Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cinderella, Cinderella, All I Hear is Cinderella

Hello, Dear Ones.
My Pyrex collection seems to be growing a little so I thought I would show you.
I found these two lovelies a while back. I love this pattern ~ Butterprint ~ it's just one of my favorites. Some even call it Amish Butterprint. The pattern has a little farmer couple, their crops and of course a Rooster along the sides.
 So far all I've found is the aqua or is it turquoise? and white color. This is a little Cinderella bowl ~ a little handle to hold on one side of the bowl and a little pouring spout on the other side. Or maybe you could say ~ a handle on both sides! Why are they called Cinderella Bowls you ask? Sit on down, grab your Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and I'll tell you a little story and you know how I love to tell you little stories...
 Oh, this is my largest Cinderella bowl. Ain't she purdy?
Now...once upon a time...
Why name Pyrex mixing bowls after Cinderella? 
"Cinderella bowl" is a well-known term for the type of nesting bowl with a handle on one side and a spout on the other.  The name has become a convenient way to differentiate it from the older style of nesting bowl with a completely round circumference.  Cinderella bowls first appeared in 1957 with three pattern & colour choices: turquoise Butterprint, pink Gooseberry, yellow & black Gooseberry.  Sandalwood became the next pattern to appear on Cinderella bowls, in 1961.  The shape of the bowls was designed by John Phillip Johnson.     source
 Here I have two mixing bowls. I believe the sets always came with four bowls so I'm always on the lookout. Now I need to find two more white on aqua/turquoise  appropriately sized bowls and I'll have my set.
These Cinderella bowls are shaped a little differently. They are more 'boxy' but just as purdy!
Here's all my pretty little Butterprint Pyrex collection. I just love this pattern and this pattern loves me too! :)
You may wonder if I use my olden Pyrex? Yes, ma'am, I do! I put all kinds of things in them, raw fruits and veggies and cooked veggies. I don't put these in the oven though. I know lots of folks do though. I'm a tad chicken or maybe Rooster if you know me!
When I'm not poking fruit or veggies in my Pyrex, I just poke them in my little glass front corner cabinet! I love my Pyrex!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Cinderella, Cinderella
All I hear is Cinderella, from the moment I get up
till shades of night are falling
There isn't any letup, I hear them calling, calling
Go up and do the attic and go down and do the cellar
You can do them both together

How lovely it would be
If I could live in my fantasy
But in the middle of my dreaming
They're screaming at me

Every time she'd find a minute
That's the time that they begin it
Cinderelly, Cinderelly


Cinderelly, Cinderelly
Night and day it's Cinderelly
Make the fire, fix the breakfast
Wash the dishes, do the mopping

And the sweeping and the dusting
They always keep her hopping

She goes around in circles
Till she's very, very dizzy
Still they holler

Keep a-busy Cinderelly!

We can do it, we can do it
We can help our Cinderelly
We can make her dress so pretty
There's nothing to it, really
We'll tie a sash around it
Put a ribbon through it
When dancing at the ball
She'll be more beautiful than all
In the lovely dress we'll make for Cinderelly

Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Gonna help our Cinderelly
Got no time to dilly-dally
We gotta get a-goin'

I'll cut with these scissors!

And I can do the sewing!

Leave the sewing to the women
You go get some trimmin'

And we'll make a lovely dress for

We'll make a lovely dress for
~ sung by the Disney crowd


  1. I love the butterprint, and hope that someday I will own some of this! xx

  2. I love this print and they are in such splendid condition! I am on the search for some for my daughter, she has begun collecting this series. They are beautifully displayed too!

  3. That's so nice to know the background of these pieces I love so much! And the song is fabulous. I had the Cinderella album when I was little and would play it constantly! This is the only song that I couldn't understand all the words, so I sing it with a loose "interpretation!"

  4. Love that aqua blue color and that pattern is adorable. I just picked up a cute bowl with handles on each side in the Americana pattern. I use my pyrex for everything.

  5. I've never seen that pattern up here but it would definitely be a favourite of mine as I love aqua/turquoise!

  6. Oh my goodness! These are so so pretty! Your collection in the lighted cabinet is gorgeous!!!! What a fun thing to collect!

  7. Cinderelly Cinderelly...night and day it's Cinderelly! I'll be singing this all day.....but that's a good thing isn't it? heehee! Love the pretty turquoise and white. I actually bought a piece of Pyrex a couple of weeks ago, too. I need to work it into a post! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

  8. I love my Pyrex! I have Pink Gooseberry Cinderella bowls and its my fav set! Love your Turquoise Butterprint! So pretty in your cabinet. I have used my casseroles in the oven before! :)
    hugs, Linda

  9. I am loving your pyrex collection. I have never seen this blue. It is wonderful and all the color in your kitchen is beautiful. Makes me want to just add that red, blue and yellow. I'd have to change the paint, but it could be done. Maybe this summer. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I didn't know I have Cinderella in my kitchen! I have the square nested brown and blue Pyrex Cinderella set that belonged to my mother. My heart longs to find the nested mixing bowls - and I did, but I didn't want to pay for them! One of my wedding gifts was a Cinderella set in orange and yellow. I used them for years and then 'outgrew' their color and style. What a treasure I would have if they still sat in my cabinet! Thank you for sharing your collection. I love what you've acquired so far and can't wait to see more.

  11. Really pretty color to your pyrex bowls, Shelia! I remember my Mom had pyrex {can't remember what color} so they bring back that memory for me.

  12. Well, I learned something new today! I've never heard of Cinderella bowls, even though I've see the pyrex before. Had no idea they were called that! I love the color -- you have such a wonderful collection! What a delight!


  13. Catching up today. You've been a busy girl. Hope you had a fun trip. I'm off to see where you ventured. Your pyrex is a fun collection. ;-)

  14. Did not know they are called Cinderella bowls!! I have three of them in the aqua color and they HAVE LIDS that cover the spout and handle too. They are perfect in the fridge, oven and microwave. I use pyrex as much as possible instead of plastic wrap or foil.......being kind to the environment!!!

  15. Your Pyrex collection is so wonderful! Great colors!


  16. I have several Pyrex bowls and casserole pans. I do use mine ,but learned really quickly not to put them in the dishwasher.

  17. Aww...I can't look at those sweet bowls without thinking of my sweet mama. She had several of those, that same print...both white on aqua and aqua on white. After she died and we were going through her things, I had my chance...I could kick myself. I am pretty sure they can be found in one of my four sisters' cabinets :)

  18. I love this collection too! very pretty in your corner cupboard!

  19. Your "boxy" pieces are casserole dishes, they came with lids.

    No fear about using your Pyrex in the oven, that's what it was made for, I use mine all the time! Yes, Butterprint and pink pieces too!!

  20. You have a great collection and it looks so pretty in your cabinet! I love the aqua and white and the darling design. It is fun to collect isn't it!!

  21. What a fun post! I like the butterprint. It is so cheery. I had a set of 3 Pyrex, the two brown and one white. They are so handy. Unfortunately I no longer have the large one. And isn't a rooster a fun design!

  22. My Mom loved Pyrex, too. I wish I had a few of her pieces now. I have a yellow Pyrex bowl and a brown one and that is it. I love your sweet collection and the aqua and white is all the rage again now. I hope you can find the other pieces you need. xo Diana

  23. Your post makes me want to collect both Butterprint and Gooseberry.

  24. Ever since I first visited your blog Shelia,I have been on the lookout for pyrex as beautiful as yours. I have never ever seen any like them. I do have a couple of pieces but would certainly love to find those gorgeous blue ones. They look so pretty in that lovely cabinet. x

  25. I like the butterprint pattern too. great story I love the Cinderella bowls too. You have such a wonderful collection. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  26. Such a cute and fun post Sheila. I love your Cinderella and now I am beginning to wonder if I have HER stashed in my cabinets!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  27. I love the Cinderella bowls! I have a few pieces of the Amish in white and turquoise. They're tiny little refrigerator boxes.

    I love your lighted corner cabinet with everything displayed….the display is so cute!

  28. I find Pyrex in all the antique malls and thrift stores. It is a little high as it is getting real poplar again.

  29. Love the way they look in your cabinets...these are great thrift finds and I agree I see them often in Goodwill. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop...I really enjoyed my visit here.

  30. I love your collection. IMy Fav is the brown Colonial design with gold,,but they do not go in microwave...I use mine too,

  31. Hi Sheila, I love your Pyrex and the gorgeous color in reverse for the shapes. They look gorgeous in your glass door cabinet. Enjoyed learning the history on the name. Your collection is wonderful!!
    Have a great weekend.

  32. Thanks for the story, Shelia!
    You know I love your collection!
    I have 2 Butterprints but no Cinderellas!

  33. Oh Sheila, what a pretty collection. I have seen these little bowls before and have never paid much attention to them. But now looking at them through your loving eyes, well they have certainly tickled my fancy :-)

    Hugs and Kisses,

  34. You have really pretty colors for your Pyrex bowls. When we got married my husband came to the marriage with harvest gold. Sorry but those had to go. My dad has collected some of the fun colors too.

  35. They are such a pretty color! I love it, Shelia!


    Sheila...who is so tired I could sleep for a month!



  36. Lovely pyrex Shelia! Your display is just perfect. Enjoy your evening. ♥

  37. Sheila,
    ADORABLE pyrex bowls, dear friend!!!
    The aqua is not a hue I've seen before, but I'll be looking next time I'm out~and~about!
    Your collection is growing , quite beautifully!
    I adore how the hues all blend harmoniously together in you lighted cabinet!!!

  38. I collect Pyrex too ( and I read recently that the Cinderella bowls were released the same year as the Cinderella Disney movie so that contributed to the name as the bowls were said to have been like Cinderella's slipper a perfect fit for every American kitchen!! Not sure if it is true but it is cool if it is! Love your Butterprint collection, I only have two pieces so far of the Butterprint.

  39. Those are such beautiful bowls, aren't they? I hope you enjoy the thrill of the hunt as you track down the pieces to make your sets complete! Thanks for the sweet words on our bluebirds. We have lived in our house for 33 years and this is the first time I've ever seen a bluebird in my life, too, let alone in our yard! So yes, I'm doing everything I can from- buying their favorite foods to setting up a couple of nesting boxes to get at least one pair of these little darlings to settle down in our yard! Have a wonderful weekend, Shelia!

  40. Well, thank you for teaching me something new! Cinderella is my favorite princess and apparently she has been in my kitchen and I never even knew it! What a pretty collection you have! :)

  41. Sheila, your pyrex collection is lovely. I love that color, cheerful and bright. What a great place to showcase your pretties. I am envious, but so happy for you. xo Linda

  42. I love your cheerful home, my friend!



  43. Such pretty colors! I love that shade of blue, and never heard the term Cinderella for bowls. You have a wonderful collection. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

  44. Oh what a lovely visual treat you have blessed me with. It looks fantastic and I learned something new.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  45. I love Pyrex and have some of the same pieces. I learned the hard way do not put them in the dishwasher. So I hand wash all of them now. No oven for me either but they do well in the microwave.

  46. I remember these. My grandmother had them. It's a lovely set and a great color.
    Thanks for sharing.

  47. From one Pyrex collector to another, thanks for sharing some history. I knew those bowls were called Cinderella, but I had no idea why. Do you collect all patterns and colors or just this one? I've got a little bit of everything myself.

  48. So pretty!! My grandma has some of that classic Pyrex and still makes her casseroles in them--I think she got them for her wedding!

  49. They so remind me of my mom, she had the aqua ones♥


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