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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Vintage

You know you're old when items you received for a shower gift (43 years ago folks) are now listed in the 'vintage' shops on line.
I wanted to replace my corning ware open roasting pan, cornflower design.  They don't make them anymore.  I searched through the vintage listings and found one on EBay.  $15.00 plus shipping and the difference in currency came out to just over $44.  It probably cost about $10 new 43 years ago.  I love my old pan but the finish is shot after all these years of using it.  I'll probably keep it just because it has served me so well.
It wasn't easy coming up against the 'vintage' wall.  I guess I'm 'vintage' too.

20 comments:

  1. I remember Cornflower Corningware. Keep your old pan, but have someone nail-punch a few holes in the base and plant it with cornflowers, or something smaller with cornflower blue blossoms.

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  2. We have a few pieces of Cornflower Corningware. It has stood the test of time well. Vintage is a (slightly) better than label than antique to wear.

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  3. Hahaha... Oh, wow. Yeah, I can understand that feeling.

    You look for something in the store only to discover you have to check antique stores now. If that doesn't summarize my life lately, I don't know what does...

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  4. I like the word vintage so much more than antique.

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    1. Hmmm...it SOUNDS better until you realize that 'vintage' means collectible and 'antique' means valuable.

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  5. Our kitchen ware is all old. Sometimes I pick up my grandmother's pastry fork, and turn it, admiring it's old beauty. Who even makes pie dough anymore. Then I use it to dish up my spaghetti, and move on.

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    1. Tools that belonged to our ancestors, be they work shop, kitchen or craft, mean so much. Their hands held them, what was going through their minds as they used them, could they have imagened that two or three generations later their descendants would use those same tools and think about them?

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    2. I make my own pie dough, it tastes so much better than the bought stuff. I have my mother's old wooden rolling pin and will eventually gift it to my grand daughter.

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    3. I make TERRIBLE pie dough...the bought stuff is an improvement over mine.

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  6. Yes Delores, I do believe we are all falling into the Vintage category lately.

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    1. I try to keep the dust off and myself shined up so as to confuse the natives.

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  7. I just love being vintage and being me ...

    All the best Jan

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  8. I'd try to find out if you could repaint the little blue flowers on it. There must be a paint you can use on glass and fire it in the oven to seal it. Write to Corning on their website if they have one. They might even send you some decals or something that would work. Don't give up!

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    1. It wouldn't worry me if it was just the little flowers on the outside. The interior is so worn the finish is right off in spots and I'm concerned about what the base materials might be and if they couldd be toxic when exposed to heat.

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  9. I keep seeing my old casserole dishes in the thrift store. Yours sounds like an unusual item that wouldn't be found in a thrift store, though.

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    1. I've been prowling thrift shops for years and have yet to see this partiular dish. Even after my purchase is delivered I will still keep my eyes open at thrift shops and garage sales.

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