Thursday, May 6, 2010

Feature Friday: Peabodies GlassHouse

Peabodies Glasshouse is another wonderful Etsy shop that recycles. They have aprons, necklaces, earrings and more :) They have wonderful necklaces made with a collection of different beads and charms in wonderful colors!

Christina Paino Ferguson and Michelle Paino are a sister duo from the south side of Atlanta. We base our shop out of Christina's home in Newnan. We currently sell necklaces, earrings, and aprons. However, we are in the process of adding bracelets, ornaments, and fabric birds.

We come from a family of creative people. Much of our childhood was spent exploring the floral wonderland that was our grandparents' backyard. There was, however, one restricted area--the glasshouse. No children were ever allowed in the glasshouse. So of course, since we knew where the key was hidden we (the usually obedient children) snuck in. The glasshouse was filled with a menagerie of stained glass. It was our grandmother's stained glass workshop. Mesmerized by the colors, our creative inspiration was born. Since we spent so much time growing up at our grandparents' house, Norman Herold and Imogene Peabody, we decided to honor them by naming our business after the Peabodys.

The decision to start our business came from a need for a creative outlet. From a young age, we had a passion for art, design, and color combinations. We enjoy the process of making art as much as the final product, and have a constant need to try new things. We have each used a variety of traditional methods to create art in the past, but most recently we have been working with fabric and jewelry making. We look
forward to learning about more avenues to express ourselves through our artwork. We hope to ignite that same joy and excitement in each buyer.

We love all things vintage and retro. This love inspired us to repurpose many of these items. We enjoy putting a new spin on the old things in which we love. Our addiction is beads! Christina loves reds, while Michelle can't pass up blues. We inspire each other. Each of us has a desire to create, but gain motivation and inspiration from the other. While collaborating and brainstorming, we feed off of each others ideas. Separately we come up with good ideas, but together we come up with great ones.

For Michelle, the first apron, A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Kitchen, was the piece she enjoyed making the most. We collected a variety of fabrics, sheets, pillowcases, curtains, skirts, shirts, dresses, belts, and scarves. The decision to make aprons was work in progress for several years until Michelle secretly learned to sew and surprised Christina with over 20 recycled aprons. Christina enjoys making any necklace in which she can incorporate a vintage charm.

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/peabodies
Become a fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Newnan-GA/Peabodies-Glasshouse-Creations/107994449225534?ref=nf

We both really love
YAVA Glass and Marcie Jane Designs on Etsy. Each features recycled bottle materials.

5 comments:

  1. I'm lovin' that there apron !
    Happy Friday !!!

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  2. Beautiful colors in the blue apron!!!

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  3. Great finds Audrey!

    I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  4. So many pretty things in that shop!! The birds are wonderful!

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  5. What a lovely post. Happy Mother's Day to you.

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