Thursday, November 26, 2009

thanksgiving

thanksgiving is a holiday filled of my favorite things: family, food & fun. we spent the morning with my parents and sister, watching the philly parade (my cousin is elmo), eating and playing scatagories. then we waddled out the door and to my husband's parents' house. thanksgiving to their family is more than just a holiday, it's a reunion. about 40+ people fit into their house for more food, games & fellowship.

after such a great day, i am truly thankful for the all of the blessings i have:
a wonderful husband,
a great family,
caring friends,
abundant food,
work & my husband's business,
a car,
a house,
freedom of speech & religion,
and a wonderful God who is the Giver of all things.

i hope your thanksgiving was truly blessed.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

goodwill, great husband

thrift stores are highly underrated. one of my regular spots to look for vintage glass is my local goodwill. on my last visit i found this beautiful robin's-egg-blue vase. it has some small paint chips on one one side near the base, but i figure i will just turn that side towards the wall so no one will know about it (except you of course).

to make this purchase even better, my husband came home with flowers that night. he's great.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

can't get enough canisters

one of my favorite things to collect other than jadite (but can also be jadite) is canisters. here are some i have in my kitchen. some are on display, while others are used everyday.

the jadite canister above i am saving to use in my next house (which will have green accents in the kitchen). it was made my McKee and has a beautiful script label... this is very rare. usually the label is in a capital serif font. the other thing i love about this canister is that i bought it on ebay for $39 and it's worth $160 - $175!

Jeannette also made great square and round jadite canisters that are popular right now. they are really pricey, but well worth the investment.

the trio above was given to me by my mother when i moved into my first apartment. they are reproductions of antique enamel canisters that came in a variety of colors. since my current kitchen is decorated in red, blue & white, they are perfect. they sit on my countertop i use them everyday.

the two canisters above were made by kreamer. i don't know too much about the company, but i love the design. the art deco lettering is vertically aligned, which is unusual for most canisters. they each have bakelite handes so you can open the hinged lids. i haven't been able to find too many canisters like this, so i assume they are fairly rare. there is a similar set of these in my shop here.

last but certainly not least, is my set of kromex turquoise canisters. i LOVE these! it took me quite a while to get this whole set, but i am so glad i did. they are spun aluminum with plastic-like lids. these lids were prone to cracks and stains, but this set is near perfect. there is one canister that i am missing - the cookie container - so if you find one, please let me know! i will have a few canisters like these available in my store soon.

Monday, November 2, 2009

thanksgiving etsy favs

thanksgiving is right around the corner... here are some of my etsy favorites:

beautiful centerpieces for your table by floresdelsol

"instant thanksgiving" (includes stuffing, cranberry sauce & more... a great gift to send to those loved ones who can't make it for t-day this year!) by quickits

don't have time to bake? try turkey cookies by somethingsweetshoppe

beautiful autumn gift tags by frenchcountry

cute orange acorns by fairyfolk