Jadite

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I admit that in many ways I’m approaching wedding planning in the wrong order.  My priorities do not always seem to be appropriate.  For instance, we had our first consultation with our wedding photographer today, yet we still have NO idea who the officiant at our ceremony will be.  Risky.

So it’s not surprising that I’m spending countless hours fantasizing about my reception table décor when I have no idea how many tables I will even have to decorate.

I like the idea of collecting antique vessels for flowers over the course of our engagement.  They would grace the tables on our wedding day, and then afterward we would have a beautiful, meaningful collection.  Right now I’m considering jadite.

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Jadite is the common term for a seafoam-green-colored kitchenware popular between the 1940s and 60s.  The milky glass is still easily found at garage sales, antique shows, and of course, eBay.  There are plenty of reproductions out there, so if you’re looking for the real thing, keep your eyes peeled for the following makers: Jeannette, McKee, and Fire Stone.  Jadite was never meant to be fancy – it was made from scrap glass and is often thick with abnormalities and bubbles.  All the more charming.

| Jadite dishes: thepioneerwoman; Top Row: eBay & Creative Influences; Bottom Row: ClassicMemories & SuzieMax |

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