when i think of vintage kitchenware, the multi-color bowl set by pyrex comes to mind. these multi-colored bowls are the first consumer product to be made from opal pyrex, and were produced from 1945 until 1968. the colors are vibrant even now. i have seen sets ranging from $40 to $65, and i often see individual pieces that can be picked up for a few dollars. they are bright and lovely and i enjoy them even when they are just resting atop the cupboard. the bowls are super functional and look great for hors d’oeuvres, especially when all four are used together.
for the dabbler who wants to take the leap into “collecting,” these bowl are a perfect first purchase. and as a ubiquitous symbol of an era, these bowls are sure to retain value.
plus they make anyone feel happy.