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Bavarian Decanter & Shot Glass Set by Anheuser-Busch

24 Mar

Wunderbar! Who can resist such an adorable collection?! We were instantly drawn to this traditionally German-styled set by its beautiful coloring and detail. The artisan faux “aging” technique gives it so much rustic charm and character. That cobalt blue glaze is so lustrous, very eye-catching. 

This is one of those treasure hunt finds that starts out as love at first sight based solely on appearances, but ends up completely surprising you with its degree of rarity, too. Some careful research shed light on the origin and process of this collection – what a gem!

Anheuser-Busch Ceramarte German Decanter & Shot Glass Set

This 7-piece collection was created exclusively for Anheuser-Busch / Budweiser as a LIMITED EDITION promotional set in 1976. It includes a highly-detailed decanter with cork stopper and six matching shot glass cups in traditional Bavarian styling.

Everything in this set is made of thick, quality ceramic and is hand painted. All pieces feature a wonderful raised design, adding great texture!

Each piece is highly stylized, crafted with a rough paint technique in brown on the exteriors, creating a faux “aged” effect.

The center imagery on both sides of the decanter (boy and girl kissing on the front, a floral spray on the back) features a striking, deep cobalt blue glaze background.

The six matching cups are each adorned with the same costumed figures – three cups with the girl, three cups with the boy.

Truly a colorful, fun, quaint little set to own – whether for decorative purposes in the home bar, or for functional use. Definitely an eye-catching conversation piece!

This collection is in great vintage condition. No chips, cracks, or structural damage found to any piece. We’ve gently cleaned this set prior to listing, and as you can see, the brown “aged” appearance is artist-applied, NOT dirt or wear. Clean interiors on all pieces. No signs of past use (other than display, perhaps) found.

The set was created as a limited edition promotional product for Anheuser-Busch / Budweiser in 1976 by Ceramarte, Brazil. It is completely hand painted, and all pieces bear the signature logo backstamp of Ceramarte.

The decanter is marked “Coracao” stamped in the mold. Model number (as identified in collector’s catalogs) is CS31, part of the “Early Years” collection.

Own this amazing vintage Anheuser-Busch collector’s set today! Have a peek through our shop for other rare vintage collectibles, too!


Nail News

9 Jan

Welcoming 2014, and Happy New Year to all! Seems like forever since One Rusty Nail‘s last Nail News shop update, and we have a lot of new things to share!

Shop News & Updates

First up, a note of thanks – to all our customers! The 2013 holiday season was a great success and we’re so very grateful to each and every sale. Your purchases allow us to continue to do what we love (treasure hunting!) and keep our shop continuously stocked with new and interesting vintage finds. Seriously, thank you!

We are fast approaching February now, and we’ve been planning some shop events to celebrate our two-year Etsy shop anniversary. This includes special sales, a giveaway, and other promotions similar to last year’s celebration. Keep an eye out for upcoming details later in January!

Valentine’s Day approaches! Gifting vintage to your sweetheart is always a fun idea, and we’re here to help!

We offer direct gift shipping to a recipient – near or far – with all the added personal touches of colorful matching tissue paper, quality packing materials, and a gift tag with your own personalized heartfelt message enclosed. You pick out their gift, we’ll handle the rest!

Clearance Sale Time!

It’s a new year, and we’re saying “out with the old!”

We’ve recently created a new shop section called CLEARANCE SALE. This spot will be regularly updated with items rotating in (primarily those that have been hanging around our shop for 4+ months). For the most part, once items enter the Clearance section, if they are not purchased and expire, they will NOT be renewed.

That means, if you’ve had your eye on something in there, please make sure to scoop it up at your earliest convenience because once it’s gone, it’s gone!

Our rule of thumb for the Clearance section is keeping the majority of items there under $10, with absolutely nothing ever going over $15. Some items will be marked down to 80% – 90% off original listing prices!

We have limited space in our store room, and One Rusty Nail is constantly changing and evolving. We have to keep our vintage goodies moving!

Ads, Ads, Ads!

As you may know, last year we merged our sister-shop, AdvertiZING, with One Rusty Nail to offer our vintage advertising ephemera in the same place. We’ve seen a resurgence of interest in our ads over the past month, so we’ve recently been busy sorting through our extensive collection of old magazines and pulling out the best advertisements to get listed!

Vintage ads make wonderful home decor! We ship them loosely rolled in a secure tube mailer, and we include a freebie or two with every purchase.

Simply slip your ad into a frame to hang a touch of authentic old-fashioned charm to any space. These work great in the kitchen, man cave, and beyond!

Ads make unique gift ideas, too. Our ads are listed at just $5.95 each. Browse the current collection inside our shop section Paper Ephemera & Ads.

Thank you for reading, following our blog, and continuing to support our shop! Here’s wishing you a happy, prosperous 2014!


Get Your Independence On!

3 Jul

Treasury time! Glad I got these awesome vintage Diet Pepsi “skinny” glasses listed yesterday – just in time for 4th of July themes! Great red, white, and blue finds in this beautiful Etsy collection. Happy Independence Day to all!

‘Get Your Independence On!’ by shopshrew

American Flag, Memorial Day,…


Fish brooch – Set of 3, felt…


Vtg Red White Blue Metal Fil…


80s Blue Colorblock Leather …


Crochet Tube Hoop Earrings, …


American Pilot Airline Red W…


blue red triangle earrings, …


Vintage Red White and Blue S…


American Flag pillow cover /…


Space earrings studs, galaxy…


Jazz Age Cow Figure


Navy blue red white and blac…


Vintage Wolverine Tin Toy Ch…


Vintage 1950s Dress – 50s Dr…


Vintage Children’s Kalei…


Diet Pepsi Tumbler Set – &qu…


Upcycled Coca Cola Crate & Glass Mugs Gift Set

3 Jan

We’ve come across a stash of beautifully rustic old soda pop crates, and the ideas are churning for some awesome new upcycled items. There are so many amazing crate creations available on Etsy – the creativity is stunning! But we’re trying to stay off the beaten path with our crates in hopes of creating something totally new that hasn’t been done before.

Our first crate is being released with a little versatility. We had a really nice set of vintage Coca Cola glass mugs to put in the shop, but decided to pair them with a matching Coke crate as a unique gift set. Have a peek:

A one-of-a-kind gift set for the Coke lover in your life, or perhaps a great accent for the Man Cave! This rustic antique Coca Cola crate and matching heavy glass mugs will make a bold conversation piece in any vintage home decor scheme.

Old crates are so trendy and desirable because of their versatility! This crate can easily hang on the wall, as shown, and lined with the mugs for functional kitchen or bar shelving and storage. Or, lay it flat with your mugs and beverages inside to use it as a heavy-duty serving tray.

From rustic decoration to functional use; from the Man Cave to a chic farmhouse wedding – the possibilities are endless!

This particular crate is stamped on the inside with “Chattanooga, 1970”. It is in very rustic vintage condition, and has been in storage for more than 20 years. It’s dusty and grungy, with tarnish and rust on the metal side buckles and paint wear throughout, showing great character of age and stunning rustic charm!

Pits, chips, scuffs, scratches, and even a doodle of permanent marker on one end – all the qualities of history show vividly on this piece. The important thing, however, is that it has retained its tough durability and solid construction through the years. This crate is still tight with no missing pieces.

Crate measures 18″ long, 11.5″ wide, 4″ high. It can easily be mounted on the wall, but hanging hardware is not included.

The four collectible glass Coca Cola mugs are included, as shown. These glasses are made of very thick glass – heavy duty and insulating too! Each mug features a frosted appearance, with the large Coca Cola signature logo and detailed bottle design on the front, and miniature Coke bottles lined on the back.

For more funky upcycled creations, visit The Upcycled Collection in our shop! And stay tuned – we’ll have more new listings there soon!