Pyrex Profile - Forest Fancies (1981)
Forest Fancies was the newest Pyrex Ware pattern in 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 for Forest Fancies casseroles.
This pattern appeared at a time when the variety of opal Pyrex items had been significantly diminished, and the full range encompasses only nesting bowl sets and 470/480 casseroles. Most Pyrex opal ware products were discontinued during 1986, and Forest Fancies was among them. It was designed by Marc G. Rubin.
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, Forêt in French, but the pattern is exactly the same. It is still American-made Pyrex, but in a different box.
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
300-series round nesting bowls and glass counter-saver. Image from 1985 catalogue.
1981 Brochure: Pyrex Ware
1982 Catalogue: Pyrex Ware
Why name Pyrex mixing bowls after Cinderella?
Compare Forest Fancies & Homestead
Dates for Pyrex patterns/pieces: 1960s - 1980s
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