Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Catching up!

I'm busy as always.  I'm going to post pictures of what's been happenin'!


Yes, it is November 25th and my tree is up.  I had not intended on putting it up so early, but I needed to test the new rotating stand I found at the thrift store.


I told my husband I can no longer pack and unpack boxes and boxes and boxes of holiday decorations into the coming decades.  It's just too much work.  I told him I would divide his library into two spaces (since he took a bunch of books to work and there is more shelf space).  This is his new compact library.  Took me a day to get this space about 85% completed.



I've had some customer jewelry requests.  This earring pendant set is made with shards from a Pyrex Family Flair platter that was received broken by the collector. It is wired with 14/20 gold filled wire and embellished with yellow jade and pearl beads.


One of those pretty little vintage corsages hubby found in a bag of junk at the thrift.



Custom box I made for one of the Pyrex ornaments I sold through my shop.  I had some scrap vintage paper and the ribbon I found recently at a thrift.



A couple winter themed items I found at the thrifts--JAJ Pyrex Gaiety covered casserole and a single small glass with a great design.





Made a big batch of blue cabbage in the vintage cookware I love and June Rose JAJ holds a tortilla Espanol.


 Some Christmas goodies, I'm trying to be very picky about what I pick up these days.




I finally bit the bullet and purchased the cream and sugar set for my Grant Crest Tempo dinnerware.  It's just not the type of thing I am likely to ever run across locally.



Some thrift store finds.  The Temporama coffee mugs were a great find.  I picked them up for one of my traders who picked up a Franciscan Starburst creamer for me.  I try not to pick up Pyrex unless it's something hard to find or highly desirable, but I still have a problem leaving refrigerator dishes behind.

4 comments:

  1. Great stuff, the aluminum tree looks great! Your DIY Pyrex crafts are amazing, keep 'em coming!

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  2. I agree, Evie. Sometimes you just have to give in to the fact that you may never thrift something so you have to buy it. But watch. I bet you'll find one or both of those pieces at a thrift in the near future. It always seems to happen that way!

    Happy Holidays!

    Erica

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    1. So true Erica! It's happened to me with Pyrex before. But these atomic pottery dishes have been THE hardest to find. Let's see how my luck goes!

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