Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunny Days!

The weather has been changing a lot lately, but the days are getting longer which means I get even more done.  I've planted lettuce starts, snowpeas, strawberries and there is much more to do in the yard!


I've had the best of luck on trades without even trying.  A couple items were offered in exchange for pieces of my handmade jewelry and a couple for some kitsch I had.


A trade that included an Anna Marie enameled plate and another Anchor Hocking bowl in a  color I don't have was so exciting.  Sharing my Anchor Hocking collection on Facebook and here has meant more interest and so it makes it more competitive for me to get additional pieces.  My collection pictures have become a resource for others, but I love to share so it's something I have to accept.  Fortunately I've built relationships with people over the past couple years and they keep a lookout for me.   Finds included Pyrex 045 promotional casserole, Hazel Atlas dish and a cute little donkey.


I've been kept busy with custom orders of my handmade vintage jewelry....







And exchanges....









And I wired my test design bracelet in 935 sterling and waiting on the clasps to arrive. This piece is 8" which is too large for me so I'm starting a second one...



And as always, my days include vintage dishware in the kitchen. I've been trying to decide which direction this is going as I still feel like I have too much in the kitchen cabinets.


Even though I'm not the estate sales type shopper, I did make an exception to snag this vintage lava light for hubby for his birthday thanks to a fellow local collector who gave me a heads up!  Hubby is thrilled about it.



More pictures than words, but such is my life!  haha!

5 comments:

  1. The weather has been amazing! We have gotten such a good start on our yard and outdoor projects that I think we just may be able to actually enjoy summer this year instead of being so busy trying to keep up with things :-)

    I've seen a few pieces of your jewelry pop up on my Instagram feed lately! People sure love it :-)

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    1. It has been lovely out Erica! I was afraid it is a little too much for my lettuce so I ran out and covered it with some shade cloth. It's going to be another beautiful one today!

      I feel very fortunate to be able to work in this medium and share it with people--for decades my work has been tucked away and only seen by a few, so this is really neat.

      -Evie

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  2. Love seeing your dinners in the vintage dishes:) and yes your fire king fridgie collection is definitely a great resource to see what is out there. I thrifted a green one with the scalloped lid and had no clue what it was I think that is how I found your blog and amazing collection.

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    1. I love using and seeing the dishes as well Daphne! The dishes are actually Anchor Hocking, a precursor to Fire King :0) The scalloped lid you describe sounds like Jeanette (wish I could post a pic here), I have a set of those as well and LOVE them!! :0)

      -Evie

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