Thursday, July 11, 2013

Magick Blog - Vintage French White Surprise

I am beginning to think this blog is magick.  Here I just wrote that I never see the F-24-B (24oz) or the 7oz Ramekins in Pyroceram, they always seem to be in stoneware...

Well, I swung into the Goodwill to return a lid that was the wrong size for one of my pieces when I was greeted by an F-24-B... Complete with vented microwave lid.  I was extremely excited and thought myself extremely lucky to have just "happened" across this find....

It gets better though... I thought the lid might be damaged because it was bulging slightly, so I removed the lid to check it out and.... Magick Bananas!

I was triple blessed, for hiding inside, was a 7 oz pyroceram ramekin!   But it doesn't end there either.  The use and care instructions for the F-24-B were underneath the 7 oz ramekin!  Joy and Rapture!  Evidently, these were not known as "French White" per se, but as Pop-ins.

Sadly, the 7 oz ramekin is similar to the 4 oz in that there is no "F" model number on the bottom... Just a "7oz - 200ml" and a "Made in the USA" (And even that is really hard to see, since it's not embossed well)

Regardless of the lacking model number, I am ecstatic.  I now have, I think, examples of ALL the French White ramekins... (4oz, 7oz, F-16-B "16oz", and F-24-B "24oz")

Here is a family portrait of the with 1.5 liter (F-5-B) & 2.5 liter (F-1-B) parents thrown in.

Next up... The Ovals....

Ya know, maybe if I mention some of the other pieces I "never" see, they will show up too...

Wheat pattern in just about anything.....  Platinum Starburst Stove top Percolator (without the chrome spout)....  Electromatic Food Warming Tray.

Let's see if it works.  ;-)

Where is your Corningware??


  1. I found a "wheat pattern in just about anything" sort of thing - a 1 quart pan with lid, at a thrift store. I had never seen such a pattern before in my life, nor have I ever found another item in this pattern, so I knew it was a rarity. So of course I bought it. I was going to sell it on eBay, but I don't seem to be getting around to getting it listed. Maybe it's because I'm not in a hurry to send it off into who-knows-where, never to be seen again, and perhaps to be broken by the Post Office, who doesn't seem to care about much of anything. So, gee, does anyone know anyone who cares about Wheat pattern, and the finding thereof at thrift stores?

    I wish I knew how to post to this blog with my actual name, but I'm not technologically savvy enough to figure out how to do it.


  2. Greetings Heather. I can totally understand the "not getting around to listing it on eBay" LOL I still have a couple of pieces of Classic "French" Black that I had fully intended on selling, that are still sitting in my cupboard after 5 months. :-) Personally, I am always looking for Wheat pieces myself, along with French White Ramekins in various sizes... They crop up from time to time, Like the Classic Black, but always seem to be pieces that I already have. Which is a total bummer... I watch on eBay, but they are usually pieces I already have as well, and they seem to ask too much money for them... especially after shipping is involved and the chance it wont survive in the mail.

  3. What pieces are you looking for in Wheat? You mentioned that the ones you find always seem to be ones you already have.


    P.S. I'm really serious about having someone explain to me how to post comments with my own name, instead of saying that I'm Anonymous. Saying that I'm Anonymous sounds like I'm trying to be mysterious or sneaky.

  4. Well, I am missing a 1 quart (W-1-B), I think I am lacking a W-322 (12x7) and a W-309 pie plate. Well, and after the last USPS fiasco I am down my 4 quart W-84-B (it got smashed)

    As far as the anonymous part.... In the Comment as, below , you can use your Google account Id, or lacking a google email, you can use the Name/URL and they just put in your name and "" for the URL part, if you like. Usually, I use my google account, but I decided to do it myself this time so I would show up as Culinary Alchemist instead. :-)

  5. Thank you so much for the information about how to be myself (as a commenter).

    The one Wheat pattern I have been able to find and rescue just happens to be a one quart. I still don't even have it cleaned up, probably because I'm not in a really big hurry to sell it on eBay. I'd paste in a picture, if only I knew how. Do you know anyone who would be interested in adopting this piece? Yourself for instance?


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