This morning I baked some banana bread, choosing a Corningware bread pan.
It's pattern is the same as several casserole dishes
we received as wedding gifts in 1971.
Since then, I have collected many other pieces--larger and smaller casserole dishes,
coffee and tea pots,
three sizes of handled "skillets",
and a pie plate, too. Somewhere...
...and even some utensils!
Thrift stores are my primary sources.
Glass lids are the hardest items to find.
Cornflower Blue is the name of my pattern--the first design released,
as well as the one produced in the most quantity.
This simple decoration became the trademark pattern for over thirty years.
The handles were quite small and the earliest pieces had sloped sides.
After 1972 the sides became straighter and the handles became larger.
I keep my eyes open for this pattern while thrift store shopping.
I use many of these from time to time--like this morning for instance!