Latest Vintage Window Creation & BIG SALE in my Etsy shop!!

I just LOVE doing these old windows. Not just the artwork, but the fact that something old-(and usually going to the landfill)- gets a recycled/refurbished/renewed life with beautiful artwork.

(This one may look uneven, but the fact of the matter is,I had to adjust the pattern to be right, and NOT go by the handle placement on the window, because the handle, in fact, is NOT in the middle of the window. However it is not very noticeable. I just left it as it was instead of taking off the handle and replacing it where it should have been. Obviously, whomever did it, did not pay much attention to detail, or they would have measured for the placement of the handle to be in the exact middle of the window.I also could have taken it off completely and filled the holes and sanded it,but it didn’t really bother me, so I just left it like it was.

I can’t wait to start on another one, however, it will have to wait until after the holidays. I hope to get up enough of a collection to have a show, with plenty of them for folks to choose from. I have some real pretty Tiffany patterns, so that may be the next one I choose. I have ALOT of patterns,so,I will just have to figure which one I want to do next.I have 2 more small window with 4 panes,another one just like this one,and several larger windows as well, so there are plenty of options where my pattern sizes and window sizes are concerned!

 I am still looking for a pattern like the ones in church windows.I may end of having to make my own pattern on that one.They look SO lovely on a  windowsill,where the light comes through,but I like them to be just as pretty when the sun goes down!Some people like to hang them on their sun room ceilings,and they are also lovely on a mantel,or hung above it,but the whole thing about them,at least to me is, you really want one placed so the sun shines through it to get the true effect of “stained glass”.

 I WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT  I AM HAVING A HUGE SALE IN MY ETSY SHOP:

www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

WHICH RUNS out onDECEMBER 3RD. SORRY I AM LATE IN TELLING YOU ALL,BUT IF YOU HURRY ON OVER THERE, YOU CAN STILL GET YOUR ORDER IN! MOST, IF NOT ALL, OF THE ITEMS ON SALE WILL NOT BE LISTED ON ETSY AGAIN,SO GET IT QUICK ‘CAUSE IT’S GOING TO BE GONE IN JUST A FEW DAYS!!

just use the coupon code on the site and you will get 20% off ALL ITEMS IN THE ‘SALE’ CATEGORY.

I AM RETHINKING MY PRODUCT LIST OFFERINGS ON THERE. I WILL LET YOU ALL KNOW WHEN THE CHANGES IN PRODUCTS STARTS.

in the meantime HURRY OVER THERE BEFORE THEY ARE GONE FOREVER!

www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

 

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Winter at the Shop..

Just a few pics taken before Christmas of  the winter display at the shop….

Lots of vintage silver plate (very collectible at this time, according to the antique specialists, like Kovels and Tias),etc.

including a very Chic Vintage divided wine cooler…one side for the wine bottle…the other for ice, a beautiful Antique Silver coffee pot..(Wm.F.Rodgers) ,a  nice Silver Pineapple bowl

Solid silver Vintage S & P shakers

NICE  white Pfaltzgraff  Pitcher and Bowl

Pretty pieces of collectible white milk glass in several designs, including hobnail…. yummy candles in many wonderful scents, birdcages,old silverware, English China pieces, white geese,shabby window,vintage thermos, and so much more……accented with silver bells and silver strands of snowflakes…. 

I have also added several vintage items to my etsy shop, with much more to come as time permits…….

including a vintage Denver Mint heavy canvas/cotton bank bag, a cute little antique 3″ bisque boy doll, a wonderful metal ivy basket filled  to the brim with:

 Two Vintage lemonade glasses, a collectible vintage glass Avon Beehive,a pretty little clay pot of tiny sunflowers,a removable “Thinking of You” sign/stake,and a cute-as -can- be plush BEE …. a little spot of sunshine and happiness in these cool, winter months, ….all together inside the basket..

VINTAGE FILLED BASKET

NEXT UP….more vintage items, AND VALENTINES!!!! Stay tuned!

OOPS! ALMOST FORGOT! Shabby Chic Clock Face…..ALSO newly listed in my Etsy shoppe!



 check them out at www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

SHABBY CHIC CABINET DOOR

THIS IS AN OLD SMALL CABINET DOOR THAT I AQUIRED. 

I DECIDED TO DO A COMBINATION OF PAINTING/STENCILING AND DECOUPAGE IN A SHABBY CHIC STYLE.

AS YOU CAN SEE, IT WAS IN FAIRLY GOOD SHAPE EXCEPT FOR SOME MOLD ON THE BACK SIDE.

 I SPRAY PAINTED THE WHOLE THING WHITE, COVERING THE OLD GLASS KNOB. THE BACK HAD SOME MOLD ON SOME TYPE OF PRESSBOARD BACK. AFTER SPRAY PAINTING, I THEN USED A CLEAR ACRYLIC SPRAY OVER THE PRESS BOARD BACK, THEN SPRAYED WITH THE WHITE AGAIN TO COVER THE MOLDED PART. THAT PRETTY MUCH SEALED IT IN AND COVERED IT.

I THEN PAINTED THE TWO INSIDE FRONT PANELS WITH AN ACRYLIC PAINT IN  THE COLOR “SANDSTONE”.

  THEN  I USED SOME PRETTY WALLPAPER BORDER THAT I HAD IN MY COLLECTION, AND CUT OUT THE FLOWER DESIGNS AND PLACED THEM THE WAY I WANTED THEM, BUT NOT GLUING THEM ON YET.

  THEN, I USED A STENCIL IN A PRETTY SCRIPT STYLE, AND USED STENCIL CREME, WHICH IS ALOT LESS MESSY!!!!!

I THOUGH IT WOULD BE PRETTY IN A BATHROOM, SO I CHOSE TO USE THE WORD “SOAP”. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO USE ANY WORD/WORDS YOU WANT. I DID THIS ON THE TOP PANEL, AND ON THE BOTTOM PANEL I JUST HAND WROTE THE WORDS FRENCH MILLED SOAP, AND USED A MARKER TO GO OVER IT.

YOU COULD ALSO TURN THIS WITH THE KNOB DOWN, AND WRITE TWO WORDS, AND USE THE PRETTY GLASS KNOB TO HANG A HAND TOWEL ON. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE ON THE VERTICAL LIKE I HAVE DONE IT.

I THEN GLUED ON THE FLOWERS, LEAVES, AND TWO STRIPS FROM THE BORDER FROM THE PRETTY WALLPAPER IN THE DESIGN THAT I WANTED.

THAT’S PRETTY MUCH ALL THERE IS TO IT, EXCEPT FOR TIDYING UP PLACES WHERE I SMEARED PAINT ON THE WHITE PART WHICH I CAN EASILY TOUCH UP.

I WILL THEN SPRAY THE ENTIRE DOOR WITH A CLEAR ACRYLIC SPRAY (OUT SIDE OF COURSE) WHEN THE PAINT IS DRY AND CURED FOR A FEW DAYS, AND THIS WILL PROTECT YOUR HANDY WORK.

 

I THINK IT TURNED OUT SO PRETTY…….AND THERE ARE SO MANY VARIATIONS THAT CAN BE DONE WITH THIS.

YOU CAN USE ANY THEME YOU WISH.

WELL, HAVE FUN!!!!  UNTIL NEXT TIME……..Peggy