EDITED WITH WINNER INFO!!
THE WINNER IS LINDY! YAY, LINDY!
Our first answerer, Lindy, got the answer right right off the bat. From collectorsweekly.com, here's the information we discovered about adorable Fridgies and when they were first introduced:
Refrigerator sets, billed as “oven-refrigerator sets,” are also prized by collectors. The concept began in 1925, with squared-off, stackable clear Pyrex containers that saved space in the icebox. In 1949, a refrigerator set was issued in three of the colors of the first 400 bowls. The yellow was the 1.5-quart size, blue was 1.5 pints, and red was 1.5 cups. The original clear lids had fine ribs that tend to collect dirt. These sets were made in clear again from 1950 to 1952, and then in the popular Pyrex patterns of the day.
As you see, even though Pyrex first started to make fridgie-type things in 1925, it wasn't until 1949 that the first Fridgies hit the market. It sounds like the ones pictured above are some of the first Fridgie styles to be available.
We would have accepted 1925, as well, as that's the year the concept was first created, but it seems the Fridgies as we know (and love) them were first available in 1949. Anyone else have a Pyrex collection? If so, what patterns do you chase after?
And, Lindy, I'll be sending the Tuesday Trivia Winner's Badge over to you in a bit.
I think it's pretty clear that there is some serious vintage love here at Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Tina and I bond over (among many other things) our love of all things vintage. Whether it be buttons, or craft supplies, or kitchenware, we love making thrift shop discoveries.
The March kit very beautifully reflects Tina's love of a vintage kitchen, and the kind of memories those colors evoke in her life. Reading her Dyer's Notes, I, for one, felt like I was right there, in Gran's Kitchen, smelling that coffee smell, and feeling as safe and happy as a wee Tina must have felt.
This got us talking about what we are quite obsessed with, vintage-wise, which is Pyrex. Specifically, mid-century Pyrex sets.
One of the thing hardest to find are Fridgie sets (cutest name ever, amirite?). They are sets of 4 containers, with lids, that were marketed to easily go from oven to fridge, for baking and storage. Many Fridgie sets were produced, to complement the main Pyrex patterns, and finding all 4, with lids, together, is quite a coup for collectors. Plus, they are so adorable. And useful.
After all of that preamble, our Trivia Tuesday question to you is this:
In what year did Fridgies first get marketed by the Pyrex company?
The first to correctly answer gets the badge of Trivia honor to display in her/his electronic home!