Sunday, September 2

I like Geen


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!

6 comments:

Courtney said...

I'm glad you like it! It couldn't have been more you without your name on it. I kind of miss the geen days when you didn't pronounce your r's. xo

Heidi said...

Looks like someone has been expanding their "geen" collection since I last saw it!! :) Hope all is well, my queen of geen. love ya!

Terri said...

I can personally vouch for the Fauchon Five O'Clock Tea- it is just the best...and the tin is another french charmer- you slide the first lid, then open the second lid with a little gold knob. What a satisfying ritual to a wonderful cup of tea!

Terri said...

The "geen"measuring tape has found it's home- love your photos! It tickles me to see you using your Jadeite, and mixing it with other pieces, like your Kate Spade polka dot plates...Mama

jamie said...

ah yes... the Kate Spade plates... Must do a special posting on those beauties!

jamie said...

Ahhhh... I love this stuff!