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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Susie's Jade-ite Collection

Hello! Hello! Today I am so excited, because I get to share with you one of my favorite things! It is green jadeite glass! I have been collecting a few pieces here and there for a little more than a decade or so. I haven't added to my collection for quite some time.
Recently, I was blessed with a kitchen remodel. One of my favorite parts of this kitchen is the little built in china hutch. It may not seem fancy, just a cupboard with a dish rack underneath. But to me it is an exciting place for me to put my pretty things!

My built in china cupboard.
So recently, I was taking out my dishes, and trying to re-arrange and clean. I want to make the cupboard a little prettier. As I put the pieces on my dining room table, I looked and just had to take some pictures to share with my blog friends.
 Before we had finished the kitchen (It still needs a few things, but mostly done),
my pretty dishes had been stored away here and there.
I hadn't seen them all out and together like this before! I actually have much more than I had realized.

These pretty green glass beauties are mostly Fire King Jade-ite.
So arranging them for a picture was actually a bit of a challenge!

The salt and pepper shaker came from Cracker Barrel.
I found the candy dish at a second hand store.
When I first fell in love with this glass, it started with the salt and pepper shakers. They were from the front general store inside the Cracker Barrel Restaurant.
No not vintage, they are reproductions, but so lovely.

 Love this batter bowl. It is Fire King Jade-ite.yr 2000
Okay, batter bowls are just the greatest things! I love the big pour spouts and handles. I feel like I am really so cool when I make batter in this. I love batter bowls!

 These bake-ware pieces are Fire King.
Nesting mixing bowl trio, Jade-ite yr 2000. They are quite large, even the smallest!
 These candle sticks came from E-bay, not sure if old or not. But they are so pretty.
The little jar is missing the lid, I purchased at an antique store.
 My fraternal twins. Jade-ite and Green-glass.

Here is a shot inside my cupboard. I like the rubber mat, because I am a bit clumsy, and don't want to break anything.
The little silver strawberry candy dish was a gift from my Momma one year with her wonderful fudge!
 This is the label from all of the mixing bowls and bake-ware. My husband purchased them new for me!
I tell you, some times he likes to just spoil me, but just enough that I am not rotten! What a great guy! Thanks, Honey, I love you.


 I love them in the cupboard.

Those little crocheted potholders came out of a vintage bin for $1 each! I found at an antique resale booth inside out local flower shop. I had to add them to this cupboard, didn't I ?

The vintage crocheted potholders look cute with them.
I added the pretty lace edging to the shelves.
Okay finally to the end of my photos, if you held on this long! Good for you!
I wanted the cupboard to look prettier, so I took some paper doilies and cut them up and taped them together. I folded them down and slipped under the vinyl pad, so they would dress up the shelves.
Since I am forever trying to save money, I was proud of myself. I got the package of 50 paper doilies at the dollar store!
Now I need to maybe add something to cover the back inside wall? But it is a work in progress. Just like me. I am a work in progress.
So from being stored in boxes, to being displayed in my new little corner of my kitchen. I feel very proud, indeed!
When my Momma came to visit, I had to take her straight to this and open it up for her stamp of approval.
She gave it to me with much joy and happiness!
That is what makes me happy!
Bless you all so much! Thanks for looking at my pretty glass!


53 comments:

  1. Hi Little Susie: I'm Connie at otflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GFC friend. I would love it if you would stop by and be my friend, too.
    I love this green glass. You have so many pieces. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. oh what a lovely collection - and how nicely you've arranged it - so lovingly - makes a house a home :)

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  3. Holy Homemaking! What a gorgeous collection of color! Prettying it up with what you have becomes just like the 'thrill of the hunt'; I love reusing what I have in the house to make a new vignette! Have fun!

    Tammy

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  4. I love your little cupboard with all your pretty green dishes. Looks like a fun piece for your displays.
    Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments. I'm a new follower, Mary Alice

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  5. I love your green glass. It has always been one of my favorites and it is totally my favorite shade of green. Your blog is adoreable and I am following you back!

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  6. Like Ginger ~ green is my favorite color! Love your Jadite (and the green glass, too.) How fun to have a built in to display them in! Your pot holders and lace look lovely as well!

    I just notice on your sidebar, your kitties names. I used to have a calico named Patches. She lived to be 19 years old. I have a couple of other cats and my big Russian Blue is named Harley ~ his purr sounds just like one! ;~P

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  7. Beautiful green dishes. Do you use them? I hope so. Your shelves with the doilies make everything look perfect. Good job.

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  8. What a fabulous collection! I have an old Jadite coffee mug that was the only one my Daddy ever used. I'm so glad I still have it...brings back such good memories! Enjoy your day, my friend!

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  9. Hi Susie... ooh, what a beautiful collection you have, I can't even pick a favorite, I love them all!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  10. Hi Susie... ooh, what a beautiful collection you have, I can't even pick a favorite, I love them all!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  11. Hi Susie... ooh, what a beautiful collection you have, I can't even pick a favorite, I love them all!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  12. The green is really a lovely color. I like the lace you added to the edge. I think they look very nice on the shelves.
    Pat

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  13. Your collection is lovely! I wouldn't mind some reproduction Jadite! It is so expensive now. Love your sweet little cupboard!

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  14. You are so lucky not only to have such a great collection but to have such a great way to display it.

    Enjoy!

    Lynn

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  15. Susie,

    I love Jadeite glass it is so pretty... You have a beautiful collection. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  16. Oh, you're making me jealous with such a great collection of Jadeite. My mom and dad had a pair of the mugs and always drank their morning coffee out of them when I was growing up. Everything looks wonderful in your little hutch. The doilies are perfect for a final finish!

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  17. That is a gorgeous collection and to have it all in one place is the frosting on the cake. I would love to do a doily edging like that, it is so cute. Just think you still get to pick a backing paper, don't forget you can also use fabric, with a little starch it will be removable and you can change your mind!

    Carol

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  18. That is a beautiful collection, your curio in the wall is sweet. I have my great grandma's dishes that her mom purchased in England, I also have one collector set of dishes that has a Victorian house pattern around the edges, super cute. I collect tea pots, well I did but botany more. I love your set and te color is luscious. Hugs

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  19. I truly love your green dishware. They're very unique, as I have never seen this color before. The batter bowl, I have to admit, it pretty cool. I wish I had one of those. I'm sure that handle comes in handy for pouring, as it won't dribble down the sides of the bowl.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  20. You my dear are simply adorable :) Your collection is absolutely beautiful and the dollies touch just made it complete. It looks very countryish, which I just adore! Thanks for sharing and tell your Mom that she raised you right.

    God bless

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  21. Squeel! I LOVE jadite! Your collection is really impressive and your cabinet/display is so lovely! After seeing your stash, I MUST find a jadite candlestick!

    ~Cindy

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  22. Your jadeit is beautiful! What a wonderful collection. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog :)

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  23. What a wonderful cupboard! Yikes it looks great with all your Jadeite & I love how you dressed it up!
    I collect Jadite too and I love your candle sticks!

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  24. I love your pretty green Jadeite collection!
    Thanks for sharing it on Friday pretties!

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  25. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your collection of your pretty green Jadeite in your Cupboard so sweet!!!... Im following both of your follower now. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape. I also hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  26. Beautiful collection! I love this color. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment.

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  27. Oh Susie! We definitely have to meet up half way or something and spend a few days having lunch and hitting the flea markets and thrift shops. I love Jade-ite. Well, I love all kinds of vintage dishware like that, including yellow ware, blue & white transfer ware and milk glass. The batter bowl and the nesting mixing bowls are to. die. for.

    It's so nice that you could share your pretty cupboard with your mom. Just reading about that got me a little choked up. May you have many, many more moments like that in the years to come. {{{Hugs}}} Mary

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  28. I love your Jade-ite collection! I have a few of these pieces but your collection is absolutely beautiful! I love the leafy green color of jade-ite:) Nice touch adding the vintage potholders and the crochet edge detail,lovely way to showcase a beautiful collection! Thanks for visiting me and following me!Happily following you back through LF. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

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  29. What a great Jade-ite collection. Sure like the way your re-arranaged your cabinet with Jade-ite. I have seen posts where bloggers used scrapbook paper on the back of their cabinets with double sided tape.

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  30. HI Susie...Thanks for dropping by! Yes the mugs with turquoise diamonds are Fire King! I was just @ my booth this morning and another booth has a set of 6! I may need to buy them!

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  31. What a lovely collection! I have one Jadite refrigerator dish. I love it...

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  32. Hey! You redid your blog! Looks very cute. =)

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  33. What an amazing and beautiful collection!! I am new to your blog, and love it!! You have a great eye for treasures!! Happy to be your newest follower! Love your scripture, too!! Have a lovely weekend!

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  34. So pretty. The candlesticks are my favorite!

    Amy

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  35. Oh Susie! I'm just so taken with how you've displayed your Jade-ite! And I love that these are actually newer pieces. Looking at them, I'd think it was a whole collection that's been passed down from Grandma.The lace edging was a perfect match for them too! And then I also love your green clear glass pieces mixed in.
    Now I'm hoping that I DON'T see any Jade-ite when I'm out treasure hunting...because I'll want to grab it and start a collection. LOL!
    Have a Great Day!
    Erica

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  36. You have a lovely collection of Jadite and it looks beautiful in your new cabinet. I'll bet you smile every time you see it.

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  37. What a lovely little cupboard for your pretty china collections. I adore the green color so much. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  38. O how I love your jad-ite collection! So pretty and you have so many pieces. You are one lucky girl. Jadite is something I have always wanted to collect just never started. The brownie pan was purchased on Amazon.com called Bakers Edge brownie pan. I love it. I think it was around 35 dollars. But so worth it.
    blessings to you.

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  39. Lovely pieces. Hugs and thank you for joining in the hop fun. xo

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  40. Spoiled yes Susie, but never rotten! I love your gorgeous jadite. The more I see Jadite the more I love it. Yours looks so pretty in your cupboard. I can surely see why it makes you happy. It makes me so happy that you shared it with us!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  41. It's so nice when our husbands understand our need to collect pretty things! I collect Fiesta and my husband is always taking me to Macys to find the newest colors. Like you, I have a plate rack under one of my cupboards and I have the plates arranged in rainbow order. Thank you for sharing your lovely green jadeite. =D

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  42. You collect jadeite!?! Dang girl, you have good taste! Great display.

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  43. I have always loved Jadeite. It is the perfect shade of green.

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  44. What a beautiful collection of Jadeite....I especially love the sentimental pieces!!!

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  45. Your Jadeite collection is fabulous! I have only piece piece , if I get another one , I will have a small collection . lol I love it,too!

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  46. How wonderful that you are now able to enjoy your Jade-Ite collection in your new china cupboard. You have made a lovely display.

    Thanks for stopping by my Crazy Quilt post and leaving the lovely comment.

    Debra

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  47. Hi susie I will have to post my dishes soon for you to see. I hope your weekend was a good one. Hugs

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  48. A wonderful collection! The only better on I have seen is Martha Stewart's, it is hard to out do Martha. I love the pot holders too, I did a whole post on them last month. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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  49. Your collection is absolutely stunning---and I love the lil doilies underneath to dress things up! :)

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  50. What a stunning collection!

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  51. Glad you popped in to see my pot holder post! Will be your newest follower, hope you will stop back in and follow us. Thanks so much for visiting, Laura

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  52. Hope you are doing well:)Thanks for following me through GFC! Happily following you back(GFC). Happy Mother's Day!Hugs,Poppy

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