrex, but it sure is popular. It always sells well at auctions and estate sales around here.

  2. Lin Says:

    Who knew?

  3. Huey Says:

    Pyrex appeals only “ladies” and “gals”?

  4. Chris Says:

    you’re absolutely right, Huey! But as with decor blogs, so with Pyrex, the VAST majority of enthusiasts are women. There are exceptions of course, and I’m proud to be one of them.

  5. Lois Says:

    Good morning, the colors are *happy* makes one feel that very way…Lois of big fan of both Stylenorth and Pyrex

  6. Lois Says:

    Chris the Junction has a new flea you need to check out…Lois of impressive

  7. Wendy Says:

    Pyrex is a great thing to collect. Decorative and functional. Come out and search for it and many more wonderful Antiques and Collectibles at the Milton Antique Expo on Saturday September 29th,Country Heritage Park,Milton. http://www.antiqueshowscanada.com for details. Gadsden Promotions has been producing Canada’s Favourite shows since 1980.

  8. shescomeundone Says:

    Pyrex – once the backbone of many a bridal shower! I’ll admit to returning several duplicate sets after the fact but hey, like Lin says, who knew?

    With today’s armory of anti- aging miracles like Botox and Juvederm, telling a woman’s age may not be as easy but for the vintage Pyrex stash in the pantry.

  9. Lin Says:

    @shescomeundone,

    Well, there goes my plan to buy some vintage Pyrex!

  10. shescomeundone Says:

    Hehe! No fountain of youth in a Pyrex bowl fer sure.

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