Sunday, November 30, 2014

More Fun with Broken Vintage Pyrex - Snowflakes and More!

In between everything else and the holidays, I managed to create a handful of Pyrex pendants from shards I was given.  And, of course, I had a wonderful time making these even if my joints are a little achy from cold working with my diamond hand pads!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Vintage Christmas Finds!

I've been busy as usual!  We've picked up a bunch of vintage items for my holiday crafting.  Here's a Royal Copley planter we found and I promptly made an arrangement in it.  Two gold foil and glass bead stars, a plastic made in Italy tree topper and a glitter covered star were also recent finds.

All I've had time to do was to bring things home, unpack them, photograph and put them away.  I managed to make a handful of Pyrex pendants and put them in my Etsy shop, so there was packing and shipping to do in between.

This year I've gotten a thing for plastic tree toppers...

I've found a bunch of satin balls that I am wanting to make wreaths with.  Old tinsel garland, and straw tree with fabric critter ornaments and a dancing Santa on a music box, he turns when it's playing.

Planters, ornaments, bottle brush trees and Joseph Originals cups...

This particular day I found a number of items with boxes with nice graphics.  Luckily the thrifts appear to not be taping up all the ornament boxes this year.

Bits of crafting stuff, ceramics, Hong Kong wind up santa and these awesome gingerbread men...

One still has his Japan sticker on him.

And still more...

I was beyond excited to finally pick up a couple pixie knee huggers!!!  We also got a flickering hurricane lamp and a Merry Glow spinning tree topper!  Hubby found a swag made out of bottle brush that I will use in crafting.

Another really cool surprise are these light bulbs.

They came in a box with some vintage ornaments and look like just white lights marked Japan.  But to our surprise, when we plugged one in we found the interior has been painted in multiple colors.  None are exactly alike.  Once they heat up, they randomly flash, blink and fade.  There appears to be two lights within each bulb that act independently.  They are amazing! 

I also purchased one holiday item from the vintage mall.  I rarely go there and just stick to the thrifts, but I made an exception and I'm glad I did!

I found a very nice 14" bottle brush tree for my large deer!  And while I was there, I saw this..

...a pale yellow Pyrex 231 pan in excellent condition.  I couldn't leave it. I also found my second piece of Descoware in the Markley pattern at a thrift.

Phew!  I'm pooped, but wait!  I haven't linked up with  Sir-Thrift-A-Lot at Thriftasaurus for the longest time--let's hop on over there and see what's going on!   See you over here!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vintage Pyrex Pendants - New Ones for the Girls

I finished up a few 'thank you' pendants for some of the people that sent me Pyrex shards.  They are wrapped and ready to ship!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Vintage Ornament Wreath - 14" (6a) Mr. and Mrs. Claus

I'm getting behind in posting.  It's been busy over here at Santa's workshop!  My latest wreath and looks like it will stay with us.  Hubby gave me the side eye!  Ha-ha!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Crafting for My Etsy Shop - Pyrex Pendants

I'm giving in.  A number of people have indicated they really want to buy my Pyrex pendants.  I've received enough Pyrex shards from mishaps from fellow collectors that I can make more pendants and make them available for sale.  We'll see how it goes!  I worked a good number of hours today on  shaping, grinding and smoothing.  I'm hoping to get some in my shop by the end of the week.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Vintage Ornament Wreath - 11" (5a) Sweet Pinks

Grinding away...had to get a pink wreath in the making.  This one feels like a piece of costume jewelry to me.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Vintage Ornament Wreath - 11" (4a) Deer

Here's the latest wreath!  I salvaged the deer from a not so nice thrift store wreath. I'm busy making more!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vintage Ornament Wreath - (3a 4") in Pinks

Another wreath, the smallest one yet!  So enjoyed putting this one together!

I don't have a very big hand....this is 4" in diameter.