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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New Garden ART is abounding over in our Etsy Shop....

Seems the Summer is in full swing around the country now.......Happy 1st Day of Summer everyone! We are enjoying beautiful weather this week in Florida.....high 80's, low humidity and a great breeze. It just plain doesn't get much better! :::Smiles::: We have been busy gathering and creating here in the shop. We have listed quite a few new goodies. Please take a few minutes and check them out and let us know what you think, ok? Thanks go grab a lemonade or a sweet tea and take a stroll through our virtual garden ART display! :)

We are pleased to present more of our No-Kill Ever-Blooming Glass Plate Flowers. The flowers can be purchased over at ARTful Salvage's Etsy Shop.

No weeding, No watering required. They are always happily blooming to bring a smile to your face. They are a great gift for a Birthday, Wedding or the avid gardener. This is your chance for a (OOAK) 'One of a kind gift' that will be sure to please.

Our flowers are designed with a unique hanger placed on the back that allows you to insert it into a piece of pipe. You can obtain this at your local hardware store, either galvanized or copper 1/4 in pipe and have it cut to your desired length. We don't include the "stems" in the listing to avoid high shipping costs for our customers. We do, however, sell finished copper stems, with leaves if you do not wish to procure your own. They can be purchased in a separate listing here in our shop.

To install your flower, pound a 3 foot piece of rebar into the ground, leaving approximately 1 foot above ground. Slip you pipe over the top of the rebar and enjoy! In colder climates, we recommend bringing your flowers in for the winter.

These are repurposed vintage ceiling light fixtures. They have so many potential uses. They can hold bird food in your garden. They can hold a candle (inside or outside). They can be used as a planter. They are also well suited as a decorator piece in your home. One client used hers to hang near her sink in the bathroom to hold her toiletries and such. It makes an amazing one of a kind gift. These light fixtures are not easy to come by and each one has it's own unique character. They hangs from a beaded chain and come with an attached hook for hanging. They measure approximately 10-12 inches in diameter and hang between 20-34 inches long. Please hand wash only. Each piece is a one of a kind original from ARTful Salvage.  

This is a repurposed chicken feeder and mason jar turned bird feeder. We begin with a chicken feeder, give it a new coat of paint, add a mason jar and embellish with vintage glassware. It makes an amazing one of a kind gift. The glass feeder has hanging hardware on the top and a beautiful glass prism on the bottom. Each piece is a one of a kind original from ARTful Salvage. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed your visit. All of our current ART can be purchased here. As always.....if you "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. Happy Summer!

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  1. Great ideas! Just went over to your Etsy shop to fave a couple items I saw here.

  2. thanks gals! I appreciate the comments....makes me feel less alone out here in blogland! LOL

  3. These are ab so lut ly gorgeous!!!! How do u do the painted lines on glass?