Tuesday, May 14, 2013

About Town With Corningware - The Third Time is the Charm?

This is a compilation post.... I have been to several thrift stores to track all these down simply because Corning released multiple versions of the same design under the same name from 1969-1975.

This is Floral Bouquet or at least the ORIGINAL Floral bouquet.  (made as a Limited Edition Gift Line in 1969)

 
Complete with subtle linen background in yellow.

This is Floral Bouquet version 2. (the design was changed for general release in 1970)

With solid yellow background and blue accents.

and THIS is Floral Bouquet version 3.  (the final version and most common, released in 1971)

I do not know why the original design was re-tooled so many times.  Maybe it was more cost effective to reduce the coverage area of the design.

Where is your Corningware??
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2 comments:

  1. These are very pretty and I have never seen them. I am enjoying seeing all the different patterns you have found.

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  2. I has actually amazed me how many different patterns were made. I only knew about Cornflower and Spice O' Life growing up, cause that is what Grandma and Mom had. Later, I purchased some French White myself. But I had no idea the extend of what had been marketed over the years. I from what I understand, some of the patterns were only on the store shelves for a year. Some were special promotional items for other companies like Shell Gas, Sears, JC Penney or Bon Marche. There were even annual Christmas designs that were produced... Though I think these were given to employees and not for general retail.

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