Sunday, June 2, 2013

About Town With Corningware - Cookware for All Seasons

Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter.  Any season is a good season for cooking with Corningware no matter what decade you are cooking in; 60's, 70's, 80's or 90's there is a piece just waiting to help with your mealtime preparation.

Meadow
(Designer Casserole Series that includes April, Indian Summer and Blue Heather)
(1976-1977)

Summer Blush
(1996-1998)

(1984-1985)
I know, I already posted this one, but that was before I knew what the pattern name was, so I included it this post as well.

Winter Magic?
(1969-1971?)


It looks similar to the Winter Magic Corelle pattern... at least the snowflakes are of similar color, but Winter Magic Corelle was released in 2003 and this Corning Ware piece has pre-1972 lugs.

Does anyone out there know what this pattern name is officially called?

Where is your Corningware??
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3 comments:

  1. This is neither Winter Magic nor Blue Snowflake. Winter Magic has large, lighter blue, six-pointed snowflakes scattered about the surface, and I can only find it in Corelle, not cookware. Blue Snowflake has a sort of scalloped border with snowflakes hanging from it. I have not been able to identify the pattern you show here. I'll let you know if I ever find out what it is, and would appreciate it if you would do the same for me.

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  2. I sure will. I am trying to keep the pattern posts updated as new information comes in. Especially with the production dates, though the later pattern production dates seem to be open to interpretation, because the pieces were still available in the outlet stores even after World Kitchen had stopped production :-)

    I am beginning to wonder if this was just a test pattern, but I cannot get past the fact that there seems to be an awful lot of it floating around for it to be "only" a test pattern.

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  3. Shane, that pattern is identical to the Pyrex turquoise "Snowflake" bakeware design that was in production from 1956 until sometime in the mid 1960's. I'd have to see the bottom stamp to verify this Corning piece's age. But it's possible Corning was trying to synch up with, or even replace that popular Pyrex pattern. I'd guess, though, that this piece was produced pre-1965, as Pyrex eliminated all its turquoise items in 1968 to match the shift toward darker kitchen colors that was occurring at that time.

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