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.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New stained glass mosaic windows - UPDATE!

work is progressing well on the 8 windows. I already shared the first version of the orange window with you. It has since undergone 2 revisions and will be glued down this afternoon. Woot Woot! Here are the 3 new windows, glued and ready for grouting tonight. They are so unique it is hard for me to choose a fave. How about you?

These windows are sold but we will happily design and make a window to your specifications. New windows will be listed soon on Etsy. Contact us for info! :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What's on the worktable - new stained glass mosaic windows

Thought I would share my B-I-G news! I was contacted by a gal about my stained glass mosaic windows. She saw them on Etsy and loved them! <--googley-eyed grin.
She is opening a coffee shop over near Delray Beach, Fl and wanted to use them as the focal point for her decor! Woo Hoo! I am so excited. She ordered EIGHT of them.....the four I had listed and 4 more I am currently working on. In addition I am working on 6 others, 4 for Etsy and 2 for a possible consignment location. I'll share them as I go so you can see their progress.

She asked for some oranges, reds and yellows as two are mostly blues. Here is my orange version in the rough cut stage.

Here is another 9 pane I am making for the Etsy shop. I just LOVE this window! It will have a clear glass mosaic background when completed.

I have 2 more rough cut out to share a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired "wheat" design in primary colors and the other a beautiful muted shades of purple, green and gold featuring some amazing daisy patterned pressed glass. Stay tuned! :)

Don't forget our 20% off sale is still going on through the end of the month!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Moving Sale Continues.....

Well, seems we may have caught a break and NOT be moving after all! Woot! Woot! We have a contract pending to buy ourselves a house (yes, the one we are living in, that is 90% packed, ready for a moving truck!) LOL Some're the pigeon, some days the statue 'ya know?  We are very HAPPY about staying, just appalled at how it has all come about (seriously, you do NOT want to know).....Let's just say.........

 But the good news is I have decided to continue the  Moving Sale so you get to have the fun and I get less to pack unpack! :::Smiles::::

So, now is your chance to own an original, one of a kind piece of repurposed glass ART for your home. They also make excellent wedding, housewarming or birthdays gifts. Don't forget Christmas is the speed of like 83 can probably faintly hear sleigh bells in the distance....

Don't see exactly what you are looking for? Just contact us! We love custom projects. We will happily make you "Memory Glass" using your own glassware, windows, dishes. It's a great way to repurpose and remember. Again contact us for info! :)

Head on over to our Etsy Shop and get you some loot for 20% off! Woo Hoo! Use code: MOVING20 to get your discount.

 Local pick-up is encouraged for FL residents.....convo me for an adjusted invoice!  Any problems or questions.....give me a holler! Please share!

We hope you'll stop by and like us on our ARTful Salvage Facebook page. We're always sharing some great repurposed ART and eye candy over there! 

A few goodies waiting for a new, loving home:

Stained Glass Mosaic Vintage Window
View through "Confetti"
Copper Penny Gazing Ball

Green Pedestal Server

Dessert Stand, Clear

Dessert Stand, Clear

Dessert 3 Tier, pink floral

No-kill, Ever-blooming, Glass Plate Flower

Stained Glass Mosaic Vintage Window
"The 3rd Wave"

Dessert 3 Tier

Daisy Bird Feeder, Vintage Light

Dessert Set, Yellow & Blue

No-kill, Ever-blooming, Glass Plate Flower

No-kill, Ever-blooming, Glass Plate Flower

Monday, September 26, 2011

20% off and some eye candy

Don't forget our 20% off moving sale is good until September 30th! 
Use code: MOVING20

Remember, Christmas is coming (at the speed of light) in just 88 days!!

Don't see exactly what you are looking for? Just contact us! We love custom projects. We will happily make you "Memory Glass" using your own glassware, windows, dishes. It's a great way to repurpose and remember. Again contact us for info! :)

Have a super week!

Some ARTful Salvage eye candy for inspiration! :::smiles:::

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Moving sale continues and a project.....

So, we are still in a holding pattern on housing, but hey, why worry yet, right. We still have 13 days! Ack! Will we rent, buy, build? Will we live in a hollow tree (Hey FREE cookies). Who knows? Meanwhile, I have decided to continue our moving sale until the end of the month. I, thanks to Wonder Boy's brilliant suggestion, packed nearly everything up in coded, ready to ship boxes, so all is well. :)

Today I have done some Markdowns & Re-listings, the  20% coupon is still valid until 9/30 [MOVING20] and 10 new windows are in the works over in the Etsy shoppe.......hope you'll stop by! :)

I actually have still been repurposing a bit, here & there. It's hard when your toys are all packed up! :::sniffle, sigh:::. But I can share the newest addition to the "Perfectly Pink, Peacock, Princess, Pirate bedroom" that belongs to Her Royal Majesty Princess Pookie and her humble Mistress Servant, me!

I scooped up this amazing (albeit disgustingly dirty lamp) this summer at a sale. I knew it was the perfect bedside lamp I had been dreaming of. So, Hubs and I tackled her.

He rewired her and I repainted her "parts" Flat Black (After using my fave Krylon Gray primer of course).

While he is rewiring her, he says, "You know that the bottom glass lights up too, right? 
Squeal!! Why no, no I did not. How seriously cools is that?
I have my own beautiful night light.....awesome. I already have one repurposed light on my dresser with a gorgeous black beaded shade (which I just happened to have another one of) So, now she is adorned with proper, shiny head wear! What do you think? I think she is purrrrrrfect.

Oh, btw, ignore the naked nightstand. It is usually adorned with pretties and a to-die-for embroidered vintage peacock dresser scarf....but you's packed! :::Sigh:::