I was visiting with a cousin yesterday, and I noticed she had a china cabinet full of dishes that took me back to my childhood. Marge had recently inherited a collection of azur-ite (pale blue) fire-king dinnerware.
I had not seen this many of these dishes since I was a kid. Back then Fire-King kitchen ware was everywhere. You found the bakeware, casseroles and dinnerware in almost every home. Heck, even the restaurants were using the Jade-ite (mint green) Fire King because of its durability.
Once Martha Stewart started using the old Jade-ite restaurant ware on her show it caused all of the old Fire King patterns to become collectors items.
As I went to do this post I keyed this china into google, and was amazed to discovered that a singe dinner plate on e-bay was selling for twenty-five dollars. And, to think that we use to carry them home for free with each tank of gas.
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