Sunshine (1981); Blueberry, Ginger, Honeydew (1983)
Sunshine was introduced in 1981 as one of four patterns in the new Traditions Livingware line. Patterns in this grouping were the first to come with opal Pyrex round bottom cups and large cream & sugar sets. Bowls, saucers and oval platters are decorated on the rim with a single lime green band.
Traditions was a short-lived product line and all patterns, including Sunshine, were discontinued at the end of 1983. This pattern was designed by artist Candace Faber.
Sunshine: Pyrex round-bottom cup with saucer.
In 1983 the same design appeared in three other colour choices which were grouped together as the Summer Impressions product line. They are one-colour patterns and include: Blueberry (dark blue), Ginger (rust-brown), and Honeydew (lime green).
Similar to Sunshine, bowls & saucers are decorated on the rim with a single coloured band, but this time, platters are patterned. Normally, boxed sets came with 1410 mugs, but cups & saucers also could be obtained in Blueberry & Ginger through a special offer that did not include Honeydew.
(Photo: Blueberry cup & saucer. Cup is made of Pyrex.)
Ginger luncheon plates.
Blueberry, Ginger & Honeydew were offered through a supermarket continuity program where shoppers purchase and collect stamps or lay-away certificates. Twenty stamps could be redeemed for a full 12-piece set, or 9-piece or 5-piece completer sets. Open-stock pieces in Blueberry & Ginger also could be purchased from the company through a mail-order catalogue. All three patterns were still available in 1985 which was probably their final year of production.
Pyrex 1410 mugs & creamer: Blueberry, Ginger, Honeydew, Sunshine.
(Photo right: Blueberry & Ginger dinner plates. Image from 1983 mail-order catalogue.)
Dinner Plate (10¼")
Luncheon Plate (8½")
Side Plate (6¾")
Saucer (6¼") *
Pyrex Cup (round-bottom, 8 oz) - Sunshine, Blueberry, Ginger
Pyrex 1410 Mug (8-9 oz) - Blueberry, Ginger, Honeydew
Pyrex Cream & Sugar (new style - large)
Dessert Bowl (10 oz, 5-3/8") *
Soup/Cereal Bowl (18 oz, 6¼") *
1 Qt Serving Bowl (8½") *
2 Qt Serving Bowl (10¼") *
Oval Platter (12½") - lime green band for Sunshine, otherwise patterned
* - coloured band:
Blueberry = dark blue;
Ginger = rust-brown
(also match Indian Summer, Harvest Home and Oriental Wood);
Sunshine & Honeydew = lime green
(also match Meadow, Wildflower, Strawberry Sunday)
One manufacturer has produced their own version of Ginger. Termo-Rey opal glass dinnerware by Brasividro is an unofficial product and close comparison with the genuine Corelle pattern will reveal variations in the design.
Cup Styles: 1410 Mug
Cup Styles: Pyrex Cup
Plate Styles: Coupe
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