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One of the redemptive aspects of moving is rediscovering things you’d lost…I mean, things you put in very safe places over the years. One of the things I’ve rediscovered is a nesting set of Jadeite by Fire King mixing bowls.

Depending on the ambient lighting, Jadeite can look anywhere from celedon and translucent to minty green to almost teal.

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Taking its name from the gem jadite, a milky light shade of green jade,  this shade of vaseline glass was made in the early 20th century and was wildly popular.

“The “Jadeite Fire King” brand was first produced by the United States glassware firm Anchor Hocking in the 1940s. Most of Anchor Hocking’s output of Jadeite was between 1945 and 1975. A durable product in a fashionable color, it became the most popular product made by Anchor Hocking.

The glassware’s popularity also makes it an affordable and popular collectable today. Fire King Jadeite is still produced in reproduction lines by Anchor Hocking, which designs variations into its reproductions so that they are not mistaken for originals, to maintain the integrity of the genuine status of original Jadeite articles.” (wiki)

Originally sold as a set of four, these mixing bowls would fulfill all your kitchen needs. I only have two; but, paired with my favorite Pyrex, I’ll manage.

Like the color and history? Many sets can still be found in antique or vintage stores, or online in places like Etsy or eBay.

~Lainey