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 23, 2012

Things are BLOOMing over in our Etsy shop!

Spring has really sprung in our ever blooming glass plate flowers garden. 5 new blooms have just popped up. They are all impatiently waiting to be adopted and wish to bring some color and joy to your garden! You can view them all on Etsy.

Flower number one is a beautiful blend of red, green, gold and white.The green accent piece is a vintage saucer.

Flower number two is beautiful and blue. Fresh and floral......perfect for the blue lover. The center medallion is a gorgeous vintage piece.

Flower number three is bright and "sunny." The red and yellow palette is just cheerful and the amazing sunflower plate is superb.

 Flower number four is oozing with vintage charm. It is created from a gold rimmed egg plate, a pink china bowl, a vintage flower and accented with a shiny gold vintage button.

Flower number five is happy and colorful to the max. It just says "Hi, notice me." The base plate is very artsy and is topped with vibrant layers of yellow and blue.

LOVE the concept but not the colors, shapes....just contact 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.

As always, we welcome your feedback. We'd LOVE for you to share our blog with you friends, family and associates. Any questions, give us a shout. Contact me here, on Facebook or our Etsy Shop! Love the all means, let us know. We LOVE custom orders!