Monday, November 26, 2007


Believe it or not a hearty group of antique and junk dealers set up at the Wellfleet Flea Market all year long. Sunday was such a lovely day to go out and see what everyone brought to sell. I bought a few things. Nothing fantastic but I will make money when it all sells. My friend Susan was with me. She had been on The Cape to work at a high end auction on Saturday afternoon. She crashed at my house to shop on Sunday. We set up at many of the same antique shows. My dogs were so happy to have a guest to snuggle up to while they slept. Susan found a bunch of interesting sterling jewelry and a funky 60's painting. Click the picture below to check out her current eBay auctions. I am sure this week's haul will be making it on to eBay over the next few days.

I like junk! And I like to buy from people nice and interesting people. Above is one of my favorite dealers who sells in Wellfleet regularly.

I bought these super cool antique chandelier parts on Sunday too. I have no idea if I will make something with them or if I will save them for shows next year. There was just no way I could leave the market without them.
On the way back to my house we stopped at a few of the group shops in Dennisport and Harwich. I found a bunch of 50's necklaces which I immediately brought home, cut and restrung them in to the bracelets you see below. I am calling it The Vintage Restring Project. They are not new for me I have just not done them in a while. I have been stock piling broken or injured necklaces for a while now. Time to get stringing!The pink set above are my favorite. Most of the beads in these bracelets are glass or or pearl and all the beads are vintage except a few high quality large faceted Quartz rounds I added to a few.

Here are a few shots that show my pretty new tattoo done about 2 weeks ago by Cape Cod tattoo artist extraordinaire Michael L. Tupper...and yes, it hurt like a mo-fo. However Michael has a very light touch and it was truly comforting to be worked on by someone I have known for 20 years.
I also got some great textiles and a yellow chenille I need for chenille patchwork quilts in the one of the antique malls. I have some bigger quilts in the works for next season. There were quite a few requests for them this past show season. They are a lot of work...Let's see how many actually come out of my studio in a completed state!

Hope everyone had a peaceful and yummy Thanksgiving...Emily

Friday, November 9, 2007

Brew ha, ha, ha, ha, ha....

My friend Kathleen makes the best tacos! Dave and I went to dinner at her house last week for some taco n beer brewin' fun. The boys bottled one batch of beer and got Guinness batch going for the next bottling. Hand made beer is a wonderful thing.
A truly yummy art. This is the bag of roasted hops after the sparging process.

Chris and Dave in the outdoor kitchen.
While the boys were brewing the beer Kathleen and I walked to the beach in with our wine. It was warm for October, warm enough for bare arms and bare feet. Such a simple pleasure to be in such a pretty place with my one of my favorite girls of all time. The Red Sox were on TV when we got back so while the guys finished up the beer we took a little 3 inning nap...Possibly due to a little too much red wine.
This is my favorite time of year, well actually September and October are the best months to be on Cape Cod. The weather is lovely, everything is still open, the kids are back in school and I actually have some free time to enjoy it.

Hey Kathleen, when is the party?

XO Emily

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Emily's Czech art glass button eBay listings!

Ok, time to share some special buttons set aside for projects of my own. I am almost ashamed of how many buttons were piling up in my jewelry supply cabinet. This lovely group is listed over on eBay in my store at a fixed price. Click on the pictures to see them full sized.

This is a rare chance to buy a reasonably priced large lot

Such lovely detail color to the finises and in the pressed glass patterns. It's been 6 years and I am still amazed with each order they make for me. The Czech are the only people in the world producing high quality modern hand made glass buttons.
Just in case you missed the word link above in the text....

More soon, Emily