Friday, February 10, 2012

new pretties

Green sea glass (eBay) in a vintage dish...


Vintage Valentines on display in a mirror...



Hand-painted in Mexico owl (resale shop)...


(Love the detail on the back of the owl!)


Tiny blue sea glass (eBay) in a silver and glass dish that belonged to my grandma...
(Silver bangles from Mexico)


I need to polish the silver ~ and perhaps put some kind of fabric underneath
to anchor it...maybe a vintage hanky.


Orange crackle glass little pitcher from the local antique mall...



Cheers up a gray, ugly view...


I'm normally not drawn to any kind of Asian decor, but I saw this clay
sculpture in a nearby antique shop and was intrigued by it.
The lady told me it's made by totally by hand - no tools of any kind.
The artist "pinches" the clay to make the tiny pieces and uses his/her
fingernail to carve the lines. Cool!


Lastly, a little heart-shaped box with English violets ~ also from the local
antique mall. I'm really drawn to these English violets lately...


What's new in your home? Are you drawn to vintage items like I am?
Unique art? Please share!

5 comments:

  1. Hi Melanie
    I have some of those tiny Asian men too, Jeff got them when he was stationed in Okinawa. They are really sweet looking, aren't they?
    I went to one thrift store this morning, did not find anything vintage though that I wanted, just a few toddler clothes for E and a wood hammer bench for G.

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  2. The sea glass is toooo gorgeous! I also love the little orange pitcher. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Pop over for my latest giveaway--it's been awhile since I did one! Hope you have a fantastic night!


    Kelly

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  3. I love the color of sea glass! That's a cute little Mexican owlie!! I kinda like the look of tarnished silver. (or maybe I am just lazy) Your blown glass pitcher is so pretty. It reminds me on one my Grandma kept in her window. (my youngest sister has it at her house now.)

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  4. I love sea glass - so pretty. Your vintage valentines are also.

    Yes, send me a photo of those storage ottomans. They sound good. Or the link to where you got them if that's easier. Jersey95 (at) AOL (dot) com

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  5. Not much new in my home. I am too busy working on many unfinished projects instead. I love your English violets heart box. I love violets. I had some true violets just like those painted in my garden at our last house and want to get some for this house now too. They are so sweet even if they are only in bloom for a short time.

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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