Thursday, January 19, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Friday, January 13, 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
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
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.
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
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!