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Today’s vintage find is this pair of covered casseroles by Corning Ware in the Merry Mushroom pattern. I spotted these at a garage sale for $5 and snapped them up lightning fast! I have extensive experience collecting Pyrex and have always eyed the cute designs of vintage Corning Ware.
Corning Ware made this pattern for Sears from 1975 through 1977. The dishes by Corning Ware match a larger line of Merry Mushroom housewares, which include pottery canisters, tile trivets, cooking utensils, and more. You might find these particular casseroles for sale with different lids, but the lids that came with these two dishes are original. They are dimpled and made of clear glass. I found this article over at Corningware 411 to be helpful with information on this groovy mushroom design.
These particular pieces are highly sought after, as are other pieces in the Merry Mushroom line. I’ve gathered some groovy mushrooms here for you to browse. You can click on a picture or caption to shop for a piece. Enjoy!
How amazing is this set? Sears sure went all-in on the mushrooms! I am currently deciding what pattern of Corning Ware I’d like to collect, so I will keep these casseroles for a bit. I will let you know if I decide to part with them.
Do you love vintage Corning Ware and the Merry Mushroom collection? What is your favorite pattern of vintage Corning Ware? Let me know in the comment section below!
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