ZanyViolets

Unique vintage personalized items

Randolph Township, New Jersey · 137 Sales

ZanyViolets

Unique vintage personalized items

Randolph Township, New Jersey 137 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(23)

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Cat Walsh

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Announcement   Vintage and Antique children's blocks are made into photo holders, Christmas ornaments and menorahs

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Last updated on Dec 22, 2016

Vintage and Antique children's blocks are made into photo holders, Christmas ornaments and menorahs

Cat Walsh

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Cat Walsh

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5 out of 5 stars
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Jillian Wilson

Jillian Wilson on Jan 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased as a gift for my co-worker whose grand-daughter is named Lily. She loved it! I specifically bought this because of the ease of changing out the pictures and because of the vintage charm.

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I repurposed a frame and made an ornament display for my in person sales event where I'll be using my ETSY card reader!

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Personalized photo holders, menorahs, scrabble tile necklaces and ornaments made from old and new blocks!

My visual art career began seriously after I took a fabric art class in 2010. I took the class just to do something new to reconnect to my artistic nature. Previously I had been a classical saxophonist, with an undergrad from UNCSA. I also am a certified special education teacher and taught children with more severe disabilities for 7 years before staying home with my kids. I have 3 of them! I missed the life of art and wanted another taste. Working from home suits our family's needs right now.
My brother was moving oversees and wanted to give me some of our old toys that he had kept for quite a while. My children are now playing with the building blocks my father made for us when we were kids. And we have some new games! He also gave me our old letter blocks. I was stumped as to what to do with them. I got some studio time, thanks to my husband Mark, and I starred at them until I realized the way to keep them in the family was to make them into Christmas ornaments we could pass down the generations. They are fun to make and its so wonderful to share vintage history with other people, especially during the holidays or for the birth of a child. I also make menorahs and photo holders and can personalize those as well. I also make scrabble tile necklaces. I love letters and have other letter ornaments made from metal and wood.

How does an abundant CSA share and a friend's wedding start a whole new art obsession? My good friend, Mark {a different Mark}, from my college days was getting married and I really wanted to make him something special. I looked at the six eggplants I had lined up, the spare canvas and the idea struck me! I am experimenting with new veggies and fruits all the time! I love the insides of nature! I can guarantee you won't find anything like this anywhere on etsy but here at Zanyviolets.

I would love for you to contact me about special requests such as special colors or veggies and fruits for paintings, special block requests or if you have your special letter or picture blocks from childhood I'd love to make ornaments, menorahs or photo holders for you!

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  • Catherine Walsh

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Welcome to ZanyViolets! I love to make things and like to try new things all the time. Repurposing items, like toy blocks or beach glass is a great way to be creative and useful at the same time! Nature and beautiful letters are my inspiration!

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