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Chillicothe Gazette from Chillicothe, Ohio • 13

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omelife Thursday, June 11, 1998 Chillicothe Gazette 3B Cafeteria dish now worth more than the restaurant Gannett News Service Maybe if because our mothers had them. Or maybe ifs because Martha Stewart does now. Produced in the late 1940s to early 70s, Jadite dishware is green, glass, plain and valuable. It is one very hot dish these days, going from, say, standard cafeteria popularity to collector fame. Barbara Mauzy, the author of three books on kitchen collectibles and a dealer at Renninger's Antiques Market in Adamstown, explains that the appeal of Jadite is almost universal.

Tve sent it to Tokyo, and there is lots of interest abroad. But ifs mainly purchased by young adults through people in their fifties," she says. "Older customers still relate to it as being something they used, They were junk dishes. It was never good quality glass, and it was never intended to be. It was given away or sold for 19 cents apiece." Mauzy is the author of "The Complete Book of Kitchen dish a few years ago to $10 today.

"You expect prices to change over the years," Mauzy says, "but the price of Jadite changes weekly. Pieces that I sold at Christmas for $15 are $35 now." Thaf because Jadite is getting harder to find. Ten years ago, Mauzy's inventory was in the thousands. Today she has a difficult time keeping pieces in stock. She lays much of the blame on ol' Martha Stewart Pick up the home and garden queen's magazine or tune in to her TV show and youll see Jadite and other 1940s and '50s bowls and dishes decorating her kitchen and even holding her ingredients.

Like Martha, collectors don't just display Jadite. They use it It is sturdy and undeniably appealing with or without food. But Mauzy warns Jadite newcomers, or "new-bes," as Mauzy calls them, to handle their dinnerware with care. "Wash it by hand," she says. "It won't fade in the sunlight but harsh detergents will take the shine off." Collectibles" (Schiffer Publishing, "Peanut Butter Glasses" (Schiffer.

$19.95) and "Bakelite in the Kitchen" (Schiffer, Jadite (which was also spelled Jade-ite and Jadeite) was produced by three companies: The Pennsylvania manufacturers were the McKee Glass and Jeanette Glass companies. The king of Jadite, however, was Anchor Hocking Fire-King, of Lancaster, Ohio. Fire-King made a variety of lines and millions of jade-colored bowls, cups and dishes for restaurants. was never intended to be anything of great beauty," Mauzy says. "It was made for practicality and durability.

Fire-King restaurant ware was heavy and thick." But the company also offered more delicate, residential patterns, including the Jane Ray line for home consumption. It was sold at Woolworth's or some other five and dime. Gas stations gave Jane Ray dishes out with each purchase. Another Fire-King line was called To find out more For more information on Jadite and other kitchen collectibles, contact Barbara Mauzy at P.O. Box 207, Akron, Pa.

17501, or call her at 1 (717) 733-1514. Alice. The original marketing strategy for Alice was to give away cups and saucers inside products, like oatmeal," Mauzy says. The idea was to then create dinner plates that would be purchased to complete the set But no one bought the dinner plates. Today, they are worth more than the restaurant ware." But that isn't cheap, either.

A Jadite platter intended for cafeteria customers sells for about $50 these days. Jadite dinner plates sell for $25 each, chili bowls for $20, and smaller plates for $10. The Jane Ray dinnerware has increased in value from $3.50 per GNS Prices for Jadite dishware are soaring. Woodwork adds personality to a room COSJEITHIT MIGHT? FREE LINE DANCING LESSONS 7:30 PM. 8:30 PM.

blocks at the upper corners of win- dow trim can vary from l-by-4 to 1- doors first need to be hung, dows and doors, and plinth blocks by-6. For a width in between stan- These days, most interior doors at the bottom of door casings. The dard lumber sizes, simply rip wider come pre-hung. corner and plinth blocks are made stock to your desired dimension. -re is jjore(i mortised from 54 material (about 1 116- if you're renovating an existing for a lockset the hinges are inches thick) and the windows fea- space and have removed all the old installed and the door is mounted to ture a traditional stool and apron.

A woodwork, installing new material the jamb assembly, three-piece baseboard made up of 1- begins at the door. 0nce the pre-hung door is RqeM? Bodied The Associated Press If you're adding a room or remodeling an existing space, don't take the interior trim for granted. The woodwork you select for the baseboard, doors and windows goes a long way toward adding personality to the room even before the curtains, rugs and furnishings are brought in. For a custom look, though, youll want something other than the off-the-shelf moldings. One alternative a 47 South Paint-Rear 775-9370 men stock, DaseDoara cap ami quar- Hflwwr.

if vou're taldnir over the trimmed tn sizp shimmpH and Dine-In and Carry Out Available trim carpenters job on a new addi- secured to the wall framing, ifs tion, youll probably find that the time to install the trim. ter-round shoe molding completes the job. The stock sizes you use should correspond to the proportions of your room. While you might use 1-by-6, l-by-8 or l-by-10 lumber for the baseboard trim, the choice is based on a style that was popular until the early 1950s. If distin- guished by flat door and window largely depends on the scale of the i ill 11 Af rtfl IMJW I Aanr a I casings made from nominal 1-inch room, particularly tne ceiling height Similarly, the door and win- HIM stock 34- inch thick) with corner My.fl lit 111 Comf ortltirig Comfort Kii HEARING CHECK (A Value of $45.00) Today there are many reasons for a hearing no excuses! Lecliners Starting MaryluebteQearturt, 52 iCirclcvillo Hccyin BERGER HOSPITAL'S Professional Arts Buiirfing, 210 Sharon Road, Circleville 474-8475 or 1-800-338-5643 tmiiTairfeir- 1 Heat Massage YJRecliner Starting Junior Achievement Hi Leg Theme Recliners! OF ROSS COUNTY And See Our yttS AQtoK folV ft i i lunc 13th and 14th Downtown Chillicothe Mm it- 1 Twins Start at ea.

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