Monday, January 25, 2010

coffee & pb

sometimes all you need is some coffee (in your favorite jadite mug) and a pottery barn catalog to make your day.

Monday, January 18, 2010


hands down, my favorite flower is a ranunculus. they remind me of garden roses, and the layers of petals are so fascinating. ranunculus come in a variety of colors... i prefer the rust colored ones. at trader joe's this weekend i just had to splurge and buy some.

ranunculus seem to be getting popular too. i had them in my wedding bouquet, and now real simple's 2010 wedding magazine has them on the cover.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

what you love

i was pleasantly surprised to discover the movie julie & julia in my mailbox yesterday (thank you netflix). watching a movie about food is always fun. plus i enjoyed the characters' gusto for life. both enjoyed a common thing - cooking - which ultimately changed their lives.

i like to watch all aspects of a dvd, so i checked out the special feature "special ingredients: creating julie & julia". at the very end of the clip, the producer, amy robinson, made a great statement. she said she hopes the film inspires women to ask, "what do i love? and what can i do with that to make something of my life?"

my love (other than my husband, of course) is glassware. jadite, dephite, milk glass, whatever - i love it. and i wanted to share that love with others, so i opened jaditekate. and then i wanted to write about glass, so i started this blog. i am definitely no martha stewart, but i enjoy being an etsy shop owner and helping others learn the history and designs of depression glass.

i hope you find the thing that you really love.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

$1 advertising

in an effort to kick-start advertising on my blog, i am offering ad space for 1 month for $1. yes, you read that right: $1. simply email me at and let me know you'd like to advertise. i will then send you the ad specs and a paypal invoice for $1. need an ad made? i do that too (for an additional fee). that may be the best dollar you ever spent. ;)

*offer expires january 31st.

Monday, January 4, 2010

january etsy favs

happy new year!!! i honestly can't believe that it is 2010 already! time for some resolutions. here are mine:

1) buy for quality, not quantity.
2) get in a good gym regiment.
3) stop procrastinating!

here are my january etsy favorites:
tweed clutch purse by retrospettive

loved ones ring set by annekiel

1930's RCA radio by GrannysShack

little vintage hearts framed picture by sarahandbendrix

recycled gray dress with vintage lace by AnnieFish

luv pin by cozystudio