Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Safer than plastic - and prettier too!

Earthtones, the earth friendly etsy guide, had a great article on shopping green (see it here) not too long ago. In the buying used section, they feature the fabulous vintage pyrex of Etsy shop, Thats Swell. (pictured top) I was awed by the array of colors - so much like a grandma's kitchen - and I found myself googling the words "vintage pyrex." To my surprise, there is a whole world out there of pyrex, which many people collect and proudly display. In my opinion, these would be a great thing to collect, in moderation of course, because you can actually use them too. Unlike salt and pepper shakers (which I went through a period of collecting once) they don't sit on a shelf and collect dust until that one time a year you decide to put them on the table.

I think with some creativity you could use these as very colorful decorations set around your wedding. Fill with water and flowers to match the color of the bowl itself. Or use third party registry sites, such as wishpot.com, to register for vintage stuff on Etsy and ebay.

Check out the Pyrex Love Pool at Flickr
. (bottom pictures)

4 comments:

Lisa from Blush said...

My mom has the set of the aqua and white bowl in the last picture. I love them!

TimeToShine said...

Hello, I only just found you. What a huge amount of very cool stuff you have posted.
This flowgram I made is in the spirit of your blog, it features ethical diamonds and charitable registry.
Corrina

http://beta.flowgram.com/f/p.html#JVNLT1WCBWKQ09

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VOWS WILL BE MADE... “A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of (all) people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must ….” (finish the sentence according to your high ideals).

Melissa DiStefano said...

My favorite bowls are my grandma's old Pyrex bowls!!! I can't believe how collectable they are! I use them and by use them, I mean USE them!! They are the bestest!!! (and mine are Avocado Green and Lemon Yellow, which is faded to almost butter) :)

Jennifer said...

I have to apologize for taking so long to replying to your comments. Thank you Lisa and Melissa for sharing your favorite pyrex bowls with us!

And thank you timetoshine for the flowgram! I had no idea what that was until now, but I have to admit it was pretty cool!

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