The Vintage Pyrex Patterns You Remember from Grandma’s House

Updated: Dec. 06, 2023

Anyone else envious of Grandma's or Mom's collection of vintage Pyrex? We've rounded up some of our favorite patterns that have us feeling some serious nostalgia.

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What cook or baker can resist the charms of a quirky vintage Pyrex piece? They remind us of time with Grandma or Mom, and their fun patterns—ranging from pilgrims to posies—are an easy way to add personality (and functionality) to your kitchen.

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Before Pyrex ever released a printed dish or patterned bowl, they introduced solid dishes into the market. While they don’t have the same kind of flair, we can’t help but love their bold color. This set is a favorite in our Test Kitchen.

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Vintage Pyrex bowls in Butterprint
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This pattern is one of Pyrex’s most iconic vintage looks, and it’s highly prized by collectors. If you’ve got Butterprint at home, or another vintage Pyrex dish you love, learn the best way to take care of it—and keep using it, too.

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Vintage Pyrex bowls in Butterfly Gold pattern
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No ’80s kitchen was complete without a set of Butterfly-printed bowls or dishware. If you’ve got these in your cabinets, dust them off and use them to serve up these nostalgic ’80s-era dinners.

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Vintage Pyrex bowl in Friendship pattern
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This fun pattern graces the shelves of many a mom and grandma. Use yours for serving up one of these Pyrex-ready dishes.

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Vintage Pyrex dish in Pink Daisy
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Pink Daisy

This floral print was one of Pyrex’s first. The perfect shade of Mamie pink was totally in vogue at the time of its release in 1956. You’d certainly see this print on plenty of ’50s dinner tables with these classic recipes.

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Vintage Pyrex dishes in verde
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We love this pattern for its Mediterranean feel. Why not use these vintage dishes to serve up favorite modern Mediterranean meals?

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Vintage Pyrex bowl in Colonial Mist
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Colonial Mist

Colonial Mist was one of the last patterns Pyrex released back in the ’80s. It reminds us a lot of another ’80s classic: Corningware. Did you know you can get that brand’s iconic blue and white bakeware made new?

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Vintage Pyrex dish in Early American
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Early American

Colonial style was huge in the ’60s and ’70s. You can see that right on this vintage Pyrex print that’s made up of old-fashioned imagery like weathervanes, corncobs and even a mortar and pestle. You don’t have to go back to colonial times for a good recipe, though. Try these ones from the ’70s that still deserve a place in your roster.

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Vintage Pyrex bowls in wheat pattern
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A full set of vintage Pyrex Cinderella bowls (the term for these stacking dishes with built-in handles) is hard to come by. They’re one of those flea market finds you shouldn’t pass up—along with these eight items.

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Vintage Pyrex dish in Spring Blossom
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Spring Blossom

Pyrex produced this floral pattern for almost a decade, which means you likely have seen this one often at rummage sales, vintage shops and even right here at Taste of Home. Common or not, we love these dishes, especially when used to serve up these ’70s cocktail party recipes.

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Vintage Pyrex bowls in Forest Fancies print
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Forest Fancies

Would it be too over the top to serve up one of these tasty mushroom recipes inside a vintage Pyrex dish covered in mushrooms? Maybe, but that’s all the more reason to do it.

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Vintage Pyrex snowflake dish
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This snowflake patterned dish likely saw plenty of holiday seasons. Pyrex made this print in the ’50s and ’60s. This dish feels right at home alongside these vintage Christmas recipes.