Pyrex Profile - Forest Fancies (1981)   

Forest Fancies became the newest Pyrex Ware pattern in early 1981.  It took the place of blue Homestead, which has a similar background colour and had been recently discontinued.  Differing from many Pyrex patterns, Forest Fancies does not have an alternating colour scheme, and all pieces are speckled beige with a brown pattern.  Unlike Homestead, plain clear lids were always provided with Forest Fancies casseroles.

By the early 1980s, oval casseroles had been discontinued and the popularity of refrigerator dishes was declining, so the full range encompasses only nesting bowl sets and Cinderella casseroles.  Most Pyrex opal ware products were discontinued during 1986, and Forest Fancies was among them.  It was designed by Marc G. Rubin.


Forest Fancies Pyrex Ware, image from 1981 brochure.
All shapes & sizes in Forest Fancies.  Image from 1981 brochure.

Co-ordinating glass counter-savers from Vance Industries were also offered, but for some reason, catalogues and packaging state the pattern name as "Mushroom" instead.  These products are clear glass with a beige plastic coating applied to the back.

In Canada, Forest Fancies was named Forest, ForĂȘt in French, but the pattern is exactly the same.  It is still American-made Pyrex, but in a different box.


Nesting Bowls:

300-Series Round - 401, 402, 403

400-Series Round - 401, 402, 403, 404

440-Series Cinderella - 441, 442, 443, 444


Cinderella Casseroles (470 Set) - 471, 472, 473

Cinderella Casseroles (460 Set) - 473, 474

Cinderella Casseroles (480 Set) - 473, 474, 475 


Forest Fancies 300-series set, glass counter-saver, image from 1985 catalogue
300-series round nesting bowls and glass counter-saver.  Image from 1985 catalogue.
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Pattern Lists: Round Bowls, Cinderella Bowls, Cinderella Casseroles 


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