Friday, August 15, 2014

What to do?????

I spent a lovely day with my girlfriend Ri last Sunday afternoon, at The Depot at Gibson Mill in Concord, North Carolina.  It's a really cool antique mall.  Their new tag line on their marketing materials is "Best Crap in the South"!  Funny, and yet true!  It a really neat place.  Here's a link to their "about us" page that tells the history of the place: 

I found some cool "stuff" old scale (I have great plans for it), some old tart tins, and cute little chair (have NO idea what I'm going to do with it, but I liked it), and of course, some more salt shakers.
I posted this photo on my Facebook page last night.  Today, a friend on Facebook informs me that the footed salt shaker is Waterford Crystal!  Well, she is correct (not that I doubted you Pam)!  I should have known.  In my "former life" I was the director of Bridal Registry for a department store chain in California.  I know Waterford!

So I came home and investigated...
Yep, the Waterford "stamp"

The "Signature" EPNS"

The cleaned-up shaker

Now, do I sell it on Ebay, or make the special snowman I was intending to make it into?  These suckers go for up to $99.95 EACH!!!   I didn't pay even 10% of that for it in the first place.  Obviously, the seller had no idea what they were selling (neither did I!)  I'm leaning towards crafting with it.  That's what I bought it for, and I don't really think I want to be bothered with trying to auction it on Ebay or reselling it on Amazon.

What to do?  What to do? 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Frosty The Canned Snowman

I made six of these a little while ago and decided I needed to do more.  I think they're really cute, and should do well at my shows this Fall.  Unfortunately, I can't get any more of the jar with the raised label area on it (found them at Target late this Spring). So, the "newer" version is a little different.  Still cute, just different!
"Finished" last night...
Decided they needed a tag.

Close up!


The "original" Canned Frosty

Close up!
The label

The real label!

Off to finish something new....a vintage cupcake tin is involved....stay tuned!

Friday, August 1, 2014

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