Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Pyrex Collective and Pyrex's 100th Anniversary



Hello Pyrex people! I'm just writing to let you know that we have just opened up PCIV. I wish we could somehow amalgamate all of these blogs. If anyone can pay off someone at Blogger so that we can do that, or if there's just a simpler way of making this happen, please email me (Canadian Erin) at monkeyintherocket@yahoo.ca. Here is the link for PCIV Pyrex Collective IV . Thanks again to Jeni of In Color Order for her amazing photography and photo montage.

I am letting Pyrex lovers know about a film that has been made about manufacturing in American. Pyrex features in this film. Please check out the YouTube link and the people behind this project are inviting Pyrex people (us) to fire off any questions regarding Pyrex, including new Pyrex.
Here is the press release information: Pyrex joins a national movement in This Built America that is devoted to supporting American companies and American-made products. AOL is proud to support the effort along with sponsor Ford Trucks. Through the year, the editorial and video teams will explore 50 states in 50 weeks to bring 50 stories of the people who are bringing back manufacturing to America. The platform is produced in coordination with Man Made Content.

Here is the YouTube link:

Pennsylvania's Pyrex: Making Dependable Glass for 100 Years

Please email your questions regarding Pyrex or the film to: me and I will forward the to the powers that be: monkeyintherocket@yahoo.ca I will forward questions and repost on all Pyrex Collectives as soon as possible. Happy Pyrexing and keep blogging and reading! Canadian Erin.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Write About Pyrex

I received an email from Jeff regarding his company's need for bloggers writing about Pyrex. Please read and email Jeff if interested.
Thanks,
Canadian Erin

Hi Pyrex Collective:
We just saw your awesome blog about vintage Pyrex glassware and are reaching out to Pyrex collectors to help celebrate the upcoming Pyrex glassware 100th Anniversary.

As the digital content company of Pyrex, we are looking for a few passionate Pyrex collectors to create a guest blog about collecting vintage Pyrex. 

Couple of things to cover, and then you can let me know if you're interested. 

- Contact me by email at jnowak581@gmail.com if interested
- Provide links to your other blogs and photos so I can see your talent and passion
- We would give you up to 1 month to create your guest blog, which will be posted on the Pyrex glassware web site if accepted

Please let me know if interested,and I can share additional details about the guest blog assignment.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

~ Random Pretty... Pink Stripe Pyrex and her friend Butterprint...


It's late November... and we need to see some new pictures in here! Just a random picture of a couple things that live in my kitchen. I am tired of seeing my previous post still here, from September. So I decided to just show off something random from my home. : )  

Do you have something pretty to show off too?  Lets see it!  

~Farm Girl Pink

Thursday, September 11, 2014

~ Pyrex Butterprint... and my can of Bar Keepers Friend....


I am late. So late. I had not realize there was a contest going on for Bar Keepers Friend. 

What I can do... is show off why I love this magical can of goodness. Along with my Mr. Clean sponge. These two items are my go to cleaning products for practically everything in my kitchen.  Especially when cleaning vintage glassware.


See that cooked on... grime covered Butterprint dish. The one that the glass lid had decades worth of burnt nasty in all the grooves.


The one that I purchased for 3.99 at the thrift store. And had been there looking all ugly, with no takers. Well it got a forever home with me. I knew I could make it pretty again.



With a little time... a sink of warm water and that can of Bar Keepers Friend. A little miracle can happen. I pour some power out on the counter and dip my damp sponge in it. And get to rubbing.


Look how pretty she turned out!  The only time I have run into issues with baked on grime... is in those tiny thin areas on the inner handle. It requires a tooth pick or a small tooth brush... a wet paste made from Bar Keepers... and patience. Sometimes I need a little help with the patience. 

I have always used Bar Keepers Friend for cleaning my vintage glass. It has never dulled anything I have worked on. Or scratch up the design.

(Every thought shared here, is from my own bias opinion. These pictures are from my original post from Farm Girl Pink @ 2013 which I decided to share here. Strictly so you can see how well the product has worked for me in the past. And I buy my Bar Keepers Friend from my local Kroger...)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Contest Extension


We still have two Bar Keepers Friend gift baskets to hand out for PCI and PCII. I'm going to extend the contest until next Friday the 15th. If there are still no entries, we'll open up the contest again to PCIII. 

Thanks again to Bar Keepers Friend for their generous gifts. If you know of any BKF posts I can tell them about, please let me know via email. This company is jazzed about Pyrex. 

Thanks,
Canadian Erin

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Let the Contest Begin!


Alright pretty Pyrex people. 
We had a few great contest ideas. Here's what we want: 

1. A photo of your most baked on, caked on Pyrex that has stubborn oven stains, etc. 

2. A Haiku about your favourite Pyrex score. Being a teacher, I like the language tie-in. Here's a reminder about Haiku. It's poem with three lines. Traditionally, the first line has five syllables, the second has seven, and the third has five. 

Please title your post something with the word 'Contest' in it, so I don't miss it. This Friday I'll take the names of everyone who entered from each Pyrex Collective site. Names will be cut up and put in a Pyrex bowl. I'll get my son to pick the winner. 

* If I only get one response from a PC site, they will win. I will email the lucky winners to get mailing info which I will forward to the good people at Bar Keepers Friend. 

Please use one of their products to clean your grubby Pyrex and post an 'after' photo. Thanks to Sir Thrift-a-lot for being such a proper contest idea generator! 

Have fun and rock on!
Erin

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bar Keepers Friend Contest


Hello my Pyrex Buddies,

Over the years people have written about the proper way to clean vintage Pyrex. Bar Keepers Friend is a name that has popped up frequently as a cleaning agent that works for removing some stains from vintage Pyrex. 

I was approached in good spirit by a representative from Bar Keepers Friend to do some publicity for the product. They have generously offered the gift basket you see pictured for each of the three Pyrex Collectives. 

Do you have an idea for a contest? 

Please email me with ideas. I will take submissions by the end of the weekend and hope to launch the contest next Monday. 

Sincerely,
Canadian Erin

monkeyintherocket@yahoo.ca