When you consider the mid-century kitchen, the picture isn't complete without Pyrex in at least a few different colors.
Vintage Pyrex comes in a myriad of colors and patterns. Of all the patterns, Daisy is my favorite. I first started a collection for my sister, and then I decided to begin one of my own after finding these at the very back of a cupboard at my grandma's house.
Clearly my love affair with the giant yellow flower is inherited. Fortunately, Jonathan doesn't seem to mind that we have Pyrex in our kitchen, living and dining rooms. He's a good sport.
The cheerful Daisy Pyrex first appeared in the '60s. I've read 1964 was the launch year as well as 1968. It looks like a late '60s pattern to me, but I'm not an expert.
I don't have much at this point -- just the two Daisy bowls (from the Cinderella Mixing Bowl Set #440), the 1 1/2 pt and 1 1/2 Qt yellow bowls (from the 400 series 4 Piece Set) and a divided covered casserole (1.5 Qt Divided Cinderella Oval Casserole #963).
Vintage Pyrex can be found at estates sales, thrift shops, antique malls and even the ReStore. You can also buy it on Ebay, but what's the fun in that? To me, the hunt is part of the fun.
Consider yourself warned: collecting vintage Pyrex is also quite addictive.
As you can see I have blue and green bowls now as well. The colors are just too pretty to only collect yellow and orange.