Oh I do love my glass! Here are some of my favorites:
Fenton "Daisy & Button" centerpiece bowl.
Mom's wedding crystal, Cambridge Glass' "Portia".
Sweet little Fenton "Silver Crest" fan vase with handpainted roses.
Two beautiful ruby cut-to-clear wine glasses. I bought these from a couple at a flea market and they were some of those "My grandmother died and left us this stuff and we're selling it for the family but really, we're crackheads" people. I paid exactly two bucks for these two beauties, though I'm not sure how much crack two bucks buys these days. Of course, if any of you ARE crackheads, let me know (sometimes I wonder about Miz 1950's Ranch since she seems to be at her computer ALL THE TIME! Of course, I jest). By the way, I bought the glasses from the same people I bought the vintage rhinestone Mardi Gras ball crown from, if you remember.
One of my kitchen cupboards has been taken over by many different kinds of glassware PLUS that darling little set of cups & saucers, a stack of miscellaneous vintage plates and bowls, and oh yeah, some Wedgwood. The Birmingham, AL Museum of Art has the most incredible collection of Wedgwood (all from one private collection donated to the museum several years ago) and is worth going to see if you're ever passing through. I have a couple ashtrays, a sugar, creamer, and small pedestal dish. But who would actually ever USE Wedgwood? Certainly not to stub out a cigarette! I got all of these at an estate sale on the last day--they were sitting in a china cabinet and I couldn't believe they were still there after three days of people tromping through the house. They're the real deal, with the Wedgwood stamp, and I paid $10 for the bunch!
I'm actually in the planning stages in preparation for having a great big yard sale in October or November (since we're in the deep south we have a much longer yard sale season than ya'll up north) and I'm hoping to get rid of a bunch of stuff. Also, I've reserved a space at the Slidell Arts & Antiques Show (Slidell, Louisiana) for the weekend of October 23 & 24 and will be taking as much of my "good stuff" as possible.
And boys and girls, I do believe that it's almost time for a giveaway at La VintageChristine! Here's what's up for grabs when I reach 150 followers (I've been stuck at 146 fabulous followers for too long so I'm hoping this will bribe a few more on over . . .):
Mid-century McCoy "Capri" line footed planter. How atomic is THIS, huh? But of course, this being ME, one little planter, coolicious though it is, certainly isn't going to be the only giftie. Stay tuned, peanut gallery!