Case in point are the items below. Not long ago these would have been the envy of grandmothers everywhere, but now they have crossed over into the mainstream with a vengeance. (I am quite certain the the purple carnival glass goblet on the right in the photo is a new Iittala one.)
Pretty, though, aren’t they? All jewel coloured and jellybean-like.
Below are another couple of joyously colourful groupings.
I keep telling myself I am going to start collecting vintage glass candlesticks, but haven’t gotten a start on it yet. One of the main reasons is that I can’t make up my mind whether I will go for the multi coloured approach or stick to a more minimalist one like the elegant all clear one below.
Decisions, decisions, sigh.
It would be great if I could have the kind of patience it takes to collect something over time…that friends and family could contribute to on special occasions. Unfortunately, I always want the completed collection – yesterday!
Think this might be the collection I work at slowly. Let’s see how it goes.