My gramma recently came over and saw my Pyrex collection. She is too practical to collect anything much less 'old dishes' but she is still supportive and I think in awe of how much I have collected in such a short amount of time. She called me a few days later to tell me she had something to give me. I was so excited when I made it over there. She gave me this unused set still in the box. When I asked why she never used it, she said, 'They were too nice to use.' Turns out she is not ALWAYS practical.