My First Dinnerware - Vintage Corelle
Pretty Corelle Dinnerware Was My First Home Purchase
Vintage Corelle dinnerware will always have a special place in my heart, especially the 1970s Meadow pattern.
When I first moved out of my parents' house (okay, it was just down the road), I picked out my first set of dinnerware. It was the Meadow pattern by Corning Ware.
Of course, it wasn't vintage when I bought it, new at the store. This will date me, because Meadow was one of the first patterns that was made in Corelle -- at the time, the latest, high-tech material by Corning. Previous to that time, Corning dinnerware was made in Centura.
Centura and Corelle are materials called pyroceram, a combination of ceramic and glass components, melted at very high temperatures to form a resilient and homogeneous substance.
Pyroceram was developed to use as nosecones for missiles and for the space program, applications that require strength and resistance to extreme heat.
At the time I got my first place, the Apollo 11 moon landing was less than 10 years in the past.
We might take it for granted today, but then, how cool was that, to have dishes made from something that started life as a research project to help humans travel into space!
Photos by kimbesa
Charming Corelle in the Meadow Pattern - Vintage Dinnerware in Spring Colors
I chose this pattern because it is cheerful, and has several colors to pick up if you want to mix and match your table setting. You can go far with a selection that includes blue, pink, green and yellow.
This is the vintage, 1970s Meadow pattern. There's a more recent pattern, also called Meadow, which has different shapes and colors. This modern version was made from about 2006 to 2009, and has a lot more pink in the motif.
Corelle in Meadow - If You're Hunting, Check Online Sources
If you want to build a set of vintage dinnerware, it is easy enough if you look into local and online sources.
In the case of Meadow by Corelle, note that there are several patterns with similar names, like English Meadow and Summer Meadow, as well as the 1970s version of Meadow, that you might see. Who knows...you might have a tough time deciding on which is your favorite!
Meadow by Corelle on YouTube - My Own Video About Corelle and Corning Ware
I've got an opinion...I like this dinnerware! And if you're going to search for vintage Corelle to use and enjoy, I've got some tips of what to look for. The same goes for the mixing bowls, casserole dishes and other Pyrex glass pieces that you might find, of similar vintage.