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 9, 2012

New Flower just listed

I wanted to share the newest addition to the ARTful Salvage collection of Glass Plate Flowers over in our Etsy shop. I am thrilled with how this one turned out. I do enjoy making these as each one is completely unique and has it's own personality. They do make wonderful ooak gifts.

This flower is made from beautiful vintage clear, white dishes and pink dishes.The flower base is a gorgeous Federal Petal depression glass plate, topped with a pink floral pattern china plate, a pink center plate and accented with a clear center and shiny green glass stone. It will be a stunning accent for your home or garden.

LOVE the concept but not the colors, shapes......just convo me and I will be happy to work with you on designing your own custom flower. If you have sentimental dishes that you would like us to use, we are happy to do that as well. We call it Memory is such a joy for me to look out into my yard and see flowers and totems that I have made from both of my Grandmother's dishes. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That is a VERY original flower. Great concept.

  2. Thank you so much! :) I am quite pleased with it!

  3. Thank you for the kind words! I appreciate them! :)

  4. ShellyRae!! It took me a bit to figure out you had blog-hopped to a new name! :) I have no idea how you manage to successfully create in so many unrelated mediums... you fahbuhless girl you! I'll be adding a link to this blog!

  5. LOVE this idea!!!! Would like more info. How are the dishes held together? Ok to put outdoors?

    1. To anonymous,

      This flower has sold. We have many others in the shop! :) The flowers are glued together and yes they are made to go outside. We reccomend if you live in a harsh winter climate that you bring them during the freezing temperatures! Thanks for asking and for stopping by!