Jadeite

Ever wondered what people did before the invention of tupperware? The answer is jadeite.

This early twentieth-century invention that was used to store precious supplies during the Depression in America and designed to stack in mid-century refrigerators has come full circle and reproductions seem to be cropping up everywhere. However, it’s the original, vintage collections that are in high demand. The glass is thick and heavy and made to last, which it has; whole collections have survived without even a chip as it is so sturdy.

I love the colour, which became popular in contrast to the Victorian florals. It would make a lovely accent colour for any kitchen or dresser. I’m thinking of starting me a collection. What do you think?

Start a Jadeite collection www.apartmentapothecary.com

Image from Country Living.

Start a Jadeite collection www.apartmentapothecary.com

Image from Style Me Pretty. Styling by Pearl and Godiva. Photography by Half a Dream Away.

Start a Jadeite collection www.apartmentapothecary.com

Image from Martha Stewart. Photograph by Paul Costello.

Start a Jadeite collection www.apartmentapothecary.com

Image from Martha Stewart. Photograph by Paul Costello.

Start a Jadeite collection www.apartmentapothecary.com

Image from Martha Stewart. Photograph by Paul Costello.

If you fancy picking up some reproductions, a good place to start is at RE-found objects or Borrowed Blue (see featured image).

Katy x

 

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4 Comments

  1. Leanne at Knit me a cake 4th March 2014 / 11:42 am

    I’ve had my eye on those cake stands for a long time! So I definitely think you should start a collection. 😉 Leanne x

    • katy 5th March 2014 / 12:45 pm

      Let’s do it, Leanne! X

  2. Aileen 11th March 2014 / 12:44 am

    I think yes!!! I have a jadeite cake stand, a little lidded bowl, and a cup. I love them all. The color is so perfect! Next I want a reamer..I see them at antique malls often, but I always think I’ll wait to find a more inexpensive one….but I think if I still want one after this long, maybe it’s worth springing for it.

    • katy 11th March 2014 / 5:45 pm

      I’m jealous, Aileeen, because it’s so much easier to get your hands on over in the US. I just saw your cake stand on your most recent blog post – love the shelves too! x

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