This was the first things I owned, that was Fire King Jadite. You see way back in the late 1980's... my Grandmother had a stack of old mixing bowls.
Now this is the part of the story I need to mention, that my Granny had a metal storage building on the back of her property. That she let no one go in to. It was packed to the rafters. And the door could barely swing open. You know, the kind of place... the kind of place that you really want to get a good look at!
Anywho.... my sister and I were in town to visit her for the day. We had taken her to lunch. And on our way back to Granny's home, we stopped by a random sale.
A sale being held by one of the local antique collector ladies. Which was being held at her house. It seems this lady had a husband who wanted his 4 car garage cleaned out. It was packed full. So there was all kinds of boxes half way dragged out. Barely open. She had no interest in selling squat. hahaha! But he told her it was either sell it or he was taking it to the dump.
It is where I purchased my starter set of these! My precious Shenango dinner ware.
I bought the 4 piece place setting... for 4. There was four dinner plates, saucers, large pink cups and the coffee cup. My cost was $5.00 ....... And now that place setting consist of 9 pieces. Including the platter.And lets not forget my 3 sugar bowls. And no creamers. Oh I need help.
Any who. My Granny had a fit that I had "bought those old cafe dishes!"
Now my Granny had been a business owner for decades. She was the owner of many cafe's. So she was shocked that I would want "those old cafe dishes!" hahaha! And that she had a building full of them at home. And I mention to her that she never offer to let me have any, so I was buying my own. :)
So back to her house we all go. Granny must have been stewing all the way back to her house. As we enter the house she made the announcement that we all needed to go out back to her storage building.
Where she dug out this stack of vintage mixing bowls. There were bowls of many patterns. And she offer me and my sister our choice of bowls. "Since you insist on having old dishes in your kitchen!" So I choose the Jadite. I liked the color of it. And I was on my crusade at the time collecting yellow and green dishes.
Granny had probably 6 old pottery mixing bowls. Which my sister, I believe, chose the pottery ones.
Anywho.... that is where I got my bowls. And only have them cause I had bought "those old cafe dishes!".
So these bowls are from my Granny's stash.
These had been her Mother's bowls. And I have used them ever since I brought them home. Which was 23 years ago! OMG, How did I get to be this old.(early 40's)
My Granny died in 2002. At the age of 92.
And back during this past Thanksgiving holiday weekend (2011)... which I had posted about. I got this....
Which was the bowl I was missing from the set. But now I have packed it away and can't figure out what which box I placed it in. (figures)
But I did get surprise from my Mother. She picked this up for me recently.
The Fire King batter bowl. How sweet is that. I had been looking for a green one.... but am thrilled to have the white one instead.