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Peace of Santa

The Santa head sat in a jar, with other doll heads, until he went on to become a part of this beloved Mosaic Tile Holiday Sign created during a mosaic tile class of the past.

This peace was created with a bit of vintage china, glass gems, glass hearts, pennies and a little peace of Santa all glued and grouted on to a vintage wood sign with a hanger.

Peace of Santa is an older chap who has led a gently loved life – with some minor bumps but not bruises –  and the finished peace measures approximately 8″ inches long x 4″ wide x 1″ deep with a built-in wire hanger and black painted back. On Sale Now! 

Proceeds from this peace will be donated to a local food shelf in the North Country. Thank you.

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Survivors and Casualties

The mosaic tile mirrors are still wrapped and since there is nowhere to hang them I’m going to pretend that they look exactly as they did when I packed them a year ago.  It is, what it is – at least I took photos. 😉

Lady and the Tramp Mosaic Tile Dog Mirror
Lady and the Tramp – Mosaic Tile Dog Mirror ’08
Mosaic Tile Bird Mirror
Matilda
found object art
Matilda’s Birdland Work in Progress
Matilda’s Birdland
mosaic tile mirror
Matilda’s Birdland
Mosaic Tile Mirror
Matilda’s Birdland

Unfortunately, a mosaic tile pitcher didn’t survive the move but the photos of it did so there’s that.

Mosaic Tile Ideas
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
mosiac tile pitcher
It was a good one

“How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect, exactly as they are.” ― Buddha

Great looking pics in two clicks, thanks to PicMonkey's photo editing tools

Mackinac Island Mosaic Tile Incense Holder

Shoulda, coulda, woulda, but didn’t take a photo of the vintage Mackinac Island souvenir dish that I used in this piece. It was a cutie. Maybe next time. 😉

The Mackinac Island mosaic tile incense holder was created using brilliant blue ceramic tile, glossy white ceramic tile, silver tapestry tile, vintage blue china, white vintage china, a vintage Mackinac Island souvenir dish, gold glass gems, red glass gems, four square iridescent blue glass feet, stick incense holder and a red glass heart.  All securely glued and grouted to to a 3/4″ thick MDF board that measures 4″ inches wide x 9″ inches long.

This piece has been added to the all new  *Balsam Studio shop on Etsy –  * use to be 225 Water Street for many moons.  

SOLD

Mackinac Island Mosaic Tile Incense Holder

Mackinac Island Mosaic Tile Incense Holder

No Room at the Inn

Before attempting to empty the 2 storage lockers full of stuff,  it’s probably a good idea to list the art and vintage that is already unpacked and ready to find a new home. #ourkidswillthankmeforthis 😉

#1 – Item of the Day is  “Golden Girl a beloved mosaic tile stick incense holder that was created with gorgeous iridescent tile, gold tapestry tile, gold shimmer tile and a vintage porcelain flora figurine with ladybug. Glued on to 3/4″ MDF board and then finished off with taupe sanded grout and sealed. One of a kind. Shop.

Golden Girl Mosaic Tile Incense Holder

Through the Looking Glass

The vintage window was a gift from my sister friend, Tilly Evan Jones … it sat around for a couple of years waiting and wanting. Finally glued a bunch of my vintage glass collection to it.

All you need is a sturdy window (or frame) with good glass, wheeled glass nippers, small hammer, hand towel, safety glasses, random glass objects and e6000 adhesive.  This project must be glued in a well ventilated area … without the kids and pets.

glass-window-project

Great looking pics in two clicks, thanks to PicMonkey's photo editing tools

Break glass dishes under a dish towel with a small hammer and gentle hand or use wheeled glass nippers to break up glass objects.

FYI … There are glass plates that will shatter into a BAZILLION PIECES without warning so … don’t be … going to use the word stupid – because it really is … ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES when cutting glass or tile and do a different project with the kids.

glass-on-glass window © mara lee