Thursday, May 19, 2011
An uncommon find!
On my way to visit my parents in Madison, Wisconsin earlier this week, I made a list of thrift stores to hit up in various towns along the way. At one, I came across this piece of promotional Pyrex, called Olive Medallion. It is the 045 oval casserole (2.5 quart size - my favorite!). While this side of the dish looks great, the pattern on the backside has quite a bit of smudging to the paint. It likely came from the factory that way. I paid $2.99 for it. I'll still have to find a lid for it, but it's staying with my collection! According to what I can find online, this promotional pattern was available on the 043 and 045 casseroles in 1964.
And, between two other stores, I found this nice stack of round cinderella casseroles. Although the green looks a little off color-wise in the picture, it's spot on in real life! All of these look like they've never been used. Bottom is a Verde 473, middle is a Daisy 472 with clear lid (not the Daisy lid is should have come with) and top is a Butterfly Gold 472 with clear lid. The bottom two were $4 each and the top one was $3.