At a very young age I informed my Mother, "I like geen, Mama"--and some things never change... Geen is still my favorite color, especially in the form of Fire King Jadite, an opaque pale green style of Depression Glass. Jadite, or "Thirties Green," is the predominate color in my kitchen, and someday, I envision open shelving or glassed-in cupboards to better showcase this growing collection!
I love actually USING my Jadite as well. Everything seems to be just the perfect size, shape and feel from the batter bowl, to the measuring cups, to the mixing bowls or creamer and sugar. 70 plus years later, everything is still looking great and totally usable. Even now as I blog away, I've got some tea in a Jane Ray Cup and Saucer in hand.
Fire King made three place setting designs: Jane Ray (small ribbing design), Alice (floral pattern) and Restaurant Ware (plain and durable). Other makers, mainly McKee and Jeannette Glass also made Jadite bowls, canisters, shakers and plates. Should I have been 'tiquing with Courtney, this is definitely what I would have been on the lookout for! (A dangerous but nonetheless great hint is that ebay is packed with Jadite, and usually much cheaper than when in an antique shop! Search "Jadite" under Pottery & Glass for the best results.)
So, now that you know my favorite shade of my favorite color, you will understand the thrill when my parents visited this past week bringing me a delightful vintage "geen" measuring tape (pictured below in a Jane Ray Cup) that Mama and Courtney picked up in Orange County. Ultimately, I plan on putting it in my knitting basket, but somehow it seems to be following me around the house as I just can't stop adoring it!