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Thrifty Finds: Peach Luster Fire King

April 18, 2007

I moved my blog. This post can now be found at http://vegandiva.com/?p=204

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10 Comments
  1. April 18, 2007 2:35 pm

    OOOOOO It’s beautiful!
    I’m a Jadite kinda girl myself – but that collection makes me want to go looking.

  2. April 18, 2007 2:51 pm

    Allisone, Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh I love Jadite but sadly do not own any ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’ve come across Jadite a few times but usually the prices are even more expensive than eBay. Sigh.

  3. April 18, 2007 9:18 pm

    You are so amazing, Emmy. I really think you’re my mom’s long lost thrifty fourth daughter!!

  4. April 19, 2007 5:48 am

    great find, they looks new.

  5. April 19, 2007 2:04 pm

    My boss has loads of this peach fire king. We’re going to a sale tonight at a church. I’m very excited. Our town has a rummage sale next week too. I wonder if I’d like seitan? I’m not vegetarian or vegan( as you already know), but I dont eat red meat so these kinda appeal to me. Are they hard to make?

  6. Aurora's Mom permalink
    April 19, 2007 4:02 pm

    What a great find! I have one piece of the peach lustre, a loaf pan from the Salvation Army shop – $1.99 with one barely-there scratchmark on it.

    How did you get started collecting these type of dishes Emmy? Was it by accident or did you just decide you liked it so you started collecting one day?

  7. April 20, 2007 4:17 pm

    Karen … loved your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

    Johanna…thanks, they look even better in person than the picture.

    Randi…Did you have any luck at the church sale? That’s cool your boss has this type of Fire King too. As for the seitan…I think I prefer the pepperoni one more. The baked method is much easier than the boiling method. I say give it a try because you probably will like it ๐Ÿ™‚ Rob loved it for sandwiches.

    Aurora’s Mom, Oooh, good score from the SA!!! Many years ago, I inherited some Fire King pieces in the Primrose pattern from my grandma (not the grandma I blog about), and I thought it was just lovely. That’s how it all began…I started seeking out Fire King (Pyrex, Glasbake, etc….) when I went to sales and added to my collection piece by piece. I found some Lustreware a few years at a sale and I just loved how it reflected the light. It’s so pretty in person. Then vintage kitchenware became much more popular and it was getting harder to find good pieces at decent prices….however I usually could find lustreware every now and then at affordable prices so I decided to start collecting this particular Fire King. There’s just something about the vintage kitchenware….it’s well-made, the designs are gorgeous, and it’s just a fun addition to the kitchen. What’s your favorite thing about vintage kitchenware? Do you have a favorite piece or pattern?

  8. April 20, 2007 6:13 pm

    I’m back to report about the sale. Robin found some cool glass cheese buttons made in sweden( 50 cents). We got some cool little knives, called dinkee knives with bakelite handles, 50 cents. she also got two huge bags of buttons for 1 dollar each. I got an Joy of Cooking for 50 cents. I also got a set of red wing dishes for 4.00. I got some cool cooking gadgets, 5 cents each. A springy whisk thing, a butter curler, an apple corer, and a timer( made in the USA). Various other things. It wasnt as good as I thought it would be. We do some reselling on ebay so hopefully we picked good items to resell. I also got a cake decorating kit for 10 cents. The tips alone are metal and totally worth that. Thanks for asking.

  9. Aurora's Mom permalink
    April 21, 2007 11:28 am

    I find the designs really appealing…it just seems to me that the older pieces have more character. There are so many pretty patterns from Pyrex…I have several mixing bowls/pieces that have the “Blue Amish Butter Print” on them (I’m not sure if that’s the right name) and I like them very much and use them constantly. They aren’t so hard to come by, but to me they’re special.

    My fav find has to be a baking dish I found at a thrift shop in the blue/white snowflake pattern; it’s an odd size, maybe 6 x 10, in good condition for what it is…I’m not positive but I think that pattern is from the 60’s and it only cost me 99 cents! I couldn’t believe my luck! To me that’s definitely a treasure ;o)

  10. April 21, 2007 1:44 pm

    Randi, what a haul! The cake decorating kit for 10ยข sounds like a steal. I always enjoy hearing about the thrifty things people find ๐Ÿ™‚

    Aurora’s Mom, I can totally relate….the vintage kitchenware is very special. Before we moved, I used my vintage kitchenware all the time. Now I’m only using a fraction of it as most of it is packed away. I can’t wait to use it all again. What a deal on the Pyrex Snowflake dish. I have two pieces in the Snowflake pattern…one of them is an oval casserole dish with the original lid! We went to a garage sale a few years ago where the person had closed their antique shop and I found the casserole dish there. I remember that sale well because we also found Architectural Digest magazines from the 1930’s. We only spent something like $5 for the Pyrex and several magazines. It was one of those awesome sales you never forget ๐Ÿ™‚

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