Thursday, August 28, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday

So, I decided to participate in Vintage Thingies Thursday sponsored by The Apron Queen. Behold this delightful Bluebird 1 1/2 qt. covered casserole Pyrex dish. (Say THAT three times fast!) It was thrifted from Goodwill recently. I just couldn't take my eyes off the sweet little bird in that shade of blue! As I carried it around with a vice-like grip, others were eyeballing it. Too late! (insert evil laugh - mwooAH HA ha ha!) According to Pyrex Love, this dish was a promotional item only produced between 1959-1961.

I'm half afraid to use it, not because I'm clumsy, but because I'm really NOT clumsy and therefore I may become clumsy when using something so lovely only because I won't suspect that I might accidentally destroy it.
Sometimes I think that I just invent things to worry about...

17 comments:

Charlotte said...

I have a Pyrex dish like this except it is turquoise with white pattern. I got it new so you know about when I got it. I still use it regularly. It is great to store food in and to heat in the microwave.
Here is where I got the wallpaper for my blog.
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I like your daughter's name.

Dy said...

Diane,
I,too, think it a keepsake. Cannot tell you how I Laughed at your "evil" laugh. In all my years of reading student work Yours was the best actual portrayal of what a laugh "sounds"like in print. Thank you for the endorphine surge.
Love.

Sonja said...

How much did you pay for it? They must of just put it out.

Grandma J said...

I remember my mother having that pyrex pattern. I sure wish they'd bring back some of that retro stuff.

The Apron Queen said...

What a gorgeous little Prex dish! And it has the lid! Wonderful! Thanks for joining in!

Diane said...

It was $4. Right place. Right time.

Dy said...

Diane,
Today was the day I, finally, got on line, homebased. I have had the best time all day doing catchup and reading blogs (a new experience for me - is this cyberspace phenomomen new? Am I not paying attention to the world? Well, time to learn. I have read the complete blogs of G.R., Mir and yours, my dear. I feel like I have done catchup on all of you. I love your dolls, thrifting experiences, cross stitching creations, little birdie designs, recipes, sewing for our sweet little girl, aprons,what you enjoy reading and ALL of your reflections. I hope I remembered most of what I read today.Thank you for the wonderful experience, and keep blogging. I will be an avid reader.
Love.

marychild said...

Wow, that dish totally reminds me of my mom; great find. I would have been one of those envious eyes on the receiving end of that evil laugh. And Diane, I think I may invent things to worry about too... you're definitely not alone!!!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Great find...love that bluebird design...makes it extra special :) xx

Mir said...

I love this dish! What a rare find .. and in such good condition. It is lovely.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Simply charming!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Sojourn said...

Vintage casserole dishes are some of my favorite finds. Your's is in very nice condition.

casch said...

What a great little find. I didn't know you had that. I really like it! You are a great little thrifter!

marychild said...

Hey Pocahontas, I know! I was surprised by that too! I would have liked to be Snow White or Cinderella, but ya know what? Pocahontas had substance, so I really can't complain!

I always knew we had a lot in common!!!

Corgidogmama~ said...

Oh my, I grew up with these dishes. Mom's cupboards were full of 'em!

Vintage Mommy said...

Very cute dish! I love the little birds on it. It's great that it still has its lid.

Greg, Karin, Kylee, Sarah and Emma! said...

What a beautiful dish!! I am totally clumsy so I don't think I could ever own something so unique. I have to have multiples of the things that I love. What a find though!

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