In the actual s, of course, they were an innovative and exciting break from kitchens built in the s and s. And through most of the s and into the s, a s kitchen was regarded as, well, acceptable. In the late s and beyond, though, people began to roll their eyes at the design hallmarks first made popular in the 50s; and for several decades afterward, it seemed that heavy stone countertops, ceramic floors, and heavy hardwood cabinets were dominating kitchens—until replaced by polished concrete and metal.
Jadeite, Jadite, or Jade-ite? First created in the s, jadeite is used for all types of things, but most commonly dishware and kitchenware. It first became popular in the Victorian era, then fell out of style for a time until World War II when glass companies found it could be stylish, plus affordable, to make.
Fletcher of Skinner, Inc. Except for its disintegrated horns—and missing pull string—this toy appears to be in excellent condition, which keeps his value—and charm—high. All the necessary sewing accessories fit into tiny compartments tucked beneath the machine in its green baize-lined a felt- like woolen material case.
Kitchenware of the Depression era was made in an array of beautiful hues, both opaque and transparent. Read on to learn more about a number of popular types of glass kitchenware made from the Depression era through the s or so. The McKee version is a bit lighter in color when compared to pieces made by Jeannette.
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Food storage containers were designed with flat lids for stacking and in shapes meant to fit in midth-century refrigerators. Martha and her daughter, Alexis, both collect Fire-King Restaurantware, a very popular and increasingly hard-to-find pattern. As the name suggests, it was made for institutional use in restaurants, hotels, and hospitals, and so is heavier than other makes, and much harder to break.
New pitchers were produced that look very similar to vintage Jadeite Anchor Hocking and Fire-King pitchers in Pillar Optic pattern, often called Melon. The new pitchers were made in China and imported by Gibson. The only marking is a white paper label Fig.
Items such as pots, kettles baking tins, and ladles were stamped from thin sheets of iron, steel, or aluminum, then coated with enamel, which was fused to the metal in a very hot oven. Much lighter than the average kitchenware, easier to clean and less fragile than china, enamelware was very popular. Patterns were as varied as the colors; besides the familiar swirls, mottles, speckles, shades, and solids.