Hello again, dear friends. This week I wanted to share with you my jadite collection and some Fire King pieces that I have collected.
The platter I got at a garage sale for $3. The little cup was my grandma's and has been around as long as I have. There is supposed to be a little saucer that goes with it, but every time I've seen them at antique shows, they're very expensive.
I would love to have sets, but my collection comes from sales, thrift stores and flea markets so it's a piece at a time. I loved this refrigerator dish.
I have a whole set of this gold rimmed pattern. My grandmother gave it to my mother as a wedding gift.
A close up of one of the jadite bowls. I don't know the name of the pattern.
This is my newest piece.
I ran across this magazine article on a Fire King collector and was amazed not only at the collection but also at their style. Notice the Fire King stenciled along the wall.
The surprising thing about this collector was that it is a man. It said he has at least one piece of every pattern ever created by Fire King.
It is said to be one of the largest,most complete collections of Fire King in the country.
He began it because of childhood memories of visits to his grandparents farm.
I was lucky enough this past week to win a give away from one of my favorite people, Jill of Bittersweet and the Little Soap Co. and Calico Petals. I just love it! She is so talented and makes very soulful items to sell in her two shops. She is also working on a cookbook due out by fall. Go visit her shops where she sells her aprons and the best soap in the world!
I'm standing in my sunroom. My favorite room in the house this time of year. I have so many pictures of my grandma where she cut her head off the picture because she didn't like the way she looked. Well, I wasn't too happy with mine either so that's why I'm headless.
I am still walking. I walked another 12 miles this week so total I have gone 34 miles on my way to see Deb!
Have a happy week! Twyla