Much to our mutual delight, we have a fab feature today!
Here's a little history on the Jadeite and Vintage glass pieces you're about to lay eyes on.
The McKee Glass Company
In 1932 Pennsylvania-based glass company McKee discovered that by adding green glass scraps to their signature milk glass formula, they could create a gorgeous shade of green. They called one shade “Skokie” and the other “Jade” and later “Jadeite”.
The History of Jadeite
First created in the 1930s, 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. Now it's trendy again. Sure is!
Jadeite has a rich history and has been manufactured by several companies in the United States, each company having their own style, opacity and shade of green and is known by several names, one of which is Jadeite also known as Fire King. Jadeite is a glass tableware made of Jade green opaque milk glass.
Anchor Hocking is said to be the most well known manufacturer of jadeite with its Fire King line displayed various designs such as “alice”, “restaurant ware” and “charm”. Anchor Hocking was founded by Isaac J. Collins, in 1905, near Lancaster, Ohio started manufacturing Fire King Jadeite in the 1940’s producing the most output between 1945 and 1975. Jadeite is very durable, functional and fun looking making it the most popular product Anchor Hocking has ever produced.
Now that you're up to speed on glass don't forget to check out all the new arrivals here as well.
It's going to be a fun weekend here at the store - even if it storms outside there's always the phone to call and make a purchase!
Join us - come shopping and grab a treasure!
Tammie & The Singing Lady Team
It's official! Our new "Encore" reward card is a hit. Since we introduced it many of you have taken advantage of that additional 10% savings. When you spend $100 (pre-HST), receive an Encore card that you can redeem for an additional 10% off your next purchase. There is no registration required and you can even give it to a friend or family member. No muss, no fuss!
Every day, we get new arrivals — fabulous finds you won't find anywhere else. Here is a small sampling of the new arrivals from the last week but there are many more in the store. We currently have over 6,000 items in the store and it keeps changing all the time. Our motto is, "If you snooze, you lose!". If you see something you like, you had better snatch it up quick because there is a good chance it won't be there the next time you visit.
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