Do you “Go Green?” Do you Re-cycle, Up-Cycle and Re-Purpose? While commendable, sometimes we can just Re-Use an item for its original intent. For me, re-using something vintage is the purest form of “going green.”
Some of the “coolest” vintage items we can Re-Use are “fridgies.” At least that’s what Pyrex enthusiasts call them. Commonly they’re known as refrigerator dishes….practical, and often colorful, containers that are used to store leftovers in the “fridge,” hence the term “fridgie.”
Refrigerator dishes come in many sizes and shapes and were made by several manufacturers other than Pyrex. Anchor Hocking (Fire-King), McKee (Glasbake), Federal Glass and Hazel-Atlas all produced lines of refrigerator dishes. The dishes were designed to conveniently stack upon each other to optimize refrigerator space.
Even early plastics manufacturers got in on the craze with colorful containers.
Sadly, the luck of the Irish has not been with me as I’ve tried to assemble a complete set of refrigerator dishes. This is how I usually find them…..a top here, a bottom there…It’s like finding the rainbow but no pot of gold at the end! But I'll keep looking. That's what we treasure-hunters do!!!
Want to be green with envy?
Take a peek at The Pyrex Collective button on my sidebar to see a very desirable and complete set of aqua fridgies!
Do you use vintage refrigerator dishes?
I'll be taking my fridgies to the following parties:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Junkin Finds Friday at A La Carte
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground