Like a lot of vintage lifestyle enthusiasts, I have a soft spot in my heart for vintage bakeware. I love all sorts of brands — from Fireking to Prest-o, and Hotpoint but I’ve recently dipped a toe into vintage Pyrex for the first time!
We’re moving to a little 1900s house that needs a lot of work (that post is for another day), but we plan to show it some love as time and money allow and transform it into a little mid-century home. For that we need appliances, we need new flooring and tile, and we need bakeware! Since I’m a lover of the 1940s, I started looking for the iconic Primary Colors nesting bowls and matching glass refrigerator dishes, and after weeks of looking for deals, I’m on my way! I was at a little local antiques place and they just happened to have the green and yellow bowls for cheap, plus the shop owner threw in a yellow Pyrex bowl from another set because he’s a kind-hearted sort of fellow and always goes out of his way to offer me a deal.
Pyrex primary color refers to a particular set of kitchen glassware produced by the Pyrex company in the 1940s. The set is known for its vibrant colors of red, blue, green, and yellow, which kind of confuses me because green is wholly not a primary color — in fact, the ads I’ve seen refer to these colors as ‘the colors of spring flowers’, not as ‘primary colors’. I’m sure I’m missing something!
The Pyrex primary color set consisted of a variety of kitchen items, including mixing bowls, casseroles, and refrigerator dishes. The bowls were designed with a nesting feature, allowing them to stack inside one another for easy storage. The dishes were also made of heat-resistant glass, making them suitable for baking, cooking, and storing food.
The Pyrex primary color set was popular during the 1940s and remains a favorite among collectors of vintage kitchenware today. The set’s bright colors and functional design made it a popular choice for homemakers and housewives of the era. The Pyrex company continued to produce various styles of primary-colored glassware throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
I’m fairly sure I managed to get my hands on a couple of bowls from the 1950s, but I’m not yet as well-versed in my vintage Pyrex as I’d like to be.
I’m on the lookout for those red and blue blows, wish me luck!
UPDATE: I got my bowls, I got my refrigerator dish set! So happy!