CreationsOurWay

Creations Our Way

Johannesburg, Michigan 46 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (8)

CreationsOurWay

Creations Our Way

Johannesburg, Michigan | 46 Sales

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Rick and Sharon Greenhoe

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Rick and Sharon Greenhoe

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Hand painted by Sharon. Hand crafted by Rick. Together we are Creations Our Way.

Our hand painted pots are for decorative purposes only. They are never intended to be used on a hot stove or heater. Most of our pots are vintage, not new, and will wear their history. We spend our spare time searching for these vessels in antique shops, resale stores and flea markets so don’t expect a new pot. I will always post pictures of all angles of the pot, inside and out in my postings so you will know what to expect.

All of our products are handcrafted and finished with an exterior spray paint. We suggest you bring them inside during harsh winter seasons. Do not scrub, soak or place in dishwasher. Simply wipe them down and if you wish, to assure they last many years, you might spray them with any type exterior spray varnish before putting them back out to display and enjoy.

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Last updated on Sep 29, 2019

We are pleased to announce Free Shipping on all items $30 and up.

Hand painted by Sharon. Hand crafted by Rick. Together we are Creations Our Way.

Our hand painted pots are for decorative purposes only. They are never intended to be used on a hot stove or heater. Most of our pots are vintage, not new, and will wear their history. We spend our spare time searching for these vessels in antique shops, resale stores and flea markets so don’t expect a new pot. I will always post pictures of all angles of the pot, inside and out in my postings so you will know what to expect.

All of our products are handcrafted and finished with an exterior spray paint. We suggest you bring them inside during harsh winter seasons. Do not scrub, soak or place in dishwasher. Simply wipe them down and if you wish, to assure they last many years, you might spray them with any type exterior spray varnish before putting them back out to display and enjoy.

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About CreationsOurWay

Sales 46
On Etsy since 2016

Creations Our Way was born out of our love, high school sweethearts and 57 years of marriage, and our love of art, crafts and junking.

Creations Our Way was born out of the love and passion we have for crafting together for over 50 years. We were high school sweethearts and have never lost our fire. Throughout our marriage, we have renovated and decorated 7 homes in Michigan and would love to do it all over again. We once owned a small business in downtown Gaylord called Sharon’s Sweet Somethings where we sold fine fudge, chocolates, miniatures and craft supplies.

Where We Started
We had the most fun with the Sharon's Sweet Somethings miniatures (doll houses) and all the supplies to decorate them. As we soon discovered these houses were for adults and not children. Customers would see our finished doll houses and buy everything to re-create what they saw only to return in a few weeks to pay Rick to put it all together for them.

We held classes on decorating the houses and electrifying them, making dollhouse furniture and accessories. We found local cottage crafters that made miniature dolls (Ethel's Angel Children,) miniature jewelry for the ladies of the house (Barbara Bunce) furniture, and food (Jake & Virginia Saigon) for the houses. We traveled a bit to miniature shows and sold these items. It was a wonderful experience. We met so many terrific people that loved miniatures as much as we loved them.

Rick has always been handy with a saw and hammer but his bird houses and benches are his finest hour. He creates his houses by seeking out ideas and expands on what he finds. His stone bird houses range from houses to churches to barns to story book tales. He is always on the lookout for gadgets to add to his houses to create them ‘his way.’ His bench frames are old wood bedframes and the slats are poplar. He takes great pains to finish them so they will hold up for their purchasers.

Over the years, Sharon has sown clothes for herself and her daughters, crocheted, candled wicked, embroidered, made curtains, slip covers and throw pillows, floral arrangements and just about anything crafty. It was not until 2014 that a friend invited her over to paint. This is when she discovered her new passion of painting and creating ‘her way.’

Together we rummage through antique stores, flea markets and resale stores searching for shabby chic treasures to use in our ‘Creations Our Way.’ It started as an adventure but now has become an obsession.

Oh, BTW, we have three spectacular children that have blessed us with five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. At one time or another, all of our children have served this country in the military and it has afforded us opportunities to visit most of the 50 states. Today we live on a peaceful little fishing lake in northern Michigan with our very spoiled black lab, Danny.

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Shop members

  • Rick

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Rick has been a master with a hammer and saw since Shop class in high school too many years ago to remember. Today he creates his signature bird houses, Dr Seuss houses, as well as several other unique and fun designs.

  • Sharon

    Owner, Creator, Marketer

    Sharon has been a craft lover all her life but only discovered her love and talents as an artist in 2014. She hasn’t stopped since. Besides keeping the shelves full for their 20 plus shows a year, she takes special orders and markets the business.

  • Danny

    Assistant

    Danny joined the family in 2011 and clearly rules the roost.

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Frequently asked questions
We only buy birdhouses with a way to clean it out. Do your houses have a clean out?

Yes. The bottom of our houses can be removed for easy clean out.

Do birds really go into these brightly colored houses?

Yes. See the photos of our houses with birds busy building their nest inside.

Can I use one of your painted pots on my wood burner or stove top.

Our painted pots are intended for decorative purposes only. Use as a centerpiece, silk or dried floral arrangement or a potted plant.

Your birdhouses are so pretty. Can I put it outside?

Rick’s houses are sprayed with Rustoleum spray paint and finished with a final coat of exterior spray varnish. We do suggest that you take the birdhouses in during harsh winter months.