Friday's Favorites

The older I get, the more I enjoy spending time in the kitchen. I'm always finding new recipes to try or whipping up some fresh-baked goodies for our family. Cooking is even more fun when you have the right kitchen tools to help you work more efficiently. Today for Kelli's Show and Tell I thought I'd share my favorite mixing bowls.


A couple of years ago I became very interested in vintage Pyrex bowls and serving dishes. Whenever I'm at a thrift store or yard sale, I'm always on the lookout for unusual pieces.

This particular set of nesting bowls is from the American Heritage collection made in the 1950's. The print is also known as Autumn Harvest. It features roosters, stalks of corn and wheat, and an Amish couple. It's very folksy and quite cute. I especially like how the handle also functions as a spout to make pouring batter or liquid very easy. They're ovenproof, but I haven't ever used them in the oven because they are in near-mint condition. Maybe one of these days I'll be brave and give it a try.

When I was a teenager I would have thought that anything vintage just looked old. I guess my perspective is changing as I age. :)




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Friday, June 08, 2007
Friday's Favorites
The older I get, the more I enjoy spending time in the kitchen. I'm always finding new recipes to try or whipping up some fresh-baked goodies for our family. Cooking is even more fun when you have the right kitchen tools to help you work more efficiently. Today for Kelli's Show and Tell I thought I'd share my favorite mixing bowls.


A couple of years ago I became very interested in vintage Pyrex bowls and serving dishes. Whenever I'm at a thrift store or yard sale, I'm always on the lookout for unusual pieces.

This particular set of nesting bowls is from the American Heritage collection made in the 1950's. The print is also known as Autumn Harvest. It features roosters, stalks of corn and wheat, and an Amish couple. It's very folksy and quite cute. I especially like how the handle also functions as a spout to make pouring batter or liquid very easy. They're ovenproof, but I haven't ever used them in the oven because they are in near-mint condition. Maybe one of these days I'll be brave and give it a try.

When I was a teenager I would have thought that anything vintage just looked old. I guess my perspective is changing as I age. :)




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33 Comments:
Blogger Kim said...
When I was a kid my Nana had a set of bowl VERY similar to these but I seem to remember them being aqua. Wow that brings back memories.

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Kim,
The aqua colored pattern is called the Cinderella Butterprint. :)

Blogger Tracy said...
I remember these too. My grandma had the Cinderella Butterprint set. I wish that I had them now.

Blogger Penless Thoughts said...
What a nice, mint set you found. Nice. I never had any like that but had the multi-colored round ones. A set of 4. I still have the largest, the yellow one. Don't remember what happened to the others. Probably broken over the years. Thanks for sharing your nice set.
Susan

Blogger Jenn4Him said...
I agree. The older I get, the more things that are old seem interesting to me. We took our kids to an antique mall for the first time last week and they loved it. We're going again soon!

Blogger Lady_MSnow said...
Very nice set! I am sure they get a lot of use. :)

Blogger charish said...
I have vintage glassware also and I love to use them. My favotites are my Firekings.
Sarah

Anonymous ellen b said...
You're taking me back...
My mom had these in the aqua. Blessings!

Blogger HsKubes said...
Ooh, I love those. What a nice collection. *Ü*

~ Christina

Anonymous Barbara H. said...
It's funny how perspective does change as we get older!

Anonymous Lana G! said...
Wow, my mom had the aqua. Brings back so many memories!

Blogger Mrs.B. said...
Very nice!! And I agree with Barbara H.--It IS funny how our perspectives change as we get older. (o:

Blogger Sharon said...
My mom had a set of three like yours, but I recall them being green. I believe she still has one or two of them today. I'll have to go peeking around her kitchen. ;-)

Blogger Kelli said...
Your nesting bowls are wonderful, Mrs. C! The pictures are so sweet, I'm sure you whip up many yummy treats in them!
Kelli

Blogger Mrs. U said...
These are so pretty! My grandmother has some like them!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Blogger inspired said...
So did mine Mrs.u ;o\

Blogger Mississippi Girl said...
I LOVE vintage mixing bowls, too. These are just precious!!
Jennifer R.

Blogger Morning Glory said...
I love this! My daughter has a very impressive collection of the vintage Pyrex also. She'd drool if she saw these!

Blogger Becky said...
Those bring back memories. Grandma perhaps, or maybe one of my aunts. My aunts were all married in the '50's. They really are so sweet.

Blogger Marci said...
I have a green set from when I got married in 1979. 2 of the bowls are solid green and the other two are similar to yours.. white with green designs. I also have a set I got that is from the past, not sure what years. They are the primary color ones. I love them. I also have several sets of the refrigerator dishes.

Blogger Betty said...
Mrs. C. I like your vintage bowls, I have some similar from that time..I guess I like vintage, because age wise I am vintage, 66.....

I live in the peach state also....we are so thankful for the rain we've received the last few days....

Please come visit again....Betty

Blogger Pam said...
I wasn't born until 1960, but I do declare I remember seeing this pattern of pyrex around in people's homes! Neat find.

Blogger Julieann said...
Hi Mrs. C...I love spending time in the kitchen too:) Those bowls are awesome, thank you for sharing!!

I also like the new look to your blog, very nice!!

Julieann:)

Blogger Trudi M said...
Very nice, I saw a set of pink that I'd love to have... Not sure of the name.

Blogger Jodi said...
Love those; my mom has them in aqua. I learned to do all my cooking in those bowls! :o)

Blogger Karen said...
I have one I found in an antique store in aqua. I love these! They are very cheery looking and the pouring spout is handy, too.

Blogger Susan P. said...
I love that pattern ~ it is so "homey!" I had to laugh at your comment about as you get older vintage items don't look as old as they use to! You made me giggle;o)

Blogger Lori B said...
Very pretty. I love your pyrex bowl set too.
I remember those. My mom has something like them..but her's were just green and yellow and orange.
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Blogger Myrna said...
I remember someone in my family having a set of those--probably an aunt. Yours are in great condition!

Blogger Tiany said...
What a neat find! I also love vintage pyrex bowls and yours are lovely!!!


Thanks for sharing!

Blogger Amy ~ said...
Very Pretty! I just saw a divided casserole dish at a nearby thrift store today that matches your bowl set perfectly. They were asking $5.51 for it, not worth it to me because it was a bit on the smaller side.

Love your Friday Favorites!

Blogger Lyndy said...
Your nesting bowls are wonderful. I remember an aunt of mine having them.

I got my mothers from the 50's or at least what is left of them. Thanks for this post...I had forgotten about them.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Lyndy

Blogger Sarah said...
Those are sooo cute, I love them.

And congratulations on your blogiversary! :)

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