Monday, February 22, 2010


as you can see, i haven't posted much during the month of february. the reason why is taxes. oh, how i hate them!

new post on my office remodel coming soon!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

february etsy favortites

february is full of love. here are my favorite etsy valentine's picks.
adorable "tattoo" onesies & kid shirts by lafftycrafty

put a note in your honey's lunchbox. "i love you girl with balloon" note card by rosydesignslonline

my favorite quote from my favorite movie. mr. darcy quote print by theloveshop

get a bouquet that will last! bouquet pillow by missmosh

wear this grey garden vintage & recycled necklace from alexkeller when your sweetie takes you out for dinner.

pink hearts sweater from thrush... perfect for keeping you warm on those chilly february days.

Monday, February 1, 2010

swirl vs. shell

many people mix up the "shell" and "swirl" patterns. both have the lovely swirl pattern on the sides. here are ways to identify which is which.

shell was made by Anchor Hocking and is stamped with their mark on the bottom. this pattern was made in the jadite and anchorwhite (milk glass) colors. the anchorwhite design has a 22k gold edge on it. the way to identify this pattern is by the scalloped edge around the plates, bowls, platters and saucers. the teacups also have a distinct shape: skinny at the bottom and fuller at the top.

swirl was made by Anchor Hocking's brand, Fire King. You will see the Fire King stamp on the bottom of the pieces. this design came in quite a few colors: jadite, azurite, pink, ivory & white. they made mixing bowls, teacups, plates, platters, serving bowls & dessert bowls in this design. the edges do not have the scalloped edge, so they are easy to identify.