January 11, 2011


Many, many years ago when I was much younger and we had no children, Big Daddy and I moved into our first apartment.  I had never felt so grown up.  Some of his family made the trip down to our new place and his Mom brought us a casserole inside a Pyrex dish.

It had been Big Daddy’s Grandmother’s (another woman of great economy, like my own Grandmother who surprised me with bursts of beautiful frivolity in her home).

I reach for this baking dish often.  Even though I have dishes that are bigger, more expensive or prettier.  It’s cooked run of the mill week night suppers and special occasion dishes.  And, truthfully, I think it’s beautiful.  The perfect shade of pink.

I think Big Daddy’s Grandma, who scrimped and saved and reused, would like that this dish has enjoyed such a long life.  First at her house and then at the house of my mother-in-law and now in mine.

Did you know you can find out more about your vintage pyrex?  I found a really neat website and found out that this pattern is called Pink Daisy.

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    Love this. I too have a dish that was my grandmothers and LOVE to cook with it, even if it isn’t the “perfect” dish to get the job done. Great post.

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    I love that dish! It is really beautiful. (I don’t have any dishes that pretty or I’d be photographing them for sure!)

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      I think having pretty, functional things are important and I love that my husband’s very frugal Grandmother had something that whimsical in her kitchen. ;)

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