Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Labor Of Love - My Glass Creations

I decided to make it a priotiy to carve out considerable time this year to create more pieces.  My glass shard inventory has grown over the last couple years and I'm ready to concentrate on producing items for sale after two and a half years of doing no charge exchange work for the materials.  Here are some of my latest creations.  I'm very excited to be at a point in my life that I can focus on my art.

Magnet Set in Pyrex Pastels

Fire King Tulips Magnet Set

Custom Pyrex Bracelet Charms

Pyrex Key Ring

Fused Glass Pendant in Blu

I am planning to return to making fused glass pendants.  Running my glass shards exchange program took so much of my time I haven't fired up my kiln in the longest time and I miss it.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Exciting Thrift Store Find - JAJ Red Snowflake

I seem to get busier instead of slowing down.  Now that it's spring, my garden is calling me.  I made a great thrift store score recently.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this JAJ red snowflake dish stuffed in the shelf!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Vintage Fire King Tulips Splash Proof Bowl - Recycling A Broken Bowl

I shaped this shard from a large vintage Fire King mixing bowl given to me by a fellow collector. It was a beautiful bowl before it ended up broken.  The paint is so vibrant.  I finished this shard into an ornament. So happy to see it completed--it will be going to another collector.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Pyrex Pink Stripes

This set of bowls was the only mixing bowl set I longed for in my collection.  I pretty much have stuck to getting my Pyrex from thrift stores and trades. I thrifted the second (402) bowl, traded for a small (401) bowl and tried for over a year to get a 403 bowl.  I gave up and traded away the two I had. After taking a break from trading for a while, I have been able to get some of the harder to come by pink pieces.  These pieces have come easily one after another.  Here is the minty set of pink stripe bowls I received last week.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Finally a Sunny Day! - Vintage in my Kitchen

I love my kitchen even more when there is sun!  I took a picture as we finally had a sunny day today.  I love these little pieces of kitsch I found at the the thrifts.  Sweet Lefton Bluebird egg cups and Goebel salt/pepper/condiment set are part of my kitchen collection..

Friday, March 3, 2017

Pyrex Saxony

I've been extremely busy and haven't had time to post, but I received this Pyrex Saxony dish in a trade from a fellow collector and I just have to post it. My Pyrex collection is small these days, but this has been on my wishlist for years.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Little This and That

I learned how to care for an orchid after receiving one from my neighbor a couple years ago.  I finally decided I've graduated to owning more than one.  Our bargain market store had some for $9.99 today and I got one.  It was all white, all pink or this combination which I chose.

After years of dreaming, I ran into the chance to pick up a round Fire King peach blossom refrigerator dish.  These are the only dishes I am aware of, that have the lids with starbursts.

A little lunch in a Pyrex pixie dish this week.  A little pixie that my neighbor brought over.

I've been keeping thrift store finds to a minimum.  Going less frequently helps.  I did find a couple keepers.  Lovely California pottery dish with roosters and 67 pieces of Oneida Community flatware.