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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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

MORE WINDOWS AND DOORS IDEAS

HERE ARE SOME MORE PHOTOS  I FOUND FOR YOU!

thanks for visiting!!

old window with either paint or vinyl lettering

old door made into hall tree with seating added

flat ocean fans behind glass

old frame with letters..you can buy these letters at Walmart and other stores

 

door with mirror insert

Next post, I will change up some,and show you some great ideas for making your own home decor…the easy way! Please dont forget to visit my etsy shop!www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage Please do not hesitiate to comment on other things you would like to see! Thanks again…and have a wonderful day everyone!Peggy

LOTS of pics of both window and door repurposing

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Sorry about that, some posted twice!!
If they aren’t big enough, just click on the picture and it will make it bigger.
ENJOY these and come up with some of your own ideas!

I also have some NEW listings in my Etsy shop.Please stop by there for a looksee!!I have posted a vintage Wasabi set,and a NEW beach picture assemblage in/on a frame!
Have fun!
Thanks for all of your comments!I LOVE to hear from you, what you would like to see more of, etc.
Have a SAFE and HAPPY 4th everyone!!!

New Items in my Etsy Shop

Natural Driftwood Beach Sign with Starfish

Shabby Chic vintage frame with vintage print

Seashell collection gift tray


Fall decor

Vintage Taylor-Smith-Taylor "Autumn Spiral" Dessert Set

OK, on this post,wordpress its trying to help me with some issues I am having with my blog.(they are and always have been SO great at customer service!!!)
So, I’ll show you what I have in my etsy shop so far for Fall.
Ok, picture STILL showed up on top! Humph?
Lets try my link:

Nope, didn’t work!
Ok, THIS TIME it worked…if I can jsut remember how I did it.
Lets try another picture…

Well, it showed up on top TOO! Oh well, back to the drawing board……….

www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

Fall Idea for Old windows

It’s Fall Ya’ll!
I hope this finds everyone in good spirits, and enjoying this wonderfall Fall weather. It was REALLY hot in Northwest Florida this summer, and it is SO wonderful to be able to turn off the air conditioner and open the windows…

Today, I have a picture from a post I thought you might like, since MANY of you find my blog looking for old window ideas. This is a nice and simple decorating project for Fall. You could also use the idea in the entrance table, living room, or on a mantle as shown.I found this picture on walnutandvine.blogspot.com

I also have several new listings in my shop, and several new ones for Fall as well, so please pop in there too!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

http://www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage
(sorry everyone, having trouble with this blog!!!)

Have a wonderful day everyone! And remember,Please, let me know what all YOU would like to find, or are looking for, and I will be happy to post it on my blog for you!

ANOTHER IDEA FOR AN OLD WINDOW

BIRD PRINT ON OLD WINDOW

Hello all!

HERE’S ANOTHER NEW IDEA I FOUND ONLINE FOR YOU….I GET ALOT OF LANDINGS ON MY BLOG FOR THESE, SO I LIKE TO SHARE NEW ONES WITH YOU AS I FIND THEM.

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT EITHER DON’T WANT TO DO OTHER TREATMENTS, OR THOSE THAT WANT A NICE LOOK EVEN IF YOU CAN’T PAINT, THIS ONE LOOKS PRETTY SIMPLE……

THIS OLD WINDOW HAS NO DIVIDERS, HAS ONLY ONE LARGE “PANE”, SO IT  WILL BE REAL EASY FOR YOU TO GET THIS LOOK.

 LOOK IN FLEA MARKETS, GOODWILL,YARD SALES,ESTATE SALES,ETC., FOR LARGER PRINTS THAT YOU LIKE,WHETHER VINTAGE OR NEW, WHATEVER PRINT OR PICTURE THAT APPEALS TO YOU, OR…. DOWNLOAD CLIP ART FROM YOUR COMPUTER AND PRINT OUT WITH YOUR PRINTER.

 THIS ONE LOOKS TO HAVE AN OLD BOTANICAL PRINT  OF BIRDS AND NEST WITH EGGS, SIMPLY GLUED AT THE CORNERS AND SIDES ON THE BACK OF THE OLD WINDOW.

MAKE SURE TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS OF THE INSIDE GLASS PORTION OF YOUR WINDOW TO KEEP WITH YOU WHEN YOU SHOP, AND THEN MEASURE YOUR PRINT TO SEE IF IT WILL FIT AS YOU WANT IT TO. YOU COULD ALSO TAKE A SMALLER PRINT TO A PRINT SHOP LIKE KINKO’S, ETC.,AND FOR A SMALL FEE, THEY CAN MAKE IT THE EXACT SIZE THAT YOU WANT. MOST PUBLIC LIBRARIES HAVE COPIERS ON HAND AS WELL, THAT YOU  CAN USE FOR A SMALL FEE , AND MAKE IT THE SIZE YOU WANT FOR YOUR WINDOW.

HAVE FUN!

PEGGY

www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

 

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

Vintage Furniture Restoration

Can you believe this was headed to the dump?!

It pays off sometimes to look beyond the dirt, dust,and grime of an otherwise unwanted piece of furniture,and see a good solid wood stucture of possibility.Never mind the nicks,scrapes, and scratches….these are all part of  being “used” in every day life, and only adds to the character of a vintage piece of furniture….

I wish I could have shown you a before picture of this one.

I swept it, cleaned it really well with a clorox bleach based cleaner (it had a heavy paint job underneath, so I didn’t worry about the bleach,and it also killed any bacteria that could have been lurking), sanded it after it was fully dry,cleaned off the wood dust, and used a few cans of quality white spray paint.

Since most vintage furniture drawer pulls measure only 2- 3/4 inches, I had to special order the pulls,since everything nowadays is an “even” 3 inches.Check out flea markets, antique shops or auctions to find vintage drawer pulls, and always keep any hardware that you can get off of unsalvageable pieces. I scored these nice Antique English Chippendale Style drawer pulls on sale from www.dlawlesshardware.com.

These are a nice bunch of folks, with a huge selection of any kind of drawer pulls or knobs you could ever imagine.Excellent customer service, and fast shipping. 

With some cleaning supplies, sandpaper, paint, imagination, and some good old fashioned elbow grease, you can turn a cast off into a really nice, functional piece of furniture.

This was probably sold “new” as a vanity , but it would also make a VERY nice desk. The right side has room for a chair, and behind the false drawer is a roomy storage area, where the top lifts up and has a mirror attached to the lid. It has beautiful lines, and a nice curvature on the drawers, and it’s a very attractive piece of furniture now that it was rescued! I have this for sale in my shop priced at $65.99.

What beauty and possibility  that was underneath all that neglect…trash to treasure indeed!

Refurbished Vintage Treasure