Saturday, March 14, 2015

I Got The "Bleu"s - French Bleu Collection Complete

French Bleu is fairly hard to come by, as it was only produced from the fall of 1983 to fall of 1984 (basically 1 year), so my collection has been growing somewhat sporadically.  For years, all I had was the 10 inch (24cm) Quiche dish that I purchased off eBay.  I was actually about to give up on ever seeing another piece, because that seemed to be the ONLY piece ever on eBay.

Then I got lucky one day.  I had crossed the Columbia River and invaded Vancouver, WA back in December of 2013 and found both the F-5 & F-1.  A couple months later (February 2014) the F-6 showed up in Clackamas,  OR.   That is what spurred my first post about this pattern back in March of last year (2014)...   About 1 month ago, I found the final piece in Portland, OR... The 2 1/2 quart Casserole (F-2-B).

So, as with the French Bisque from yesterday, here is the "not quite so large" family of French Bleu...

Left to right...   F-5-B - 1 1/5 quart Souffle in LE-F5-R cradle, F-2-B - 2 1/2 quart Souffle in LE-F1-R cradle

F-3-B - 10 inch Quiche

Left to right....  F-2-B - 2 1/2 quart Casserole in LE-F2-R cradle, F-6-B - 1 1/2 quart Open Roaster in LE-F6-R cradle

It should be noted, that all 4 pieces I purchased were adorn with the pinwheel lids...   Though I didn't not believe they were available in the early 80s, I find it odd that all of them would come with said pinwheel lids from various thrift stores in several cities in 2 different states.

An interesting coincidence; especially since all of my Classic Black came with plain lids (1990-94)

Where is your Corning Ware??
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2 comments:

  1. FYI ..the link to corellecorner no longer works. The site is up but no longer functioning. It was(is?) a great resource.

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  2. The site is shut down due to a pending lawsuit. Someone stole from the site to write a book, so the story goes.

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