arts and crafts · Calligraphy · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Etsy Seller

A Paper Crafters Take on Tiffany Stained Glass “Fancy Goods”

Louis Comfort Tiffany – a name synonymous with the pinnacle of beauty in the stained glass world. He created and produced art in the late 1800s to the early 1900s and was one of the main driving gears for the “Art Nouveau” movement.  For many, Tiffany’s fame was stained glass windows, but he also made… Continue reading A Paper Crafters Take on Tiffany Stained Glass “Fancy Goods”

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Distressed · DIY · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Mixed Media · Paper Mache · Steampunk

Steampunk Brontosaurus Dinosaur

This is the third in my Steampunk Dinosaur Series.  I have made a Triceratops, see the full post in August 2017. And, a T -Rex…  see the full post in September 2017. And now it’s the final piece in the trifecta – the Brontosaurus. Though these dinosaurs are some of my favorite projects they are… Continue reading Steampunk Brontosaurus Dinosaur

Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Vintage · Vintage Collectibles

I Love A Mystery…

…which is a good thing because I have no idea what this thing is! I just listed it in my Etsy shop Old Raven.  Click here to visit the listing: A few details:  This is a metal cylinder.  It’s almost 6″ long.  The metal looks to have a silver overlay.  It has two metal… Continue reading I Love A Mystery…

arts and crafts · Craft Supplies · Decor · Easter · Etsy · Etsy Seller

Winter Blues Perk Up

If Winter grays are making you blue – here’s something that might help.  EASTER… I spent a wonderful couple of hours in my craft room making this cute little Easter basket but it was a real twofer – not only did I come out with an adorable little Easter treat, but I came out with… Continue reading Winter Blues Perk Up

Etsy · Etsy Seller · Vintage Collectibles

Collectible Vintage Makeup – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

“you’ve come a long way baby”  Some of you may even remember that line from when it first came out.  Back in the late 60’s “Women’s Lib” was marching it’s way through America and the marketing world was taking advantage of the new angle.  This often quoted line was actually coined by a cigarette company… Continue reading Collectible Vintage Makeup – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

Decor · Etsy · Vintage

Vintage Jacquard Jacobean Throw Pillows

I love Estate Sales!  You just never know what you’re going to find.  In this instance it was a huge linen closet packed full of rich accent pieces such as these decorative throw pillow cases.   Orange is this year’s HOT color pick and these lovely pillows are going to fit right in.  This is… Continue reading Vintage Jacquard Jacobean Throw Pillows

Decor · Distressed · Etsy · Vintage Collectibles

Vintage Distressed 1930s Wall Mount Sconce

As many of you know, I have a shop called Old Raven on the online selling platform Etsy where I sell my handcrafted creations and crafting supplies, as well as, a multitude of Vintage treasures that I feel compliment my “distressed” style in my art.  I’ve decided to share more of my new listings for… Continue reading Vintage Distressed 1930s Wall Mount Sconce