Jadite Fever!

One of my goals for the summer was to begin my official jadite collection. Low and behold on this last day of August, it looks like my little collection is shaping up pretty nicely.

While all jadite is super pretty, I decided to make it easier for myself and just focus on the Fire King line ( they coined Jade-ite --trust me it is so difficult trying to find it when there are about a kajillion ways to spell the stuff!) 

 Although I have aquired a few older pieces by Anchor Hocking, ( They produced Fire King) and my mom gave me my grandmother's citrus reamer which after some research found out it is by Jeannette.( I'm missing the cup to go underneath) 

I was also a nerd and purchased Jadite-An Identification & Price Guide by Keller & Ross. 

It has been really fun searching antique barns and stores, however the stuff is NOT CHEAP. It's like every flea market or vintage store KNOW the value of the stuff so the prices are quite high.  I am waiting for the day I find a jewel in the rough ( I would LOVE a Fire King Ball jug) or maybe one day I will come across a little old lady selling her grill plates for $5 a piece (instead of  $30-50 a piece).

My Collection consists of:

-Three 9 1/8" Jane Ray dinner plates
-Two Jane Ray saucers
-Two Alice saucers
-Four Jane Ray cups
-One 7" Swirl Mixing bowl
-One 4 7/8" Beaded Edge mixing Bowl
-One Jeanette Citrus Reamer top


The Bow Dress!

Oh my LANNNNN! I recently came across one of the CUTEST little shops on Etsy called Kee Boutique. It's super adorable, well made, affordable clothing that any girl would love. I literally wanted to buy 10 things but narrowed it down to 2 pieces. ( such a toughy)

Anyhoo, I wore the coral, 1950's inspired bow printed dress today. It was so light and airy! Super comfortable and  super ADORBS.

I also purchased their cropped lace peter pan collar sleeveless top that I have so many options for! The outfit possibilities are virtually ENDLESS!!!

Here is the little number. I even wore this on my last day of summer camps with the kids....That's right I made it through the day sans paint splatters or soils. ( thanks to the help of my florescent fruit patterned apron)

Dress: Kee Boutique



Sorry for the HUGE gap in postings but I recently took a long awaited and well deserved trip home to the East Coast. Although there wasn't much R&R involved! We drove to a bevy of locations all across the Maratimes and basically didn't stop for a single moment.

This was Taylor's second time coming home with me so I had lots to show him---especially since it was summer! Our adventures included Alma in Fundy ( yippee sticky buns!), the Hopewell Rocks, Saint John to visit one of my oldest and bestest friends, a slew of anique shops ( my jadite collection grows!!) Prince Edward Island ( we stayed in a beach side cottage for 3 nights :) which of course included Cavendish, Charlottetown Summerside and Kensington and we ended the visit off with a trip to Tree Go in Mactaquac.

We had such a fantabulous time. I did miss Penny a lot ( don't worry I had someone very special looking after her while we were out. although she developed a new habit of taking my sock balls out of their sock basket and spreading them around the apt. I seriously come home to 5-6 sock balls a day)