OK.. so.. my dear husband has been trying to tamp down my jadeite obsession. You have enough, he said. No, he said. So, imagine my surprise when Dayle was checking craigslist for car parts and then for fun.. he typed in jadeite in the search feature. He says to me.. hmm.. there is someone selling their whole collection of jadeite... ::perk:: What? Where? Aloha, Oregon, 1 hour to the west of us. I go look at the posting.. I go.. WHOA.. a bunch of rare pieces, 75 to be exact, HTF (hard to find in Jadeite Junkies lingo) and ones that were on my bucket list. She had no price on it, requesting an offer. We discuss the issue. He suggests I make an offer. YES HE DID! We discuss how much. He low balls, I say, that would be an insult, we agree on a bit more. The seller says she's expecting a few more offers and it will go to the highest bidder. I have to wait a a few days and she emailed back and said she'd received a higher offer. ::sigh:: She says if the deal doesn't go through she'll let me know. The other party is coming on Saturday at 10 am. At 11:30 she notifies me they were a no-show. We go there that afternoon, I inspect the items, we hand over the dough, wrap it all up and were home before dark. Whew.
I know what you're thinking. Yes, I do. What is she thinking? Where is she going to put all that? Well.. good question on both counts. :-D But remember, I have a whole blue painted cabinet to fill. :-)
It was an investment, she says! I saved this nice lady's collection from being sold bit by bit.. it will be loved here.
For now I am enjoying seeing them on the table. :-)
Just these 4 pieces go for way over half of what we paid for all of it.
2/3's it are Jeanette and glow in a black light.
Two pitchers, the one on the left is also a measuring cup with a juice reamer on the top. The one on the right is a milk pitcher.
They have embossed flowers on the bottom.
A wonderful hand-mixer. It works well! So, that was part of the excitement of Saturday.
The OTHER excitement was Dayle headed to the hospital to spend the day with our son Travis who had a major heart attack one week from that day and found he was ready to be released!! So Dayle was the one who got to bring him home! Hallelujah!! Kristi was so excited! He is so happy to be home! We visited yesterday and brought the boys home. Kristi is being an excellent nurse, she has a blood pressure machine, an oxygen and pulse meter, and is doting on him. We got her 2 cookbooks for his post heart attack diet and picked up a pill splitter for her. Thank you to all of you who kept him in your thoughts and prayers! PS, I made that blanket for him and it warmed my mamas heart to see it on his lap.
I had to share this photo of El Capitan at Yosemite which we visited last year. I love this photo.
Well.. that's it for me.. thanks for visiting!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)