I forgot about these colorful casserole dishes in the cabinet. These are vintage Pyrex Daisy casserole dishes from the 1960’s. The smaller of the two dishes was in a “apartment care package” that came from my mother when I moved into my first apartment. I have managed to keep it all these years. (with only minor dings and damages)
In 1915, Corning Glass Works introduced Pyrex glassware. This was a clear version of the cookware. With the success of the clear version , Corning released the Flameware series around 1936 and then the Pyrex Colors series starting in 1947. What’s the difference between Pyrex and Corningware- stovetop use. Pyrex is safe to use in the oven and in microwaves, but it does not handle direct heat from stovetop or broiler use.
The casserole dishes above are part of a huge pattern design that Pyrex produced, but there’s also a very similar pattern called Sunflower. It’s the same pattern, except the center circle is orange. I was able to find the larger casserole at a local thrift store for a few dollars. Online retailers are selling a set of three casserole dishes for $69.99. I’d love to come across more of this pattern. (Thanks Mom!)
If you’d like to check out a great Pyrex website that shows every pattern you could think of, check out Pyrexlove.com