Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Instagram?

I have been so busy which is typically me.  It occurred to me the other day that I hadn't written to my blog for a while and immediately after, I thought "I should be on Instagram".  It was just a thought, it isn't going to happen.  I've prohibited myself from being tied to a phone.  So, with that, today's post is pictures of what's been happening in my life lately!



I didn't work on much glass for a few months, folks were great in holding off sending their glass shards.  Being away for awhile made me ready to get back to it. I've had lots of special requests, exchanges pieces and made pieces that sold before they made it to my shop.  It's a lot of work, and a lot fun and I'm easily inspired.  Here are some of the pieces I made.












And as always, lots of time in the kitchen....

 Breakfast in a Pyrex pixie...



Cabbage and pork...Pyrex Friendship 474


Breakfast bake....Pyrex Daisy 548



Apple browned in butter in a Fire King pixie...


Spanish rice, the euro version....Fire King Chanticleer.


Prepping for meatloaf... Glasbake snowflake, JAJ Pyrex plate pattern unknown.


Hubby wanted popcorn! Pyrex Friendship 404.



Homemade soup....Pyrex Dots, Friendship and Orange Butterprint.


Lunch!  Homemade stock...Lipton  Glasbake Soup cup, Pyrex yellow pixie.




And when it comes to thrifting, I've been sticking to my guns and REALLY thinking 5 times before I buy something.  I picked up this Federal batter bowl cheap and this dessert cup (that reminds me of Pyrex Colonial Mist pattern) for 50 cents.  It hard to leave treasures behind, but I'm doing pretty good.




Tuesday, February 9, 2016

No Idle Hands Here!

I took a bit of a break before and over the holidays from doing glass pendants.  Folks were great in allowing me some down time,  but they were ready to send their poor broken dishes on to become something more beautiful.

I have a batch of shards I plan on having done by the end of the week.  This is the first completed dangle made from a shard of Woodland Pyrex.  I have collected a variety of beads just for these ornamental pieces.  Great fun to rifle through them and see what I end up with.



Some of the other girls waiting to be completed.



I also researched on line for an alternative to gluing the glass to a night light.  I'm not a fan of glue.  I came across these lights with hangers.  Not sure how it will work out, I got a couple to experiment with.



Monday, February 8, 2016

Vintage Dishes!

I gave my kitchen a good cleaning a few days ago and was in the mood to change up my vintage glass display. Needed something a little less visually busy so I went for sorting by color. Here is the orange shelf.  I thrifted these made in occupied Japan salt and pepper shakers recently. They are so nicely done and since I don't have any roosters or chickens in my kitsch collection, I found these to be a wonderful example to add to it.



A view of the entire shelf.



I got in some trading over the last few months.  I'm very selective anymore. I have a lot of glass.  I've resorted to selling some.






The day I found the the chicken and rooster salt and pepper shakers, I also received a trade in the mail and an Anchor Hocking carafe I stumbled across on line.  I generally don't shop on line, but it just so happened that I was a little bored one evening and did a little window shopping.



I have never run into a Bartlett Collins cookie jar at the thrifts until recently, two in less than a week. Fortunately they are two different sizes.  One of the big ones is enough--it is huge! Some other vintage thrift store finds...