In Brookings, SD this weekend I ran across a STUNNING collection of antique pyrex. Now, I think it says a lot about me that given the infinite number of items available in antique shops the thing that brings me to my knees is the pyrex.
I've always had an affinity for pyrex. All my favorite dishes were made in pyrez- nachos, baked apples, coffee cakes, casseroles, pies, and to this day I always scour the shelves of second hand shops hoping to find some fabulous pyrex piece that has long since been forgotten. Also, pyrex is pretty much indestructible and serves nicely as both a container and a cookware. WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT PEOPLE? Oh what? What's that? It also happens that vintage pyrex comes in amazing colors and graphic patterns? Lord, help me. Does anyone NOT want a "Friendship" collection? Please. (Side note: There is something very Finny about these patterns - compare to Marimekko).
Although I drooled, quite literally, over many many refrigerator dishes, I only ended up buying a butter dish, because I knew Matt wouldn't slaughter me for that purchase. (In case you are wondering it is the snowflake blue pattern, and I heart it, like woah).
Needless to say, much like the Murphy mom, I think I've found an obsession in kitchen/porcelain accessories. Sal, keep your eyes peeled on Ebay for me.