Have you ever eaten food from a vintage Corelle plate? I have. I’m pretty sure we had the Butterfly Gold Corelle set when I was a teenager. Also, I short-sightedly bought a 16 piece set of Burgundy Rose Corelle when my husband and I moved into our first place in the late 80’s. Who knew we would have 5 kids?
Recently, I found a fairly large set of Old Town Blue Corelle Livingware at my local Salvation Army. It had 34 pieces! I couldn’t get it into my buggy fast enough. Made by Corning, it’s durable, yet lightweight and easy to store and handle.
History of Corelle’s Old Town Blue pattern
One of the best things about vintage items is the story behind them. The Corelle “Old Town Blue” design was launched in 1972. Created by Cynthia Gerow, it was based on the old Meissen pattern “Blue Onion.”
Corelle’s Relaunching of Old Town Blue
Around 2012, Corelle began planning to introduce a retro/vintage pattern. In 2014, Corelle relaunched the Old Town Blue pattern with a twist. Before it’s release, consumers chose Old Town Blue over Spring Blossom Green and Butterfly Gold. The same design was utilized, but the elements were reversed, and the design was larger. The color was also changed to cobalt blue.
In the 2014 True Blue Corelle place setting, the dinner and lunch plates feature the new design, while the bread and butter plate has the original “Old Town Blue” design.
The Value of Vintage Old Town Blue
WORTH: $60 for my 34 piece set
APPEAL: Corelle is durable, affordable, lightweight, beautiful, and dishwasher safe. It’s durability makes it easy to locate second-hand.
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