Monday, October 27, 2014

Recycling for Art

 Novelty mirror, broken courtesy of my cat!


Cats are wonderful--outside of the studio.  They really are.  Sometimes, unfortunately, though, they do not mix well with our stuff!  How this happened is actually pretty spectacular, and it's not all bad.  After all, the mirror itself didn't break (saving me seven years of bad luck,) and the cat is not injured.  It's a miracle, but she's fine.  She fell off our second floor railing and knocked this mirror off of the wall on her way down!  Crazy girl!

Anyhow, being who I am, I'm making lemonade out of these particular lemons and planning to take this mirror apart and use the various pieces in my art.  The dismantling may not take place this week or next week, but it will happen, and the elements will get used.  The mirror itself will either be put into a new frame or donated to charity.  It depends on how well I can get all the glue and gunk off.

The frame is resin, so it's not going to be easy to cut it apart, and the cuts won't be clean.  I'll just do the best I can! Aside from the obvious--making my art--my goal is to keep as much as I can out of the landfill.  Making art with found objects, especially when I am recycling, is very rewarding for me!

As for the cat, well, let's just say I won't be recycling her.  She's going to stay right where she is, all nine lives intact!  ;)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Holiday Sale! Tray Silverplate Medium Oval Wm Rogers Waverly Pattern



Today, I'm featuring this lovely, little tray by WM Rogers.

The lovely, scalloped pattern around the edge of this small serving tray is charming. The pattern is called Waverly. I do not know the date of manufacture. I was able to learn that the company went through many changes, and along with it, the mark changed, and the format of the mark was inconsistent. It's a very confusing history to be sure! 

The tray measures approximately 13.75" (34.9cm) by 7.25" (18.4cm). Unfortunately, there is a tiny bit of pitting on the surface.

This tray would make a lovely centerpiece or a beautiful tray for holding jewelry or perfumes. It's very feminine, but not overstated.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Holiday Sale! Eclectic English Classics: The Comendy of the Merchant of Venice,1893


This Eclectic English Classics book is over 100 years old. This volume is Shakespeare's The Comedy of the Merchant of Venice. The book has 110 pages, including the ads for their other books at the back.

This book is very good shape. The corners of the front and back covers show some scuffing, and the back cover has slight damage to the inside of the upper corner. The pages themselves are all present and unmarked. There is slight gouging on the outer edge of the pages when the book is closed, but that damage does not carry over onto the pages themselves. The binding is unbroken.

The only marking on the inside of the book are a couple of names and the number, 10, which I presume was a price. Though these markings were clearly made with a pencil, I have opted not to try to erase them in order to avoid damaging the page.

I am keeping this book in a plastic sleeve for its protection, and it will be shipped that way, as well.

Published by American Book Company. 1893.

I can't believe I have been fortunate enough to come into possession of such an amazing book!

The fact that I love Shakespeare aside, I'm just floored by how well this book has been cared for! It's beautiful! This would make a great gift for the book lover, writer, or English teacher in your life.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Holiday Sale! Casserole, WS George, Cherry Blossom Pattern


I owe you all an apology. I said I'd be posting an item about every two days, and here it's been longer than that!  Busy, busy, busy!

Today, we have a beautiful casserole made by WS George in approximately the 1940s.

I'm not sure this casserole was ever used at all. It is estimated to have been manufactured in the late 1940s by W.S. George. Pattern is peach or cherry blossoms with 22 carat gold accents. The bottom is marked with W.S. George logo, a number, which appears to be 165D, and "22 carat gold."

This beautiful, feminine dish measures approximately 7.5" (19.1cm) across and approximately 3.25" (8.3 cm) deep.

Perfect for use or display at weddings, quinceanera, birthday parties, showers, or any other special occasion. (Not oven or microwave safe!)

May take up to three days to ship, due to the extra care taken in packing it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Holiday Sale! Peter Pipers Practical Principles, 1902, London

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First up, we have a very old book. This book is  112 years old, if you can believe it! 

I grew up in a family with a great appreciation for all things literary.  This book has been in my family for a very long time.  The illustrations are exquisite!

There is nothing like an old book.  There just isn't.  While it is true that we continue to produce great works of literature for kids and adults, there is something about the old books that have survived through the years that we just are not capturing today.

This would make a wonderful and unique gift for a teacher, writer, illustrator, or history buff, but due to its age, would not be an appropriate gift for a child.
Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation, Published in London in 1902, Grant Richards. 95 pages. #17 of the Dumpy Books for Children series.

Cloth cover, tannish with red stripes and printing. This appears to be the 2nd printing (November, 1902.) I believe the 1st printing had green stripes and print. The book is in fair shape, considering the age of the book. There is some writing in pencil on either side of the page immediately in the front of the book. I have chosen not to erase it, because I don't want to damage the book further.

The book is pretty much falling apart. The pages themselves are fine and in good shape and are unmarked, but they are coming loose from the binding. The binding is broken. Fortunately, the pages are not falling out. They are still connected to the binding,for the most part. The very last page of the book is loose of the binding, unfortunately.

The price may seem high, but this is a very rare book The only one I could find in my searches was the 1st printing copy. That was going for 3 times what I'm charging. Most references to this book have it in collections (library, university) in the US and Europe. I took all of this and its condition into consideration in pricing it. I am willing to entertain offers. - See more at: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/jenniferlynnsfinds/2818914/peter_pipers_practical_principles__1902__london/vintage/books/childrens_books/out_of_print#sthash.30IREK3o.dpuf
Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation, Published in London in 1902, Grant Richards. 95 pages. #17 of the Dumpy Books for Children series.

Cloth cover, tannish with red stripes and printing. This appears to be the 2nd printing (November, 1902.) I believe the 1st printing had green stripes and print. The book is in fair shape, considering the age of the book. There is some writing in pencil on either side of the page immediately in the front of the book. I have chosen not to erase it, because I don't want to damage the book further.

The book is pretty much falling apart. The pages themselves are fine and in good shape and are unmarked, but they are coming loose from the binding. The binding is broken. Fortunately, the pages are not falling out. They are still connected to the binding,for the most part. The very last page of the book is loose of the binding, unfortunately.

The price may seem high, but this is a very rare book The only one I could find in my searches was the 1st printing copy. That was going for 3 times what I'm charging. Most references to this book have it in collections (library, university) in the US and Europe. I took all of this and its condition into consideration in pricing it. I am willing to entertain offers. - See more at: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/jenniferlynnsfinds/2818914/peter_pipers_practical_principles__1902__london/vintage/books/childrens_books/out_of_print#sthash.30IREK3o.dpuf
Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation, Published in London in 1902, Grant Richards. 95 pages. #17 of the Dumpy Books for Children series.

Cloth cover, tannish with red stripes and printing. This appears to be the 2nd printing (November, 1902.) I believe the 1st printing had green stripes and print. The book is in fair shape, considering the age of the book. There is some writing in pencil on either side of the page immediately in the front of the book. I have chosen not to erase it, because I don't want to damage the book further.

The book is pretty much falling apart. The pages themselves are fine and in good shape and are unmarked, but they are coming loose from the binding. The binding is broken. Fortunately, the pages are not falling out. They are still connected to the binding,for the most part. The very last page of the book is loose of the binding, unfortunately.

The price may seem high, but this is a very rare book The only one I could find in my searches was the 1st printing copy. That was going for 3 times what I'm charging. Most references to this book have it in collections (library, university) in the US and Europe. I took all of this and its condition into consideration in pricing it. I am willing to entertain offers. - See more at: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/jenniferlynnsfinds/2818914/peter_pipers_practical_principles__1902__london/vintage/books/childrens_books/out_of_print#sthash.30IREK3o.dpuf

Friday, October 10, 2014

Holiday Sales!


That's right!  I am starting my Holiday sales this month!  From October 15-October 30, 2014, JenniferLynn's Finds Vintage will be holding a sale. All vintage/antique items will be 20% off!  No coupon code needed.  Items will be marked down. This sale includes my Etsy shop, as well!

From November 15-November 30, JenniferLynn Productions Art and Photography will go on sale.  Stay tuned for the discount!

I'm going to be doing things a little differently for these sales.  Most times, I set up my sales and blast my links out.  This time, I will be featuring some of my items right here on the blog.  I'll be posting a photo of the item and talking a little bit about it.  You'll get a better look at the items and learn a little more about my processes. Look for a new item about every other day or when something sells!

Get ready to shop!  Whether you are shopping for gifts or treating yourself, I'm sure you will find something you love!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Quick Note



Just a quick note to indicate that, though things are slow, JLynnPro is not going anywhere.

I've been busy with personal things through most of this year.

I will not be doing any shows--that I know of--for this Holiday Season; however, I will be doing something for the Holidays.  Stay tuned!

Happy Fall!