This is a vintage leaded glass box with hand-painted details. This is not a stencil or sticker decal.
A medium size, intricate trinket box for storing your most precious possessions, jewelry or keepsake memories! Makes a lovely gift for wedding, anniversary, birthday, Mother’s Day, valentine, etc. https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreaseAndGrace
•Lid hand painted
•Frosted glass sides
•The last two photos show the box with white paper inside, to see the art without the reflection. Does not come with paper.
Hand-crafted by our artist Deanna, here are some new Christmas ornaments with a vintage feel.
Retro ads are placed upon antique leaded glass.
These are beautiful enough to hang all year ’round!
Each is one-of-a-kind!
When we formed Grease and Grace four years ago, I don’t think we would have ever imagined our art on the red carpet.
Every time I ship a purse (or any of our art) to its new ‘forever home’, I think about its destination, and what it will be like. I consider where it’s lived before, and who with (all of our handbags are vintage!)
At the time, when I shipped this pretty blue and black metallic baby to her new home three thousand miles away in California, I couldn’t really comprehend how cool a life it was about to receive.
As the pictures rolled in from The Emmys 2016, I had tears in my eyes! What an honor, a real joy, to have a piece of our art on that magical red carpet of dreams. Beautiful and sweet Melissa of the Television Academy is the new owner of this pin-striped vintage handbag. It found its perfect home, and perfect owner!
Just look at that! Bringing the “Old Hollywood Style” back to Hollywood. Perfectly matched to her gown, it’s as if they were made to go together.
Thank you for sending us these fabulous and glamorous photos! We love it, and we are elated.
Dean Hogg is the artist behind the bags.
He has been working with pin-striping media for four decades. His love for 1950s style has created a classic look that is truly a blend of the past and present. Grease and Grace is a family owned company, of which Dean is the patriarch.
His published work, and an article on Dean can be seen here: http://fllmag.com/the-greaser/
It’s only the beginning, there will definitely be more. But remember, I’m a work at home mom, so time is limited ’til the wee one goes to kindergarten!
Until that time — Here are some pieces I’ve made on antique leaded glass. They measure about 5″x3″ (glass) + the beaded ribbon hanger.
It all started a few months back with this larger garden fairy piece.
Check out our store here to see the listings for each fairy tale princess., more photos, and purchase information.
Want to see a certain girl, or something else? Let us know in the comments!
This pretty lady sold before I had a chance to even list her on the etsy shop! More coming soon…
Each item is one-of-a-kind and hand made!
This line of retro-inspired ornaments is the work of our illustrator, Deanna. Her specialty lies in vintage themes, Victorian through Victory Garden. Stop by and see what’s new at our shop!
A pin-up cutie, rockabilly style, music loving fairy in her natural environment! Whimsical and exquisitely detailed. Meticulously hand painted. This art glass decor gives an heir of stained glass and looks lovely in a window or hanging on a wall.
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Something unique, something hand-made, something with retro flair!
Holiday gifts big and small made in the USA by family artists.
All items are made by the three of us, Cindy, Deanna, and Dean, with care and quality craftsmanship.
At Grease and Grace you’ll find Rockabilly and Retro-Inspired art, jewelry, & home decor. Enjoy! >>Shop Now<< SAVE 20% UNTIL 11/29 Use Coupon Code: TURKEY15
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!
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.”
Some of my earliest childhood memories are the insides of antiques shops. I really have grown up with it, I guess. Garages too (aren’t junk yards just the antiques shops of motor-heads?)
Everything old. Everything rusty, dusty, and buried. Hidden treasures, things to be refurbished, and things to leave as-is for that wonderful “old timey” feeling.
My family decorates with antiques and hand-me-downs or, I like to say, “heirlooms”. It’s a big time personality thing. I love Ikea, I do, I do, I do, but mostly, when I look around my humble abode, I want my eyes to rest on things that have history and say something about my personality. Things that tell a story (okay, maybe that’s the illustrator in me). Things that educate (how many things I have that no longer have a use or function in 21st century life that I can teach my wee one about!)
The coolest thing about the vintage lifestyle is that there is absolutely no need for it to be an elitist one. Unique finds and repurposed goods become the loveliest and most telling home decor, without breaking the bank.
As I said, I grew up in it. I grew up surrounded by these ghosts of the past, and I would imagine I was there. Wherever there may be. These material goods had the power to transport a young girl to other eras and build an interest in history. So, now I see my daughter doing the same thing. Most recently at the coolest hidden gem in Lancaster County,Black Kat Kollectibles. She’s imagining her own world there, just like I used to many moons ago in similar shops.
In case you don’t know, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, well, most of the Central PA region, is highly renowned for it’s “antiquing” accessibility. People travel quite a distance to shop here. There’s a lot of other wonderful reasons to visit Lancaster County, but I’ll leave that to another website.
Black Kat Kollectibles is a mecca for the rockabilly-inspired shopper. Owned and operated by Rose and AJ Nutter, the shop is a breath of fresh air, being operated by the new generation of “antiquers” and “pickers.” It’s very cool to see that other “young folks” are interested, and it’s even cooler to see a shop dedicated to the “scene” as it were.
In her words: The best part about being a vintage shop owner is sharing vintage with others. It’s not about the money, or even about the thing someone is buying. It’s about the history and culture it once brought to our world. It’s also about the joy and happiness it brings someone. Best job on the planet.
From their website:
Black Kat Kollectibles carries various vintage and retro items with rockabilly and midcentury modern influences. When you visit, expect to see vintage books, retro kitchen items, vinyl records, glassware, vintage Halloween/Christmas, tin signs, 1950’s-60’s barware, vintage men and women’s clothing/shoes/accessories, pyrex, kitschy collectibles, vintage toys, ephemera, artwork and much more.
Unique vintage finds comes from all over the East coast, handpicked by the owner.
The shop is also a co-operative so there are a large variety of items available from different vintage dealers.
We at Grease and Grace proudly have our handmade retro-inspired art at Black Kat Kollectibles. We really encourage you to check out BKK. If you are local to the area, you may have missed it in your normal hustle and bustle of daily life. It’s well worth the trip.
And if you’re not local, then even more reason to plan a trip and head in. It’s gorgeous out here, and there’s hidden treasures right under your nose.
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This line of keepsake / memory / jewelry box items are a combination of skills by father-daughter team Dean and Deanna. Shabby Chic style, they are either refurbished vintage or embellished new to look antique/retro. Deanna does the painting and embellishments and box interiors and Dean does the pin-striping.
This is an antique cedar box featuring Deanna’s Illustration. The art is original and hand painted, this is not a decal.
•Handles on sides •Felted interior (removable) •Interior of lid has metal rods for containing loose items (this likely used to be a sewing box) •Lock and key which were found in box are included •Large, spacious interior. Good for an array of uses. •Stylish cedar box has dovetail woodworking and gorgeous coloring. •”Blessed Be” message is written on the raven’s ribbon. •Intricate and laborious hand painted & inked design. It looks lovely in the light, showcasing some areas of the painting which have metallic paint. See above photos. (contents of box aside from lock and key, not included, for reference only) ___________________________________________________________________________