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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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13 February 2013

a passed down treasure...

My mother takes every gifting opportunity to hand down her family heirlooms. She has done this for many years, and when I was younger I didn't quite appreciate it as much as I do now. A few days ago she showed up to take me out for lunch for my birthday with a couple of these treasures in hand.

 This butter dish belonged to my great grandmother...inside it had a note simply saying "Croesus". A little research revealed it was from the Riverside Glass company in W.Va whom were only in business from 1897-1901. My mom's only comment was don't sell it, it has been passed several times through the family.

This was another piece she brought--I have not researched it yet, I think it may be mid century Italian, but if any of my blogger friends know I would appreciate your wisdom. Mom's comment on this piece was that it was among her mother's things and it could have came from a thrift store for all she knew. I think it is a lovely funky piece!

I am joining in today on the Cottage Vintage Style party over at Etsy Cottage Style blog
Come join us with your treasures!


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