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At last – I am back at home, madly photographing vintage finds to share with you. I’ve had a very busy couple of weeks. I spent time in Southern California, visited some good friends, returned to Northern California, and spent a week camping with my kids and parents in the Sierras. Our campsite was a couple of miles down a four-wheel-drive road with no cell phone reception and the peaceful isolation was exactly what I needed. We had a surprise snowstorm followed by glorious mountain sunshine. Hikes, fishing, and camp stove smores filled our days.
Now that I’m back, I have so much work to do to share with you the vintage finds I’ve discovered along the way. I may or may not still have a suitcase full of traveling clothes that need to be unpacked – but I’ll focus on the vintage first, of course!
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 and snapped them up lightning fast! I have a lot of experience collecting Pyrex and have always eyed the cute designs of vintage Corning Ware. In fact, I just might like Corning Ware a little more than Pyrex – but don’t tell anyone.
I’ve done a little research on this pattern and discovered that 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 includes 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 am going to keep these casseroles for a bit. I will be sure to 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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