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