All posts tagged green

Gritty Pearl Photography

I recently had a photo shoot with Gritty Pearl Photography.  I have tried for years to do my own photographs but wasn’t satisfied with how they turned out.  I met Amber Estes Thieneman, the talent behind Gritty Pearl, through Block Party Handmade Boutique.

I wanted to get good photographs of my new products so I met with Amber, found some models and we scheduled a time for the photo shoot.  Many thanks to my beautiful models Zane and Lucy! Check out some of Amber’s photographs below.

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If you need professional photographs taken of your work, I would highly recommend Gritty Pearl Photography. Whether you’re applying to art fairs, submitting work to stores, or selling on Etsy you need high quality product photos.

 

Headband Giveaway!!!

Summer is here and I’m excited to get out and enjoy the sunshine! In celebration of warm weather I’m giving away an adorable headband!

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This headband is handmade by me and is perfect for dressing up any outfit! This stretchy headband is extremely comfortable and features a navy blue, green and white floral fabric with two blue felt flowers.

To be eligible for the giveaway just comment on this post! If you follow me on Twitter or like my Facebook page your name will be put in the drawing more times so you’ll have a higher chance of winning! All giveaway winners are chosen at random.

The winner will be announced in July and contacted by me.

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Block Party Handmade Boutique

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I’m really excited to announce that I will be selling at Block Party Handmade Boutique!  It’s my first time showcasing my new line of items for children including skirts, dresses, headbands, toys and more!  Everything is re-purposed and vintage so you can feel great shopping from me because you’ll be ‘going green!’

Here is a preview of some of the items I’ll be selling.

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Block Party Handmade Boutique opens tomorrow but the big official Grand Opening event will be April 15. Hope you can all stop by!

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Wallpaper

Wallpaper doesn’t have to be outdated and boring.  If used properly, wallpaper can add a lot of personality to your home. Use it on an accent wall or in a hallway.   Second Hand Rose has a lot of vintage inspired designs that I love.

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Matryoshka Dolls

My parents are constantly traveling around the world and recently my father came back from Russia with gifts! I received a gift of Russian chocolates, tea, coffee and of course… Matryoshka dolls! Matryoshka or Russian Nesting Dolls refer to a set of wooden figures of decreasing size placed one inside the other. They’re beautiful and a fun way to add some color to your home.

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Embroidery Hoops

I love Pinterest and one thing I keep pinning is embroidery hoop artwork.  Check out some of my favorite ones and hopefully you’ll get inspired to make some artwork of your own!

Depression Glass

I find a lot of vintage colored glass on my thrifting adventures. I came across some translucent pale pink glass awhile ago and was told that it was Depression Glass. I started to find similar items and decided to learn more about this beautiful delicate pink glass.

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Emily Church

Emily Church is an emerging painter originally from Louisville but now living/working in Brooklyn. I first viewed her work in an exhibition at Galerie Hertz in Louisville, 2010. The exhibition included a series of paintings by Church featuring images from the forests of Slovenia.  I had never been more entranced by paintings of nature before. I love how she complements the lonely landscape with vivid yellows and greens; her use of color and perspective is enchanting. Below are a few images from that series, though the pictures do not do them justice. Each canvas measures 30″x30″ and the large paintings further support the artist’s desire to captivate the viewer.

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Free Monthly Giveaway

Congrats to Paul for winning the owl giveaway in January! February was a crazy month for me and March has been busy too. Since I fell behind and didn’t do a February giveaway,  I’m doing two giveaways this time!

The giveaways are a cinnamon clove rice pack and two headbands.

The rice pack can be heated in the microwave for 1 minute or placed in the freezer. It’s great for sore muscles and fits around your neck perfectly! It measures about 18 inches long. I love the playful fabric.

The headbands are both handmade. The large one measures 3 inches at the top and features a big kelly green bow on brown Toile fabric.  The smaller headband measures about 1/2 inch and is made with a vintage gray fabric with orange/green flowers.

 

Just comment on this post to be eligible to win! Winners will be announced in early May on the blog.

 

 

 

 

Glasbake

When shopping for vintage glass, it’s important to know the differences in the brands. Glasbake is a well-known brand of vintage glass and bakeware. It was introduced by McKee Glass Company in the early 1900s. The spelling was originally Glasbak, but was changed to Glasbake. McKee Glass Company became a division of Thatcher Glass Corporation (1951-1961).  Jeannette Glass of Jeannette, PA gained control of McKee Glass in 1960.

Glasbake produced by Jeannette Glass will most often have a J prefix followed by a number om the bottom of each piece.  Jeannette Glass closed their doors in 1983.  (That’s how you can tell when your Glasbake was made. If it has a J prefix it was produced after 1960.)