Sunday, November 25, 2012

Los Gatos Specialties and Souvenirs

Recently we gathered together all of our Los Gatos items into one online selling site. We have created notepads, note cards, pendants, paperweights, bookmarks and luggage tags. All of these are designed and made by us. Kind of a one-stop site for Los Gatos souvenirs. Send greetings to your friends from Los Gatos ... Wish you were here in Los Gatos!

Los Gatos Notepads • Large $10.95 • Small $5.95

We have some other locally made notepads also available.
Los Gatos Cat Bookmark $23.95 each

Los Gatos Cat Luggage Tag $5.00 each

Set of 6 Note Cards $12.95 (Available individually only in the shop $2.49 each)

Los Gatos Round Silver Solder Pendants $19.95 each

Los Gatos Paperweights $19.95 each

Los Gatos Silver Solder Cat Pendants $19.95 each

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vintage-style Postcards and Tags

The American Tag Company produces a line of reproduction tags and postal cards. The tags are designer tags featuring art deco ladies and fashions. The postal cards come in two styles. One features international postcard designs. The other American designs. These are great for crafting, gift tags, and actual postcards. Another Made in America product.
Designer Tags • Set of 4 • $3.95

Postal Cards in American or International Designs • Set of 8 • $9.95

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Arrivals from Cindy Teyro

We just received a fresh selection of planters, bowls and stemware from The Teryos Collection. As usual, these whimsical handcrafted pottery pieces are just precious! Right now these new arrivals are just available here in our Los Gatos shop, but will be added to the online selection as time allows. You can inquire about these pieces from the photos below and we will be happy to send you more info, pricing, etc.
Our Teyros Collection
 Back row: Moonie, Daisy Bug, Edward & Stella (all $92.00 each)
Front row: Hannah Rose, Fey Rose & Mini Mooner (all $75.00 each)

 Back row are 2-piece planters: Ophelia Rose, Moonette & Poppy (all $125.00 each)
Front row: Mini Daisy Bug & Frenchie (all $75.00 each)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Whimsical Hand Crafted Clocks

Just in! These whimsical clocks are from Paper Wings Studio, an artist in Vancouver, Washington. He creates these wonderful, fantastical images and uses them in clocks, plaques and more. We love the clocks, so we decided to bring them into Vintages.  We now have a nice selection to choose from. These battery operated clocks vary in size and can hang on the wall or sit on a surface using an optional clock stand.
The clocks are $36.95 each. The optional stands are $1.95 each.

These are available in our shop in Los Gatos and online. We are currently stocking just one of each design, but Paper Wings Studio will ship quickly if you need a design that is out of stock.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Introducing Paperweights and Magnets Handmade By Susan

Susan has been busy creating some new handcrafted items. She introduced her steampunk necklaces earlier in the month, and now she is unveiling glass paperweights and metal magnets. These are wonderful gifts and, since some have a map of Los Gatos on them, they are a great souvenir of our beautiful town.

The magnets are made from metal stock that Susan decorates with a variety of images, maps and sentiments and are then coated with an embossing enamel. These vary in size and shape. They retail for $10.95 each.

The paperweights are 2-1/4 inches in diameter and all have specially chosen images, maps and sentiments on them. These retail for $19.95 each.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

2013 Art Calendars by Found Image Press

Our selection of 2013 calendars made by Found Image Press are in stock. These calendars are custom made from old postcard images here in the USA. We have chosen six calendars for 2013. All are desk-top calendars with a built in easel. Priced at $12.95 each. Great for any office. Excellent gifts. Get them while they last!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Carol Roeda Decorative Magnets for the Holidays

We just received our latest selection of decorative magnets from Carol Roeda Studios. These hand painted magnets are wonderful Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday decorations ... and they make perfect gifts. Here is a gallery of some of the new designs that we have in stock.

Friends forever! Dog ($14.95) • Cat ($12.95) • Friends ($14.95)
Fall magnet sets ($12.95 to $14.95 each set)
Pumpkins and Set of 3 Spiders ($14.95) • Jack-O-Lantern ($16.95)
Turkey in Hat ($16.95) • Give Thanks ($20.95)
Christmas Holiday sets ($12.95 to $14.95 each set)
JOY ($14.95) • Photo Ornament magnets ($16.95)
Christmas Tree ($18.95) • Reindeer ($16.95) • Santa Claus ($22.95)
We also have a wide array of other decorative magnets, so check us out ... and let your imagination be your guide.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Craftsman Tile from Janet Ontko

Janet Ontko is inspired by the simplicity and style of the Craftsman Movement: the honesty of the materials, the look of the clay, the touch of the potter. The return to the craft tradition compelled Janet to develop her own signature style.  We love her tiles and have offered them here at Vintages and online for several years. 

Decorative Clay Tiles • Here in tan and heather glazes • $45.95 each
Welcome Clay Tiles • Here in white and heather glazes • $49.95 each
Inspirational Word Tiles • $29.95 each
Janet explains her inspiration and methods:
My inspiration for creating these clay forms comes from my love of nature and nostalgia for vintage ceramic styles.  I've worked with clay all of my life and enjoy interpreting nature's details creatively.  By combining the two together, I have designed a distinct ceramic form for home and garden.  Each clay form is handmade using century-old techniques.  Glazed and kiln fired, they vary slightly in design and appearance making each one unique.
Janet attended CSU Fresno and has worked with a number of Fresno artists. Her studios are still in the central valley town of Fresno. She enjoys collecting vintage American art pottery and working in her garden and fishpond, drawing inspiration and relaxation from nature and art.
The incredible glazes created by Janet are translucent, as were the glazes of the great American art potteries of the early 1900s. These tiles are equally suited for hanging on the wall, setting on a table top, or attached to an inside backsplash or an outside wall to welcome your guests at your front door.
We hope you enjoy her work as much as we do.  Please peruse our shop site or drop by our store to see more of Janet's tiles.  And if we do not have the design or glaze you want, we will be happy to place a special order for you.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Embellish Your Story • Magnets by Carol Roeda

Carol Roeda has been making art and selling it since the early 1980s in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Today, Carol is using a little bit of paint and a whole lot of ingenuity to transform steel and magnets into a new decorating system to help you “Embellish Your Story.” With the quick click of a magnet, her hand painted metal adornments transform refrigerators, frames, mirrors, lamps, even walls into a means of personal expression, easily changed to express the joy of every celebration, every holiday, every season, for every reason.

The possibilities are endless, which is good because Carol does not like to be idle. She creates and dreams with her hands. She's an entrepreneur, artist, designer, inventor, a got-an-idea-in-the-middle-of-the-night-maker. She loves mix and match metal, color and clay, fabrics and graphics. She has a passion for making art, a passion for telling her story and a passion for selling her wares to customers who use her art to tell their story and make their traditions to communicate their feelings and express their hope for the future. And that is truly Art for a Reason.

Vintages has carried Carol Roeda's magnets and frames since earlier this year and these have been extremely popular. Along with the magnets, we have a wide variety of metal frames, wall hangings and such to create a changeable photo montage customized with your own photographs and magnets. These magnets and frames are all made in the USA. Come on in and Embellish Your Own Story!

Carol Roeda magnets are priced from $6.00 to $25.95, depending on size and complexity - most are in the $10 to $15 range. The frames are priced from $14.95 to $18.00 and wall hanging displays (which are great over stainless steel refrigerator doors) from $24.00 to $26.95.

The cute photographs of children in this post were taken by local Los Gatos photographer and artist Brenda Lucero. Along with portraits and photographs, Brenda is working on a unique series she is calling Fairy Tale Houses of Los Gatos.
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