Vintage Corelle Patterns: Identification & Value Guide (By Year)

Curious about that old Corelle dishware in your cupboard?

Identifying vintage Corelle patterns can be tricky, especially when details like the pattern’s name, its production year, or its value are unknown. You might unknowingly own a piece of nostalgic history!

This guide offers a comprehensive list of 27 Corelle patterns by year, each detailed with its production year, motifs, borders, colors, and value. Learn to easily identify these antique dishware designs and understand their true worth.

Brief History of Corelle Brand

Set of Vintage Corelle Plates from the Early 1980s

Corelle stands as a renowned vintage dishware brand. It was launched in 1970 by Corning Glass Works, which is known for its Pyrex glass and kitchenware. Later, American kitchenware manufacturer Corelle Brands (now Instant Brands Inc.) acquired Corelle.

The early designs have some parallels to modern minimal trends. Take the first ‘Frost White’ pattern, for example. Besides, these patterns featured a plain white center.

The 1980s saw the rise of ornate country patterns, like natural motifs, vines, flowers, and earth hues. In the 1990s, the brand introduced more multi-colored elements in its patterns.

The 2000s era was a bit tricky for Corelle. The FDA found lead content in its glass and paints, so the brand had to revise its glass composition and patterns. So, most old Corelle patterns have retired, but they’re still popular as rare collectibles.

How to Spot Corelle Glass?

Vintage Corelle glassware and dishware were mostly made of three-layered bonded glass, popular as Vitrelle glass. The colored patterns are made on the clear glass top layer, while the innermost layer is opaque white glass.

Since the 1970s, Corning Company has introduced different patterns for Corelle kitchenware, dinnerware, and drinkware productions. All pre-2005 dishes are considered to have vintage patterns.

Some discontinued patterns have become classics and are greatly sought after by collectors. Find the most desirable vintage Corelle patterns by year and learn how to identify and value them below!

1. Winter Frost White Pattern (1970)

Vintage Corelle Frost White Pattern Products

Winter Frost White is a simplistic, plain white pattern. Although not exactly a pattern, the white Corelle Livingware by Corning Ware looks like any other luxe dishes of today, so it’s difficult to spot. But Corelle White Frost has better borosilicate glass.

Estimated Value: Today, single pieces with Winter Frost patterns are worth under $20, and dish sets (based on size) can fetch around $20 – $150.

2. Spring Blossom Green Pattern (1970 – 1986)

Antique Corelle Old Spring Blossom Pattern

Corelle’s Spring Blossom pattern is also popular as ‘Crazy Daisy.’ You can identify this discontinued pattern with its vibrant dark green floral borders on a white background.

Besides, remember that some doodled flowers in the Spring Blossom pattern are solid (filled) green, while some aren’t. Also, the center of the dishes with Spring Blossom is usually white.

Estimated Value: The value of Spring Blossom kitchenware ranges from $5 to $20 for single items and $50 to $200 for larger sets (30-70 pieces). Surprisingly, a vintage Spring Blossom silverware 32p set with spoons, knives, and forks fetched a high price of $450 on eBay!

3. Snowflake Blue (1970 – 1976)

Designed by Robert Gibson, the Snowflake Blue pattern is a discontinued minimalistic pattern with blue snowflakes and a trim made of connected semicircles along the edges.

Estimated Value: The average value of single tableware items with Snowflake Blue pattern is $10 – $20, while sets can sell for over $150!

4. Butterfly Gold Pattern (1971 – 1981)

You can easily spot the Butterfly Gold pattern by its broad gold borders with alternative motifs of flowers and butterflies. You’ll also find curved rims and deep centers on the plates or cups with this pattern.

Estimated Value: Corelle’s Butterfly Gold kitchenware or dinnerware sets generally sell for $10 – $150. But rare Butterfly Gold items can sell for up to $300, like this spinning server with three compartments sold for $299 on eBay!

5. Old Town Blue Onion (1972)

Corelle’s Old Town Blue pattern was designed by Cynthia Gerow in 1972. It’s an improvised version of Germany’s popular “blue onion” pottery designs.

But instead of the whole surface of dishes, the Old Town Blue pattern features the classic blue onion floral design only on the border.

Estimated Value: A single dish with Old Town Blue pattern may be only worth around $5 – $10, depending on the type and size, while sets sell for $40 – $150. 

6. April (1977 – 1979)

April (also known as April Daisy) is one of the first patterns from Corelle’s Expression Livingware line. It looks more conventional and ornate against the early 1970s patterns with its dense bright yellow and white flowers on the center with a yellow line around the rim.

Estimated Value: Generally, small April Corelle livingware sets are worth $10 – $50, but I found a large 48pc Tableware Set that sold for $150 on eBay!

7. Indian Summer (1977 – 1985)

Indian Summer is a retro autumn-inspired design that features assorted flowers in autumn colors, like pale yellow, burnt orange, red, and brown.

Besides, as the key feature of Corelle’s Expressions Line, the floral motifs are designed at the center of the dishes with a single thick line on the edge.

Estimated Value: Vintage Indian Summer pieces can fetch up to $100 – $120 in large sets, while a small single piece will only be worth less than $10.

8. Meadow (1977 – 1985)

Corelle Expressions’ Meadow pattern can be identified by its dense field of flowers in bright yellow, red, light blue, and pink, as well as green stems and leaves. This pattern, oozing a countryside aesthetic, is designed on the center of the Corelle dishes.

Estimated Value: New unopened vintage Meadow kitchenware sets can be worth $100 – $150, while used sets are valued at $10 – $70. 

9. Blue Heather (1977 – 1981)

Another Expression Line pattern, Blue Heather displays delicate blue floral motifs similar to sprigs of heather and small leaves. This retro design is found on the center or sides of vintage Corelle dishes.

Estimated Value: A 38pc Blue Heather kitchenware set sold for $170 on eBay. Generally, Corelle Blue Heather products with this pattern sell for under $50 – $60, depending on set or size. 

10. Woodland Brown Pattern (1978 – 1985)

If your old dishes have dark brown flowers, leaves, and mushroom motifs around the body with plain centers, it’s Corelle’s Woodland Brown pattern. Back then, such patterns were a staple for small items like saucers, plates, and mugs.

Estimated Value: Being a common Corelle pattern, Woodland Brown dishes are valued at around $10 – $50, with higher prices of up to $80 – $90 for large sets. 

11. Wildflower (1978 – 1986)

Also known as Spring Bouquet, the Corelle Expressions’ Wildflower pattern displays a bunch of floral motifs at the center. You can spot this pattern by the large red/orange and yellow flowers and buds, tiny blue flowers, and green leaves and foliage.

Estimated Value: Single Wildflower pieces can fetch $10 – $30, with higher prices of up to $150 or more for large full sets. For example, a 20-piece Wildflower Dinner with its original box sold for $250 on eBay

12. Batik (1979 – 1982)

Expressions Livingware’s Batik pattern is inspired by the wax-resist dyeing process of the same name. The main motif of this pattern is a deep brown background with wax-resist-style floral and foliage patterns. You’ll also see a brown rim on retro Batik dishes, cereal bowls, and saucers.

Estimated Value: The resale price of Batik products and sets ranges from $5 to $70. 

13. Corelle Dimension IV Livingware Patterns (1980 – 1985)

Corelle launched another Livingware line, Dimension IV, in the 1980s. The patterns on this segment were simple, with just a single or double border around the edge. The Dimension IV products had many patterns with different border colors, as follows:

  • Citrus (1980 – 1983): Orange outer border & thin lime yellow inner border
  • Almond (1980 – 1984): Tan colored border
  • Cinnamon (1980 – 1985): Deep red border
  • Heather (1982 – 1985): Thick green outer border & thin pink inner border
  • Onyx (1984 – 1985): Black border

Estimated Value: Corelle’s Dimension IV living ware patterns are worth $10 – $60, with slightly higher prices for larger 32+ piece sets. 

14. Strawberry Sundae (1980 – 1984)

As the name says, the discontinued Strawberry Sundae pattern looks like a circular wine with red strawberries, light yellow or white flowers, and green leaves. The wine is designed at the center of the dishes and bowls or on the front of the mugs and cups.

Estimated Value: Large sets of Strawberry Sundae Corelle ware sell for $80 – $150, and smaller sets and single pieces can be worth $15 – $70.

15. Sedgemoor (1981)

Sedgemoor is a rare American Corelle pattern, as it’s mostly popular in the United Kingdom. It features simple dark brown flowers and leaf motifs around the rim of the dishes. The pattern is designed on the outer side around the body on cups and cereal bowls.

Estimated Value: A set of 6 Sedgemoor teacups fetched $35 on eBay. Generally, Segdemoor can be worth around $5 – $50. 

16. Spice of Life (1981 – 1987)

Resembling the Corning Ware Bakeware pattern Spice O’ Life, this discontinued design features an assortment of red and yellow vegetables with green foliage.

But, unlike CorningWare products, Corelle’s Spice Of Life designs are printed around the edges of the dishes with plain white centers.

Estimated Value: Based on the sizes of dishes or sets, Spice O’ Life Corelle living ware can be valued at around $10 – $60. 

17. Flirtation (1981 – 1983)

Flirtation living ware pattern can be identified with its simple motif of light blue and bright yellow flowers on a light green stem with leaves.

Estimated Value: Flirtation pattern Corelle products are worth $10 – $30 for small teacups, plates, or cereal bowl sets. A full dinnerware set can fetch around $50 – $60 on Etsy or eBay!

18. Harvest Home (1981)

Like its name, the Harvest Home pattern features light brown farm and harvest-related motifs, like wheat sheaves, leaves, and fruits or nuts. This motif is framed around the plates’ edges and the outer sides of the cups and bowls.

Estimated Value: Harvest Home plate sets or small drinkware sets can make $10 – $40 in good condition. 

19. Morning Blue (1980s)

1980s Morning Blue pattern features soft, scattered light blue floral and foliage motifs around the edge with a slightly scalloped thin border.

Estimated Value: A Morning Blue dinner plate set can range from $10 to $100, depending on the pieces. 

20. Sunshine (1981)

Sunshine is a part of Corelle’s Traditions Livingware line. You can identify this retro design by the yellow sunflower and light green foliage motifs painted within a border around the edges. This pattern is similar to the Corelle Summer Impression patterns.

Estimated Value: The average price of Sunshine pattern livingware or dinnerware sets is around $5 – $50, depending on the number of pieces in a set. 

21. Calico Rose (1985 – 1993)

Released as a part of Corelle’s Natural Images line in 1985, the Calico Rose is a modern, pastel pattern with light red roses and light green leaves motifs. You’ll also see a light green scalloped border around the edge and a green circle at the center with dots.

Estimated Value: Modern Calico Rose dishes are worth around $10 – $50, but a 20-piece Calico Rose dinner set fetched $80!

22. Farmfresh Patterns (1986)

Corelle’s Farmfresh pattern is a simple illustration of fruits and vegetables around the rim of the vintage dish with plain centers. You can identify this pattern with its mesh of red, green, and blue lines, with fruit motifs in between.

Estimated Value: Single Farm Fresh pattern pieces generally sell for $5 – $50, while sets are worth $40 – $150, depending on the number of items.

23. Shadow Iris (1986 – 2015)

Corelle’s Shadow Iris is characterized by purple irises with green foliage designs on green-rimmed white dishes. After 2016, this pattern became popular as ‘Shadow Iris Coupe’ for Corelle coupe dishes.

Estimated Value: Full dinner or drinkware sets of vintage Shadow Iris products can be worth around $50 – $100, but smaller plate sets are worth $10 – $50. 

24. Abundance (1991 – 2009)

If your vintage Corning Corelle dishes have a translucent wine-style design with red and blue berries, fruits, and leaves, they have the Abundance pattern. Besides, the Abundance dishes have a red outer border and a blue inner border on the rims.

Estimated Value: An Abundance Corelle set of 32 pieces with dinner plates and bowls was sold for $180 on eBay. 

25. Callaway Ivy Pattern (1995 – 2015)

Callaway Ivy is a contemporary pattern with green ivy borders, white bases, and scalloped edges. Most motifs are fluid and display a watercolor texture with translucent paints. Callaway is a trendy pattern for plates, cups, sugar bowls, mugs, and cookware.

Estimated Value: Vintage Corelle dish sets with Callaway Ivy patterns generally sell for $5 – $20, with higher values of around $30 – $150 for larger sets. 

26. Rosemarie (1995 – 2016)

Rosemarie dishes feature a beautiful design of blush pink tulips with dark green leaves and stems. Usually, the flowers are painted opposite each other on the green border near the dishes’ edges. The cups and mugs only have the floral motifs.

Estimated Value: Based on the size of sets, Rosemarie livingware items can range from $10 – $50. 

27. Pacific Bloom Pattern (1998)

Vintage Corelle Old Pacific Bloom Pattern

Pacific Bloom is a vibrant pattern with a bright, central red flower and a pair of light green leaves. Generally, Pacific Bloom dishes have red, green, or blue accents, but you may find rare dishes with beige or gold borders.

Estimated Value: Pacific Bloom small sets are worth around $20 – $40, and large sets can fetch over $50 – $60. 

How to Identify Vintage Corelle Patterns

When identifying vintage Corelle patterns, you must consider the following two crucial factors:

1. Pattern’s Date & Age

Set of Aged Corelle Plates from the 1980s

It’s obvious that old or aged patterns have a higher resale value than new ones. But how do you know if your Corelle pattern is old or not?

The first, easy-to-test clue is the stamp number on the back of vintage products. 99% of the time, older Corelle dishes will have a stamped date with the “Corelle By Corningware” logo or trademark to help you estimate their age.

But if the stamped logo is not there or has faded away, you can still find the estimated year of vintage patterns based on their features.

1. The 1970s Patterns:

You can spot ’70s patterns by their nature-inspired motifs and warm colors like goldens, oranges, yellows, greens, and browns. Besides, in most 70s patterns, the centers of the dishes will be plain and thick.

However, the 1977 Expression Line is an exception. These patterns feature the main design at the center (in saucers, plates, bowls) and front (in cups, jugs, etc).

2. The 1980s Patterns:

The 1980s were more about country-side illustrations and flat designs in pastels and muted colors, like pinks, blues, and peaches. Delicate paintings like tiny flowers, dots, and country-inspired motifs were also common.

The patterns from the 80s feature complex floral meshes and shallow rims. You may also find colored, cream, or beige bases and broad borders.

3. The 1990s Patterns:

The 1990s introduced more modern and functional Corelle plates, tabletop accessories, and other Pyroceram products. You will find industrial designs like gray bands, seams, and geometric shapes.

The 90s pattern colors range from brights to neutrals. There may also be bold color embossing with a light gray base and a mechanized glass finish on both sides.

For an old make, try to get pieces with white China or ceramic bases and natural green or blue designs.

2. Pattern Colors

Different Types of Vintage Corelle Pattern Colors

Another shortcut to identifying a vintage Corelle pattern is by its colors. The brand reserved specific colors for each of its designs. For example, the Butterfly Gold pattern was only made with golden prints throughout its production years.

You will never find the Butterfly Gold pattern with brown or yellow print or the Old Town Blue Onion pattern design in any color other than blue.

So, if you see a popular vintage Corelle pattern in different colors from those mentioned in this guide, it’s likely a fake or reproduced piece.

Vintage Corelle Dishes Value Guide

Vintage Corelle Pattern Products - Cups, Plates and Teapots

Generally, old Corelle dishes of different types are worth $10 – $100, with some large sets of rare patterns fetching up to $200. But apart from the patterns, the final value of a vintage Corelle set also depends on the condition of the dishes, the number of pieces in a set, and, of course, the type of dishes or items.

Here’s a quick price chart to find the value of old Corelle pieces based on the type of living ware.

Dishes (Items)Average SizeEstimated Price
Dishes & Plates 10 – 12”$10 – $150
Cereal or Soup Bowls 6 – 8”$5 – $60
Saucers & teacups6 – 7”$5 – $50
Pitchers3 – 4” or 8oz$10 – $60
Silverware8 – 12” height$5 – $80
Casserole Dishes9”*13” $10 – $60

Check the construction and finishes properly. Usually, pieces with a composite or matte steel plus a glass body are new and cheaper.

What Makes Vintage Corelle Valuable?

To know if your vintage Corning Corelle dishes are valuable, look for the following high-value features:

  • Vitrelle or laminate glass bodies with a ‘no-chip’ or ‘no-scratch’ guarantee mark
  • Short-lived or limited-edition vintage patterns 
  • ‘Corelle’ or ‘Corelle by Corningware’ stamps at the dish’s back
  • Translucent walls, just like fine China
  • Large set with 20+ living ware or tableware pieces

If you like collecting retro, durable, and break-resistant Corelle dishes, this guide will make identifying valuable vintage patterns a piece of cake. You can also learn about rare Corningware and antique China patterns with their values, too!

Where Do You Get Vintage Corelle Products?

You’ll get vintage Corelle products from any home decor store like Target, Walmart, or Home Depot. But, if you want the valuable or rare ones, check the resale section on eBay or Etsy.

How Do You Clean Vintage Corelle Dishes?

Old Corelle dishes might rust or turn brown after 20 – 30 years. So, just rinse them with a non-abrasive cleaner and scrub the rust with vinegar. You’ll have sparkling white dishes again!

Judith Miller
Judith Miller

Judith is an antique expert with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of antique identification and valuation. She has reviewed over 30 thousand vintage items and has worked with numerous antique shops. She enjoys seeing new places, attending antique shows and events, and sharing her knowledge with people! Know more about me

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