Thursday, May 14, 2015

It's Spring and time to be enjoying your outside space!  What can you do to make it even more enjoyable?  Well, you could put a new fountain in your yard, like this lovely fountain featuring metal calla lilies!!


Prefer something in a more simple,  rustic taste?  This Apple Barrel Fountain is perfect for a country setting, or country style!


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Check these and many other fountains out at Jill's Treasure Chest and find the perfect accent for your backyard paradise!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Scrollwork Candle Stand

I love candles and was particularly attracted to this candle stand on my website, Jill's Treasure Chest.

 Scrollwork Candle Stand with Vase
It is 14 7/8" x 14 7/8" x 12 1/2" high; vase: 4" x 4" x 9 3/4" high and made of Iron and glass.   The tapered glass vase in the center is surrounded by six glass candle cups waiting to be filled with your favorite scented or unscented votive candles.  This candle stand will dress up your table beautifully!!!

Stop by Jill's Treasure Chest to see what other candle stands you can find for yourself or a special person in your life!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

The all new Jill"s Treasure Chest!!!

I recently obtained a new website filled with thousands of great gifts, home decor, collectibles, and more.  This is something I've wanted to do for a long time, and finally was in the position and the right motivation for doing it.

My favorite group of items is the outdoor decor.  I love all the little statues, plant stands, garden stakes, and fountains.  But my very favorite is the wind chimes.

Several years ago I moved to a 5 acre lot with a double wide mobile home.  We had a well with an electric pump.  It was really lovely there and I knew we would all be very happy.

Until the ice storm which took out our power for a week.  Tree branches were heavy with ice and broke, breaking the power lines.  The power lines themselves were so icy that they became heavy and stretched out so the lay on the roads.  Even the wind chimes I'd placed on the patio had frozen and were silent in the cold.

We spent that week trying to stay warm and fantasizing about hot showers streaming down over us, steaming up the bathroom mirrors.

One morning I awakened to that familiar tinkling sound of my wind chimes blowing in the breeze.  It took me a moment to realize what that meant.  The temperature had risen above freezing and the ice was melting.  The power was restored later that day.

The gentle sound of wind chimes has remained a sign of comfort and well being.  That sound that says everything will be alright.

Jill"s Treasure Chest has several wind chimes that can create that same sense of peace for you.








Check out Jill's Treasure Chest to find your own special Wind Chimes!!!








Sunday, April 21, 2013

Trees

I wanted to show off my new trivet.  It is glazed a luscious peach color and has a tree hand painted over the unfired glaze in brown, with a black outline and off white highlights.  I think it came out rather nice!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Easter Ceramics

It's amazing what treasures you find when you go through crates.  I've had this piece for several years and always intended to list it during the Easter season.


As you can see, it depicts the figures of Mary and Jesus following the Crucifixion.  It is a slip cast piece, and is finished simply with an ecru color wash and glitter highlights.  I really love the simplicity of this piece and especially the reminder of the sacrifice made for us by Jesus.

Blessings and Peace.
Jill

Sunday, March 10, 2013

New Earrings on ArtFire

I recently listed 3 new pair of earrings in JillsTreasureChest on ArtFire.  They all have one new thing in common.  I have little spirals at the bottoms of the dangling head pins.


These lovely earrings feature frosted faceted glass beads, garnet fire polished crystals, and small garnet beads dangling from a gold toned diamond shaped chandelier.


I love the silver toned chandeliers in these earrings.  They are so delicate and lightweight.  There are 2 small hematite beads included in the bottom dangles of each earring.  Note the tiny spirals on the bottoms of the dangles.


These earrings feature blue jasper beads and smoky crystal beads suspended from a silver toned double loop chandelier.

I'm always excited about including a new technique with my jewelry and hope to bring more variety to this shop, JillsTreasureChest on ArtFire.




Sunday, February 24, 2013

AEbbeson

AEbbeson is owned and operated by Amy Ebbeson in Wocester, Massachusetts.  Her jewelry embraces the inner goddess, Buddhist or pagan sensibilities with bold colors, large stones, and a mixture of beads from cultures that wouldn't necessarily be found together.  She states she uses numerology, astrology, and the Law of Attraction in creating her jewelry.

This piece is reserved for someone, but since we know I am very attracted to purple, I had to show it.  It is called Clarity and features fluorite and amethyst.

This necklace is called Isis- Bold Goddess Queen    It was created from silver and turquoise with aquamarine accents.










This cinnabar and bone necklace also has lamworked beads, created by Amy.  Red and white symbolize purity and cleansing in the Buddhist culture, according to Amy.





Stop by AEbbeson for more bold and unusual jewelry!  There is sure to be something special there.