on a side note: since it's getting to be time for christmas shopping, JaditeKate is giving out a free gift with etsy orders! just type the word "christmas" in the comments box at check out and you will get that little gift.
Friday, October 23, 2009
since i am now spending more time at home, i have decided to remodel/organize my office. it's been the "catch all" room since i moved in a year and a half ago. i can't find my furniture or my floor under piles of papers and art supplies. it's pretty hard to work when you can't find the desk. i am hoping to reorganize and decorate with some of my beloved jadite here and there. stay tuned for photos.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
a blogger had left me a question a while back that i thought i would answer in a new blog post. the question was, "what's the difference between Fire King's Turquoise and delphite?"
Fire King's blue glass is called Turquoise. it is a robin's egg blue color (see photo of bowls). they made this in one style, which is very plain.
Fire King also made a lighter blue-colored glass called Azurite. it is a very pale blue that almost looks white like milk glass. this glass came in 2 designs: charm (like the teacup below) and swirl.
other glass companies like McKee and Jeannette had a blue that was more of a medium purplish-blue. that is called delphite. milkglassvintage has a great example of a delphite reamer in their shop (below).
yes, you read that correctly.
it was my first job out of college: working in the direct marketing branch of a massive communications firm. everyday i had an 2 hour commute, and 8 hours of sitting behind a desk in a very loud office that was practically next to the million dollar printing presses. so 3 years, 2 moves, and 1 husband later, i decided it was time for a change... i will now be working part time at my husband's office and doing etsy and freelance graphic design on the side. oh, and i am opening another etsy store soon! stay tuned for details.
quitting your day job can be scary, but with confidence, goals and a little faith, you can do it.
Monday, October 5, 2009
here's a list of etsy goodies that are perfect for fall:
fall assortment by cakeboxcookies
pumpkin pie fudge with graham cracker crust by joannesweet
halloween delight modelling beeswax bits by twinkleofmyeye
10 inch beeswax standard taper by onehoney... i heart beeswax!
pleated gold pillow by bstudio