Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Practical Pyrex

My gramma recently came over and saw my Pyrex collection. She is too practical to collect anything much less 'old dishes' but she is still supportive and I think in awe of how much I have collected in such a short amount of time. She called me a few days later to tell me she had something to give me. I was so excited when I made it over there. She gave me this unused set still in the box. When I asked why she never used it, she said, 'They were too nice to use.' Turns out she is not ALWAYS practical.

I was thrilled to have this as part of my collection. I have been thinking about selling or trading some of my pieces but I tend to get sentimental about pieces. I am definitely keeping this set.

15 comments:

  1. Congrats! It is a lovely set and special because your Grandma gave it to you.

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  2. What a beautiful gift. It will hold sentimental value and a place of distinction amongst your collection for the pure fact that your grandmother gave it to you and the the story of how she never used it because, "They were too nice to use." I love this! Congrats on the new set.

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  3. Lovely! You will always cherish these bowls. What a sweet story!

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  4. Definitely worth keeping! Grandmas are great for supporting our passions.

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  5. Wonderful! I'm trying to collect this set right now! My first and largest bowl in the set came from MY grandmother's when I cleaned out her house. So sweet of your grandmother to gift these to you!

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  6. That is an amazing gift and I'm definitely GREEN with envy!

    Mint in box bowls that come from your Grandma, those are totally priceless!

    You will think of her every time you lay eyes on them.

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  7. Oh wow, that is so much better than finding Pyrex "in the wild"! Now the question is, will you be able to use them? I wouldn't, they would be my pride and joy to display. (Keep the box, of course!)

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  8. WOW-o-WOW...amazing set and amazing Grandma! I wouldn't use them either...too new and too pretty as they are...CONGRATS!

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  9. There's no way I'd use those bowls! I would put them in a place of honor in my house!! What a wonderful Grandma you have!! :)

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  10. Thanks for all the kind remarks. I am thrilled to have this set and yes, I will treasure it! I am so grateful that I can share my story with other Pyrex Lovers! : )

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  11. Oh, my gosh I am full of envy !! What a great gift you have gotten. I collect Crazy Daisy in Pryex and Corelle and those are the only set of bowels I dont have, treat them nicely. I am your newest follower !!!

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  12. How wonderful!!!! I have more Spring Blossom green than any other pattern so I am sooooo thrilled to see this. I am thinking about how sweet it is that your Grandmother gave them to you :)

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  13. Get outta town! That's so awesome.

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  14. Too cool! Love love love the set!! After cleaning my cupboards, I have also discovered that I'm a Pyrex collector too. The look feels like home to me. :o)

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