Monday, October 31, 2011

Jack-O-Lantern for Julie

This is for you, Julie.  I added a Jack-o-Lantern.  He's lit up and ready to use. :)
Jack-O-Lantern for Julie

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkins Galore!

Wishing all of you a Happy and Safe Halloween.

Here are a whole bunch of fun pumpkins to cheer your day.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I Changed My Shop Name on Etsy

Most of you know me as a mosaic artist, but I also have a vintage store and a mosaic supply shop.

Recently Etsy offered a one time chance to change the names of our shops and I decided to do that with my supply store that is currently named Memories Mosaic Supply.

Originally, I wanted to keep the word "Memories" in each shop to continue the link of my name (Memories in Mosaics; Memories of Yesterday and Memories Mosaic Supply) but I realized later that it wasn't really the right term for what I wanted people to remember about my shop.

My new name will be "Discount Mosaic Supply".  I will be offering lower prices and a larger variety of items to my regular inventory of hand cut tiles. I plan to add glass gems, glass and ceramic tiles and more focal pieces over the next few months.

My Mosaic shop will be changing too.  I have decided to concentrate in other areas and will not be producing new pieces as much anymore.  I will still offer custom orders, but my inventory will be less overall.  I have come to the conclusion that I just can't sit at my computer as much as needed to keep all 3 shops promoted and right now my inventory for my vintage shop just keeps growing. 

My husband and I are in our mid 50's and all our children are grown and out of the home, so we wanted something we could do together.  Hunting through Estate Sales, Garage Sales and Thrift shops is a lot of fun for the two of us and something we both love to do, so my vintage shop won out over my mosaics.

I hope you will stop by and check out my shops.  I will give 10% off to anyone who reads my blog in each of my stores.  Just use coupon code "Blog10" when you check out.

My mosaic shop is

My vintage shop is

My supply shop is still but soon will be

Until Next Time :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Horseshoes Like You've Never Seen!

Some people are unbelievably creative and can take virtually any object and make it a work or art.

  Tom Hill is a 23 year-old self-taught sculptor who creates life size animal sculptures using nothing but recycled horseshoes.  I don't know anymore about him as I received this in an email from my sister-in-law, but I just had to share them with you.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I'm Baaaaaack!

It has been months since I last blogged.  I put it aside for awhile so that I could concentrate on my 3 shops on Etsy. I just opened a vintage shop and had 100's of items to list and I honestly just couldn't sit any longer to post to my blog.

I also have been having a lot of trouble commenting on other blogs, so if you haven't seen me in a while it's only because Blogger won't always let me comment and tells me I don't have permission. What???

I hope to get back to posting at least once a week.  In the meantime I will share some of my new mosaic pieces and some of the new listings in my vintage shop.
The first one is a small guitar.  I have always wanted to mosaic a guitar and it was quite a challenge to do so, but I would definitely do it again.

 This one was a fun piece to do. I like to do some ultra modern pieces sometimes. I call this Orange Sunburst.
 This piece has some elements from a 120 yr-old home in rural Colorado. I did a mosaic for my sister and had some things left over so I used them in this piece. I also have my signature piece of jewelry in the tear shaped copper pendant right next to the mirror. It has a small piece of real turquoise in it. All my mosaics are One-of-a-kind and you can see them all at

 I just love dishes of all kinds, especially vintage pieces. The artistry is amazing and I always wonder who owned it and where it's been. This first one is a hand painted sugar bowl.
 This is a lovely plate with "courting scenes" all around the rim.
 This i a wonderful cameo that was carved from a shell. If it's held up to the light you can see through it.
You can see these and many other fine pieces at

Until Next Time :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Shadow and Light

Now that treasuries are so much easier to make on Etsy I have started using this feature more and more.

Here is my latest.  I just love textures and they really shine through when they are absent of color.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One Source Craft Supply

Looking for some great supplies? Well, look no further as the Etsy Street Supply Team (team esst on Etsy) has everything you need.

Go to and put in "team esst" under supplies.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Memories of Yesterday- A Flash of the Past

My vintage shop is called Memories of Yesterday, which is a take off of my mosaic shop called Memories in Mosaics.

I have always loved vintage items, especially things of the more distant past and I finally opened my shop on Etsy so that I could sell some of the pieces that were in my family as well as some from my husband's family.

We do go to estate sales, thrift stores and an occasional garage sale to find pieces but mostly we have boxes of it right here in our home.

Here is a small peek into my shop.  I would love to have you stop by.  We are always adding something new.  I haven't even begun to sort out all  the jewelry my mother-in-law had and we have lots of artwork to sell as well.