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Gorgeous Blue Ombre Stoneware Pottery Set

8 Mar

This vintage tea set is such a stunning find! Initially, we were drawn to the absolutely gorgeous hues of blue – definitely an eye-catcher. But to touch, hold, and feel the true weight and beauty of this handmade stoneware pottery in all its glory really takes it to the next level! Such a fabulous, unique collection. One of our all-time shop favorites, for sure!

Stoneware Pottery Tea Set, Signed Raquel Pérez, Venezuela

Gorgeous shades of periwinkle and pastel blues accent this natural stoneware vintage pottery with a brilliant ombre effect. Natural, charming, and perfect for cottage chic kitchen styling!

This listing includes a large tea set signed by studio pottery artist Raquel Pérez of Taller Artesanal, Venezuela. All pieces are included as shown: six teacups, a creamer pitcher, a lidded sugar bowl, and the perfectly-sized serving tray to complete the collection.

Excellent vintage condition. No chips, cracks, or structural damage found. Extremely light shelf wear is apparent on the bottom of the tray; otherwise, there are no signs of past use or wear.

Each piece in this lovely collection is stamped on the bottom by “Taller Artesanal” pottery studio.

The creamer pitcher bears an original hang tag, secured with soft rope, stamped with “Raquel Pérez, hecho a mano (handmade), Venezuela” as well.

This unique serving ware was crafted for utilitarian use and offered for sale at local markets. The overall beauty and charm made them exquisite tourist souvenirs and gifts, which is likely how this brilliant find made its way back to the USA, circa 1970’s.

For more unique finds, treasures and gift ideas, visit our shop: One Rusty Nail on Etsy.


Upcycled Living

9 Jan

Treasury time! Leave nothing to waste! This Etsy collection features all fabulous upcycled designs for the home. Great recycling inspiration here, including our vintage Coca Cola crate (for shelving or serving now!).

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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!