Sunday, December 05, 2010

Featured Texas Glass and Pottery Artists

Tim deJong, Wimberley Glass Works

Tim deJong was born in Canada and Studied in New York. A visit to the beautiful Texas Hill Country inspired the formation of Wimberley Glass Works which opened in 1992. Today this Glassworks produces fabulous decorative Art Glass and Innovative custom lighting - the kind found in Design Magazines. This Working Studio has also become a tourist destination with live glass blowing demonstrations with seating for 90 people.

Check out the WGW web site and then visit PearlShops4U for a Signed WGW 1997 T deJong, Tornado Hankerchief Bowl in pristine condition.
Place a Bid before Dec 09, 2010 19:22:30 PST

Robert McCandless Design

Robert McCandless is an award winning art glass designer. For more than 18 years McCandless Design has been transforming fine crystal into works of contemporary art for the Modern home. His Clocks are simply Fabulous and there is a martini set to die for!

This Fabulous Contemporary McCandless Bowl sells for $100 on the artist's website. It's on Auction at PearlShops4U and will probably sell for the opening bid of just $34.99. A fabulous Gift for a Modern Home. Place a Bid before

Gerson Artworks of Texas

And now it's time for something completely different! Outsider Art by Alan Gerson, a self taught Mixed Media artist. His website is both Strange and wonderful. I think the Artist says it best: "One of a Kind Creations from the absurd to the Profound"

Unique Outsider Folk Art Skull Lamp By Gerson Artworks of Texas

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Outsider Art Skull Lamp

Just in time for Day of the Dead or Halloween, a Super Cool Signed Outsider Art Skull Lamp By Gerson Artworks of Texas. This lamp was sculpted from clay, cast in hydrastone and painted with acrylic in shades of Orange and Yellow. His bulging eyeballs are blue and there is even a "bug" in his nose! This Creepy Skull is mounted on a round wooden base. The white linen Shade is handpainted with Orange and Yellow Flames.

Creepy Skull Accent Table Lamp Light w Shade Halloween - eBay (item 360313270789 end time Nov-23-10 08:30:24 PST)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pearl's Latest Finds

Stop in to the store this weekend to check out Pearl's latest finds. The Holidays are right around the corner and Recycling is "IN" this year. Any collector will appreciate the thoughtfulness of a new vintage treasure. Pearl will be listing some interesting and Unique gift ideas and Vintage Treasures you can use to accent your Holiday Table. We wrap and securely pack each treasure like it is a gift and provide additional gift wrapping services upon request.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Retro Find of the Week

The Entertaining Season - Flatware First!

Just in time for the Entertaining Season! Invite the inlaws and set your table with matching vintage Flatware. See the Set! It's a Deal!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

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I recently found this really cute Blue Elephant Vase by SylvaC Pottery (1894-1982) England. An Adorable pale Blue Baby Elephant sits under a Golden Brown Palm Tree Vase. A Cheeky little Monkey Pokes his Head out of the Tree. This is Mold number 2430 with an Impressed 1950s Mark.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Cannibals!

eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

Gilner Pottery of California (1948-1958) created my most recent find of black pixies! Gilner is well known for a series of pixies which happen to be white. They also produced the "Happy Cannibals" which are Black Pixies with dimples, pointy ears and super mischievous expressions. Available on Ebay Now!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

PearlShops4U Grand ReOpening!

Well Guys & Gals, Pearl is happy to be back! After an extended Summer vacation, a few Good Sales (:0) Of Course!) downsizing and relocating, we have finally started unpacking Pearl's eBay Treasures. Stop by the Store to see the Retro and Vintage treasures we have listed. The holidays are right around the corner, and Pearl always packs her finds and treasures like gifts. Lets go back in time and Recycle History with Style this year.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

1999 Texas Longhorns vs OSU Game Team Signed Football

After winning a national championship, expectations were high for Mack Brown's second season. The Horns put together a 5 game winning streak and finished 1st place in the Southern Division of the Pac12 with a 9-5 record in 1999. It has been said the defensive line was possibly the best in school history. That year Casey Hampton led the team in tackles with 101, including 21 tackles for a loss. Shaun Rogers had an unbelievable 27 tackles for a loss, while Aaron Humphrey led the team with 30 quarterback pressures. Major Applewhite, who is currently a member of the coaching staff, was the quarterback. This fabulous football commemorates the Longhorns victory over Oklahoma State University. A Burnt Orange style blood bath! OSU's quarterbacks were sacked 9 times! Hook'em Horns!

This full sized white Wilson Ball is imprinted with 2 Longhorn Logos, Texas 34 Oklahoma St. 21 Lewis Stadium - Stillwater, Oklahoma November 6, 1999 You Are Special! and covered with autographs from the entire 1999 Texas Longhorns team and coaching staff including Mack Brown and Greg Davis. This ball has been stored in the included display case. The display case does show it's age.

To review the stats for the 1999 team Click Here and visit the Offical Longhorns site.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

British Colonial Style

Unlike the flowers and stuffiness of traditional British design, British Colonial fits my personal Ethnic Eclectic design sensibility. During the period of Colonialism the travelers of the day embraced elements of the native cultures and designs of the Colonies which included India, Africa, Asia and the West Indies.

I recently found a fabulous set of 6 Coffee Cups designed to serve Hot Toddies and Coffee Confections. Each cup is a figural representation of a man, complete with bushy eyebrows and mustache. Perhaps he is a a soldier in the British West India Regiment. A fabulous unexpected accent for the bar in your British Colonial Den!

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