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Be at Peace.

-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

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In the Studio

Happy Wednesday! Not much going on this week at the crafts table but the studio is not closed, it’s just been open to a different kind of busy.

I’ve been concentrating on taking photos of vintage items for the new shop on Etsy. EarthMothersAttic won’t be opened until I have enough items to list and am completely happy with the photos of the items. I asked my Dad, an antiques dealer and avid collector of junk and things, to help me out with the inventory.

Over the years, as family members have passed on, they’ve left behind quite a few knickknacks and kitschy things that were in cupboards, on shelves and in drawers. As what usually happens in these situations, the oldest living member of the family gets all the belongings that weren’t sold at auction or garage sales. The passing of two matriarchs in our family many years ago has made my Dad, the oldest son and nephew, the one responsible for what’s left. Their attic and basement are filled to the brim with many things like this. After exhaustively taking advantage of garage sales, flea market tables, booths here and there, my folks still have more treasures than they know what to do with.

Some of these treasures came home with me. Some have made their way into mosaics while others have so much personality, even though they are cracked and have been forgotten, that I felt they needed a chance to shine once more. My folks gave me a few boxes of things they’ve had tucked away and I brought them home to look at. I’ve been cleaning them up, taking photos and doing a little research on them for almost the entire week. They still have a lot of boxes and a lot of “stuff” to look at, but we’ve started with these.

I’ve acquired a new love for all the salt & pepper shakers that were sitting on shelves as I was growing up in my Grandmother’s and Great Aunt Ella’s homes. All the souvenir plates and shelf sitters that were part of our beloved family members lives are now sitting in boxes, wrapped up in old newspaper and waiting for me to share them. Make no mistake, a lot of these items were used over the years and show it. Some never left the shelves. In either case, I think some people might find these items awesome enough to want to add them to their own collections in their home.

Here’s a few photos of what my Dad and Step-Mom have given me so far, just to give you an idea as to what to expect in the shop when it is open. Not everything has been photographed yet and some items need to have photos retaken due to fuzziness or just plain uninspired photos. I have a good but critical eye and nothing will get listed until I am happy with how they look in photos.

If you love vintage items, these will be a good example of what to expect. If you don’t care for vintage or retro at all, you probably could zoom on down to the bottom of this post and catch up on the mosaic news for the week. 🙂

Honestly, not everything is “vintage”. There will be some things that have been sitting around or packed away that we feel should be shown and given a chance to shine that are more recent and not from the 50’s and 60’s. As usual, I share photos on flickr, so if you have been over there recently, you’ve probably seen a few of these already.

Serving dish with flowers was made in Italy. The unusual wooden stand is one piece of wood cut into 3 pieces in the form of birds. Unique and beautifully crafted.

Even though there are chips here and there plus a small piece taken out of the top flower on the dish, they don’t detract from the beauty, in my opinion.

For serious collectors, those factors mentioned above have to be considered. For my folks, because they are in the antiques business, that makes it a little more challenging to sell. I know someone will see the beauty that I see and want these things in their home as part of their collection.

Souvenir Plastic Salt & Pepper Shakers have Sterilite Fitchburg Mass on the bottom. Love the color of these!

Wooden planter with a chain attached at the top has “Bald Eagle Lookout, Pa” printed on it.

This is why I still love stoneware today – we’ve always had Williamsburg Pottery around. They even have a Facebook Page … gotta love that!

These photos should give you an idea as to what I’ve been doing and will be doing until the 2nd shop is open. There’s lots to do still; my Dad has to look at the photos and let me know what he wants for each item before I can list them. We’ll get there eventually, and I’ll announce (loudly) when the shop will open.

In mosaic news: Beyond Borders the auction is open and doing really well. If you haven’t gone over to take a look at the website where the live auction is being held until Sept 21st, please head on over there now and don’t forget to bid on something!! http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?vhost=DWB-MSF

Not much work has been done on the elephant, but here’s a few shots of what it looks like this morning, for those who are curious. This is the left side; it’s resting on the tail making it a little easier to work on the trunk and section near the ears.

Trunk section. Stained glass is getting filled in after the silver and gold mirror is applied.

Fuzzy shot – sorry. No sun this morning makes it a little more challenging to get the sparkle and shine you can see in person.

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Friday’s Featured Item

Mosaic, Peace Sign, Hippie, Vintage, Retro, Pique Assiette – Bright Orange – 8 inches, Graduation, Birthday
Price: $44.97

Mosaic, Peace Sign, Hippie, Vintage, Retro, Pique Assiette – Bright Orange – 8 inches, Graduation, Birthday


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(¸.•´(¸.•´ (¸.•¨¯`* ♥ “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”~Benjamin Franklin

Want to give a great one-of-a-kind gift to a boss or co-worker who is retiring? This is a most suitable gift. Giving the gift of art is a wonderful thing to do. Would look fantastic in a hallway or entryway as many of my mosaics do.

Collecting peace symbols has been an ongoing past time for many years. They haven’t been out of style since it was used by Pablo Picasso in 1949, according to Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_symbols

Here’s the chance to own a unique one of your own, granted … not EVEN close to a Picasso … but still a nice piece of art, to add to the collection.

Measurements: 8 inches round.

I made this retro peace symbol using dish shards given to me by various people throughout the year.

It reminds me of something straight out of the late 1960’s! I lovingly have named this “Homage to the Queens of Retro”. The style is lovingly borrowed in grateful gratitude from a few wonderful mosaic artists who are the Queens of Retro. Their style surpasses many. I bow to them. I am not worthy.

This has yellow ceramic flowers, glitter tiles and brown iridescent glass gems on it as well as the vintage dish shards. Painted in a bright and happy orange sherbet color with D-ring attached for convenient hanging. Signed, sealed and dated.

Shipping fees include shipping, insurance and handling to the US only. Please convo me for international shipping quotes.

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Even the titles to my treasuries are becoming too wordy … hahaha … Good Monday morning to you all! Cutting back on the amount of teams I had joined and giving myself time to enjoy the favorite ones more, here is an all Upcyclers Team treasury to start off the week.

Stay peaceful.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Stay peaceful.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

A favorite decor to browse around for is “Beach Cottage”. It has a combination of French Country, Shabby Chic and Rustic along with the beach vibe that soothes my soul. I’m in love with this theme and will revisit it often!

©2011 braggingbags, SET of 3 Outdoor Rustic Wedding Decoration Candles Firefly Lightning Bug Lanterns, Price: $75.00

©2011 Swede13, Rustic Aqua Footstool, Shabby and Chic Stool, French Country, Farmhouse, Beach Cottage, Distressed, Bedroom Decor, Price: $32.00

©2011 seahagcottage, Vintage Pitcher with Sea Shell Bouquet, Price: $65.00

©2011 WhisperParkPottery, Beach Cottage Handbuilt Ceramic Shell Flower Vase, Price: $26.00

©2011 MellowMermaid, Aqua Cage Lamp - Upcycled One of a Kind Original Design Metal Cage Candle Distressed Lamp, Price: $65.00

©2011 bluebirdcove, Hand Painted Decorative Pillow Cover Beach This Way, Price: $25.00

©2011 TRUECONNECTION, Repurposed Wood Bench. 4 Color Choices. Pistachio, Ocean Blue, White or Pink, Price: $325.00

Stay peaceful.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics

©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

This week my theme was what is called “eye candy”. I love the reds in each item here. All found at Etsy, the vintage to the handmade are all worthy of a few minutes of your time. If you like red, or know someone who does, take a look below. You can keep up with the daily featured item from “Eye for Design and Color” on my blog (tumblr). Each week is a new theme. Enjoy!

©2011 SewSampleShop, SALE - Red Pillow Cover - Decorative Cushion - Wine Silk Velvet - Holiday Decor Metallic 12X18 inch, Price: $25.00

SewSampleShop

©2011 dkpottery, Large Red Serving or Fruit Bowl stoneware Pottery, Price: $42.00

dkpottery

©2011 Badanbody, Candle: Fragrant Dark Red Cranberry Pomegranate Cinnamon & Clove Pillar Candle 3x4.5, Price: $12.00

Badanbody

©2011 ChicHippyVintage, Vintage PoPpY ReD Hall's Superior Quality Kitchenware TEaPoT .. A Treasury Item, Price: $28.00

ChicHippyVintage

©2011 LOOKINGforYESTERDAY, Vintage Red Retro Table and Chairs, Price: $295.00

LOOKINGforYESTERDAY

©2011 Sawdusty, Primitive 2 Drawer Toaster Cover / Apothecary Style / Kitchen Storage for 2 Slice Toaster / Barn Red / Color Choice / Farmhouse Favorite, Price: $40.00

Sawdusty

©2011 NewMoonStudio, Handmade Stoneware Red Dinnerware - 6 Pieces Set - MADE TO ORDER, Price: $162.00

NewMoonStudio

Stay peaceful.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics

©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

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