Following its resurgence in the late ’90s, the opaque milky jadeite glass that was popular in the ’40s and ’50s for kitchenware and food storage is still an on-trend material for the home. Chef Vivian Howard of North Carolina’s Chef & the Farmer tipped us off to her obsession with jadeite everything late last year, and ever since it feels like we keep seeing it everywhere. It’s also relatively inexpensive to produce, which is why modern jadeite from companies like Ohio’s Mosser Glass, home store Terrain, and Sur la Table can sell the stuff at very reasonable prices.
If you’re not so keen on brighter colors in your home, jadeite is a more subdued way to add character to a countertop or cupboard. It’s known for its resistance to stains, which made it an ideal food storage container before Tupperware existed. Do note that you should avoid putting jadeite in the dishwasher or microwave, though, as temperatures can get too hot for the stuff. If you’re not so lucky to get your hands on an original Fire-King collectible, we found some new jadeite pieces on Amazon that would make a good alternative: from a pretty ballerina soap soap dish to a charming spoon rest to a milky mortar and pestle.
Sur la Table Jadeite Butter Dish
An extra distinguished way to serve your butter to guests.
Mosser Glass Jadeite Old Fashioned Hand Held Juicer
Mortar and Pestle
Rosso Glass Mortar and Pestle
There’s something very pleasing about seeing a mortar and pestle in this shade of pastel green.
Sur la Table Jadeite Milk Carafe
Just the right price to make a solid hostess gift.
Sur la Table Jadeite Sugar Bowl
An adorable sugar bowl with an embossed label and raised details on the lid and base.
Abbott Collection Hobnail Old Fashioned Glass
As an added touch, this glass comes in a vintage “hobnail” style with raised bumps all over it.
Mosser Glass Jadeite Pitcher
Rosso Glass Jadeite Green Glass Bowl
A great starting point for a budding jadeite collection.
Rosso Glass Jadeite Ballerina Soap Dish
Rhyne and Son Straw Dispenser Holder
For bendy straws, or a receptacle for eco-friendly metal ones.
Sur la Table Jadeite Salad Plate
A set of these would look very fetching in a glass cabinet.
Mosser Glass Basket Dish
Something you can break out for Easter lunch or keep year-round as a candy dish.
Salt and Pepper Shaker Set
Sur la Table Jadeite Salt and Pepper Shakers
A set of salt and pepper shakers with notched details on the sides.
Jadeite 6” Glass Cake Stand
Think how nice this would look holding up a pastel-colored cake.
Depression Style Jadeite Spoon Holder
It looks quite small in photos, but reviewers say that it’s large enough to house even big soup ladles.
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