Happy weekend friends, it’s Vintage Mama here. For those of you who are just getting to know AYP I wanted to introduce myself. This is my daughters blog and I am so excited to put my passion for picking and seeking out fabulous vintage finds to use. After a career as a controller for an advertising agency contributing to the Friday Finds has been a blast. At an estate sale yesterday I couldn’t believe my eyes when I entered one of the rooms and found a huge lot of kitchenware called Jad-ite (I snapped this picture below immediately). Being one of the first people in, I ran to negotiate with the owner to buy it all.
Jadite was first created by the McKee and Jeannette Glass Companies in the 1930′s. Anchor Hocking produced several lines of Jadite kitchen and dinnerware from the 1940s to 1970s. Jadite has become very popular and hard to find. Several factors have played a role in the Jadite “craze” including; fashion color trends, Martha Stewart using it in her own kitchen and features in several top design publications. A good resource for Jadite is A Schiffer Book for Collectors,” Fire-King”. I really like the pocket guide version.
Included in the lot was this four piece set (including the original box) of Anchor Hocking mixing bowls called “Swirl”. The pattern of the cups and saucers is called “Alice”, also made by Anchor Hocking. I love this pattern because it is translucent and is encircled with a floral trim. Finding a collection like this in one place is unbelievable. The sugar and creamer are Fire-King, the pattern name is ” Jane Ray”. The coffee canister and small allspice canister are just wonderful (can you tell that I am just beaming). All of these pieces will go into my new kitchen, which of course Cathy is currently designing. I am a firm believer that when you find treasures like jadite that you should enjoy and use them. Look at how fabulous this farmhouse table looks set in Jadite. Happy hunting!