Today, I'm showing off my vintage Pyrex and mixer. I can remember lusting over the nesting bowls that seemed to be in all the antique stores. My Mom had the green bowl when I was a kid, but that's the only one. I wanted the set. Either they were extremely expensive, or they were badly damaged. One day, Rob and I were out antiquing and found a set at a good price and we snapped them up, quick. Then, another time, we found the refrigerator set at a good price and it came home to join the set. This is the only refrigerator set I've ever seen where the large dish is green. The mixer was picked up at a shop on one of my trips back to LA to see my folks and works perfectly. I occassionally use it when I'm mixing something that's not too thick and heavy.
Rob cut me a set of wood circles that sit in the bottoms of the nesting bowls and make them sit higher so they display well. Otherwise, the smaller bowls sit inside the larger one and all disappear.
This is the first time I've ever displayed them all together. They've moved all over the kitchen, looking for the perfect place, but always on opposite sides of the room. When I reorganized the other day, I cleared a place for them and now they have a home, all together, and make quite a statement about days past.