TEN: Awesome Pieces From New Cleveland Boutique – Artery

In the latest installment of TEN, I decided to focus in on Cleveland artisan, Candice Mascarenas, who has launched a brand new boutique called Artery. Her collection includes an eclectic blend of rare and rustic home décor, original art, vintage finds, and stylish jewelry. Her items really stand out due to their rare and unusual nature, and for their endearing quirkiness.

As a lover of the outdoors, she incorporates nature into her art, which is especially visible in her Driftwood Collection. “[They’re inspired by] my love of nature and the way it speaks to me and inspires me in a way that I need to incorporate it into the home, because I find it to be a therapeutic reminder of sunshine, specifically when enduring our harsh winters,” says Mascarenas. “My love of the beach and it’s beauty, especially Headlands [Beach State Park] and it’s unique collection of natural driftwood that washes ashore, takes me back to being a tomgirl, running around barefoot and growing up in close communion to the outdoors.”

Artery also includes a variety of vintage, upcycled, and repurposed items, which Mascarenas says stems from her passion for the past. “One of my favorite things to do is uncover hidden forgotten treasures found in the backs of dusty antique shops and cluttered thrift stores,” she says. “Each one has a charm, character and story that you find lacking in a lot of modern, mass produced, sterile, mainstream jewelry and merchandise.”

Mascarenas is launching an Etsy store later this fall, but you’ll have a chance to browse and purchase from the collection in person this Monday, September 29th from 6-9 PM at Ohio City’s Townhall. They’ll be spotlighting Artery as part of their Pop-Up Shop series, where you’ll be able to enjoy dinner and drinks while shopping for awesome items for yourself, or cool gifts for your friends and family.

To give you a preview of Monday’s event, here’s TEN awesome pieces from Artery’s collection, complete with descriptions from Mascarenas herself.

Washboard Towel Rack


“Artery takes traditional vintage finds and transforms them into functional art décor.”

Driftwood Jewelry Holder


“Bring the outdoors in by displaying jewelry, towels, and more with this functional driftwood from the shores of Lake Erie. Showcase some of your favorite pieces or use as a unique gift idea.”

Driftwood Tie Rack


“Not just for the gals, gents can get in on the style by displaying belts, hats, ties, and more.”

Picture Frame Dry-Erase Board


Write down your groceries, to do lists, and love letters in style. These antique frames combined with elegant hand cut collages are full of cool character on their own, but double as dry erase boards for all of your needed notes.”

Painting of Cleveland


There’s no place like home. Made in the 216, this wonky collage of CLE news clippings and oil & acrylic show just how much Artery thinks this city rocks. A collection of more paintings will be available at the event.”

Chickenwire Jewelry/Photo Hanger


Originally an old calendar, this repurposed chickenwire frame will bring rustic flare to all of your photos, jewelry or greeting cards. Use it for recipes in the kitchen or a memo board for personalized notes or concert tickets. Mini clothespins can provide a creative way to clip and capture a combination of your favorite items with your favorite memories.”

Driftwood Photo Holder


Free your photos from the frames. Add some charm and interest to your room by letting those memorable moments stand out with these distinct displays of natural beauty from the Lake Erie shores. “

Vintage Siesta Ware Tiki Mugs


Share a sip in style with these cool Mid-Century Modern Siesta Ware Tiki Mugs curated by Artery. This colorful set of six is classic for serving or decorative artistry.”

Vintage Jewelry


Add some funky style to your attire and accessorize with a piece from the Artery Jewelry Line. A rare collection of vintage, upcycled & handmade finds that are classy & cool.”

Retro Chick Keychain


Artery curates an odd collection of unusual, rare and playful pieces like this retro chick to help keep those keys in check. “

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Eddie Fleisher

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