I’ve never met a piece of jadeite milk glass I didn’t like. The glossy seafoam shade of this glassware looks very romantic — and it’s so pretty accented with gold, tangerine, or peach. Through my years of trinketing I’ve collected two prized jadeite gems.
History lesson: Jadeite cookware was sold in five-cent shops in the 40s and 50s. It was that decade’s answer to our everyday Tupperware. Nothing fancy. Today, jadeite is very valuable and collectible. It’s fairly easy to find it in antique shops, but be prepared to spend a pretty penny on a nice piece of jadeite milk glass.
My antique jadeite is a pretty little Fenton hobnail berry bowl that I found in an antique shop in Broad Ripple. The white milk glass variety of this berry bowl is fairly common, but I haven’t been able to find the jade variety anywhere else.
Today, jadeite milk glass is making quite the comeback, especially as wedding decor. Its soft and romantic color makes a perfect neutral base as a wedding color. I used a jadeite cake stand at our wedding, and it fit the vintage theme of our wedding perfectly!
I bought it in the 100 Layer Cake Bountiful Pop-up Shop. Bountiful is an antique shop in Venice, California and their cake stands are heirloom-quality poured glass. Bountiful has stacks and stacks of pretty cake stands in their shop windows.
Any other jadeite fans out there?