Saturday, October 9, 2010

Retro Saturday

If you haven't noticed, Pyrex is making a resurgence in popularity here in North America.

If you are old enough, you will remember it being in your kitchen when you were a kid.

I remember the big mixing bowls that my mother used in baking. Also the refrigerator jars with their glass covers were around for a while till they all got broken by us kids.

I am sure you can remember a few yourselves.

Today's retro pick is Pyrex that was made in Canada. It's called Delphite. Why it was only made in Canada, I'm not sure. 

It is a beautiful pale blue colour.

I bought the Delphite plates at a local antiques shop a few years ago. I got the turquoise plates (they are not considered Delphite), the cups and saucers and those two white plates from various places. The two colours work well together and I mix n' match them.

They are all Pyrex and made in Canada. As far as I can find they were made in the province of Ontario starting in the mid 1940's. They also made refrigerator jars, mixing bowls and other kitchen ware.

I use these dishes quite a bit. They are very fresh looking and present quite nicely with lighter meals any time of year .

They are very difficult to find. And in the Pyrex world to find some causes quite a stir. 

If you ever see any, buy it, keep it and enjoy it.

It's Thanksgiving here in Canada. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend and thank you for your comments and encouragement in this blog world of ours!

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