All posts tagged January

Fennec Foxes

Today’s fox post is all about Fennec Foxes. These adorable little creatures are known for their large ears.  They’re fascinating little animals that live in North Africa and Asia. Their large ears help them hear prey moving underground. I think that’s pretty amazing.

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Nigella Lawson

I love Nigella Lawson.  She has written a number of cook books and has had a number of cooking shows where she takes a relaxed and fun approach to food.  I love to watch Nigella Lawson because she makes food exciting! Try out some of her recipes and you’ll feel like a celebrity in the kitchen.  She’s not an actual trained chef but a food writer and journalist which gives me encouragement that I can create state of the art food without being a trained chef.  Her website is full of great information so make sure to check it out. http://www.nigella.com/

Renowned for her flirtatious manner of presenting, Lawson has been called the “queen of food porn”. (Learn more about Nigella from Wikipedia.)

Check out her iphone app!

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Glasbake

When shopping for vintage glass, it’s important to know the differences in the brands. Glasbake is a well-known brand of vintage glass and bakeware. It was introduced by McKee Glass Company in the early 1900s. The spelling was originally Glasbak, but was changed to Glasbake. McKee Glass Company became a division of Thatcher Glass Corporation (1951-1961).  Jeannette Glass of Jeannette, PA gained control of McKee Glass in 1960.

Glasbake produced by Jeannette Glass will most often have a J prefix followed by a number om the bottom of each piece.  Jeannette Glass closed their doors in 1983.  (That’s how you can tell when your Glasbake was made. If it has a J prefix it was produced after 1960.)

 

 

Featured Louisville Etsy Seller

Today’s featured Etsy seller Stephanie from Weird Woolly Designs.  Her shop features original handmade embroidered artwork perfect for adding a one-of-a-kind piece to your wall! She also creates textile designs that you can find on Spoonflower. You can find other creations such as iPhone covers on her Zazzle shop.

Check out some of my favorite pieces and start shopping!

Read Stephanie’s blog!  http://weirdandwoolly.posterous.com/

 

Julia Galloway

Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter and professor. I first saw her work at the 2007 DinnerWorks exhibition at the Louisville Visual Art Association.  I own one of her pieces, a tumbler, but wish I had more.  The piece I own is from her “Audubon” collection.  I love the pitcher and cream & sugar set below from the same collection. These pieces have gold glaze that compliments the blue and white etched tree and bird imagery.

 

http://www.juliagalloway.com/

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Anthropomorphism

Wednesday is going to be all about foxes from now on! I love foxes and since my business is named after that mischievous furry little animal what better way to show that love than through weekly blog posts!

Today’s post ties in with my love for Anthropomorphism. I went on Etsy and found a few foxy items that I think you’ll love.

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20 x 200

20 x 200 is all about helping people collect art and supporting artists.  The artwork is affordable and original and new items are constantly being added to the website each week. 11×14 unframed prints are only $60!

http://www.20×200.com/

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Ikea Sells Fabric!

I just discovered on a recent trip to Charlotte that Ikea sells fabric! How had I never noticed before! Perfect for DIY projects like throw pillows, curtains, and chair cushions! It’s affordable and modern so head up to Cincinnati and get some today!

Here are some of my favorite designs:

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Delphite

Every time I’m with my sister shopping for antiques and vintage finds (which is often), I ask her, “What is that blue glass called that looks like Jadeite?” Every time she answers, “Delphite.”  I was afraid I kept getting on her nerves so I finally remembered to write it down and then decided to blog about it. Many of my friends have never heard of or seen Delphite before so I figured it was a great jumping off point for the new direction I want to take for this blog. My plan is to start providing my readers with more information (history, facts, etc.) on interesting vintage and antique items. These posts won’t be daily but will be often.

Delphite (pronounced del-fite and nicknamed Bluebelle) is a Depression-era opaque pale blue colored glass. It was first made by Jeannette Glass company in the 1920-30s and other companies like Pyrex and McKee. Delphite is highly collectible and scarce (but not impossible to find) so keep your eye out when you see pastel blue glass at estate sales or thrift stores.  The most common Delphite glass items are kitchen canisters, measuring cups, bowls, drip jars, and shakers.  Dinnerware items are also available like plates and cups but were not produced as much as the kitchenware.

Jeannette Glass Company began at the end of the 19th century as a bottle plant in Pennsylvania. In 1925 they introduced color and began producing some of the most popular lines of dinnerware and kitchenware including Jadeite and Chalaine Blue.

Here are some Delphite items currently for sale online.

Information from:

http://antiques.about.com/od/madeofglass/g/aa031409.htm

http://www.pyrexlove.com/delphite-bluebelle-mixing-bowls-400-series/glassware/ 

 

Moss Hill

I love health and beauty products. I’ve recently started to take baths and have come to enjoy pampering items like candles and aromatherapy oils. Moss Hill is a Louisville based company specializing in bath and beauty products. Start the new year off right and treat yourself!

lavender sachets

shaving soap

peppermint foot soap