Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pyrex in Pink - Rescued Shards

I started the new year off with some exchange work.  I especially love this ornament made from a shard of a Pyrex 045 Golden Rose dish sent to me. The ribbon is from a vintage spool I thrifted.  It's been about 4 weeks since I made anything and I was more than in the mood.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Admiring Some Bits of Vintage

When the sun lights up my front room I can't help but look at some of my favorite pieces of vintage.

Pyrex and Westclox...

Pink Cathrineholm, Haeger lamp, German table cloth and Japanese ceramic deer.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Last Find of 2016 - First Find of 2017

It's been cold and we got through our second winter storm so I haven't hit the thrifts in a while.  My last find in 2016 was a fiberglass shade.  Since I was at the pet store picking up food for my pup today, I ran into that same store and found a base..  I'm thrilled!  I have been looking for a tiered fiberglass shade for YEARS.  The neutral colors work great in my '50s front room. The tulip pattern is in black and gold. The base label indicates Forbes Brothers, PA.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

1958 Vintage Entryway - Thrift Store Finds and More

My 1958 ranch home has a nice feature, half wall with shelf in the entryway. I added some vintage porcelain bowls, an enameled tray and statuette I purchased in the early days of ebay. The rest of the pieces are vintage thrift store finds from recent years. I'm loving my newly decorated pastel front room. It was sunny today and I had to take a picture.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thrifty Finds and Creations -- Last of 2016

The new year is right around the corner and I decided to look through my photos and see what I haven't posted.

Hubby spots vintage at the thrifts even though he doesn't necessarily know if it is for sure.  Vintage Hazel Atlas striped glasses, good find in my parts as Hazel Atlas doesn't come up often for me.

These vintage hand painted eggshell mini lights were a super find!! I love the graphics, couldn't believe my luck.

Not that I intended to have a collection of vintage made in Japan birds, but I keep finding them. This year I found the peacocks.

Some glass work I did before the holidays, I was quite busy the weeks before Christmas this year.

Pyrex Terra earrings wired in sterling silver with carnelian, agate and amber beads.  (All my vintage glass work is made from shards sent to me by collectors.  I don't break dishes for my work, there is plenty broken in shipping unfortunately).

Vintage Jeannette Jadite glass wrapped in 14/20 gold filled wire with cultured pearl.

Very little of my work is created with the intention to sell. I either make pieces in exchange for broken shards or as custom work on request. More of my ornaments are requested these days. They are fun to make and some glass is better suited to ornaments because of the scale of the pattern. My ornaments are generally 3 to four inches long.

JAJ Pyex Shamrock Ornament

Pyrex Black Gooseberry ornament

Fire King Tulips Ornament

The following are jewelry pendants.

Vintage Pyrex aqua bowl shard wrapped in sterling with lamp worked bead.

Pendant made from Pyrex Balloons Chip bowl.

Pyrex Butterfly Gold with cultured pearl.

Pyrex Pendant and magnets in Colonial Mist.

Pyrex Early American.

There was Pyrex over the holidays.  Charcoal snowflake Thanksgiving leftover dish to slowly reheat in the oven on black Friday.  Nice to come home to hot lunch after shopping!

Played with some filters and made a retro picture.

Isn't she peachy?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Pyrex Display - Pink and Blue in the Front Room

I started the process of clearing out and redecorating my front room last Spring. It's a work in progress.  I'm using mostly furniture and objects I already have and today I finally put together my first Pyrex display. I thrifted a black shelf  and spray painted it white a couple years.  I included an estate sale find Lava Lamp and thrift store radio clock with starburst design. An embroidered piece I stitched and  framed many years ago finally has a home.  The design came from a book of Chinese transfers. I still have more to do in the room, but it feels quite homey and inviting at this point and it's nice to get this Pyrex out of the closet and where I can see and enjoy it!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Pyrex Fun - Christmas Diorama

A little Christmas fun in my Pyrex. Love putting together those little thrift store finds I've collected over the years.

Santa's Elf  !