Vintage Refrigerator Dish: Repurpose Me

old fashioned refrigerator glass insert

old fashioned refrigerator glass insert

Orphan glassware that attracts my attention isn’t limited to drinking glasses. This vintage refrigerator drip catching dish just called out, “Repurpose me!”
I used to have an old refrigerator, one with no shelving on the inside of the door. The kind you have to defrost by hand (portable hair dryers help).
And I remember the one my grandmother had. It was gas-powered. It was still working when they cleaned her house out in 1995.
A dish like this would have been in the bottom of a refrigerator of this vintage, to catch the condensation and make it easier to keep clean.
They don't make 'em like that any more.
We’d use this as a conversation piece for candy and nuts, or apples and bananas on the table.
Or even as a planter for a dish garden.
You could put gravel in the bottom and use this to hold your small pots of herbs indoors.
Lots of vintage pieces can have new life, repurposed in a vintage-theme kitchen or home.

vintage glass dish detailed view

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