Blue Heaven plates with Santa, Jesus & JFK

blue heaven santa plateblue heaven jesus plateOver on the Facebook Fan Page, Scott posted this photo of one of his Blue Heaven Santa plates. I got so excited, because Blue Heaven is my everyday dinnerware, and I didn’t know that there were special edition plates. Special editions? How about Jesus himself! I went surfing and over on Royal Ed’s store spotted examples also of Blue Heaven John F. Kennedy, a Christmas tree and a calendar of 1965.  Blue Heaven Jesus seems to be the most collectible – he is most expensive and also out of stock.
Back in the early days of the blog — December 2007 — I did a few posts about readers’ everyday dinnerware. Femme1 uses Salem Biscayne dishes. Mitzi likes her vintage Corelle. But, way back then, I didn’t have many readers, so this wasn’t a very robust survey.

So: How about you? Would I find vintage dishes in your kitchen cabinets? What kind?
Also please note:
Vintage dinnerware may contain lead — please do your own research and consult with professionals so that you can make your own, informed decision about this issue and regarding safe practices.
This one also seems to call for a reader slide show, so if you get some time over the next couple of days, upload your dinnerware photo(s) below… Give a nice description, too, like, why do you collect this particular design? Note, Terms of Use apply:

To see the slide show, click on the thumbnail, it will enlarge, then use the arrows just below to move forward or back. You can start or stop the show from any slide. :

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  1. says

    We have a huge set of Blue Heaven, including numerous Fire King glass pieces in the pattern (side-handled chili bowls, custard bowls, etc.) and glass tumblers in various sizes. It’s our “special occasion” dinnerware for large parties.

    I have a few of the plates with the overlay decals – a 1965 calendar, Santa, J.F. Kennedy and one with both Jackie and JFK. I’ve been hunting for the Jesus and Christmas Tree for years. Almost snagged the Christmas tree a few weeks ago, but sadly, the shipper did a poor job of packing and it arrived in multiple pieces.

    As to everyday dishes, I collect restaurant ware and use “tan ware” (tan bodied clay) dishes for every day use. They were meant for industrial use, so are very durable and don’t mind the dishwasher at all.

  2. Annie says

    I recently found this site and have been scouring it. I use Corelle “Spring Green” (kept the set when my mother bought new dishes) and have been fortunate to find casseroles, etc., of the same pattern plus the similar “Crazy Daisy” by Pyrex. I also have the green dishes Kathy likes. And my childhood FireKing mugs – one with a smiley face and the other, a panda. I trot out my large green Fiesta plate only for special cakes. And I remember eating off Blue Heaven at my aunt’s. She now uses “Spring Green” so I’ve asked my cousin to give his mom a new set of dishes for Christmas and I’ll reimburse him if he’ll slip me her Corelle. 😉

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