Pattern: Crazy Daisy
Identifiers / Alternate Names: Shares same elements of pattern with "Spring Blossom Green", and is often counted as variations of one pattern with Crazy Daisy occuring on earlier pieces. Basic pattern shows green flowers on white (or reversed). "Crazy Daisy" has 3-leaf non-fan shaped clusters and a single leaf, with dots colored in. Also known as: Spring Blossom Green, Daisy Flowers, Daisies, Lazy Daisy
Item Type: 300 Series Crazy Daisy Nesting Bowls Set
Years Manufactured: 1970s - ?
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #401 (1.5 pint) #402 (1.5 quart) #403 (2.5 quart)
Original Box#s: 300-1-N, ?
These patterned Pyrex bowls are pretty popular items from the
1960s 1970s. There has always been a lot of confusion with this pattern because there are several varieties. To confuse matters further, everyone on Ebay likes to call BOTH variations of the pattern “Crazy Daisy” just because it sounds better or something. Spring Blossom Green and Crazy Daisy are the same thing. But because it’s more catchy that name is used more frequently in auctions. We are going to keep this page around, but will label all future instances or variations of the pattern as “Spring Blossom”.
Update 10/2007: OK, it is now increasingly clear that Spring Blossom Green was introduced only in the 1970s (most likely 1972) and even more importantly - the version with the THREE Leaf cluster and smaller flowers is the NEWER version. We (and most other Pyrex people) have previously agreed that it was the other way around. The evidence is very strong, so we are going to stick with the new theory.
OK, so for the physical difference in the patterns: it seems to occur in the non-floral elements, at least for the bowls. Both patterns have flowers that are colored in, as well as outlined only. But the newer version has an occasional “single leaf” floating around, as well as a “3 leaf” cluster. The older version has a “four leaf” (confusingly, this is also sometimes 3 leaves) cluster in a fan shape, almost like a Gingko leaf. It also has “single dots” that are BOTH colored in and outlined, whereas “Crazy Daisy” only has the dots that are colored in.
I think there are three bowls in the newer set, the usual 401 1 1/2 pint, 402 1 1/2 quart and 403 2 1/2 quart. The color of the 401 and 403 green bowls is a sort of dark green, with white floral motif, while the 402 is a sort of lighter yellow-green. I was always confused with the 300 bowl sets… although the series is called 300, they actually don’t have the numbers 300 on the bottom but instead always use the 400 numbers.
Awhile back, I got a chance to look at boxed sets of the “newer” Spring Blossom. Lorraine of Black Dog Kitchen Collectibles was kind enough to let us use the photos of a Spring Blossom 300 bowl box below:
(As you can see, the box is clearly marked Spring Blossom Green, and not Crazy Daisy. This should nearly put to rest the claims that any of these bowls were ever sold labeled Crazy Daisy.)
One other note, I’m now relatively sure that the newer Spring Blossom Green only came in 300 series nesting bowls, 440 series Cinderella Mixing Bowls and 480/470 Series Round Casseroles. In addition, the older and newer sets can also be differentiated by the color. The middle bowl of the 300 series is a light green, and the 441 and 443 bowls for Cinderella mixing bowls are light green. The older Spring Blossom doesn’t have ths lighter green color at all.
Here’s a closeup of the 401 newer Spring Blossom bowl that we recently picked up:
As we said, we are going to list all future items under “Spring Blossom Green” as opposed to “Crazy Daisy”, but will leave this single Crazy Daisy bowl page up for reference.
We’ve moved most of the info here, but just in case, the other page is here: Spring Blossom Green Mixing Bowls Set.