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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My first created Treasury on Etsy - Repurpose

Today I made my first Treasury on Etsy. It is 16 totally unique and repurposed pieces that I think are worthy of your time! Please take a peek and share the love! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Some pretty great treasures......

....we found this past week via thrifting and yard sales. I LOVE the thrill of the hunt! :) It is especially great when DH can join me. We had a blast on Saturday hitting a bunch of great sales. I am currently looking for candlesticks, plates and the like for building dessert platters and 3 tiers. We even found a new to us thrift store! Woo Hoo! Here are some pics of my booty! (Keep in mind, they aren't quite as shiny as they could be....they had not made a trip through the dishwasher yet) LOL

Table full of swag
Table full of swag
Table full of swag
One of my faves of the day
Is this not a gorgeous candlestick?
Love these pedestals
Cutest little bird lamp - I  now have a pair
Birdie close-up
Banana Split dishes - no I do not know what I'm doing with them yet! LOL
The vase to beat all other vases
How pretty is that?
Yippee.....some color
Doesn't everyone need a Tiki man and 2 watering cans?
I think this will make a super base for "something"
Is this not too fun.....3 graduated sizes of fish platters
Yes, we's PINK and I LOVE it!
More pink?.....yes indeed.....this is literally breath taking in person.
My pink bowl
Anyone know this pattern?
LOVE this set too.....these may be staying with me instead of getting repurposed.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Newly listed dessert stands today on Etsy.....

Finally had a few minutes to list some new goodies on Etsy this afternoon. Here is a sneak peek at some of them! More to come in the next few days! Seems I am in a blue mood! Let me know what you think. Do you have a favorite?