When hubby and I were married in 1977 Corelle dishes were getting very popular. We received 3 sets of Pyrex mixing bowls ~ 2 in the avacado pattern and one in the butterfly gold. While looking through the May issue of Country Living I found the article on vintage Pyrex. I can't believe my dishes are now considered 'vintage' and are collectible! It's only been 34 years!
This is the only bowl I have left of the butterfly gold pattern and according to
Country Living Magazine, it is worth $12.00. Can you believe it? I imagine
the whole original set of 3 probably sold for $9.00.
I gave away all the avacado green bowls and the other 2 of this set.
I decided I wanted clear bowls instead but I'm glad I kept this one.
While we were on our honeymoon in New Hampshire (didn't everyone go there?),
we purchased 2 sets of Corelle butterfly gold dishes. They came with 4 each large
dinner plates, breakfast or salad plates, bread plates, cereal/soup bowls, teacups and saucers.
I was given other serving pieces as well, including serving bowls,
fruit nappies, platters and mugs.
I have used these dishes every day for 34 years and I think only 2 or 3
bowls were broken in all that time! They are indestructible!
My sister and several friends have the same dishes.
I have thought of giving them away several times lately and purchasing
new dishes but I have been liking them more and more. I guess I'll be keeping them.
They are kind of pretty and now they are 'vintage'. And I love vintage things!
I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who responded to my post about
kitchen sink choices. I am overwhelmed with the responses and advice.
I am still undecided and will be going to look at sinks this week and asking
more questions. The reason we are getting a smaller sink is to accomodate
a full size dishwasher. I looked at the apartment size ones and they are only
18" wide with barely enough room for 4 place settings. So, I can live with
a smaller sink. I like the suggestion of a single wider and deeper bowl sink
but am leaning toward the sink and a half, if it will fit in a 30" cabinet.
Many thanks for your help. I appreciate it so much.
The weather girl on the news just said we may see some sunny breaks for the
next few days and warmer temperatures. YAY! There will be butterflies
flying around after all.
Have a great day.