Recently, I pinned a picture of a collection of vintage turquoise Pyrex dishes. I loved the color, the feel, the aspect of collecting. Why am I on a vintage kick?
While I was at Goodwill yesterday, I happened upon a set of two vintage orange and white Butterprint mixing bowls. I wasn’t sure if I would keep them if I bought them, but I figured I could at least get my money back out of them if I decided not to. I researched the pattern/color after I brought them home and found that it is evidently much more rare than the turquoise color.
An auction site gave some helpful information on the set:
- Pattern: Butterprint
- Identifiers / Alternate Names: Country “Amish” Farming scene featuring farmer and wife holding a bushel of crops. Surrounding them are crops in the field, wheat sheaves tied together, roosters and corn plants.
- Turquoise on White and the reverse color scheme is the most common, with other possibilities being and orange-yellow on white and a pink on white color scheme.
- Also known as: Amish, Farmer & Wife, Buttercup, Rooster & Corn
- Years Manufactured: 1957 – ?
- Orange Butterprint patterns appear only on Cinderella Mixing Bowls.
- Unlike the Turquoise Cinderella ones, the color scheme does not alternate normal and reversed among the bowls.
- There are 4 Cinderella Mixing bowl sizes and all of them are orange on white in color. (Some people may call it yellow or yellow-gold instead of orange.)
Update: I decided to list the set for $60 plus shipping on Etsy. My thought was that I would be willing to let them go for that price and if they didn’t sell, I would just keep them. Two hours (!) after listing them, they had sold to a woman in Denver. I happily packaged them up and shipped them out with a nice little profit to pocket!
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