Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jadeite...Tuesday! And an Update!

Hey everyone! Man, you must be thinking, 'Amanda is SUCH a slacker! Where are her posts??' And, you'd be right!

Of course, I have the typical excuses for not blogging! Leaving a job, having a crappy 5-year-old computer that shuts down on me randomly, etc. But I'm still here! And I am definitely not ready to give up on this blog. :)

So, today, here are more updates on the Jadeite front! Some of the above pieces were spotted at various antique shops for CRAZY prices: the shaker in the third picture was $130! The batter bowl near the top, I just skipped buying because I already have one. :) And the C-handle mug in the fourth photo was $45, so it didn't come home with me, either. (Although according to my Jadeite books, that isn't too unreasonable of a price for that type of mug...I just can't personally ever justify paying that much for ONE MUG. You know?)

Anyway, I did come home with the Jadeite planter and a billion saucer plates for super cheap. The creamer and tea cup with the saucers were a whole $5! Score!

The bottom photo has a pretty full update on my collection so far. I did score a couple more bowls two weekends ago in St. Pete for $10 that aren't shown above. (My computer refused to load the rest of my photos from my iPhone. Good times!)

But yeah, so that's what's been going on with me. :) What have y'all been up to? Any great finds lately? I am thinking about selling a couple little things on my Instagram, if anyone is interested. :)


Friday, April 4, 2014

Jadeite Friday :)

 Happy Friday, everyone!! Today, I'm introducing a new feature based on my most recent obsession: Jadeite! On Fridays, I'll be doing updates on my current collection and what I've found. :)

Above are my most recent finds, as well as my whole current collection and my '50s Jadeite green sunnies!

The best finds shown above are the two swirl plates in the top photo. They both have a small chip on the edge, and when I pointed out the chips, the seller gave them to me for free! Yay free flea market Jadeite!! That never happens!

What have you guys found lately?


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Insta-Thursday: A Wedding Weekend + An Alien!


 Happy Thursday, folks! We're almost to another weekend! Speaking of, last weekend we had a great time celebrating our friends' wedding and hanging out with my awesome brother! :)

Most of today's Instagram photos are from the weekend, with one Moxie pic from this week thrown in for good measure. You can never have two many kitty photos, am I right? :)

I hope everyone's week is going well so far!


Monday, March 31, 2014

#Thriftspotting: Bradenton, Florida

Hey guys! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Josh and I were at a friend's wedding in Clearwater Beach, which was fun. :)

Speaking of the beach, today I have some #thriftspotting from the weekend before, which we spent in Bradenton for Josh's birthday. They have some great thrift shops there, so we stopped by a few on the way home.

I was disappointed when we went to the local Goodwill and saw a huge set of Fire King dishes that weren't Jadeite! Darn! I would have been super excited if they were!

I also spotted a milk glass bubble bowl, which also comes in Jadeite. But, thinking back, I probably should have gotten this bowl...it was only $2.99!

There were lots of other glass spotted, but none in my preferred color. It's all good, though, 'cause we stopped at an antique shop after these thrift shops, and I scored two Fire King Jadeite saucers for $3!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Insta-Thursday: Jadeite, Antique Shops, and Florida

Hey guys! I swear I say it every time I write a post, but I have been sick again! This time, it was my right ear that I had an infection in a couple weeks ago, which I guess never got better. I woke up Monday morning with my ear throbbing in pain. Yuck. I have managed to work most of the week, but I really don't recommend having people talk to you in a headset all day when you have a bad ear infection. Ouch!

But only a couple more days until the weekend, and I'm finally on the road to recovery. Hopefully, this time for good. No more sickness for me, even if it means living in a giant bubble free from germs! I'm that over feeling bad.

But yeah, above are some Instagrams taken in between sicknesses. The swirl Jadeite bowl in the third photo I had to pass up because it was priced at $50! Crazy, right? I posted it on Instagram, and someone commented on it that they had just found the same bowl for $9! I need some of that Jadeite luck!

Well, I hope everyone is having a better month than I am! Save for a few good days, I've been sick and miserable all of March. Here's to ending the month on a good note, and for April to be lots better!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Outfitted In: Black + Green + A Jadeite-colored Bike!!

Shirt, Sandals: Thrifted; Jeans: Target Clearance; Necklace: Gift from my Brother; Bike: Sam's

Hey guys! Yup, I'm back again with another post! I'd say I'm 'on a roll' if that wouldn't be so pun-y with my bike in the picture above, and all. :)

Anyway, here is an outfit photo from the day I bought my new bike! I scored the exact one I'd been eyeing online for $20 cheaper at Sam's Club! :) It's such a pretty shade of jadeite green, which of course y'all know I'm obsessed with right now.

I love the pretty little basket, the cupholder (!), and the rack on the back. :) It rides so smoothly, too! And, I got a yellow helmet that looks so cute with it!

As for the outfit, I thrifted the Birkenstock-like sandals at Salvation Army in Orlando a couple weekends ago, and I definitely don't wear them bicycling!

Here's the link for the bike on Amazon if you're interested in finding it online. :)
I hope everyone's week is going well so far! It's already Wednesday!!!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Adventures in Jadeite :)

 Sorry for the silence again, folks! But I am back, finally (finally!) recovered from being sick for way too long!

What have I been up to since my last post? Just working, hanging with my family and hubby, and scoring some Jadeite!!

We went to Mount Dora this past Saturday, and we found the mother load of all Jadeite! It was crazy finding so much, after coming up empty-handed most of the time here in Brandon.

The top photo is the Fire King 9" swirl bowl that I got at an antique mall a couple weekends ago in Orlando, the second photo is my Jadeite collection before Mount Dora, the third photo is everything I scored in Mount Dora (!!!), and the last is of my whole current collection!

It was crazy how much we saw in Mount Dora- and how much was actually well-priced! I did have to pass up some smaller swirl bowls that seemed to be everywhere, because they were all priced over $40 each! But my scores were much lower-priced than that, and I definitely went home happy. :)

I'm thinking another trip to Mount Dora is definitely going to be in our future!


PS: Happy St. Patrick's Day from my Jadeite-green self to you!