Saturday, May 12, 2012

Currier and Ives - Part Three

Hello Dear Ones.
I want to thank you all for visiting my previous post on my Currier and Ives dishes.
I so enjoyed reading your stories about these dishes that belonged to your mothers and grandmothers 
and some of you have them too.
I promised I would show you some more of my pieces...

 I have a few Glasbake pieces.
Yep, that's spelled with only one "S". :)
The true color of blue just isn't showing up right in my snaps. 
The blue is very similar to the blue color in Blue Willow dishes.
Just thought you needed to know that! :)

 Here's two mixing bowls. See the sweet scenes? 

I'll give you a little history on the Glasbake.
Glasbake Ware was produced by the McKee Glass Company in 1917 
right after the Pyrex line from Corning was produced.
Well, the poor ole McKee Co. was sued by Corning for patent infringement. 
Then McKee re-introduced  Glasbake in 1919.
In 1961 the company was bought by the Jeannette Glass Comany
and Glasbake was produced until the line ended in 1979.
Currier and Ives pieces produced by Jeannette after 1961 
usually have a "J" printed on the bottom of the piece.
All of my Currier and Ives have the "J" on their bums! :)

Now you know all you need to know and probably will ever want to know about Glasbake! :)

On with the show!

 I have two of these wee ones. 
These little bowls are cereal bowl sized.

Then I have this divided casserole minus the glass lid.
There's that sweet couple again that seem to get around on some of these pieces.

 Now I'll show you some of my serving pieces.
I just love my chop plate with another beautiful scene.

 This is my largest platter.

Then I have two pie plates. I've never actually baked a pie in these though.
You can see the borders are different on these.
I think the one on the right is older because the border is wider like the other dishes I have.
The one on the left seems to have had its border chopped into! ;) Ouch!

There you have my bake ware pieces and serving pieces.
Does it make you want to cook? :)
Like I said in a previous post, I have collected my dishes for many years. 
I would travel all around to little towns and visit antique shops, 
thrift shops and such and pick up my finds. 
I don't look for any Currier and Ives pieces any more 
and really don't know where I would put them if I did.
But I just can't part with them as they were my start to dish collecting.
Wanna know something funny? I've never used these bakeware pieces.
I'm so silly like that you know! :)

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my Glasbake pieces, platters and pie plates.
I've got a few more pieces to show you and hope you'll come back for another peep! ;)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

The Long and Winding Road

The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I've seen that road before
It always leads me here
Lead me to you door

The wild and windy night
That the rain washed away
Has left a pool of tears
Crying for the day
Why leave me standing here?
Let me know the way

Many times I've been alone
And many times I've cried
Anyway you'll never know
The many ways I've tried

And still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long long time ago
Don't leave me waiting here
Lead me to your door

But still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long long time ago
Don't keep me waiting here
Lead me to your door
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
~ sung by The Beatles


  1. Oh my goodness Shelia!! I had a few of these that belonged to my great grandmother. My mother happened to go next door and find the 'weekender' neighbor had tons of them. She got all the pieces for $99 for me. I LOVE them so much. Mine are different shades of blue though...some darker, some lighter. I can't wait for winter so I can get them back out again. Another thing we have in common!!!

  2. That's a really fun collection Sheila! Love the little couple that does get around:@) Have a great Mother's Day!

  3. You have a wonderful collection Sheila. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.


  4. Now these are My kind of posts.I never get tired of reading about companies that make dishware, potteryware and glassware.Happy Mothers Day.

  5. I am really loving these dishes, Shelia. I like the dark blue against the milky white. I like that cute little couple. Enjoy your special day tomorrow! xo

  6. Your collection is so complete Shelia ~ love it!!

    Susan and Bentley

  7. I've really enjoyed seeing all of these! Who knew there was so much variety. Happy Mother's Day! Sally

  8. Happy Mothers Day Shelia.... Love your dishes!!!!!! I also enjoyed your post on your pink Pyrex bowls. All the best, Yvonne ( another Galveston lady)

  9. You are amazing with your collection, it makes me happy to see all your beautiful dishes. They don't make me want to cook but they do make me want to come by and drink tea with you while we sit and chat and look at your dishes :) Love you, and have a Happy Mother's Day! Mary

  10. Oh they are such lovely pieces. What a fun collection. I hope you have a fabulous Mother's Day. Hugs, Marty

  11. You have a stellar collection. I know you cherish them. I just bought an eight piece place setting of mixed blue and red willow many, many pieces for ten dollars. I could not pass them by. I made room for that set in my pantry-who needs food? Happy Mother's Day Shelia.

  12. Hi. I can't remember how I found you but I'm glad I did! What lovely cook ware. I can perfectly understand not using them. I dust my oven occasionally too! I've never heard of this make before but it's very pretty! Think I'll join your followers so I can see more. Have a Happy Mother' Day. Joan

  13. MORE!! Ok, now I'm totally jelous sweet Shelia, your dishes are gorgeous aaaand so many pieces, I am drooling over it!! Great collection, a treasure. Thanks for sharing, I loved it! Happy Mama's Day.

  14. I am a lovin all these parts!!! Thanks for sharing.....

  15. Shelia, I'm just blown away by all your wonderful pieces!!! I loved having the history lesson on the Glasbake too....thanks for info!

  16. I've never heard of Glasbake. All of you things are so pretty. I'm going to keep my eye open for these type pieces when I'm antiquing this sumer.

  17. Those pieces are wonderful, too. What a beautiful table you can set with all of the serving dishes. Do you use the pie plates even as serving dishes?
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. Sheila - great collection. I also have some bakeware that I have not used. Always felt it was too pretty! Hope toy have a great Mothers Day.

  19. What a joy to have all these beautiful dishes. You are a lucky gal!

  20. That glasbake does go great with your dishes..I think I have see one piece before?

  21. Beautiful dishes, I especially like the wee ones, I like little things. Had to stop by and wish you a Very Happy Mothers Day. Hugs...Lu

  22. I loved seeing parts 1-3 of your collection, Shelia! What a collection you have. Happy Mother's Day to you. xoxo

  23. I think your collection is really nice Sheila. You know anything blue is my favourite. I must look out for some. I can't say that I have ever seen any. Hope you had a lovely Mothers day. xx Nice words in Pauls song heh xx

  24. Really loved seeing your beautiful collection.

    hope you had a happy Mother's day

  25. Have enjoyed looking at your collection! It is just lovely! I think that dishes collected slowly develop more meaning, you probaly have some memoroies attached to certain pieces. So happy that you shared this with us!!!

  26. I love your collection as well... but goodness, how to store them all.... That is my huge dilemma!! God bless you!!

  27. Thanks for sharing your blue treasures. You certainly have a bunch. Mr. Precious needs to build you a China Room!

    Happy Blue Monday, Shelia.

  28. I love this series on your Currier and Ives, Shelia. Just wonderful!

  29. Sheila, I remember my mother having a collection of these. Of course, after so many years later, do I wish I had held on to them. :( You have a lovely collection!

  30. Hi Schotzy! I tried and tried to comment on your blog but was unable to. I loved your lovely Mother's Day table you sat and reading about your heritage! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  31. Shelia,
    Again, dear friend, never knew they made baking dishes with Currier & Ives! This is truly interesting history about Glasbake! Thanks for sharing your dishes!

  32. Absolutely beautiful!

    Your comment on my BLUE would be so much appreciated!

  33. Love these, Sheila! What a nice collection you have.


  34. There is nothing like BLUE and WHITE!

    - The Tablescaper

  35. Oh I'm sooooo jealous, what a wonderful collection!


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