2014/06/24

Hattie Dreams Big


Hattie dreams big, like any young girl should. Except one time she dreamt that she lost her socks in a creek and her feet were cold for 2 days until she dreamt up a new pair. 

2014/04/11

SPRING= DRESSES

Oh my lan. I think we can finally say Spring is here. There is a minor blip on it's way...a chilly Tuesday with a potential for snow BUT every other day surrounding that 2 degree day is bird chirpingly wonderful!

I am saying goodbye to my parka. To my black pants. To the my wooly socks. To my scarves and mitts. To all my greys. To all my blahs. Until next year...

I am saying hello to all my dresses, paitently awaiting their turn. To my bright, pastel wardrobe. To frozen yogurt dessert nights. To running OUTSIDE. To all the Ahhhs that spring has to offer. Today I am Spring.



Dress: ebay


2014/02/18

Jadite, Pyrex and Lefton Oh My!

My first piece of vintage, glass dishware I purchased was a small Fire King, Jadite, Jane Ray cup and saucer. I saw it at an antique market one summer and thought...wow this is stunning. It brought me back to when I was 8 or 9 and I forced my mom to buy this mint green dinnerware set from the superstore that consisted of 6 plates and 6 giant bowls. I didn't know it at the time, but it was jadite repo...not even the fire king stuff that came back after Martha Stewart did her thang...just really cheap ( but really beautiful) jadite repo. Over the years, every piece broke except for a few bowls. ( did I mention how cheap they were?)

When I spotted that cup + saucer set and looked in to it a bit more, I knew at that moment I was hooked. I just wish I had started back when I first fell for it,  as prices are getting higher all the time and pieces are becoming harder to find. But what 9 year old collects dishes?!

One afternoon while hunting for jadite at an antique store in Niagara on the Lake, I came across my first piece of pyrex. A little butterprint nesting bowl. It was $10 ( I was at a Antique store). The great thing about it was, butterprint was actually really easy to come by AND resonably priced.

So it begun...my collection pales in comparison to most avid Pyrex collectors, but I've set some limits for myself, because lets me honest, pyrex is a big space taker upper. My dream is to have a wall of turquoise and pink and white ( so I am tryng to stick to turquoise butterprint, Balloon, Gooseberry, White Daisy and Snowflake. However if I stumble across a promotional piece or a rare breed like cloverberry, you better believe I'll make room on my shelf!)  and another wall of my mint jadite.

Oh and then there is my Lefton collection. THAT is probably my most fun to collect and I have spent almost nothing on it. I have been gifted some pieces from friends who are avid thrifters, I have also thrifted a lot because I KNOW for a fact that if a smiley, blue faced Miss Priss creamer came into the shop, they'd stick it with all the other cat figurines. I found my red rose cabbage condiment dish for $2.99 at Value Village. I also found my Puppy Pal jam jar ( with spoon) for $16 at a flea market. My little Dainty Miss shaker? $1.00 at a goodwill. ( found by that expert thrifter friend of mine) and the list continues...






2013/11/20

Everything new!

It's been awhile since I last blogged, but let me tell you...running your own business/storefront all on your own is VERY TIME CONSUMING. Sometimes I see friends, sometimes I watch movies, sometimes I sit on the couch for 20 min...basically all I have is SOME TIME. Not a lot, only some. I am by no way complaining, because I love what I do. It just happens to be what I do 85% of the time.

Tea With Gladys is doing very well, hence the busy-ness. I have found time to train and race my 10th half marathon this September (with a pretty decent time of 1:46:33---average training!), I have illustrated, visted my parents once at the end of August, made Cotton Candy Halloween costume out of 3 bags of cotton balls, celebrated Penny's 2nd birthday, all whilst workin 6 days a week, 8 hours a day. Can you tell I like to be busy?!? Oh and I also chopped all my hair off. It was a long time coming--- Here are some snapshots of my ongoings + what not. Think of this as an illustration, outfit, DIY, everything under the sink kind of post.

I cut my hair!! bye bye long strands!

marta

grow

Penny turns Two!


Happy Halloween 2013! I was Cotton Candy...yes