Saturday, June 8, 2013

A Little Jadeite Love

Hello, Dear Ones!
I wanted to take a break from showing you some of my mother's things today and show you something I ran across a couple of months ago.
Another Jadeite bowl!

 Why have I fallen in love with Jadite now that I want it and just can't find it so easily!

 She's a beaut! Look at the soft Jadeite green color, the smooth as a baby's bottom surface
 and those curves.
Move over super models! :) complete my happiness...
my neighbor came over with a bag of homegrown tomatoes!

 Trust me ~ they're scrumptious and gorgeously red!
 He even tossed in some tiny little cherry tomatoes too!

There you have it.
A little vignette with my new Jadeite bowl.
Hey, I've got one other Jadeite bowl with swirls.
If I can find one more I'll have a collection.
Isn't that the rule? Three items make a collection.
I'm on my way!!
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Homegrown Tomatoes

Ain't nothin' in the world that I like better
Than bacon & lettuce & homegrown tomatoes
Up in the mornin' out in the garden

Get you a ripe one don't get a hard one
Plant `em in the spring eat `em in the summer
All winter with out `em's a culinary bummer
I forget all about the sweatin' & diggin'
Everytime I go out & pick me a big one

Homegrown tomatoes homegrown tomatoes
What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love & homegrown tomatoes

You can go out to eat & that's for sure
But it's nothin' a homegrown tomato won't cure
Put `em in a salad, put `em in a stew
You can make your very own tomato juice
Eat `em with egss, eat `em with gravy
Eat `em with beans, pinto or navy
Put `em on the site put `em in the middle
Put a homegrown tomato on a hotcake griddle

If I's to change this life I lead
I'd be Johnny Tomato Seed
`Cause I know what this country needs
Homegrown tomatoes in every yard you see
When I die don't bury me
In a box in a cemetary
Out in the garden would be much better
I could be pushin' up homegrown tomatoes
~ sung by Guy Clark


  1. I've been checking out the Jadite lately, too. Now that I'm interested - it has gone way too expensive!! Love your new bowl. Sally

  2. I love that bowl, Shelia. My Mom had some of those bowls when I was growing up. I wish I had them now. She even had one for her stand mixer with the rim on the bottom. I just love yours and yes-you only need ONE more for a collection-xo Diana

  3. Love the jadeite bowls, Shelia! So pretty. That is lone of my favorite colors.

    Am asking for prayers for Mr. Magpie's little mother. More later. Am trying not to say anything on my blog to protect her privacy. She is a very private lady.



  4. SHELIA,
    Howdy from the Flint Hills of Kansas!!!

    I have a Jadeite BOWL and didn't know that is what it is called!!!
    Got so excited I danced.

    It is one of my favorite bowls and now I really like her.

    Glad you posted about this glassware.
    I iz educated now.

    God bless and have a sweet day,

  5. Pretty!
    I love Jadite but have yet to acquire a piece!
    I just never see it around here but I know my mom had some so I want some, too!

  6. Well Shelia, I have never heard of or seen Jadite, or I don't remember ever seeing. It really is so pretty. Those tomatoes look like Heaven to me, I can taste and smell that wonderful aroma just looking at the pictures. Can't wait for tomato season here. Have a great day!

  7. The tomatoes in that jadeite bowl are four-star! Very nice lighting on this lovely photo!

  8. I love Jadeite and I'm sure you will come across more of it. We go to a lot of those antique malls and I see it quite frequently. Your bowl is so pretty and I love the mini cloche!

    Have a great weekend!


  9. That is always the way... we overlook things that we've grownup with only to find they are to be treasured later and then theya re out of reach!!!! Good lesson to pass on to our children!

  10. Love the jadite bowl Shelia! That is the way it works for me too, once I like something, it becomes difficult to find!

  11. I have that same bowl in a smaller size and I love it. Such a soft green. Yes, 3 is a collection. :) I need to start looking for 2 more!

  12. I love the bowl!! I could go for a tomato sandwich now!!


  13. My, my, what pretty Jadeite. I remember my grandmother having oodles and oodles of Jadeite when I was a kid. I have no idea whatever happened to all of it.

  14. Lovin' your pretty Jadite bowl Sheila, it's such a great color! Really wishing I had some of those seasonal tomatoes-enjoy:@)

  15. What a beautiful find Shelia! And it looks perfect with the contrast of the red tomatoes! :-)

  16. Jadeite always gets my attention. Love me some sweet tomatoes!

  17. I have some lovely jadeite pieces. I treasure them all. I like to look for them at an antique mall near our lake house.

  18. I just bought my first 2 jadeite bowls on a garage sale this morning. I think at $2.00 each I got a bargain! I just love them they are so pretty. Hope your mother is doing well.

    1. Oh, Mary, that's marvelous! You got a steal in your Jadeite!

  19. It is lovely and I go antiquing/thrifting a lot but don't see it much!

  20. Hi Shelia, I love homegrown tomatoes. Makes me want to go out and start planting...I'm your newest follower. Angela

  21. Loved viewing all the lovelies that you are caring for of your mom's. The color of the jadeite is beautiful with the red tomatoes! Hope your mom is doing well!

  22. That is one seriously gorgeous bowl, and the red tomatoes in it just pop! I bet you'll come across another Jadeite and then have the start of your official collection! P.S. I'm still planning to come over for tomatoes, save the biggest juiciest one for me and I'll bring my own salt shaker :) Hugs ~ Mary

  23. I'm coveting your jadite!! I keep looking at it in pictures but don't own any. I need to look at Canton to find some.

  24. I had one I sold recently. I wish I had known you wanted some. Yours looks like it is Fire King. It perfectly shows off your tomatoes.

  25. Love the jadeite. Hard to find now a days, at least by me. And, homegrown tomatoes are the BEST!

  26. Sheila, Your jadeite is fantastic! Really beautiful. You are so fortunate to have homegrown tomatoes...we won't have any for at least a month and probably longer.
    Hugs, Beth

  27. Nice bowl and look at all those yummy tomatoes. Ours are just starting to come in.

  28. Shelia,
    Nice Jadite bowl, dear friend!!!
    Those homegrown tomatoes, make your bowl 'still life' material!!!
    Thanks for sharing. . .and enjoy the hunt!!!

  29. Beautiful! Have yet to find an affordable piece of Jadeite in my parts!

    I hate tomatoes, but I sure have fun growing them & giving them away to my co-workers - everyone seems to love them.

  30. Have you ever noticed that Martha Stewart has a ton of this beautiful Jadite? I don't think I have a single piece, now that I think about it.
    Tomatoes are wonderful and I eat sandwiches of just Mayo and and then some onion and dill pickles.. I KNOW I should eat lettuce but I hate it. Ok..I just don't for it? :)

  31. The bowl is beautiful, Sheilia, and combined with those gorgeous tomatoes -- oh my! I'm starting to give Jadite a little look. So far, I haven't discovered any that I can't live without, because I won't pay the!


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