McKee Jadeite Bowl – Thrift Store Find

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Saturday on our way to lunch in our small town of Loveland, Ohio, my daughter and I stopped off at a thrift store sponsored by our local autism group.  My daughter spied this great McKee jadeite bowl for only  $10.  It’s a nice size serving bowl measuring 8 inches diameter by 2-1/2 inches deep.

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I have a lot of jadeite, mostly Fire King, so this was a new piece to add to the collection.  I use my jadeite as my everyday china and this bowl will get a lot of use.

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We stopped at a favorite restaurant, Paxton’s Grill, and then drove on up the road to two more antique stores in Lebanon, Ohio, but I didn’t find any more bargains.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

15 thoughts on “McKee Jadeite Bowl – Thrift Store Find”

  1. ♫♫ Lucky-Dog~Lucky-Dog ♫♫ How PRETTY!!! I’ve never once seen a piece for sale up here…highly collectable since Martha Stewart started showing off her stuff. I’d be afraid to use it, for fear of breaking it, but you go ahead & enjoy it, Lillian! *big smile*

  2. That is a great find. I like that you will use it. I think it gives a lot more joy that way than just sitting on a self.

  3. You see, what goes around – comes around. You helped support a worthy charity and are rewarded with a treasure! Good for you, Lillian!!

  4. Lillian, this reminded me so much of my mother. She had a pretty green jadeite mixing bowl that she used almost everyday. When she passed away many years ago, I took some of the things that she loved (I am the only daughter), and I couldn’t find the green bowl. I never did find it – I think maybe she gave someone food in it and they forgot to give it back. When I go to Thrift stores or antique stores, I still look for one like the one she had – maybe one day I’ll find it! 🙂

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