Monday, December 20, 2010

merry christmas!!

hope you all have a very merry christmas!
from kate & aaron

Friday, December 10, 2010

front page!

hooray! one of my bowls made it to the front page (top row, far right)! special thanks to mireio for including me in your treasury.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

december etsy favs

december is flying by... 17 days until christmas! i can't believe it. here are some of my december etsy favorites:

burlap christmas pillow set by ramonaowendesigns

partridge & a pear tree cards by treasurydesigns

leafy loveliness clutch and matching coin purse by cottagecarries

such a gorgeous vintage ornament! from bythewayside

such a nice photo card, by lukecommasara

beautiful holly teacups made by Fire King, from kikimacey

sparkly cookies! snowflake cookies by ryjoliean

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

different decorations

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.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

black friday / cyber monday sale

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".

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

november etsy favs

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.

thanksgiving tutu for babies by gogirlusa

pumpkin pie sugar soap by sunbasilgarden

thanksgiving table cards by ishootnouns

pumpkin pie oil painting by afstudio

pumpkin pie butter caramels by fusionsweets

harvest burlap banner by whitehouseblackcat

cable knit arm warmers by piabarile

Sunday, November 7, 2010

etsy email

hooray! jadite kate's colonial rimmed bowl was included in the latest etsy email "many ways to dice it" in the color picker section.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

wedding blues & greens

i love blues and greens. the softer the better. this palette below makes me want to get married again (well, almost).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

heads up

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.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

october etsy favs

when i think of fall i think of thick cable-knit sweaters & soft scarves to keep my neck warm. here are my favorite etsy knits for october.

cocoa brown teddy bear by seventytwostitches

peach candy handspun yarn by snowberrylime

pine cone mittens by inessa

rose garden handspun wool yarn by valentineart
** i have bought from this seller and recommend them **

ear flapper hat in brown, red & ecru by babycrochetshop

logwood dk naturally hand dyed organic cotten vegan yarn by quovadishandspun

big warm cowl by iveta67

Monday, September 20, 2010

secret sale

jaditekate is having a "secret sale". the sale will run tuesday 9/21 - thursday 9/23 (ends at midnight). it will be on select items only... get them while they're cheap!

Friday, September 10, 2010

current lust

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!!!

turquoise Sunbeam mixer from butihadatiara

Monday, September 6, 2010

amazing jadite collection

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.

here are some photos of trenton's collection:

Saturday, September 4, 2010

september etsy favs

the kids are back to school and fall is just around the corner. here are my september/fall etsy favorites:

a beautiful depiction of autumn in pennsylvania. "october" by buckscountyframes

tan & red 8" yarn wreath by itzfitz

perfect for a fall wedding. edible sugar leaves by andiespecialtytreats

the perfect handbag for fall. chocolate flowers in caramel by eightseasons

orange & white bakers twine by whiskergraphics

orange dot vintage bakelite earrings by petitoiseau

mustard beau skirt and tea top by sarahseven

pumpkin, lavender, cream & spice handmade soap by alchemicmuse

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

anchor hocking sapphire blue bubble glass

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.

serving bowl

teacup & saucer

flat soup bowl (with light reflecting on table)


bowl with original label

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

peach & jade

i found this while searching on google and thought these colors were beautiful together!

Monday, August 16, 2010

martha stewart living & glass

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.

don't you just love martha?!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

august etsy favs

hope you enjoy my august etsy favorites!

cream de menthe yarn wreath by knockknocking

ivory calfskin leather shoulder bag by paulinacarcach
*i have bought from this seller and highly recommend her*

vintage mint green miller electronic wall clock from grandma'sjunkdrawer

jadite green polka dot natural linen dish towel by geschichtenvonkat

moss green dream bloom bib necklace by jlrydesigns

cloud card by sparklepaw

krissy (mint and pink speckled glass earrings) by newfashionedwhispers

reclaimed wood mirror (gray-green with key) by whiskeyandchocolate