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Spice of Life Collection- May 2016



Here’s the latest picture of my Spice of Life collection. Many pieces were found locally, through eBay and with a little help from friends.  These pieces are used daily and are really fun to collect.  If you have something that I might be missing… Let me know!



The Original Corningware Cornflower

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Corningware Blue Cornflower Pattern

In November of 1958, Corningware rolled out the first Pyroceram cookware.  This cookware was the first to withstand sudden temperate changes up to 450 degrees.  It was also the first cookware that was able to be used on the stovetop, oven and microwave.

My sister Darlene, purchased this classic vintage set today at her local Goodwill.  Total price for this amazing set was $14.00.  It’s difficult to find Corningware pieces that also come with their original lids, so this makes this find extra special.

Corningware featured an ad that claimed, “It makes no sense to cook in one dish, serve in another and store in a third”.  This motto holds true today.  Do you find yourself with a bunch of dishes after your meal?  Imagine just putting the lid on what you cooked and putting it in the refrigerator?   Freezer to oven or fridgerator to stove, all in one in dish- Simply Brilliant!

Congrats to my sister on her amazing find.  Plan on years of enjoyment and welcome to the Corningware club!




Corningware Spice of Life Collection

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Vintage Corningware Spice of Life Collection

My Corning Ware Spice of Life collection all started with the loaf pan on the left.  Corning Ware was introduced in September of 1958.  The original pattern was white with a blue flowered pattern known as Cornflower.  This pattern was produced until 1971.  In 1972 Corning Ware launched the Spice of Life (or also known as French Spice) which lasted until 1987.

This collection was found in multiple places including thrift stores and online.  The casserole dishes tend to be the easiest ones to find in the the thrift stores, which can go for no more than $4.99 depending upon the size. However, the online retail market will easily sell a casserole dish for $20.00 or more for the smaller dishes.