if any of you are like me, you like to put your christmas decorations up the second thanksgiving is over. i was able to put up most of mine already (hooray).
just wanted to share a fun decorating idea. november's Real Simple magazine had a great alternative to popcorn garlands. on page 64 they showed a garland made of packing peanuts. i thought this would be such a fun idea for an office.
why wait until cyber monday to get a great deal online? jaditekate will be having a black friday sale. all items will be 15% off starting at 12:01am (EST) friday morning. out shopping all day? get 10% off all items saturday until midnight monday night (EST). new items will be listed, so get them while you can!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: to get your 15% off on black friday (Nov. 26) you must enter the coupon code "blackfriday" at checkout. to get the 10% off Nov. 27 through 29 you must use the coupon code "cybermonday".
thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. my side of the family is small, so we share an intimate t-day lunch with my sister and parents. we always eat in the dining room and use mom's fancy china. after that, my husband and i head to his parents' house to have dessert with 40+ relatives. it's quite a contrast but we wouldn't have it any other way. :)
hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving! here are my esty favs for november.
just a heads up: i will be listing some items from my personal collection in my etsy shop this coming week. the collection had become too large and i can't fit it all in my kitchen cabinet. some of the things that will be listed are: st. denis cup & saucer, restaurant ware cups & saucers, turquoise relish dish, milk glass bowls and more! all are in almost perfect condition. take advantage of my loss.
i spotted this on etsy tonight and bet that it will be snatched up fast! my current lust is this beautiful, turquoise Sunbeam mixer. the shape and retro colors seem to make it very popular. i absolutely love the color!!!
a fellow etsian found me and sent me amazing photos of his jadite collection. here is a little bit about trenton and his collection:
tell us a little about yourself (where you're from, what you do for a living, etc.). My name is Trenton. I'm originally from South Central Nebraska, now living in Omaha. I graduated from high school in 2001. I work from home doing Medical Billing and also farm with my dad. When I'm not working, I'm traveling to auctions, antique malls, and flea markets.
you obviously love jadite. what about it made you want to become a collector? I became a collector when I was at a friend's house and saw her Jadite Swirl mixing bowls. When I first saw them it sparked my memory of my grandma having them. Just as soon as I got to the car I called my grandma to see if she still had them. To my disappointment, she used them until there was nothing left and were thrown away. After that I went out on a search and I found at an auction a 9", 7", and 5" swirl mixing bowls, 2 chili bowls, batter bowl, and Jane Ray platter. When I got home and did some research I didn't realize until then how many different Jadite items there were. To top it off I was excited to find out that the 5" swirl mixing bowl was rare and was a good buy for $1.
what is your favorite piece in your collection, and why? My favorite piece would have to be the swirl mixing bowl set because that's what my grandma had.
how long has it taken you to acquire such a large collection? It has only taken me since Spring of 2008 to acquire my collection.
do you use any of your pieces? or are they just for display? I do use my pieces. More so the ones that are already showing wear. I had a dinner party once and had 6 friends over. I made steaks and all the fixings, however the whole time all I heard over the conversation was the noise of the knives on the plates. After that, when I have company over all, meals are served on paper plates.
do you prefer one manufacturer of jadite over another (example: fire king, mckee, jeanette, fenton, etc.)? I prefer Fire King over any others just because I want the color to be all the same.
is there a particular piece that are you are looking for and haven't found (or been able to afford)? if so, what is it? There isn't any particular piece I'm looking for. It's the hunt that I enjoy most of all. I go to auctions in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota.
i'm not a huge fan of transparent glass, but i do love anchor hocking's sapphire blue bubble glass. it is a beautiful see-through glass that has a hint of blue in it. the bubble pattern was made in the 1940s and looks like small circles on the outside of the piece. i love how the light "dances" on the table when the light hits it... so pretty. the bottoms are unmarked due to a lovely starburst pattern.
the bubble pattern also was produced in other colors, like milk glass, jadite, forest green and peach lustre.
below are a few photos of sapphire blue items in this pattern. i have a few of these pieces in my shop now. check them out here.
if you haven't already flipped through your august issue of martha stewart living, you're in for a treat. this issue has a fantastic spread on glass bottles & jars on pages 116 - 123. there are some beautiful shapes & colors of glass, so make sure you check that out (or click here to see a slide show).
and for those of you who have already received your september issue, take a look at page 117. the "ask martha" section has a great article on flint glass.