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.

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Thrifting we will go.....

We have been having fun thrifting and yard saleing the past 2 weekends.
[Don't you like how I just make up words as I go along?]

Here are a few of our recent finds......keep watching to see what they become! :)  Have you found any treasures lately? We'd LOVE to see them!  You can find our repurposed ART for sale on Etsy and keep us with us on Facebook. Thanks for stopping by.

The big collection

3 vases.....the one on the left is gorgeous lead crystal

Beautiful Vintage Dish.....I was oohing and ahhing from the moment I laid eyes on it.

Close up

New dessert tiers I think

more new dessert tiers I think

Funky glass piece with an embossed sundial design

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New glass plate flowers listed on Etsy today!

Our no-kill, ever-blooming garden is overflowing with new blooms. Their beauty will enhance your garden and home. Won't you take one home today? :)
ARTful Salvage on Etsy.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just listed 7 Glass Plate Flowers.....check them out!

Today I listed 7 new No-kill, Ever-blooming Glass Plate Flowers over in our Etsy store. They are equally at home brightening your garden or gracing your walls. Please check them out, share them and let me know what you think. I am especially fond of the vintage deviled egg plate one, although the red one calls to me as well! Which is your favorite? Please do click the pics to appreciate them....smiles.

Friday, July 1, 2011

5 new repurposed 3 tier dessert stands listed today on Etsy!

Finally had a few minutes to come up for air. :) Today I listed 5 new 3 tier dessert stands on Etsy. I really believe each set has some really unique properties! I love them all. Please check them out and let me know what you think! :)