Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The vanity has a beveled tri-fold mirror and matching bench. There are 2 drawers with original pulls. Measures 33 1/2" long x 18" wide x 30" high (55" high to mirror back). The stool measures 17 1/2" high x 22 3/4" wide. Currently available in our shop and just listed on Lancaster, PA Craigslist @ http://lancaster.craigslist.org/fud/1283708199.html
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
1. Glass terrarium - add a bed of sand, shells, beach pebbles, driftwood, sea glass, etc.
2. Vintage vanity mirror/tray (this one we painted a pale cottage blue) with mosaic glass votive cups and scattered shells.
3. Shells tousled along a lamp base.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
We filled the tall one with sand and shells (not as full as I would make it if using it in my home, but just enough for customers to get the concept in the shop). We placed sand in the tealight cup as well to continue the theme and allow the candle to fit snuggly in place. To expand the whole beachy look, you could add small pieces of driftwood, sand pebbles, sea glass, and/or starfish. This makes a great spot to display mementos from a vacation (in any environment).
The second cylinder is filled with buttons in complementary shades. Again, we placed some in the base and in the tealight cup to complete the look.The third cylinder is filled with tiny rosebuds. Any type of potourri, faux flowers or dried snippets from your garden (lavender would be awesome) would work just as well.
What ideas do you have?? I'm thinking: small vintage glass balls and tinsel for Christmas, candy corn for Halloween, conversation hearts for Valentine's....
I have to say, I bought one of these from a PartyLite show a month or so ago. It was wayyyy over-priced and, unfortunately, the candle cup didn't even sit level. Since it was not exactly stable, my daughter accidently knocked it over and shattered the base. With VCB prices (1/4 of what the PartyLite versions cost), you can afford to buy several. They look great individually or in a grouping of the three sizes. They also make awesome gifts and can be customized for any occasion or event. They truy are limitlessly awesome!!
The other glass tealight display is pictured below. This has a tube-like cylinder that sits horizontally on a tabletop. There are tiny feet to support the base and slots to hold five tealight candles. Again, the creative factor is limitless and versatile enough to change it up on a whim. Since we're in the full beach cottage mode these days, we filled our sample with a collection of pretty shells.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
This is our newest piece: a jewelry display cabinet that was taken from bad to beautiful. When we picked up this piece, it was a dreary, dark wood corner cabinet with the absolute most ugly (straight from the disco era) burnt orange swirl pattern plexiglas panels in the top doors. I saw past the ugliness and into its potential. We took out the plexi and replaced it with chicken wire (cut to fit & stapled inside the door panels), gave it a good cleaning followed by a coat of primer, and blessed it with a double coat of white paint. This former nightmare has been transformed into a pretty, cottage-style cabinet/jewelry display. Unfortunately, it's not for sale! We truly needed a new place for our growing jewelry display. The wire works great for hanging earrings and the bottom doors show off necklaces from the attached hooks.
You could achieve this look for a kitchen or dining room cabinet as well....or even a cute corner bathroom cabinet for housing spare towels, soaps, and such.