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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Twisting the night away.

My latest obsession is twisting - wire that is.


New Listings from Cottonridge Vintage
 Now available in the vintage shop. More to come soon. I wasn't kidding when I said I was obsessed!

on etsy.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

All handmade flowers on sale!

All of the handmade flowers in my shop, Cottonridge Emporium, are on sale for $10 plus shipping each. Here's a preview. Follow the link below for a closer look at everything on sale.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Clearance Sale!

Clearance sale in my hand made shop. All items in sale are Final Sale, coupons are not valid on these items.

Final Sale Items

on etsy

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I've been listing in the Vintage Shop.

All girlie stuff today!

Two very nice pink and white old vintage hankies. Just $9 for both.

I love cake stands and as one of my favorite auctioneers used to say "She's a beauty!". $30

Silver plate is another of my faves and I sometimes bid on it in lots. Boy was I thrilled when I found this in a lot I was thinking I got carried away on! I love its ornate raised grape edge! $36

Cranberry glass is another thing that's pretty popular at the auctions I attend. This sweet little pitcher was a great catch! $35

If you've got a minute stop by and take a look!

on etsy

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Just Listed ~ Special Order

Oh, Josie! Your teapot is ready! Lol, I just listed this special order in my handmade shop, CottonridgeEmporium. Josie saw this teapot in my sold items and asked that I paint one just for her. I sure do hope she likes it 'cause I had fun painting it!

If you see something in my sold items just drop me a note and I'll be happy to do my best to recreate it just for you.

~ Glenda

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New to the shop and transferring my domain name.

Well I'm back. Did you miss me? Several days ago I decided to not renew my .com domain name with my provider and to look for a cheaper alternative. Found one right away and started the transfer. Then my .com disappeared for 3 days.  I guess it went pretty smooth considering. I'm just glad it was only 3 days. Anyhow, I'm back now and at a cheaper rate!

So here's what's new at Cottonridge Vintage:

This cute little canvas bag is from WW II. It's stamped "US Optical Gas Mask M1" on the front. 

I'm not sure what the symbol represents.


There are the neatest black metal snaps that close it securely.

On the inside of the flap it's stamped "M5 E.A. Lot 63".

It has a canvas shoulder strap that can be adjusted with metal hardware. 

You can see from the photos it has a few small age holes. They look like they are burns from sparks to me. There are also some places where someone wrote on it in ink. They're pretty faded now but are still visible (enlarge the photos to see them).

WW II US Optical Gas Mask Carrier


Available from 

on etsy.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Baby Doll, a Cloche and a Giveaway.

I listed two new things in the vintage shop today. A cloche and pedestal that I assembled from vintage items. It think it's petite and charming.

Doesn't it look cute with this little bird figurine in it?

Sorry, the bird's not included, but I'm sure you have some ideas.

And look at this sweet American Character Baby Doll.

I only got her because the other lady who always fights me for the sweet little dolls was late to the auction! I guess it pays to be on time. Lol, isn't that terrible of me!

Both are available in my shop 

But wait, don't go yet!
I'm also having a giveaway on my facebook page for my artfire shop, Sweet Southern Vintage. You can win a set of these cute little bottlebrush trees

Go here to enter!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Create a timeless vintage display.

You may know by now that I love the images and ideas you can find from around the world by browsing the internet. Recently, in my net travels, I came across this lovely vintage display as part of a New Year's celebration. If you love it as much as I do you can find two of the pieces needed to recreate the look in my shop


A wonderful 1800s Victorian style quadruple silver butter dish with its etched dome lid would be a lovely fill in for the candy dish. You don't need to mortgage the house to own it either.

find it in my shop here

Then pair it with this old silver-toned pocket watch that's been around the block a few times. Available at just the rite price!

find it in my shop here 

for all your vintage needs: Cottage, Shabby, Farmhouse, French, 
Industrial and Handmade Vintage Inspired.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday Night Finds.

Almost every Friday night I attend a local auction. My Mom and I have reserved seats, lol. Last night there was an unusually large crowd, but I was lucky enough to bring home this haul...

I love the old turquoise step stool. Its wonderfully distressed and is showing some of the red paint that was its original color in the back. The little footstool is a gem, too.

See the little dog, he's a keeper. I know he's a likeness of Spuds McKensie (sp?), but to me he looks very much like my little granddog, Monkey. He's even the same size! And the lovely cake stand is a birthday gift for my dear Aunt. (Shhh! Don't tell her.) All the other pieces are going in my shop.

Including some lovely old English china and some blue onion.

And three matching silver plate pieces and an old horsehair basket that I'm going to fill with linens and lace.

If you're interested in purchasing any of these pieces before they're listed just send me an email at

Thanks for visiting! Y'all come back soon! (how corny right?)

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Today's a great day for painting!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Just off my worktable.

A special order for a dear customer.

Ladybug Fairy Paintcan by CottonridgeEmporium.

Monday, May 14, 2012

My favorites.

I have many, many items in my vintage shop and they all hold some sort of fascination for me. I must admit, though, that I do have my favorites! They are not always the oldest, nor the rarest, nor the most expensive, but there is something about each one that calls to me. If you collect I'm sure you know what I mean. Here's my latest favorite...
Available from CottonridgeVintage

Plus, Thank you to Debra at Common Ground for featuring my French Chalkboard in Marketplace Monday! It gave me such a thirll to see it large as life in my feed this morning! Lord knows I need all the thrills I can get on a rainy Monday morning when I have a cold! Thank you again, Debra!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I'm still obsessed!

Here are some of the tattered flowers I've made lately all grouped together. I've had to postpone more for awhile in order to work on a special order painting project. Maybe that's a good thing.

You can find the tattered flowers in my etsy shop CottonridgeEmporium.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Gardenias from the garden.

Our gardenia bush is covered with white fragrant flowers. I cut a few branches and brought them in for the kitchen table. Wow, do they smell wonderful!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Can't stop making roses.

I can't seem to stop making these large roses! My little portable workstation is starting to overflow with them. If y'all want to stop by and relieve me of a few I won't mind at all, lol. Just hop on over to CottonridgeEmporium on etsy.

I'm linking up with Debra over at Common Ground for Monday Marketplace. Be sure to stop by and check out all the wonderful things peeps are sharing!

See y'all there...

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Once on my work table, now in my etsy shop?

(please ignore the background!)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

On my work table this weekend.

It's oval. It's black and white. All I can show you right now is this.

Stay tuned. The finished product is coming soon, I hope!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New in my shop for Mother's Day.

Corsages handmade from vintage fabrics, linens and lace. Trimmed out with vintage bling.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It's in the 80s here and I have Snowmen!

Primitive hand painted snowmen on shipping tags. They're suitable for hanging on a gift, adorning a prim item you already have or for decorating the tree when that time rolls around. And it will.


You can get as many as you want, but they come in sets of 6. 

A gentleman and a dude.

Ooops! That's not a snowman! It's a little crow with a flag in his mouth, but I think he fits in fine. Santa Snowman is risking all.

And finally, two little snowmen in the snow.

Available in my etsy shop CottonridgeEmporium,