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.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thrifting for Glass on a Sunny Saturday morning....

Had a fun morning today. Hubs and I did some fun thrifting. We were looking for some new glass to play with! We had great success! here are some of our treasures! :)  If anyone can tell me what the icy blue pattern is called, I would be very happy to know! Thanks for stopping by. You can also find us on Facebook and our newest ART on Etsy! Which piece is your favorite?

The glass "pile"
Plate for a stained glass panel
Plate for a stained glass panel
Bowl for a SG panel
Gorgeous Amber dish
Glass Leaf #1
Glass Leaf #2
Rectangle Beauty
Flip Side
Another Rectangle Beauty
Copper Heart Mold
Red Heart
Delicate Light Fixture
View #2
Dragonfly plates for a 2 tier dessert stand
White Footed Bowl
One of my faves from today!
Plate for a SG panel
Icy Blue Set
Icy Blue Tea anyone?
Icy blue bowl and plate
Flower Light
Side View
Light Fixture
Side View
Gorgeous and huge light fixture
Flip side
Soon to be a fountain (hopefully)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Windows are finished and in their new home

Here are the 8 windows I finished for a client opening a coffee shop in Delray Beach, FL. :)


The 3rd Wave

Prairie Rainbow

Denim Dreams



Frank's Primer