Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A drive by...

Every time I drive to Illinois, I drive by this glass shop, always wondering just what it's all about, I stopped there yesterday delivering a piece of furniture to Elaine that she bought at the Candle Shed.
Boy was I surprised...

Elaine is an artist and antique lover, she's turned the front of her glass shop into a darling lil' shop of antiques and art. I've known Elaine for quite some time now, as she has bought from me quite a bit, but I had no clue to her talent as a collage artist.
She does 4 shows a year and is constantly on the lookout for parts and pieces to craft her work.

I love this piece framed in an old mirror frame, it's actually a photo copy of a collage set on linen her and her granddaughter put together from a walk in the woods...

Another collage and a great prim piece made from old cheese boxes.

How 'bout this old wooden tool box turned table, with a corner piece of amber glass...
LOVE IT!

Two more collage and the cutest box that her and her partner fashioned a stand for.

They made this darling shelf from an old window, she has a pair of them, they have mirror on the back wall of the unit to throw light on the trinkets inside.

Great pieces abound in this tiny, well filled space...but Elaine obviously has the knack
and love of primitives!




Would you drive by this lil' shop...I sure won't anymore!!!
Next time we go through her shed...
when it's not 100 degrees outside!

8 comments:

MARY PERNULA said...

Very darn cute. It just goes to show when you are wanting to take a peek at something stop and do it, everyone has a hidden talent somewhere, HUGS MARY

hollyhock garden antiques said...

lol man that pumpkin of mine gets bigger and bigger ! we have been working on farm buildings dad let every thing go so long they need help we are planing on making a big shop out of one so maybe by this time next year it might be dun . thank you!

trash talk said...

I have a special place in my heart for true folk art and your friend is a genius. What beautiful things she has created from others would see as useless junk.
Debbie

sarayutouched said...

...things aren't always as they would appear are they...cool, cool stuff!!

angelandspot said...

Wow! What a wonderful shop filled with all sorts of lovely things. Who would have guessed?

Gatherings said...

Some of those things look quite familiar! Hope your doing well!

Gatherings said...

let me know what the halloween soaps turn out like Sounds awesome!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

How wonderful that you made such a discovery. . full of such cool stuff.