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Friday, July 8, 2016

Vintage Pretties

Some may step in my house and be shocked at all of the pretty vintage that lurks everywhere!  For me it's fun and oh so (happily) distracting!

Shabby sweet collection
 I buy what I like, and pass it on to my customers!  I sell a wide variety of antiques and vintage!  If you don't know already, I have three Etsy shops.  One of my shops is a fun mix of vintage, one is all vintage milk glass, and one is gorgeous vintage china!

I just may need to keep this cruet! Perfect for a beach cottage!
 http://giftbizunwrapped.com/jenscloset/ Check out this link! I was just interviewed regarding running my Etsy shops!

Simple and gorgeous vintage milk glass
 I hope everyone has a super-fantastic weekend!  I love summer!

Jen

Friday, June 24, 2016

Zucchini "Spaghetti" with Spinach Pesto

This is so yummy, and easy to make!

Veggetti 
Get a Veggetti!  This one is the "pro" version, but I think there's a smaller, less expensive version (I think this one was only $20 though).

Zucchini "spaghetti" with pesto sauce
I had posted a pic (before I started eating this), on instagram.  I then realized I should blog about it, so before I ate the entire thing, I snapped a pic!

I just used one zucchini, boiled it for maybe 3 minutes, and added my homemade pesto!  I did add a tiny bit of parmesan cheese to mine, so my version is not vegan, but without the cheese, it's vegan, and so healthy for you!

I used a food processor and added spinach, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, walnuts.  (I feel like I'm forgetting something, but what's new!?)  Add it to your hot "spaghetti", and eat!  You will love it!  You can make it with whatever you like, pine nuts, basil, etc.

Try it!! 

Have a great weekend everyone!
Jen

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Happy June!

I love summer! Well, it's not actually summer yet, but close enough! Our weather has been gorgeous, and for that, I am grateful!


I need to be on a beach, but the closest I'll come to that this year would be Lake Erie beach!


Noritake Lacewood China
Okay, changing the subject now!  A couple of weeks ago someone contacted me in the Etsy china shop and asked if I was interested in some china.  I told her, no, that I was not buying right now.  She 
said she just wanted to give it to me, because otherwise, she would just donate it somewhere!  This lovely lady's name is Carrie, and I met her at my usual spot for meeting locals, in front of Nordstrom Rack.  Not only did she give me a complete set of this pretty Noritake Lacewood china, but also beautiful pieces of Johnson Bros. china in the Greydawn pattern!


So nice!  Now I must pay it forward!


Jen

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Estate Sales

Gorgeous vintage Christening gown!
Wait, what's that!  It's an estate sale sign.  I had to go!!  This estate sale was full of vintage lovelies that were right up my alley, well, except that everything was way overpriced!  Oh my, there was even a pink mixer!!

Pink Elizabethan English bone china teacup set
 Of course I had to buy something!  I bought the beautiful vintage Christening gown, the teacup set (love the mauvy pink!), and the wonderful Fenton milk glass silver crest two tiered dessert stand!

Fenton milk glass silver crest two tiered dessert stand
 I just might go back tomorrow, when things will be discounted.  I really want that pink mixer set, but not for $90.00!!

Happy thrifting!! Enjoy your weekend everyone!
Jen

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Vintage Tablecloths

Unique and lovely vintage tablecloths
They just don't make them like they used to!  I can say that about a lot of vintage and antique items, but especially vintage tablecloths!

Vibrant rich colors!
 Vintage linens never seem to fade!  They may get worn and stained, but oh those beautiful patterns!

Great for picnics!

 Vintage tablecloths are a great way to add a cottage feel to your kitchen!  They're also perfect for picnics!

So Mod!
 The last one is one of my favorites!  I love the abstract retro design!  

Vintage linens are also great for upcycling projects!  Make handbags, pillows, and more!

Vintage is the best!!

Jen

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Jadeite - New and Old

Vintage Jadeite measuring cups
I am obsessed with Jadeite!
I am in love with jadeite, the old, and the new!  Technically the new  stuff is not jadeite, but just green glass, but it's still gorgeous!

World Market Bowls with Fenton Egg Cups
I am always on the hunt for vintage jadeite!  But recently I have discovered places like World Market for the classic jadeite-look glassware!

Vintage Rabbit and New Covered Rabbit















Vintage Basil Jar with new Salt & Pepper Shakers
Fire King Jane Ray Jadeite Teacups
Whether new, or old, jadeite is stunning!  My "someday" beach cottage will be filled with my jadeite collection!  What do you collect!?

Jen

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Inspiration

Vintage china is inspiring!
I'm inspired by so many things, and so many people!  Funny people inspire me!  Happy people inspire me!  Instagram is so inspiring!!  Another place to get lost in inspiration is pinterest! Sometimes it feels like I'm on pinterest for hours at a time (maybe I am!)!

Roses are inspiring
I'm inspired by Haviland/Limoges, and can spot it a mile away! There's just something special about it!  Not just the look, but even the feel!  I absolutely adore these gorgeous pink rose salad plates!

Gorgeous salad plates!
I'm also inspired (and a bit envious) of beautiful blogs!  I haven't yet figured out how to have a pretty blog, so if anyone is willing to help me, I would love it!

Oh, I am also inspired by the fact that it is almost spring!  Today is a beautiful sunny day, and who doesn't love that!!?

Happy almost spring!
Jen

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fresh Flowers

Happy almost spring!! I usually always have fresh flowers in my house, especially during the dreary winter days!

pink roses
One of my favorites, Gerber Daisies!
Fresh flowers are really not expensive, and you can find a nice variety of flowers that will last a pretty long time!  Of course, I use my vintage vases! I especially love my large milk glass hobnail vases!

Spring is just around corner!! I can't wait!  Stay warm!!
Jen

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tea Time!

I've been keeping out of trouble by updating my Etsy shops!  The main thing I wanted to do was brighten up some dark dreary photo's!
This is a Hakusan Luncheon Set that got a makeover! 
Since postal rates recently went up, I also needed to go through all of my listings and update shipping costs.  With three very full Etsy vintage shops, it's taken quite awhile!

Harmony House Crinoline vintage bowls
 I was surprised at just high shipping costs have become!  I'm in Ohio, and the difference in shipping something closer to me than somewhere like California, is drastic!

Elegant vintage Fenton milk glass hobnail candleholers
 So off I go to continue with my tweaking of photo's!!