Thursday, June 30, 2011

my kitchen

a few people have asked me to post photos of my kitchen and glassware collection. when i first started this blog i posted a picture of the glassware i had. well, a lot has changed since then. i moved my Fire King turquoise to a china cabinet in my basement to make more room for my jadite. here are a few snap shots.

i love my cabinet. all of the glass on the top three shelves are my collection. the bottom two shelves are where i store my shop items. on the right wall you can see my scott moore painting. :)

lots of Fire King Restaurant Ware and Hazel Atlas Platonite Moderntone, and a little bit of jadite Charm.

these beautiful McKee canisters have a permanent home on my counter.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

frozen strawberries

one thing i love about june is strawberries. when i was younger my family would drive to a local farm to pick them and make jelly. my mom would also slice up some berries and freeze them for dessert topping. i have carried on the tradition. i still go to the same farm (which is actually around the corner from my in-laws house... such a small world) to get my berries. this year the crop is slim due to substantial rain this spring/summer. i bought a few boxes and made sliced berries. they are so ridiculously easy to make. here's how:
  • remove the stem from the berry (i used a utensil that is for scraping seeds out of peppers)
  • slice
  • put in your favorite jadite bowl
  • sprinkle with a "healthy amount" of granulated sugar (this will keep the berries sweet and preserved... without sugar the berries will taste acidic)
  • put in a plastic freezer bag
  • freeze
my strawberries don't stay in the freezer long because my husband's favorite dessert is angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream. it is a great dessert for summer!

Friday, June 10, 2011

etsy shop closed

my esty shop will be closed until june 20th... have a great week!

Monday, June 6, 2011

june etsy favs

it's finally starting to feel like summer here in the northeast... time to hit the beach. here are my beach inspired june etsy favorites.

vintage robin's egg blue dress from thrush

LOVE this necklace by lexiandgem

such a great turquoise color. fenton dish from vintageatchirp

fire king vase with pink paint fired-on from lemonvanilla

cast iron starfish hook by riricreations

shabby chic frames in all different colors by mountaincoveantiques

Friday, June 3, 2011

cottage boutique

i was thrilled to see one of my items in etsy's email newsletter, "cottage boutique". my shaker is in the top row, second from the left.