Wednesday, May 26, 2010

anchor hocking blog


jadite kate is featured on Anchor Hocking's blog! check it out

sea glass

i was reading the june issue of better homes & gardens when i stumbled upon a page of sea glass inspired paint colors. the cool shade of green are beautiful and relaxing. reminds me of Fire King's jadite and turquoise collections.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

to brimfield and back

a few months ago i blogged about wanting to go to brimfield, mass. for their antique show... well, i went! friday night, my wonderful husband drove us from pennsylvania to massachusetts, where we stayed at the hearthstone inn. we really enjoyed the quaint inn and its italian restaurant. on saturday we woke up at the crack of dawn to be at the show grounds at 7am. it really paid off, since we were some of the first people to tour the venders' tents.

i found some fantastic things...such as these reamers. i didn't buy them, but i took a photo since they are so rare. the one at the top is a McKee custard "sunkist" reamer, worth about $45. the flower shaped clear one is a "pearl" fluted reamer made by Fry, worth $65. the blue (actual color name is chalaine) "sunkist" reamer is worth $225. and last but not least, the Jennyware ultra-marine (dark green) is worth $125.

another great find were some Fire King jadite swirl dinner plates. they are exactly like the azurite swirl, but the jadite color. some people argue that these don't even exist - that's how rare they are.

i later found a lady who sold me some Fire King white restaurant ware cups and saucers (they are also super rare and i talked her down to $60 a set - such a bargain!). she told me that a few venders down from her is the "Fire King Man". my husband and i sprinted to his booth to find what i call "Fire King Heaven". this booth had so much jadite, it was overwhelming. i ended up purchasing a jadite charm soup bowl from him. that is the largest bowl in the charm set, which is hard to find.

at 1:30pm, aaron and i called it a day and treated ourselves to ben & jerrys. it was the perfect ending to a fantastic day.

if you are thinking of going to brimfield, i highly recommend it. they are having two more shows this summer. check out the details here.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

i heart my mom

just wanted to say "happy mother's day" to all the moms out there. i know my mom is a fantastic woman. this year for mother's day i gave her this card by anna bond (of rifle design) and a bouquet of roses and lilies (her fav) that i arranged in a fostoria vase (which she collects). i guess glassware collecting is in my blood.

photo © rifle design

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

jadite in better homes & gardens

sorry for the lack of post lately... i blame it on my lack of inspiration. the great thing about not being inspired, is something has to catch your eye eventually. that's what happened to me last week when i was hanging out with my parents. my mom gets a varied assortment of magazines, one being better homes and gardens. i was looking through the may 2010 issue, when i saw this:

BH&G had a 2 page article on how washington d.c. native, stephanie rigaux, redesigned her kitchen and decorated it with her jadite collection. this woman has some really fantastic pieces! for example, that McKee jadite flour canister in the last photo is worth about $225. they are super rare.

all photos © better homes and gardens may 2010