The Little Shop Of Pyrex

Recently I’d been getting a bit depressed about my Pyrex collection – not because I’d lost interest – far from it but because it has grown so large that I don’t have room for any more!  I still live in my family home with my mum and sister and although I have converted them to Pyrex fandom with my missionary zeal, we no longer have any room left to display or use any more.  As I’ve said before, I really love hunting for vintage Pyrex so was sad to think those days were over.  Then a couple of friends asked me to track them down some Gaiety and Butterprint, which allowed me to indulge my vice vicariously!  That was when I had the idea for my Pyrex Party Pixie Etsy shop.  I have a real horror of having a blog which constantly tries to sell things to people who only popped in for a quick read, so although I will put a link to the shop up, I certainly won’t be drawing attention to it!  My shop

I’m not sure I’m really cut out to be a shopkeeper as I’ve discovered that I find it rather awkward as I’m so anxious not to be pushy that I feel almost apologetic that I’m charging for the pieces!  I also worry about them going to suitable homes.   If only it was like an adoption process with home visits and the new owners having to prove they were of good character and pass an exam on how to care for vintage Pyrex before having  the little treasures handed over to them!  

Anyway, there will be no hard sell here although a few tales from backstage at my vintage emporium may escape onto these pages from time to time.




Author: PyrexPartyPixie

I’m a student, swimmer and sci-fi fan by day but by night (well, more like evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays) I don my apron and become the Pyrex Party Pixie! I love all things Pyrex and have been a collector for some time now. My earliest experience of Pyrex was my mum’s clear jug and mixing bowl - both of which, had I bothered to think of them at all, I would have considered boring, and utilitarian. Then I saw some vintage Pyrex in a charity shop and I was hooked! I love cooking and I’d never seen such colourful, versatile and well-designed cookware before. Using the colourful designs from the ‘fifties, ‘sixties and ‘seventies really brightens your day, whether you’re cooking for pleasure or through necessity. As my collection grew I discovered that I genuinely enjoy looking for vintage pieces, almost as much as I enjoy displaying and using them and thus Pyrex Party Pixie came to be. Not everyone enjoys the search though, so I thought it would be good to have a one-stop vintage Pyrex shop online, especially helpful for collectors or casual admirers who don’t have access to any local sources of new pieces. This blog is based on my love of vintage Pyrex! Hope you enjoy :)

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