9.24.2012

GREEN WITH ENVY

I have been pondering starting a little collection.  
Problem is, I wasn't sure what I wanted to collect.  
Well, this beautiful photograph helped me decide.

I just can't seem to get this image out of my head.
I love everything about these rooms 
(minus the white ceiling fan over the dining room table).
But I especially love the collection of green vases.

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I was contemplating collecting jadite pieces.
I was even on the lookout for them at the last antique show I attended.

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However, I don't actually plan on using the pieces, I just want to display them.
Jadite is fairly easy to come by, but certain pieces can be pricey.

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I think I prefer a mix of shades of green/blue and a mix of variation of of styles for my collection.

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I have the perfect spot to display the collection.
Right here in this antique cabinet that belonged to my husband's grandmother.
It currently houses my daughter's collection of miniature tea sets.
I think we can find another spot for those.


Are you the collecting type?
I am excited to start my search.

18 comments:

  1. So pretty. My mom collects white pieces, and I've always hoped to do the same some day. Those blue and green ones together are lovely and would look awesome in your cabinet. Still loving that rug of yours!

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  2. Love it! What a gorgeous and sentimental cabinet too, the perfect spot for your collection. Be sure to share your acquisitions with us!

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  3. Oooh, those will be gorgeous! Nice place to display them as well, ok go start collecting!!!

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  4. I'm a big fan of jadeite. From the quick amount of research that I've done, the pricier pieces seem to be those with a lid. I picked up a bowl a month or two ago and it's a great piece. I have it displayed on the top of our one cabinet in the kitchen along w/ a few other pieces of milk glass that my Mom gave me. The problem that I have right now is that I don't have a ton of places to display so I try to use them when I can either as vases or little candy dishes.

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  5. Those will look pretty in that beautiful cabinet!

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  6. i love where it is going! i have jadeite that i adore and right now it is hidden in our kitchen cabinets. i can't wait to redo our kitchen and find a place to show it off!

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  7. You have the perfect place to display your collection. I've been on the hunt for trophy cups - but now luck finding any so far

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  8. October's Burlington should be a great starting point for your collection! :)

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  9. I've just started collecting blue and white pieces. I pick them up at yard sales/thrift stores for a song and can't wait to display them all together on top of our china cabinet:) I used to collect jadeite pieces and have a nice little collection of mostly Fire King dishes in my glass-fronted kitchen cabinet...still love them! Good luck on your own search--it's fun collecting, isn't it? :)

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  10. Love your rug! Can you tell me where it was purchased?

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  11. Love Jadeite...not have any but I love it! I have a friend who has an extensive collection.

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  12. Andrea, I love the color combination of the blues and greens! That would look fantastic in your cabinet!!!

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  13. I have some blue azurite Fire Kind pieces. Love the Jadeite.

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  14. I love these photos, and think this is a great idea for a collection. I have some Sophie Conran dinnerware and serveware in celadon, which is kind of a modern take on some of the more blue antique pieces the photos show. This post has me thinking that I might like to add some vintage pieces to the mix......thanks!

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  15. I need more space....i was collecting lamps lol - there's still some tucked away with nowhere to go (i need a basement to collect stuff) I love the color! I bet those would hold the perfect amount of wine or even a beer! lol

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  16. I have a few collections of not mention worthy things, but most have gone to boxes placed in the netherworld. I never learned how to display properly, and my tastes have changed.

    ~Bliss~

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  17. This post has been somewhat of a revelation to me.

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  18. thanks for sharing..

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