|jadite kate's store|
welcome to the first installment of my new interview series where i'll be spotlighting artists, creative people, gallery owners, & today, a shop owner. i stumbled across jadite kate on etsy earlier this year completely by accident, but the bright colors, rusty details, & clean lines drew me in. i keep coming back to it. it's one of those places that instantly relaxes & inspires you.
she has a strong eye for the fresh & charming.
|Fire King Jadite Jane Ray Cup and Saucer|
how did the idea for your store start?
i’ve always wanted to have an antique store filled with great vintage wares: jadite, retro furniture, metal advertising signs, funky lamps…
but the thing that stopped me was overhead. i didn’t want to pay high rent for a shop.
one day i stumbled upon etsy and decided to set up shop (literally). i liked the idea of a global market while storing the items in my house.
color screams at me. finding jadite in an antique store is easy since the color pops out at you. but I also like the fact that it’s not neon, but a soft green.
that's actually one thing that i noticed about your shop. it reminds me of an old ice cream & soda shop ... bright candy colors ... but they are weighted by age, incredibly charming.
|my favourite item: vintage milk shake mixer|
by the way, i'm in love with your vintage shake stand. it makes me want to throw on a vintage apron & whip up something.
so, what is your favourite piece & why?
i LOVE the striped pitcher i recently sold. i actually have one just like it that i use for iced tea. the shape is great and the color of the stripes is fantastic.
could you describe your workspace?
i don’t really have one designated work space but i use my kitchen the most. there is a cabinet in there that i store all of my items, as well as the glass in my personal collection. all of my photos are taken on my kitchen table. All of my items/boxes are also packed there. I am a big recycler, so I reuse cardboard boxes, newspapers and bubble wrap which I store in my basement.
it's absolutely lovely! so fresh ... like a candied apple! i love that you rethink & reuse, both with your space & materials. i do the same thing with my packing supplies.
*great minds ... something something*
thank you so much for sharing!
now, for some eye candy ...
|vintage sugar canister|
|swedish mixing bowl|
|tulip cup & saucer|