Category Archives: • Pinstriping – Metal Fabrication – Art & Gifts

Updates on Dean’s works. Metal sculpture fabrication, horseshoe designs, pin striping, flames, hand lettering and more. Rockabilly and Kustom Kulture art and gifts.

Skull Decor

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Okay, so it’s not actually human — but this baby is just about life size and rock solid.

Beautifully detailed in a classic von Dutch style by our artist Dean (read more on him in our About section). Very unique and quite a show piece.
A perfect home addition for collectors and novelty lovers of all things rockabilly / psychobilly / goth / kustom kulture or just the bizarre!
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Three New Pinstriped Handbags

Three new painted vintage handbags are now available
at our ETSY SHOP.

Each purse is hand picked, quality vintage and hand painted by our artist Dean. Read more about the artist, and our handbags here.

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Valentine’s Dream Purse

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Another classy handbag pin-striped by our artist Dean. A really unique bag for a really unique chick. This listing is for a black, vinyl clutch/purse with yellow/red/white/ pin-striping.

• Chrome accents
• Cream interior
• Beautifully detailed closure
• Elaborate two color pin-striping design

Rockabilly / Classy / Retro / Vintage

Really detailed bag, would be perfect for pinup photo shoots and for cruising the car shows. This larger size is great for storage. Some Vintage bags can be hard to store modern supplies in, this one allows for more space. Very, very cute party bag.

Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!
VIEW IN OUR SHOP


Measurements:

9″ High
10″ Wide
2″ Deep
6″ Handle
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Pin-striper Dean, Bio in Fine Living Lancaster Magazine

I hate to not give this the time it fully deserves, because our experience working with Fine Living Lancaster was phenomenal. After the holiday rush I’ll edit this post. For now, here is their wonderful bio piece on dad, Dean Hogg, our pin-striper!

Read more about Dean in our Bio section. 

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New Large Wrench Pin-Striped Hat Rack

New Item!
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Hat rack/hanging rack, hand-made from a large machinery wrench. Pin-striped in blue, white and silver on gloss black. The hanging pegs are antique hand-made screws.

•Hangs via two holes set 16″ apart to fit studs. *Heavy. Hang securely.


Measures:
APPROXIMATELY
24 ” W
3/4″ D


 

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New! Rockabilly Necklaces

Brand new — Listings are available now at our etsy shop. Rockabilly style necklaces. Featuring: Pin-striped designs, all original art. A father-daughter artist combination. MORE DESIGNS COMING SOON!
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New Rockabilly / Psychobilly Pin-Striped Handbag

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Another classy handbag pin-striped by our artist Dean. A really unique bag for a really unique chick. This listing is for a VINTAGE black, patent leather purse with neon green, lavender-silver pin-striping.

• Chrome tone accents
• Black & white floral interior
• One interior zipper pocket
• Elaborate pin-striping design
• Very unusual handle, gorgeous floral detailing
• Name inside is “Garay”

Rockabilly / Classy / Retro / Vintage

Really cute bag, would be perfect for pinup photo shoots and for just cruising the car shows. This larger size is great for on the go. It’s big enough to stash enough in without being burdensome.
Very, very cute party bag.

Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!

Measurements:

8.5″ High w/out handle
12″ Wide at bottom
3″ Deep
6″ Handle
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“Tuxedo” Theme Hidden Design Pin-Striped Handbag

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Another classy handbag pin-striped by our artist Dean. A really unique bag for a really unique chick. This listing is for a medium, dark navy (near black) patent leather hand bag with purple-silver metallic and cream pin-striping.

• Gold tone accents
• Navy/purple material interior
• Three pockets within, one with zipper
• Very Unique “Tuxedo” pin-striping design

Rockabilly / Classy / Retro / Vintage

Really cute bag, would be perfect for pinup photo shoots and for just cruising the car shows. This small size is great for on the go and evenings.

Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!
Measurements:

6.5″ High – to clasp
10.5″ Wide – (at bottom) 8″ Wide (at top)
4″ Deep

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New Horseshoe Rockabilly Wall Art & the Origins of Horseshoe Lore

Horseshoes have a lot of lore and superstition surrounding them. Maybe one of the reasons we at Grease and Grace love them so much. Our pin-striper, Dean, believes that, “One can never have too much luck”, and he thinks the shoes ought to be positioned upwards, with  the points to the sky.

No matter how you choose to display them or why, there’s no doubt that they make excellent home decor. We have a slew of new horseshoe designs for sale at Black Kat Kollectibles in Lancaster, Pa. Also, as always, we have our custom order option. These are especially nice for birth announcements, memorials and family name placards.

With the business of Sled Fest in April, and the recent collaboration with Black Kat Kollectibles, we were slacking a bit in the photography department here. So here, we include some of the newest designs. These are made by Cindy and Dean, husband and wife team!

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Though it says, “coming soon”, these are available now at Black Kat Kollectibles, Lancaster, PA.

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Here’s a bit of lore as well, from superstionsonline.com.
“It is believed that the good luck powers of the horseshoe originate with the story of a blacksmith named Dunstan. The Devil came to Dunstan and requested that he fit him with new horseshoes. Dunstan recognized the devil and nailed a horseshoe onto his hoof. This caused the Devil great pain. While he was in agony, Dunstan chained him and only released him after the devil promised never to enter a place that had a horseshoe hung over the door. Dunstan became the Archbishop of Canterbury in 959 AD and is known as St. Dunstan.

Some believe that if guests come to a house where a horseshoe is above the door, they must leave by the same door through which they entered or they will take the luck from the horseshoe with them from the house.

To assure good luck for the New Year, one should sleep with a horseshoe under his pillow onNew Year’s Eve.

The crescent shape of the horseshoe can ward off the evil eye.

Suspected witches who were tried and buried upon their deaths had horseshoes nailed to their coffins to prevent them from returning to life or resurrecting again as witches.

Finding a horseshoe is very lucky if the open space is facing toward you.

If you dream of finding a horseshoe, good luck will come to you.

Toss the horseshoe over the left shoulder and spit after it to increase the good luck that will soon arrive.

Sailors used to nail a horseshoe to the foremast of their vessels to keep witches and wizards from cursing the voyage or damaging the ship.

Should the Horseshoe Opening Face Up or Down?

Almost everyone who attributes power to a horseshoe will say that nailing a horseshoe to the threshold of one’s home helps to bring good fortune to the family. The best position and direction varies from one telling to another. Some say the horseshoe, tacked in place with three nails and the open end down, wards off evil.

Some believe that hanging the horseshoe with the opening pointing upward like a “U” holds in all the good luck and the powers it brings. Hanging it upside down would allow the powers to spill out. Others think that hanging it with the opening pointing down allows all of the good luck, protective powers and good fortune to shower upon you and surround the home.

A common belief says a horseshoe hung in the bedroom will keep nightmares away. If the horseshoe is hung with the opening pointing up, the sleeper’s masculine powers will be increased. If the sleeper is female, her latent powers will be awakened if the opening points down.

Nails in the Horseshoe

If you find a horseshoe, look to see how many nails still remain in the holes. The number of remaining empty holes determines how many weeks, months, or years (this varies) it will be before they will become rich or will be married.

Another variation states that the number of nails remaining determine the length of time before good luck arrives.

Another says the number of nails left in the horseshoe equals the number of years of good luck you will receive.

Some say not to bother with a found horseshoe unless it still has some nails left in it.

Horseshoes were originally made from iron, which may also account for the superstitions that are associated with this object. Iron was considered magical because it was able to withstand fire and was much stronger than other metals. The superstitions for iron are thought to originate in prehistoric times. It was used as a charm to ward off evil spirits.

Another aspect of the horseshoe that added to it’s good luck was the fact that it was commonly held in place by seven iron nails. Since ancient times, the number seven was considered very important.”