I have several small bowls and little pitchers in this collection of green slag glass from Avon, all stemming from one that used to sit in my grandmother's powder room at her winter home in Florida. (Classic!) Their place was done up in true decorator style, circa 1980. Rooms were colour coordinated and bathed largely in easter-esque or baby tones (mauve, peach, celery green). I thought it was beautiful. (Very "House Beautiful" despite seeming dated now.)
I love this series because I also love Fire King Jadite. (How Martha.) These products certainly have that look and are often mislabeled as Jadite by tricky or uninformed sellers. Don't be fooled. Don't be put off either. Slag (or marbled) glass is quite cool in it's own right. There's lots of information on it out there, and Eddie Ross wrote a very good description of what it is on his blog some time back, so I won't reiterate.
This series (which is also in blue) is fairly available because it's not very old. I believe it was made for Avon by Fostoria Glass around 1986. If you want a Jadite look, without the price tag, consider starting a collection of your own. The pitchers originally held something like bubble bath - I found a full one once - and smell strongly of perfume. With a good wash, they can be used for anything. I often serve gravy out of mine. The bowls I use for nuts, small snacks, or as soap dishes. (When I'm having a "popcorn supper" - not recommended, but we all get tired, sometimes - I often fill a little bowl with Frank's Red Hot sauce for dipping. Fact.) Every now and again, I move one into my entry hall and use it to capture loose change. A little bowl is a versatile thing.
I've seen similar sets at flea markets and online for $60 (for pitcher, stopper and small bowl). Personally, I wouldn't pay that much. An incomplete set (just the pitcher, say) can be easily had for $10. Keep your eyes peeled for these little beauties at places like Goodwill, or check out Etsy and Ebay and you'll be sure to find something in your price range.
I want to have a beautiful home and I love beautiful things, but I want stuff I can use and not worry about. If I smash one of these, it's not the end of the world. It's nice to be able to live casually, while having the pleasure of pretty things at the same time, don't you think? Got any cheapo collections of your own?(And no, you don't have to answer that. I'm no comment whore.)