Newest listing in my Etsy shoppe….! Pretty vintage drinkware!

When I found these on one of my buying trips, little did I know the amount of time and energy it would take to find out some infomation on these beauties!!!

www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

SHABBY CHIC TO THE CORE!!

 

I finally found an expert whom gave me the information I needed to begin another search.

These are obvioulsly very rare in the marketplace! And, if any more remain, they must tucked away in someones china cabinet or attic! 

I would love to hear from anyone who has seen any of these (I only found ONE online) or anyone who owns them.

The Jeanette Glassware line of this pattern calledNational” was abundant in the clear glasses, but not in this flash painted shabby pink and green! I did manage to see one that was dark blue, and one like these, but that was IT!

I even searched the links that I keep that sell antique glassware like this, as well as Ebay,etc. and like I said, I only found one glass like these.

Except for few very minor flaws, they are in perfect conditon. Whomever had them before took VERY good care of them. I can just see them on a table serving iced tea or cocktails at some one’s summer party…they are just LOVELY to me!

Very heavy glass, which is what has probably saved them from breakage! They don’t even have ANY chips or cracks for glassware of this age! They must not have been used very much, if at all!Lovely ribbed pattern,flash painted in frosted pink and green, They are shabby chic to the core!!

Another lady customer that was at the counter in line where I purchased them loved them, and said she wished she had seen them first!! She looked amazed, and said she didn’t see them or she would have gotten them for sure! Glad I spotted them first!!!!

She also said that she had seen some like them at some hotel somewhere or other a long long time ago. As it stands now, I would love to hear from any of you if YOU have seen any of these at any time?!?!?! Lucky find for me it seems!!

don’t you love them too…???

Working hard on other things too that I hope to get on Etsy soon. Some lower cost items I’m working on,

A friend just sent me alot of craft supplies,etc. in the mail for my upcoming birthday next Monday.

I sure hope she knows how much I love her and APPRECIATE the generous and beautiful gifts that she has sent to me over the YEARS…….!! I owe her alotso much….for years of giving……friendship…gifts,ideas,confidence,inspiration. She’s the one that first encouraged me to start this blog, and I don’t think she really knows just how much I appreciate her for ALL ot it……but I DO !

Have fun and go create something today!

If I don’t get off of here, I’m not going to get anything done today!! LOL

Peggy

Seaside Beach Decor

Hi Folks! Thanks so much for stopping in and visiting my blog!

I did manage to get (3) NEW items listed in my Etsy shop and two may be of interest to you looking for Beach Decor. I have already sold one of these seashell wreaths in Pink with green accents. This one is in a BEAUTIFUL  sparkling color called “Feldspar” THE ocean color!( I can also do custom work if anyone wants one made in “their’ color of choice) Just drop me an email!

I also have several MORE beach decor items in the works, and will get them finished and in my Etsy shop for you as soon as possible. You may purchase them here:

www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

Seashell Wreath

 It has already been listed in someones beautiful “treasury” on Etsy with like colors, which is an honor, also, a good frind of mine  liked it and plugged it on HER blog as well:What an honor from my BFF-A.J., who is ultimately the “Queen of Everything”!!!Make sure to look upon her website as well,as she is also adding more items to her Etsy shop. It’s one of the best blogs around. She is SO giving, AND shares SO MUCH with her readers by the way of helping and instructions on a variety of items. I’m  ALWAYS impressed by her items in her mall space at Stars Antique Mall in Portland, Oregon..some of the things she comes up with that she makes by hand are truly awesome. She has been such a help and inspiration to me in a million ways. Me having this blog and sharing to you all ….is because she urged me on,taught me that I COULD do things, all you have to do is take the first step! Besides being my very best friend, she is and always HAS been a great mentor.She is one awesome chick!!!!!!!!!

You can visit this amazing lady here:www.trash2treasure.wordpress.com and at her etsy shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/sophiescottage

Shell and Driftwood Beach Sign

I also got a “Gathering Room” sign listed
 
 
 
( you can also special order these from me, with any saying or words you like, in any color, like this special order with a crackle finish for outdoors:),

Personalized sign/special order

 
 
I  also made some CUTE little jars with nests and eggs, 
 
 I FINALLY got the back patio wrought iron chairs painted..(which was very painful to do with my Fibrofreakenmyalgia,but it was worth it to protect it for another year or so).
 
 I also got painted another little shabby chic wooden chair, I have always loved this style….
 

Shabby Beach Cottage Chair

 Had to do some repair work, and it’s not perfect, but it sits great and is good and sturdy!
 
 got a  pretty pink peony wreath done, got in a farm table, another little black antique table, which would make a FINE little bar set up if you ask me, with one nice large drawer and an open front underneath, have to show the pics later on!
Sequined Mermaid,Handpainted features, and put on a stand

Mermaid in Sequins,handpainted detail,original design

 SOOOOoooooo as you can WELL see, I have NOT been sitting on my butt ALL the time!LOL> I have been a busy little bee…Happy Spring everyone!!!

Have fun!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING/ EASTER IDEAS

SPRING IS ON THE WAY!

I ACTUALLY GOT PART OF THIS IDEA FROM A TRASH TO TREASURE FRIEND, BUT PUT MY OWN TOUCHES TO IT.

YOU KNOW THOSE DOMED GLASS CHEESE KEEPERS? WELL, THESE DAYS YOU CAN GET THEM AT YARD SALES OR GOODWILL FOR NEXT TO NOTHING.

I DECIDED TO USE THE DOMED TOP, AND USED A CLEAR GLASS PLATE FOR THE BOTTOM. YOU CAN  USE THE ORIGINAL BASE OF THE CHEESE KEEPER AS WELL. 

THIS IS A CUTE IDEA FOR SPRING OR EASTER THAT YOU CAN DO YOURSELF.

I AM PUTTING TWO PICTURES UP BECAUSE ONE SHOWS THE TOP AND TAG BETTER THAN THE OTHER ONE, AND ONE SHOWS THE EGG IN THE NEST BETTER .

(HERE IS THE FIRST PICTURE THAT SHOWS THE NEST AND EGG BETTER.)

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I DIDN’T HAVE A NEST ON HAND,SO I MADE ONE MYSELF OUT OF SPANISH MOSS.

IT WILL FORM EASILY INTO A NEST BY JUST WORKING IT WITH YOUR HANDS UNTIL YOU GET THE SIZE YOU WANT.

I PUT A SIMPLE PAPER DOILY ON THE BOTTOM.

I HAD A FEW WOODEN EGGS ON HAND, SO I JUST PAINTED ONE A NICE BLUE,USING ACRYLIC PAINT.

AFTER THAT DRIED, I USED AN OLD TOOTHBRUSH AND SOME CHOCOLATE BROWN ACRYLIC PAINT, (USING MY THUMB TO MAKE IT SPATTER)TO PUT ON SOME BROWN SPECKLES TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A REAL EGG. THEN, I COATED IT WITH SOME ACRYLIC CLEAR SEALER TO MAKE IT SHINE AFTER THE SPATTER DRIED.

I THEN FOUND SOME PRETTY RIBBON IN THE SAME COLOR BLUE, AND ALSO MADE A SMALL BOW WITH SOME PRETTY BLUE AND PEACH FLORAL PRINT PASTEL WIRED RIBBON.

I THEN ATTACHED A VINTAGE STYLE EASTER TAG  WITH THE SAME COLORS TO FINISH IT OFF.

(HERE IS THE SECOND PICTURE THAT SHOWS THE PRETTY EASTER TAG AND RIBBONS)

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I THINK IT TURNED OUT SO PRETTY, AND I LOVE THE SPRING COLORS!

MY TRASH TO TREASURE FRIEND ALSO HAD SOME NESTS IN JARS, LIKE MASON JARS, WHICH YOU COULD DO THE SAME THING WITH, AND ADD YOUR OWN COLORS AND EMBELLISHMENTS TO! 

IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY WOODEN EGGS ON HAND, BUT DO HAVE SOME PLASTIC ONES (VERY CHEAP AT DOLLAR STORES), YOU CAN USE THE DECOUPAGE’ METHOD AND FIND SOME PRETTY PAPER, LIKE SPARE WRAPPING PAPER SCRAPS, PRETTY TISSUE,OR EVEN GOLD OR SILVER, TO COVER THE PLASTIC EGG.

REMEMBER, THE EGG DOES NOT HAVE TO BE BLUE! YOU CAN MAKE IT ANY COLOR YOU WISH. THERE ARE A LOT OF REAL BIRDS EGGS OUT THERE IN SO MANY DIFFERENT COLORS.

HAVE FUN MAKING YOUR OWN, OR COMING UP WITH AN ORIGINAL CREATION! IT’S YOUR PROJECT, SO USE  YOUR OWN FAVORITE COLORS!

IT MAKES A VERY PRETTY SPRING OR EASTER DISPLAY, DON’T YOU THINK?

THANKS FOR READING AND VISITING MY BLOG!


PEGGY

CREEKWATER CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES SHOPPE

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