Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fire King Swirl Dishes

 Saturday the Sis and I hit a few estate sales. We found some good things. Most of it was for our booth we rent at our local antique store. I thought I did quite good as the only thing I kept was these dishes. It is so hard! We find such great stuff, I want to keep it all!

Made by the Anchor Hocking Co. in the 1950s, under their brand name "Fire King". It was a type of glassware that was oven proof. Made from the early 1940s throught the 60s, "Fire King" came in quite a few colors and patterns, including the ever popular "Fire King" green. These dishes are the "Swirl" pattern, sometimes called "Shell".

  I had fallen in love with this pattern before and picked up one dinner plate. I now have five dinner plates, two soup bowls....

...A serving bowl and three fruit bowls!

14 comments:

  1. Great find! I would have a hard time passing this new set off to the shop too. I have one plate and one bowl and they are favorites of mine.

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    1. I do see quite a few of them around, so am looking forward to collecting a few more!

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  2. lucky you! i found a fire king piece at goodwill recently for like 50 cents...love when that happens!

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    1. Sweet! I bought these as a lot with a few other dishes, so I think the price was about as good!

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  3. I love them! I really like fire king pieces and these are great. Congrats!

    Visiting from Country Whites Weekend :)

    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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  4. So pretty, especially on the quilt! I love white dishes and have always admired Fire King. I didn't know the swirl pattern came in white. No wonder you want to keep them.

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    1. They came in quite the varity of colors, white, blue, pink, green, cream.....

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  5. Hi Heide,
    Just come along from Cindy's party.Beautiful white dishes sets.
    I love the pattern too very classic.I am your new follower
    wishing you a beautiful weekend
    warmly from Rome

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    1. Welcome to Apron History! Thanks for following.

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  6. I'm coming over from Dru's Country Whites Weekend. I like your blog so well, I'm a new follower. I've spent almost an hour looking at old post and still have more to go. Thnks for sharing.

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    1. Welcome to Apron History!
      So glad you have joined us. Isn't fun to read a whole blo at once instead of waiting for installments! ;)

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  7. I have a collection just like this one and love it. From Country Whites weekend.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!
      How wonderful! I have yet to use mine for eating, just decorating purposes so far...

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