Friday, August 26, 2011

For the love of Pyrex

Hi, I'm new at this so bare with me a bit...

My wife and I have been following both Pyrex Collective blogs for some time now and have wanted to post some of our finds. Which can be found here--> My Vintage Pyrex on Flickr

I'll try to not ramble on too much in this or future postings, so in that spirit I only have a couple things to say today.

If you're in or near to southeastern Wisconsin next weekend there is a fairly large fleamarket/fund raiser for the fire department in Cedarburg, WI that happens several times a year called Maxwell Street Days. I haven't been there in a few years so my wife and I are going to go see what sort of fun Pyrex patterns we spot! I'll post photos of what we get.

I also wanted to post about something of interest to anyone with a Chip and Dip set who does not have the Bracket, or to anyone who has passed up buying sets because they were missing the brackets. I've search high and low for them and have never found one, though I've seen a lot of C&D sets both with and without. A couple months back I found a set of the Delphite Blue Golden Grapes Bowls in beautiful condition.

The only problem was, as many of you have probably found, no bracket. I asked around in the various Pyrex groups(Pyrex Love on Flickr, Vintage Pyrex Love on Facebook, etc) asking if anyone knew where to find originals or reproductions so I would be able to use my set. No one could help me so I decided to attempt to recreate one myself. After I posted about attempting to recreate a bracket I got a lot of comments and messages asking if I was going to make them available if I was successful. So once I had a few prototypes made to my satisfaction I made a storefront on Etsy. Now you can use those bowls the way they are meant to be used.

Thanks for reading, I hope I didn't ramble to much. ;)


  1. Oh my gosh! You are going to be a smash hit with those!

  2. Ramble on all you want! As someone who loves this blog but doesn't collect Pyrex I want to hear the stories as it makes the finds so much more interesting than just posting a pic of the same bowl we've seen numerous times!

    And to the suggestion someone made about posting recipes using Pyrex....YES please do!

    That is so cool that you created a bracket! Great job.

  3. That's awesome! I'm impressed. If I ever find a chip and dip set without the bracket I will definitely come to you!

  4. I totally freaked out and ran to Etsy to get me one of those sweet brackets!

    Now I can finally use my chip and dip the way God intended to be!

    The Pyrex in Action group on Flickr has beautiful pictures....go visit

  5. @Vonlipi-All current orders have been shipped out, so thanks for ordering. You should get it in a week or so.
    And I am in that Flickr group too! I love it! :)

  6. i think i just heard some angels singing... you make brackets!! i'll definitely be ordering from you.

  7. Those brackets are really cool! And thanks for the reminder about the Cedarburg flea market next weekend. We hope to make it. If you see a very tall gal standing around looking at Pyrex, say hi!