Grace Alley Treasures

Grace Alley Treasures for vintage and handmade gifts


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My Mosaic Flower Pot

Well enough snow has melted where I could finally make it out to my studio! Look what I found, a flower pit I made in the fall and forgot about once I couldn’t make it out there! What do you think? I like it a lot.

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The Garden Mosaic Table

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I have had this table base, which I got at the dump, for about 15 years! Lol I finally painted it , cut a top for it and finished the top with mosaic. Finally I have a table in the back yard!! 🙂


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Cooking from the compost #3 Jalapeno Jelly

So, I had about a pound of Jalapenos brought home from work cause they weren’t top notch and I decided to make jalapeno jelly with some of them. It kills me that so much food gets thrown away. Cut the bad piece off and eat it, cook it, preserve it but don’t throw it away!
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Yes they could look better. I trimmed them up and pureed them with apple cider vinegar, then put the mixture on the stove adding sugar and cooked it for 10 minutes at a boil.

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Voila! Jalapeno Jelly! Cost? Just the pectin. It’s ok if your food doesn’t look perfect! Really, it is.


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New items in my Etsy Shop. Are they right for your mom this Mother’s Day?

I’ve added some new vintage items as well as a few new handmade treasures in my shop on Etsy. My offerings and listings are forever changing and evolving. I thought I’d share some with you and thought maybe Mom might like some of these. We all need inspiration from somewhere. Have a peak!

Original Photograph in a handmade Shabby Chic Frame

Vintage Mary Gregory Vase

Vintage English Porcelain Flower Pot

Native American Tiger’s Eye Sterling Silver Stickpin

Vintage Tri Metal Primitive Ring

Hope you enjoy these items. Perhaps Mom will too!


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Dream to reality: My new studio dubbed my creative haven

So one of the reasons I bought the house I’m in was the garage! Crazy, you say?!? Maybe. But the space in there is great and all I could think about was being in there. I even thought about living in it and renting the house. Now that I did decide was crazy. lol, buy I didn’t give up on making the garage into an awesome studio and last year I finally was able to make some improvements and now am in the process of setting up shop so to speak. Take a look. What do you think?

 

I’m supper excited! The other exciting thing about this studio finally being ready to use is My business Grace Alley Treasures got it’s name from this studio’s location on Grace Alley! So, now you know the story behind my business name and the reason I bought my house. Was I crazy? You tell me! I love to hear your thoughts or your own stories behind your business or the reason you bought your house. Happy reminiscing all!!