Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Special Gift For Mom!

Dear Mother - 30
Mother's Day Kitty - 30
I Love You Mom - 30

Thinking about the perfect gift for Mother's Day?  We have a beautiful group of limited addition Gals that will make any momma proud!  These ladies are ready to be shipped right away and can fill your mother's heart with Joy. :)
If you see something(s) you love, just email us at crystalandben@vintagebycrystal.com and we'll let you know if they're still available and how to purchase. Or simply skip on over to our Etsy shop and pick them up there.

Hooray! to all the wonderful moms out there!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Come see us at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck NY!

Ben and I are winding up for our very first show of the year!!  And our very first show with Olive!  It's a little more than a month away and we'll be whipping up a host of amazing original, one of a kind pieces (along with all the classic favorites) to offer up at Country Living Magazine's Country Living Fair!  We were honored to have been invited and I'm so so so excited.  I'm a huge fan of Country Living Magazine and this fair offers up a way to sort of live inside the magazine for a weekend.  What can be better than that?!  They have shuttles to and from the CL House of the Year where you can go on a tour (can't wait for that!!!), get your old things appraised by the CL appraisal expert, Helaine Fendelman, chat with Cari of Cash and Cari of HGTV (love her show!) and the Fabulous Beekman Boys, and best of all...bring home lots and lots of amazing old and newly handcrafted loot!

Save the Date!
Rhinebeck, New YorkJune 6-8, 2014
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Get your Tickets in advance here!


Hot off the Press!

 Ben and I recently had the pleasure of being a part of this amazing Japanese magazine called "Little Thing".  They did an interview and a beautiful three page spread complete with photos and adorable graphics, like the Red Riding Hood ribbon borders!  Even though I sort of know what the interview says...I do wish I could read it straight from the magazine, but alas, it's gibberish to me.  Beautiful gibberish that I'm not quite clever enough to understand!  

They don't sell this magazine on newstands here in the US, but they do have available at this website:

I highly recommend ordering a copy, you'll be hooked!  It's absolutely gorgeous and chock full of amazing images and inspiring objects and collectibles.  It's thick and will entertain you for some time just looking at the photos.  If you can speak Japanese...bonus.  Little Thing magazine.

 At the same time, we also had the pleasure of having our little peacock pictured in the popular German magazine, Petra.  He goes quite well with the sophisticated objects he's pictured with. 

A fine day in the media I say!  :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mother Day pieces in the works...

Have you thought about your mom lately?  We have!  We've got some very pretty new Mother's Day pieces in the works right now.  A few limited editions of 4 and a few one of a kinds.  Stay tuned...they'll be done soon and we'll let you know about them, right here on the blog!  :)  Now...back to work!  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring or No Spring?

 The snow is gone the snow is gone!!  Or is it?

The poor chickens had such a rough winter.  Poor Florio, despite a heat lamp and some protective vasoline, he still lost part of his comb.  This photo was taken earlier this winter.

This was taken right after the first of MANY snow storms.  It's comparatively shallow at this point.

But at long last!!  This is the last of the enormous build-up of snow!  In this particular spot it got up to four feet high!

But last week...just a little remains.  And this week...all gone!!  Yay!!  This past weekend I was able to dig up some parsnips that had overwintered in the garden for our Passover feast!

The cement kitty and succulents can't wait to come back to life!

But then...last night...Ben let Winnie outside after falling asleep on the couch.  He came back in and asked me if he had slept through all of the spring, summer, and fall.  I was confused.  Then he told me to look outside. 


Ugh...  I woke up this morning hoping it had been a dream.  Nope.  It is really pretty though.  Right?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Update!

 Easter Delivery (chalk and spun cotton) - SOLD

  We are just a hand full of days away from Easter!  And what better way to "hop" into the celebration than to have one last batch of playful cuties for this time of year.  We have bouncing bunnies, cheerful chicks, elegant eggs, and a bunch more sprouting spring surprises!  I hope you all enjoy. :) 

Please note that our email address has changed to crystalandben@vintagebycrystal.com  

As usual, this blog update offers first dibs on our new spun cotton one-of-kind figures. If you see something(s) you love, just email us at crystalandben@vintagebycrystal.com and we'll let you know if they're still available. First come first served! we'll update item status in this post as often as we can to make it easier for you to know what's available. Items often get scooped up quickly, so make your selection as swiftly as you can, you can always add available pieces to your order later.  Also feel free to include second choices in case your first choice is unavailable, but make sure you label them "second choice".  Click on photos to enlarge.
 Shipping is $3.50 for one item and $1 per additional item up to $6.50, then additional pieces are free.  All paid orders will ship out immediately via first class mail and should arrive within a few days.  If you prefer 1-3 day priority shipping, please let us know (there will be an additional $3 charge).  We send Paypal invoices via email unless you specify that you'd rather pay via check. And of course email us if you have any questions!

Happy Shopping! 

Rabbit Rider - SOLD
Chick Rider - SOLD

Snail Egg Girl - SOLD
Chick Egg Bunny Child - SOLD

Miss Hippity Hoppity - SOLD
Little Robin - SOLD

Miss Pansy - SOLD
Miss Daisy -SOLD
Miss Forget-me-not -SOLD
Miss Hydrangea -SOLD

Sweetie Pie - SOLD
Miss Chicklet - SOLD

Needle Felted Zola Bunny (box) - SOLD
Needle Felted Ellen Bunny - SOLD

Needle Felted Poppy Bunny - SOLD

Spring Wings - SOLD
Boy Blue - SOLD

Eggcited Girl - SOLD

Yippy Skippy - SOLD
Sunday Sammy - SOLD

Miss Avery (real dyed egg) - SOLD
Miss Harper (real natural egg) - SOLD

Miss Adora - SOLD
 Tasha Tutu -SOLD

 Basket Baily - SOLD
Basket Bixy -SOLD

Easter Cluster - SOLD
Miss Cotton - SOLD

 Hopping Buddies - SOLD
Brown Garden Rabbit - SOLD 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Update Sneak Peek!

Here’s a little sneak peek at some of what’s in store for tomorrow’s update!  This is only a portion of what you'll see.  I'm still working on finishing up more Easter girls and boys, bunnies and also...collaboration pieces made by both my mom and me!
Hope to “see” you here at 11:00am EST!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Update Announcement!

Yay!! Spring is finally starting to show her beautiful face here in our part of the world!  And as we say goodbye to the cold, making one final snow angel in the only little patch of snow in our yard, we have been flowing with inspiration to make our last gorgeous spring and Easter collection.  If you're looking to fill an Easter basket with something extra special, you won't want to miss this update!

Blog readers get first dibs as usual and if you'd like to be notified about upcoming blog updates and special events, just sign up for our mailing list on the right side of my blog, or leave a comment with your email address


New one-of-a-kind pieces will be available for purchase on:

Tuesday, April 15th - here, the blog - 11:00 am EST
Please note that our email address has changed to crystalandben@vintagebycrystal.com