Introduced spring 1972, the Pyrex Compatibles product line was designed to complement Corelle Livingware. It encompasses ovenware & nesting bowls, and serving accessories in the Tabletop Ware product line. The latter grouping includes: 1410 mugs, cream & sugar sets, salt & pepper shakers, napkin rings, gravy boats, butter dishes, margarine dishes.
Box for Pyrex Compatibles cream & sugar set.
Strictly speaking, the only patterns to be officially branded as Pyrex Compatibles are Spring Blossom Green, Snowflake Blue and Butterfly Gold, which were present at the debut of the product line.
(Photo right: Corelle with Pyrex Compatibles. Image from 1972 advertisement.)
Pyrex in Woodland and Colonial Mist also co-ordinates equally well with Corelle, but the word "Compatibles" was not printed on their boxes.
Another group of Pyrex patterns, Homestead, Autumn Harvest and Shenandoah, are not perfect matches, but they do harmonize with certain Corelle patterns in other ways.
Patterns that include nesting bowls & ovenware as well as Tabletop Ware are: Butterfly Gold, Snowflake Blue, Spring Blossom Green, Woodland Brown.
Only Tabletop Ware was offered in Old Town Blue, but Homestead nesting bowls & ovenware were a suitable match. A 1976 catalogue states, "The Homestead Collection makes a beautiful compatible too. It doesn't go with Old Town Blue exactly; it goes beautifully."
Winter Frost White comprises just a few Tabletop Ware items. No nesting bowls & ovenware were ever offered with the Winter Frost White name, but plain white opal Pyrex products do exist, some as old as the early 1950s.
Colonial Mist includes matching ovenware & nesting bowls, but no Tabletop Ware. It was the last Corelle pattern to be paired with matching Pyrex ovenware.
Autumn Harvest is not a Corelle pattern, but it does appear on Tabletop Ware, the only Pyrex pattern in this category after 1972. In addition to nesting bowls & ovenware, there are also Store 'N' See containers.
Shenandoah is strictly a Pyrex pattern in nesting bowls & ovenware, but its motifs are clearly derived from Wildflower. It seems to be designed with the subtle suggestion of Corelle compatibility, rather than being a precise match to a single pattern.
Pattern List: Pyrex Compatibles
Dates for Pyrex patterns/pieces: 1960s to 1980s
1972 Advertisement: Pyrex Compatibles
1974 Brochure: 470 Casseroles
Which Pyrex items are real Opal?
Isn't that date incorrect?
Didn't you just copy this from a book?