White Medium Size Both red dishes same size as white Green dish same size as the white and the two red. The set has four different sizes.
Every since I was little, my mom had a set of these Pyrex dishes minus the red one. She has a large yellow one and then they get smaller green to blue. When I was married and having kids I decided it was something I didn't want to live without, the dishes. They are the perfect size, weight and strength. Although many dishes have come out since, nothing, I have ever owned even came close to these.
I'm sure I could have hers someday, only I wasn't willing to wait some fifty years or so. AND yes my mommy is still going strong and still uses hers! I think that may have started my love for antiques among other things. They where expensive even when I started looking but they have gotten a lot worse, that's if you can even find a set. I can't exactly remember when I found mine nor what I paid for them but knowing me they where a bargain. I also managed to find a medium size red one for my set. None of mine are the same size.
Now to tell you about my Goodwill find six weeks ago. I was shopping and I came across two white bowls. Now if you know your Pyrex you know they have a distinct look, only I didn't know they came in white. Upon closer examination I realized they still had a hint of red. Wow, what a find! I asked a employee there at GW how much they where and she said fifty cents each. you can bet your booty I grabbed them.
I held my breath the whole way to the cashiers desk thinking there must be a mistake and when I went to pay for them she told me they where a dollar fifty. I told her what the other lady said and she said ok. Yes sir, I walked out of the store paying just $1 for them both. Ok I would have paid three dollars for them but I had already asked about pricing on them, so who knows who was right or wrong.
I was going to leave them white but after a few days I got it in my head to spray paint them. I had red spray paint. The red looked amazingly like the red dish I did have, so decided to go for it. Taped off all the areas I didn't want sprayed red with painters tape then took them out side and did three very very light sprays on them both. I wasn't trying to make them new, just put the red back on them. They came out perfect and beautiful.
Questions and Answers:
Yes I do use them. No the paint has not come off. The paint is only on the outside so no worries about eating paint. No I didn't put a clear coat over them. Also I do not own a dish washer and never had one, so they only get washed by my hands. I'm sorry I don't know what color of red I used. Rust-oleum was the spray paint brand and I believe in a semi gloss or flat. Hope this inspires you.