Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Family Treasures

A few weeks ago, I told you about getting some things that belonged to my Aunt and Grandmother from my Uncle's estate. Today, I  want to show you some of the vintage kitchen wares I was able to bring home.

Vintage Pyrex. This is two casserole dishes, one with a matching lid. I really love the design on these, and wish I knew what the pattern was called. I am going to have to research that and see if I can find the name of it.

This is a beautiful platter. Oh, I am loving this one, the shape, the flowers, the colors. There are no markings of any kind on this, so I have no idea of the maker or how old it might be. But is is one of my favorites.

Here is the detail of the flowers and edging. To me, it is a happy design.

Believe it or not, I do not have a deviled egg plate. When I spotted this one, I was thrilled to have it. The coloring is simply beautiful. I always make deviled eggs at Easter, and this year, I will have a beautiful plate to sit them on.

I have often wondered why I have not ever owned a egg plate, maybe it is because I only really make the eggs at Easter and never think about having one until it is time to make them. Anyway, now I won't have to worry about that and it is a beauty and belonged to my Aunt too, making it extra special.

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday everyone, I am looking forward to seeing all the vintage goodies today!


  1. Suzanne your Pyrex casseroles are wonderful. I also love that platter, but my favorite is the egg plate. It looks like carnival glass. Gorgeous and a wonderful reminder of your Aunt!

  2. I recognize the pattern on your bottom Pyrex dish, as a version of it is on my wedding china. It's a variation of the Acanthus design.
    See Now, as to what Pyrex calls it, I don't know.

  3. I have many of those vintage pyrex casseroles and still use them! I love them!

    The color on your egg plate is fantastic!!


  4. Hi Suzanne -

    Your platter looks like it is probably Homer Laughlin's Century Shape instorduced in 1931. The Century shape is also the "shape" used for the Riviera line of colorware. Your pattern (there were hundreds!) is C48 and is shown on page 143 of "Homer Laughlin - Decades of Dinnerware." The handles are lined with green which is considered a "trim" and is not always found with your floral pattern. It is considered a seperate embellishment.

    Didn't you ID another Homer Laghlin piece from one of my posts a few months ago? You must be drawn to HL pieces. :-)


    PS for some reason my ID isn't reading correctly
    so I'll be "Anonymous". It's Candy from

  5. Those are such wonderful pieces Suzanne. I have never had a deviled egg but might have to try one this Easter. Love the patterns on both of the Pyrex dishes.

  6. Love that egg plate. :)

    Thanks so much for always putting your linky up early on Wed. So many times, we have other things we need to be doing ...supper, homework, washing...all kinds of things. It is really nice when we can link and then not have to work on it at night.
    Thanks, sweet lady.

  7. Hi Suzanne,

    I love your flower platter. It is so pretty!

    This is my first time joining up with your linky party. I normally don't have so many pictures on a post, but I photographed an antique store yesterday, and there is lots to look at. I thought that you would enjoy what I saw as much as I did. Thanks for letting be a part of your party.

    Take care and God bless,


  8. All great pieces, but the Pyrex is my favorite, or the platters, not sure :)

  9. i LOVE pyrex but OMG i adore your lustrious green 'devilled egg''s GORGEOUS!!

  10. Well the Gods smiled down on you the day you were lucky enough to get these great finds. All of them are very vintage. I have never seen the design on the Pyrex dishes. That platter really caught my eye.

  11. Great dishes Suzanne,I love the old pyrex I have alot and use it daily. Realy like that old egg plate, green my fav color.

  12. I don't own an egg plate either. I love the different colors on the egg plate and the fact that it's a family piece makes it so special.
    Thanks so much for hosting.

  13. I LOVE your egg plate and I have NEVER EVER seen one as pretty as that one!!!
    I hope you are enjoying your week and WE ARE getting closer to spring, EVEN if Old Man Winter isn't letting up YET!!! More snow is on it's way to my house, "OH MY"!!! Thank you for hosting such a fun party!!!
    Warm Winter Hugs to you,

  14. I like your egg plate but I have never really liked hard boiled eggs. I have trouble peeling even one.

  15. Everything is lovely and I especially love that deviled egg dish!!

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  16. Hi Suzanne! I know you must be so happy to have these in your possession. Love the Pyrex, the bottom one has such an Art Deco look to it. And the platter, aaahh, so pretty. I have a deviled egg platter that looks just like that but mine is clear glass. Yours has an almost iridescent look to it and I wonder if it was manufactured by Fenton. Have a great weekend, Nan

  17. I too thought the platter was Homer Laughlin. Candy is such a great expert resource. She nailed it as usual. The platter is beautiful and I love the egg plate. I have one similar but it has a more golden carnival look. I know you will enjoy these from your family. Hugs, Ginger

  18. Lovin that pyrex.. so much better than plastic. cute pattern! thanks for hosting-

  19. I have never seen that pattern of pyrex? thanks as always for hosting VTT!!!

  20. those are just great. I love old pyrex casseroles.

  21. Hi Suzanne!
    What wonderful things you've inherited! I especially love the Pyrex, I've never seen any like it before. Enjoy!

    Happy VTT,

  22. That tray is just beautiful and in such good condition! I have no clue who the maker could be, but it does have a similar look to some Staffordshire china that I have from my grandmother. Glad I could link up with you and your ladies this week! -diane

  23. Congratulations on inheriting things that make you so happy.
    The platter reminds me of a dish set my aunt had back in the 60s, but not sure how much older than that it could be.

  24. Hi Suzanne! Surprise, I too have one of those pyrex casseroles: brown with gold metallic designs. Really like the egg plate and would love to find one. Thanks for hosting another great party!

  25. Hi Suzanne, The Pyrex casserole dishes are very nice. I really like the white china platter with the delicate little flowers in the corners. But I love, love that fancy devil egg plate! I want one. It is beautiful.

  26. Love your plates. I don't have an egg plate either, seems like something we should all have. I posted my blog twice. The first one goes to the wrong link and I haven't had any visitors... :-( If you have a way to change the first one thanks, if not, maybe some will see the second and try again. Blessings, Debbie

  27. Hi Suzanne - love the deep, rich color of the egg dish. All mine are white but they still get a lot of use as Dave adores deviled eggs.
    Enjoying being part of Vintage Thingie Thursday again; always fun to see what finds other harbor.

  28. I have the Pyrex bug so ofcourse I love your pyrex.
    I never liked it that well till about 2 weeks ago I bought quite a few pieces for a friend who doesn't get out and shop much put pictures of theem on my blog and my eyes just opened.

    keep adding to your collection with different colors.


  29. Suzanne, I really love the platter with the the colorful flowers. I have an egg plater like this one, use it on Easter and other times if I can remember to make deviled eggs.
    Happy VTT

  30. I love vintage pyrex! This is my first visit to your blog. I'll be following along. Looking forward to getting to know you!

  31. I love the shape of that platter too! I am always drawn to pieces that have unusual shapes to them.
    Also, love the color of the deviled egg plate. I don't think I've seen that color in glassware before.


  32. The platter is so wonderful. I love the shape of it, especially the handles, and the colors of the flowers are just divine.

    Thanks for hosting and sharing such pretty things!


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