Monday, February 18, 2008

TTA - What I love, LoVe, LOVE....


Hi, I'm Supercool Mom, and I'm a glassaholic.

What I Hoard: I love glass. Crystal. Cut glass. Antique, New, Expensive, Cheap, Colored, Clear. Mason jars. Punch Cups. Pitchers. Candy Bowls. Vases. Punch Bowls. Serving Bowls. Little. Big. It doesn't matter. I just love Glass!

Why I love it: It's so pretty! The light reflects off of it, it feels so good, and it makes me happy to look at it! I also love that in a hundred years it will still be the same. Maybe more valuable, maybe not, but still around and still a piece from a time when people made utilitarian items beautiful, with quality and integrity. Someday my children and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren may own one of these pieces and remember me, and maybe treasure a $10 bowl from Marshall's just because it once belonged to me.

How it began: When I got married, my mom gave me a pressed glass, footed compote that my Great-Grandma had received as a wedding gift. Then she gave my sister a Pink Miss America (Depression Glass) relish plate that had belonged to my Great-Grandma, and I wished there were enough for all of us. So, when I saw one like it at the antique store, I bought it for myself. But the real obsession began with my Grandma's Croched Crystal Punch Bowl from the 40's. I snatch up every piece of crocheted crystal that I can get my hands on.

Where I get it: Every time I go to an antique store, that's what I look for: Crocheted Crystal, Depression Glass, Pink Miss America! It makes it so much easier to resist other things that are merely pretty because I know exactly what I really want! Ebay is just plain dangerous!



I love, lOvE, LOVE my glassware!

7 comments:

michelle said...

You have an amazing collection! I think it wonderful that you will always have these beauties, and then will be able to hand them down from generation to generation. I have a few pieces of glass from my grandma. They mean the world to me. Everytime I look at them, I think of her. Great post!

Marcie said...

Okay, I have a whole new appreciation for glass....and I feel a little more educated on the subject as well. Thanks for sharing your collection.

carrie & troy keiser said...

What a nice collection you have! I like old bottles. My grandpa collected them, I have some of his, but currently have no place to display them :(

SuperCoolMom said...

I have my Mason jars on my kitchen windowsill.

Desiree said...

I love that you explained why you love your love list. Fun post!

Michelle said...

WOW you do have beautiful stuff. I think your grandkids will love it more because you loved it. I have my grandma's china plates and I treasure those. Truth be told I have an obsession with plates like you do with glass. I would show it but it is all still packed in boxes.

Jules said...

For my wedding the older guests gave us many pieces of crystal. Growing up in meager circumstances I had no idea the value or beauty of it and gave some away as wedding presents and the rest to goodwill. The thought of what I did still makes me sick. I had some gorgeous pieces as well as valuable ones. Now that I have grown up I love it and have to buy it myself. :( ...lesson learned

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