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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

TREASURY TUESDAY



Good Afternoon!  I would like to introduce you to today's featured artists.  Sandi and Patti are co-owners of Warm Sands Gift Shop.  Warm Sands and, my shop, Silver Penny Artisans are kindred spirits.  We both love eclectic, up-cycled, well-made items!  I had a very difficult time selecting a nice sampling for you....I managed...but I fear I did not do them justice.  Please do yourself a favor and pay them a visit.   www.etsy.com/shop/WarmSandsGiftShop


  Beaded Earrings: Frosty Cerulean Blue Flowers Growing on a Forest Green Vine - OOAK - Frosted Metallic Pearlized  

Frosted, Metallic or Pearlized, however you describe it, the larger beads used to create flowers on these beaded earrings are stunning! The design and colors remind me of the Virginia Bluebell. The earrings are very lightweight and measure 2 inches (5cm) from top of ear wire. Fireline is used for all stitching and is reinforced with at least one additional pass. Ear wires are silver tone. One of a kind, I won't make another pair in this color story.


 Beaded Bracelet: Frosty Cerulean Blue Flowers Growing on a Forest Green Vine - OOAK - Frosted Metallic Pearlized

Frosted, Metallic or Pearlized, however you describe it, the larger beads used to create flowers on this beaded bracelet are stunning! The design and colors remind me of the Virginia Bluebell. The bracelet feels light and is very supple, measuring 7-1/2 inches and can be adjusted to 7-3/4 inches. Fireline is used for all stitching and is reinforced with at least one additional pass. Lobster claw clasp and loops in silver tone. One of a kind, I won't make another in this color story.



 Bright Teal Green Bracelet Czech Crystals White Glass Pearls 'Spring Tea Party'

Large European beads of teal with dots of pink and green are symmetrically arranged with Czech Crystal beads, faceted glass beads and white faux pearls. Silver tone spacers and toggle clasp complete the look. Teal, Dark Teal, Pink, Lime Green and White.

Length: 8 inches 



 Blue Agate and Shell Bead Necklace 21 Inches Long Floral Toggle Clasp Pale Blue to Dark Green

This lively 21-3/4 inch necklace is made from paddle shaped/polished shell beads and round dyed-agate beads. The paddle shaped shell beads up front are artfully arranged in a variety of blues and greens which can easily be worn dressed up or casual with your favorite jeans. Silver tone spacers in both antiqued silver tone and shiny silver tone give the necklace a bit of flair and flash. The necklace closes with a antiqued finish toggle clasp featuring a 5-petal flower. This necklace is a great bargain at $27.00 !!

Length 21-3/4 inches



 Bird Charms Antiqued Bronze Chain Necklace Blue Glass Pearls, Crystals of Smoky Topaz and Blue

 A sparrow, swallowtail and hummingbird take flight on a chunky link antiqued bronze chain necklace. These birds 'fly' amongst blue glass pearls, blue Czech glass and glass teardrops of smoky topaz. Mr. Hummingbird sparkles with the light glancing off its marcasite accent stones. The chunky chain changes to a medium sized chain on its way to the clasp. A 3 inch extending chain of open links allows for minute adjustments in length. A teardrop weight accents the final link of the extender.
Chain length: 18-1/2 and can adjust/extend to 21-1/2



 Larimar Stone Necklace Earrings Set / Custom Beaded Bale and Accents / OOAK / Pale Ice Blue / Unique Bridal Set

Volcanic blue Larimar stones are highly valued. This One-of-a-Kind necklace features a focal stone floating on a hand crafted bail of silver-lined cylinder beads and pearly white seed beads. Pale blue glass beads are strung with shiny silver tone spacer beads and hand crafted mini-spacers that reflect the beauty of this icy blue stone.

Delicate COORDINATED EARRINGS are included, featuring a beaded 'flying V', are 1-1/2 inch long from top of ear wire.

Stone measures 1-1/16 x 4/8 inches at narrowest and 1-3/16 x 5/8 inches at widest points.
Necklace measures 19 inches. 



 Buzza Motto Style Framed Print / Vintage "To Mother" Poem / Flowers Rainbow and Clouds / from the 1930's / Warm Sands Gift Shop

Buzza and Motto Style Framed Prints from 1910's - 1930's
Introducing our mother's vintage collection of Buzza, Buzza-style and Motto-style framed prints. Mom has collected these beautiful, fanciful "Picture Poems" over the last 20 years. Now she is retired and has downsized. These print just will not fit in her new home. So she is finally letting them go.

This listing, "To Mother", is a Buzza Style Framed Print from 1930's which features a poem floating on a cloud over a vibrant garland of flowers. Spanning the sky is a pastel rainbow. There is no artists signature or manufacturers mark. It appears to be in the style made famous by Buzza and Motto in this time period. The upper right quadrant of the print has some blemishes (see photos)

Poem: To Mother
"Your soul's a gleam of sunshine
A rainbow of life's showers;
Your presence is a garden
Of ever-blowing flowers.
But time can never wither
The recollections rare,
Which bloom around your memory,
And twine Love's garlands there.

The print is mounted in a 7-5/8” x 10-3/4" Frame

Frame: Ornate carved wood which is painted with gilding. Some gilding has worn off revealing the red wood beneath. Detailed photos show areas of greatest wear. The frame is nailed not glued as typical to this period. The joints are a little loose, but secure. The print could hang as is.

Back: The backing is of thick card stock secured into the frame with metal pins. Good condition. There is a twisted wire hanger, unsure if it is original.

SOLD 'AS IS' - see Note below.

NOTE: All the framed prints in mom’s collection are from the 1910's through 1930's and are in the condition she received them when purchased (plus some additional age and dust). I used a light, soft brush to carefully remove loose dust. I did not wash the glass or frames fearing to damage the prints. Most of the frames could use some TLC, or leave as is to truly admire their vintage qualities.


Picture Frame embellished with Beach Glass and Sandcastle - Children's Room

This wood frame is embellished with the words "The Beach", green beach glass, a sandpaper Sandcastle, scrapbook paper waves and a cute little sun. The quotation inside can be easily replaced with your favorite picture or saying. This would make a great accent piece for a children's playroom or a gift for the beach lover in your life.

Frame is lightly white-washed and measures 7.7 inches square. The opening can hold a 3.75' x 3.75' picture or quotation. The frame stands on a peg which is included. Weight: 6.6oz


2 comments:

  1. Thank you for featuring Patti's and my shop Silver Penny, you've picked some of our favorite pieces here. We have posted the link onto our FB page and asked our followers to pay you a visit.

    Blessings! Sandi and Patti

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  2. Thank you both! I hope you have many sales!!!

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