Refrigerator Dishes

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by Vera Godfrey, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

    Gopher Prairie, MI
    You've obviously never "enjoyed"a full-course dinner at a table set entirely with amber Madrid pattern dishes.
  2. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    I don't get what you mean by "ahead of the curve..." but lol to your last sentence.

    Best buy? 22 glass plates (which I think are from the 1950s, no manufacturer) for $2. They needed to be run 5 times through the dishwasher though. Good thing no one else in my family has much of a memory as to the shape I bought them in. ;) At that price though, I use them at parties because they are cheaper than paper plates. :)
  3. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    My great-grandmother had a set of amber and pink dishes in that pattern bought for her by two of my great-aunts over a period of 4 years. I've always admired those sets and kind of wanted to recreate her sets. But I am far too cheap to be a serious collector of any one pattern that is that desirable. I'll stick to my Anchor Hocking Bubbleware. ;) Last piece I got was $.50.

    My father says that in the 1950's depressionware was so common and so undesirable that people would buy crates of it to use as pigeons as it was cheaper than the clay ones. :(
  4. Frk.W

    Frk.W New in Town

    Stockholm, Sweden
    I have a set of clear glass refrigerator dishes that came with my grandmother's old refrigerator, probably when she was married in the early 1940's. Various sizes and shapes, all square with rounded corners, stackable, and the old cursive Electrolux logo on the lids. She used them until the end, now I use them.
  5. TheSwingingBee

    TheSwingingBee One of the Regulars

    Cottonwood Falls, KS
    I collect these as well as the flat topped pyrex bakers, they are both awesome for storing casseroles in the freezer, provided you add a layer of something like plastic wrap between the vessel and lid, they don't break like the cheap plastic ones and I like looking in my freezer when they're in there!
  6. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    For freezer storage I use mason jars. I pack them when the food is hot and use the canning jar lids. They "seal" a bit because the seal is semi-activated and this tends to keep the food more airtight (less freezer burn).

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