Friday, June 2, 2017

Lovely Thrifty Finds

I still love to hunt at the thrifts, but I have to be really selective.  It's too easy to get too much stuff! I did pick up an Italian pottery lidded jar in one of my favorite colors.

Passing up these lovely Red Wing lugged bowls was not an option.  haha!

Vintage linens in the last month. Some are for a friend who sews.

I've never had luck finding vintage tablecloths.  I remember one once, but it was in such poor condition.  Was excited to find this one.

I even found this fabulous handmade quilt in the Dresden Plates pattern, terrific bargain.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pyrex in Spring - Pink Stems

I've been so busy with my business I haven't had time to post.  We have had some beautiful days so I took a dish out in to the garden. There has been a lot of pink Pyrex pieces made on my bench recently, one of the most requested patterns.

Pyrex Brooch

Pyrex Pink Butterprint Button Earrings

Pyrex Pink Daisy Pendant

Pyrex Pink Daisy Key Ring

Pink Pyrex Pendant

Pendant Set in Pink and Pink Pyrex Gooseberry

Pyrex Pink Daisy Key Ring

Pyrex Pink Daisy Magnets

Pyrex Pink Daisy Barrette

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Labor Of Love - My Glass Creations

I decided to make it a priority to carve out considerable time this year to create more pieces.  My glass shard inventory has grown over the last couple years and I'm ready to concentrate on producing items for sale after two and a half years of doing no charge exchange work for the materials.  Here are some of my latest creations.  I'm very excited to be at a point in my life that I can focus on my art.

Magnet Set in Pyrex Pastels

Fire King Tulips Magnet Set

Custom Pyrex Bracelet Charms

Pyrex Key Ring

Fused Glass Pendant in Blu

I am planning to return to making fused glass pendants.  Running my glass shards exchange program took so much of my time I haven't fired up my kiln in the longest time and I miss it.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Exciting Thrift Store Find - JAJ Red Snowflake

I seem to get busier instead of slowing down.  Now that it's spring, my garden is calling me.  I made a great thrift store score recently.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this JAJ red snowflake dish stuffed in the shelf!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Vintage Fire King Tulips Splash Proof Bowl - Recycling A Broken Bowl

I shaped this shard from a large vintage Fire King mixing bowl given to me by a fellow collector. It was a beautiful bowl before it ended up broken.  The paint is so vibrant.  I finished this shard into an ornament. So happy to see it completed--it will be going to another collector.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Pyrex Pink Stripes

This set of bowls was the only mixing bowl set I longed for in my collection.  I pretty much have stuck to getting my Pyrex from thrift stores and trades. I thrifted the second (402) bowl, traded for a small (401) bowl and tried for over a year to get a 403 bowl.  I gave up and traded away the two I had. After taking a break from trading for a while, I have been able to get some of the harder to come by pink pieces.  These pieces have come easily one after another.  Here is the minty set of pink stripe bowls I received last week.