ARTful: using or characterized by art and skill

Salvage: to rescue or save especially from wreckage or ruin

[ARTful] Salvage was born from a love of creating, repurposing and salvaging. I simply abhor seeing perfectly "useful" items headed for the landfill or tucked away in a cardboard box, never seeing the light of day. I believe there is always beauty to be found, even under a layer of rust or a coating of dust. I see scratches, dents or imperfections as badges of honor to be worn proudly. I have a great love for the history, story and life of a piece. We lovingly dream up ways of restoring new life to these discarded and neglected fragments of life. I am glad you are here and hope you will come again often. Please make yourself at home; friends are always welcome. I'd be thrilled to hear from you and get to know you better.

Monday, April 26, 2010

More ARTful Glass......

I told you I have been busy making glass!!  LOL  Today I thought I would share some of the more unique pieces I have made. I LOVE the "thrill of the hunt" in finding these one of a kind additions to my glass collection. I have friends who cringe when they see some of the pieces I choose to use in my ART!!  But I think that is what makes my glass totems and bird feeders truly unique!

This totem was our first foray into glass etching. It is very fun and addicting. I made stencils using my cricut expression and some contact paper. Too much fun!!  :)
Hubs found this really unusual red piece. I thought it went really well with the amber glass I was lucky enough to find a BOX of at the thrift store!!

This is truly one of my very fave pieces I have made. Hubs picked the gorgeous bottle at a yard sale. Can you believe I almost told him to put it back?  Geesh.... slap me upside the head!!  It was perfect.....I think the little glass bird really "makes" it, don't you??

This is a large birdbath. I really like the shape of the base. I wish I had more of those components!!

This is our version of a patriotic totem. We liked the eagle and the ruby glass ball. The blue plate has stars on it and a President's face. (No, I don't know which one we got - LOL)

We went to a yard sale recently, just down our street. The lady said, "We don't have much that will probably interest you....just a bunch of glass dishes and some ceramics". I smiled sweetly and said, "can I have a box?"  Come to find out, her Mother did ceramics, having over 1000 molds and her own kiln. Wow!! This cherub is one I just couldn't pass up. I also loved the green dolphin one.

We live in Quail Hunting territory here in the Deep South. I think someone will find this one pretty nifty (or use it for target practice)!!
The 2 most popular requests I get our for birds and for blue glass. Both are hard to come by, especially at a reasonable price. This lovely totem combines them both! I think it will be a quick seller. 

This is my absolute favorite totem that I have made, hands down.


  1. Absolutely stunning! I love the bird baths. :)

  2. I love all of them, they are really beautiful!...I hope this comment will post for me today....
    good luck at the show...
    I really like the one with the dolphin too....your combinations are wonderful...

  3. I bought the blue totem with the little bird on top at the June 5th Market Days in Bainbridge. Love this. Your work is beautiful. I have this on my dining room table with 2 tall glass candlesticks! Outstanding! Can't wait to get more.