PieTinAlley

Pie Tin Alley

St Louis, Missouri · 52 Sales

PieTinAlley

Pie Tin Alley

St Louis, Missouri 52 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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C Asher

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Note from shop owner Hello! Thank you for your interest in Pie Tin Alley!!

Due to unforeseen illness, Shoppe will be closed from through Sept.30, 2015. If you are interested in one of my clocks - please stop back by after that date!

Thank you again and have a wonderful week!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 30, 2015

Hello! Thank you for your interest in Pie Tin Alley!!

Due to unforeseen illness, Shoppe will be closed from through Sept.30, 2015. If you are interested in one of my clocks - please stop back by after that date!

Thank you again and have a wonderful week!

C Asher

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C Asher

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ischreibe

ischreibe on Dec 16, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Super fast shipping...packaged with care...and a beautiful product! I love it and can't wait to gift it!

Anonymous on Mar 6, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I love this bracelet! thank you for such fast shipping too!

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About

Thank you for your interest in Pie Tin Alley! I'm Christine and it's very nice to meet you!

I have had an interest in art, history, genealogy and beautiful things for as far back as I can remember. I've always been an avid collector of the odd, beautiful and unique and have also, as far back as I can remember, been known to try to create something different and unique out of items which most people thought were either useless or which could serve no other purpose. Long story short, I was a very creative pack rat!

My father (“Pops”) was an artist as well; he was well known in the area in which he lived for his talent in restoring vintage motorcycles; creating masterpieces literally piece by piece. Creativity is an inherited trait in our family; generation after generation of artists and musicians and not always in the traditional sense; I have an ancestor, a farmer who lived nearly 150 years ago who, according to his obituary, was well known for the “artistic and creative manner in which he plowed his fields”.

Pops was a truly gifted artist and I could sit in his shop and watch him “work” for hours. One afternoon, while gazing at his shop walls; containing a multitude of odds and ends, bits and pieces sitting upon shelves or hanging in a random fashion on the walls (Pops was also a pack rat; I also come by that trait honestly), my eyes settled upon some battered vintage hubcaps hanging on the wall and suddenly I was inspired. I knew what I wanted to do with the several dozen vintage pie tins I’d collected over the years and which were currently sitting in storage! I’d turn them into wonderful colorful unique clocks!

As soon as the idea took hold, it immediately blossomed into a grand plan which wouldn't leave, and after another few moments of mulling it over, I approached Pops with my idea. He didn't laugh, although I would not have blamed him if he had, the idea still seemed “out there” to me. However, he did pause, thought about it for a moment and said “Well, that sounds like a fine idea, Sweet-pea”, in a tone suggesting that he didn't quite see the same big picture that I was seeing but that he was going to humor me because he loved me. I didn't blame him there, either, I mean really, a clock from a pie tin? But I sat quietly, putting it all together in my mind, planning on looking into it further later in the week to see if it could really work.

“Later in the week” did not happen, as it was later that week that Pops was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive and rare form of cancer and life immediately became a series of different treatments, scary moments and emergency hospitalizations with Pops showing us all the true meaning of the word “courage”.

At some point during that time, I honestly cannot remember when, during the rare times that I did have a few spare moments, I started working on my first few Pie Tin Clocks, partly because I felt driven to do so by some unknown force, I just knew it was important for me to, for Pops, and also because doing so provided a few precious moments where I was thinking about something else. Oddly enough however, while I was working on these first few clocks, I felt closer to Pops than I ever had before. I could almost feel him working on them with me. Creating them brought me such comfort, the same type of comfort I felt when watching him work. What should have taken less than 2 weeks to finish took 6 months, but finally I had 4 clocks finished and Pops was the first person I wanted to show them to!

Just days before, Pops had received the devastating news that the many attempted treatments were not effective and had made the decision to stop treatment and place his life in God’s hands. He was at peace with his decision, was awake, and alert, blessedly not in pain and could only communicate via a notepad because he was on a ventilator.
I’ll never forget the expression in his eyes when he saw my completed clocks. His eyes got wide, then teared up, and he then scribbled on his note pad: “Sweet-pea, I had no idea, these are wonderful!” And then he just held my hands tightly for the longest time with pride and love shining from his eyes…..I will treasure memories of those moments forever and hold them close to my heart. A week later, Pops placed his hands in Gods and passed on…..

And a few short months later, “Pie Tin Alley” was born! I've continued to create my clocks, and with each one I create ….I still feel Pops close by!

Thank you so much for stopping in and allowing me to bend your ear!

If you don’t currently see a clock that suits you, stop back in another time, I do add new clocks all the time!

Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

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Last updated on February 6, 2015
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If, for whatever reason you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me immediately. All items must be returned within 10 days of receipt. I will happily refund you the amount of your purchase as soon as I receive the item back in the condition in which it was sent. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
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