10/31/08

Grandma's mixing bowls


On my last visit to my family, my sister walked into the door of my parents' house with this set of mixing bowls. My jaw dropped. I immediately recognized them as vintage Pyrex. She was getting rid of them because she never used them; they were my grandma's.

She was nice enough to give them to me even though I told her she could probably get a fairly good price for them, and indeed, the only set I could find was here, going for $140.

I am so pleased to have a set of bowls that belonged to my grandma, and I will enjoy using them every day. I'll be sure to keep them near her old copper kitchen timer, her recipe box, and her home ec cookbook so they feel at home.

34 comments:

  1. $140.00???? Unbelievable. I gave my aunt a set just like it when i was a teenager. I should get them back!! Just kidding. I know you are happy to have those.

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  2. How awesome. I have my grandmother's silverware set, and I also use it every day. They would want us to.

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  3. Aren't Grandma's the BEST :)

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  4. Wow! That is so cool! I recognize those bowls. My mom had the Large bowl in yellow too! So cool!!!

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  5. I love mising bowls, espeically the nesting sets. Nie!

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  6. Memories of Grandma, AND something you wanted, in perfect condition??? SCORE!

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  7. What a cheerful color for bowls!

    Michelle :)

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  8. My grandma had bowls like that. They were green. $140.?! Wow, I guess I should have begged all those years ago. Instead of asking for new ones as a wedding gift.
    So happy for you!
    *hugs*

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  9. Those are absolutely beautiful! I love them. I have one white mixing bowl that was my grandma's, and when I found a piece of turquoise tupperware (minus lid) in the free box at a yardsale I snatched it up. Later when my mom saw it, she asked if I had got it from grandma's things. I have no idea which family member did get her tupperware, or if it was sold at a yardsale (I hope not).

    I'm glad you got that great set.

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  10. Those are lovely. I seem to remember my dear grandmother having a set very much like those. I'm sorry to say, I can't remember what might have happened to them. That is a wonderful set, I hope you can pass them on to your own children one day!

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  11. That is awesome! I have A LOT of my grandma's things. I treasure them:-)

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  12. Wow! I have one similar to them but it is green. I love your set!

    Linda

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  13. Seriously?! $140?! Wow-sa. And they are in pristine condition! How great to get not only a beautiful-looking set, but from someone you love! Hurray!

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  14. That's a great set. I also have vintage pyrext that was my mom's from the 50s, and I use them almost everyday. In fact when I broke one of them, I went straight to ebay to replace it. I know how things "fit" per the bowl's size, lol
    Enjoy your day!

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  15. Wow!! I remember my grandmas set like those, I think they were turquoise though. I'm glad you got to receive them---be sure to keep them away from Red Chief!! :D

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  16. Those bowls are to die for. I just *love* them! They are so sunny and cheerful. You'll just have to bake.

    Kate

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  17. Your set is beautiful - but do NOT put them in the dishwasher. I have had colored Pyrex bowls and if you put them in the dishwasher the color begins to fade.

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  18. I love old mixing bowls--yours look a lot like the ones my mom had when I was little. In fact, I think she still has a few of them--maybe I'll try to abscond with them when I go home for Thanksgiving!

    Frances

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  19. I remember my grandma's bowls - they were white with a red stripe around the top. I have no idea what happened to them. I'd love to have them, though. I'm glad you got your set :), enjoy them :).

    Please feel free to visit my blog anytime.

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  20. I love those! I had no idea they are that expensive now. What a treat for you! I have one my mother got as a wedding gift 60 years ago.

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  21. Lucky you how neat to have such a treasured keepsake! My grandma had a tupperware deli server that I dearly remembered as a child- It's probably worthless to most people but its one of my most prized possessions.

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  22. what a treasure, you will think of her everytime you use them.

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  23. Very cute... I love the yellow!

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  24. What a wonderful gift!! I love everything that use to be my grandma's too. I've bought so many items from my siblings-that I will hang on to 'till my kids need them. My foot doctor found out that the dining room table he had bought-used to by my grandmas :) He had it delivered to my house! He said that a treasure like that-should stay in the family. My husband goes over now when ever they need electrical work:)

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  25. Pyrex really does hold up, doesn't it? You have got to love items that are both practical and full of memories.

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  26. Love those yummy lemony yellow bowls! Enjoy them. :)

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  27. Such beautiful bowls and lovely treasures!
    ~Kelli

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  28. I love them! And how fun that they are from your grandma.

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  29. What beauties...LOVE the color (and the sentiment attached too :)*!*

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  30. That is a find! And four bowls in such good condition! Hope you make some really yummy stuff in them.

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  31. Jealous! I used to scour thrift stores for vintage pyrex to sell on ebay. That is a very nice set. I sold a coral set that I wish I kept.

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