Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thrift Store Vintage Jewelry Sale Haul

Good Afternoon dear readers, I have been busy and I'm sorry for not posting a normal schedule this week.  I was able to get to a Big new event at Snowline Hospice Thrift Store.  They are now having an annual Vintage Jewelry Sale. They've gotten so much vintage pieces they can't hold them back. So I'm sharing what I found today and was able to bring home.



This lovely Cameo was created by the Coro company.  They've been around since 1901 founded by Emanuel Cohen and Gerald Rosenberg. The name of the company comes from combining the first 2 letters of their names together to form Coro. You can't go wrong with a Coro Cameo. This brooch is marked with the Coro script on the back.


This piece is marked AJC otherwise known as the American Jewelry Chain Co.  They were in business from 1927 through the 1990's.  Let me tell  you they make some fun jewelry.  This pin is the cat stuck in the dryer.  Their figurals are always so fun and interesting.



This brooch is marked with JEANNIE.  The only info I could find was a reference to the company from a Teen magazine from the early 1960's.  This is another fun brooch to add to your wardrobe.


This a another brooch of the cat variety.  Frankie is of course mad and jealous of all things cat.  Their was no marks just a lovely silver toned brooch.




This was another brooch that was unmarked. Lovely piece only missing two small rhinestones.  This does not mar the beauty of the brooch.



This is an unmarked ribbon brooch in brass-tone. It's  just another great little piece to wear on suits and dresses.


Not all the pieces will be on eBay.  The cat in the dryer and the bird brooches will not be on eBay.  You can find everything else within a couple days on eBay.  Thanks for reading my vintage jewelry haul.






                 HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO SNOOPERVISE FROM HERE??  HOOMANS!!!






















Saturday, April 8, 2017

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Watercolor Cartoon Kitty

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Good morning fur buddies, we hope everyone is having a good weekend. Sorry if we did not get back to everyone moms headaches are back.  She's waiting on some new meds from the VA doc and their supposed to be here soon. Mom and I are still at odds about the puter.  I get between the screen and the keyboard and wont let her type which makes her mad.  She's also taken another photo of me which makes my butt look too big.  Honestly can you please take a pic of me with my butt not hanging out of my bed PLEASE!!!  GOD FORBID FUR BUDDIES she went to a craft store I'll never get any attention again.  She brought home this giant bag of stuff books and crafting tools.  Boy who gives me lots of attention even got into it.  What's a cat to do.  Well I stuck my nose in this bag.  There was this spongy stuff and I thought I would taste it and mom started yelling so I spit it out.

ALERT: DO NOT LEAVE POLYMER CLAY OUT.

Geez you would think I did something wrong.  She said I had to be in the bedroom when the boys crafted with that stuff.  I'm curious and want to check stuff out. Frankie ever here curiosity killed the cat.  You can watch me with the paper stuff.  Oh yeah mom got a book about paper crafting and some tools for that as long as I don't stick my nose in that stuff.  Here's our entry in Athena's Art Hop come and check it out










Check out the art sale going on this weekend use code APRIL WEEKEND.



Sunday, April 2, 2017

New Birdhouse Craft-Shabby Chic/Steam Punk Cross Between Birdhouse

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Hey fur buddies I got mom to finish the birdhouse.  I was going to paint it myself by dipping my paws in the paint but mom said no.  Here's mom to tell you how I, no she did it the birdhouse.

Now that Frankie's out of the way here's what you'll need first:

Birdhouse
Gesso
Paints
Paint Brushes
Embellishments i.e  jewels, gears or anything you what to put on it
Glue Gun

First off here's how it looked in the beginning.




Proceed to cover the birdhouse with gesso so it will hold whatever you use to paint it with i.e. acrylics, spray inks or in my case glitter acrylics and distress paints in brass.




Be careful when painting I recommend not using the dauber part it actually broke the part over the door on the birdhouse. So use a paint brush it's easier.  I used blue acrylic glitter paint for the body of the birdhouse for the shabby chic part and the distress paint in brass for the steam punk look. After you finish painting you can start embellishing with gear and jewels to your hearts abandon this is the fun part.  You can find the jewels and gears  at Walmart, Joann's or any craft store or even a thrift store.
                                       the jewels are the adhesive kind self sticking

                                                     had to use the glue gun on the gears


See mom jewels are prettier on the roof then those smelly gears. I didn't wont to say it but I told you so mom.


Be sure and check out the shop and crafting kitties new designs as well as his crafting kitty graphic for you crafters with kitty helpers.






snowshoe crafting kitty tote bag
snowshoe crafting kitty tote bag
by artsylorraine

I actually own this bag and it turned out really cool so check it out.