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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!


Spring Cleaning Sale

18 Mar

Hello, friends! I wanted to take a moment to share some info about our current shop sale – the Spring Cleaning Sale! 

We’re participating with other members of the Vintage Michigan Team on Etsy in a coordinated “Featured Four” sale. Right now, the four items in the top row of our shop’s front page (Featured Items) are on sale at an awesome 30% discount off the regular price!

These items will be rotated with new items later this week, so make sure to check back again soon!

Our current Featured Four – 30% off:

This elegant art glass vase is so unique because of the way it was blown into the fancy metal frame and stand. A wonderfully vivid emerald green color, lustrous and worthy of a place of honor in your vintage home decor! Right now, $27.96!

Stunning in bright lime color, with soft milky stripes and gorgeous details! This hand blown glass art sculpture resembles the popular cornucopia style and would make a beautiful addition as vintage home decor! Right now, $13.96!

A classic design in elegant brass! This beautiful tapered candlestick holder is sure to make a great centerpiece for vintage home decor. Right now, $6.96!

A perfect addition to your home bar or man cave! This gorgeous 10 piece jasperware set by Jeannette Glass Company, circa 1950’s, features a white detailed Greek design over sage green of the “Hellenic” pattern series. Right now, $29.36!

For more vintage home decor inspiration and fabulous funky retro finds, visit One Rusty Nail on Etsy!

Happy Anniversary, One Rusty Nail!

18 Feb

It’s our shop’s first anniversary, but the celebration is all about YOU, our customers, friends, and fans!

We woke up this morning to our perfect anniversary gift – a feature on Etsy’s Front Page (see here)!

Now, it’s time to announce the first round of gifts to you…

Now live online – Anniversary Giveaway #1:

One lucky winner will receive this gorgeous vintage vase by Anchor Hocking, circa 1960’s. Emerald green is the leading trend color of 2013, and this eye-catching piece is a knock-out! Vase measures 3.5″ tall. Free USA shipping included! International extra.

Click here to get entered!

All you have to do is “Like” our Facebook page to access the giveaway entry (or be an existing fan, even better!). If that link does not work for you, access it directly by going to our Facebook page and clicking the “Free Giveaway” tab button (top, right).

A quick note about this giveaway: in the past, we’ve used the Stumbler Giveaway site, which is no longer in operation. We’re using a better, easier application this time, but it does not run the giveaways so open to the public as before. This is great news for you, because we’re expecting far less entries than our past giveaways, which means you have a far greater chance to win!


The Rusty Nail Anniversary Sale has launched!

Get 15% off any vintage item in our shop, now through March 4th! Enter coupon code ANNIVERSARY15 at checkout for instant savings! This coupon code can be applied to any item except for our handmade wood crafts.

This is just the beginning! Stay tuned for more promotions coming as we celebrate! Bookmark this post for future updates!

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Nail News

22 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Wishing you all a safe, happy, warm day with loved ones and good foods!

Shop News & Updates

Another wonderfully busy month for Arnold and I at One Rusty Nail! We’ve been pushing the new listings as consistently as possible, making sure we have a lot of variety and something for everyone, especially with the holidays creeping up so quickly now!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a moment to tell you how truly thankful we are for your continued support. If you’re reading this, then yes, that means YOU! Thank you! If it weren’t for our vintage-loving friends and awesome customers, we couldn’t do what we do. Having the opportunity for reason and purpose in hunting down vintage treasures and enjoying them with like-minded folks is such a pleasure. We are blessed. Thank you so much.

I had a shockingly fantastic surprise yesterday when I clicked to view the shop stats and noticed a spike in traffic… our milk glass pedestal planter had made it to Etsy’s Front Page! This is such an honor, one we’ve been hoping for and anxiously awaiting for such a long time! It’s our first time having an item in the coveted position, and the response in traffic (not only to the item, but to our entire shop as well) was terrific.


You may have noticed we’ve started a new Shop Section for vintage LP albums. A dear personal friend of mine is liquidating his collection of funky oldies, so we’ve begun listing them! There are 8 albums online so far, and we’ll add more to that collection a little at a time, depending on the interest generated. Many are still brand new, sealed in plastic!

The cold winter months means less opportunities for vintage hunting and picking, but we’re still hitting estate auctions and local sales to bring you unique vintage treasures. This month, we’ve been adding items with a holiday gifting focus – things that are in such good condition, they’re suitable for gift wrapping and giving! Lots of kitschy items, home decor trends, collectibles, and glassware coming your way!

Which leads me to tell you about the…

Vintage Michigan Team Holiday Sale

If you follow this blog or are a fan on Facebook, I’m sure you’ve heard all about this. But it’s definitely worth mentioning again! Hundreds (maybe thousands?) of items are on sale just in time for Christmas shopping.

I’m participating with other select shops from the Vintage Michigan Team in our collective 2012 Holiday Sale! Each shop is bringing their own great sales and promotions to the table, so I highly encourage you to check through this list of stores.

The One Rusty Nail holiday sale includes 15% off any purchase when you use coupon code VINTAGEMI at checkout.

We are also automatically including a FREE gift boxed upcycled pottery shard necklace with any $50+ order (before shipping costs).

These necklaces make great gifts for mothers and grandmothers – historical and pretty! They will arrive pre-gift-boxed and ready to put under the tree… or perhaps keep for yourself?!

The Holiday Sale runs until November 30th through all participating shops!