Monthly Archives: November 2011

Glassware: The Clear View on Glassware Artisans

Once you get a peek into the world of glassware artisans, it’s almost amazing to watch the combination of skill and artistry that comes with the age old techniques that are still used to make art glass and glassware today.  Who better than the Corning Glassware Museum to give a demonstration of the skills and techniques used to create blown glass and art glass.

Not too bad a product, when you realize that glass is largely made from sand (or rather silica).  According to Wikipedia…

“The history of creating glass can be traced back to 3500 BCE in Mesopotamia.[1] The term glass developed in the late Roman Empire. It was in the Roman glassmaking center at Trier, now in modern Germany, that the late-Latin term glesum originated, probably from a Germanic word for a transparent, lustrous substance”

All I can say, that meals, and the beverages we consume, at meals are made more elegant and beautiful with the addition of glassware. And what other objects can be made from glass?  Objects made out of glass include not only traditional objects such as vessels (bowls, vases, bottles, and other containers), paperweights, marbles, beads, but an endless range of sculpture and installation art as well.

Getting Ready for the Thanksgiving Holiday With Fall Colors

Thanksgiving Vintage Postcard

It seems as the days get cooler, the fall leaves start to turn into golden brown and red hues, and the nights are longer that I start thinking about all the yummy and tasty foods that are so popular around the Fall and Thanksgiving season.  Delicious comfort foods like…

  • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
  • Chicken Pot Pies
  • Warm, Oven Baked Cornbread
  • Pumpkin Pie or Cherry Pie
  • Green Beans With Almonds
  • Jellied Cranberry Sauce
  • Apple Cider

And why do I bring this up in a blog about vintage items?  Simply, because there are a lot of vintage and antique flatware, dinnerware and glassware available on Ebay, Tias, Rubylane and other similar sites that you can intermix with your modern items or  use  exclusively for your holiday dining to serve all those delicious foods.

Thanksgiving Turkey PostcardThis is the season to showcase your best items, collectibles in the colors of fall such as brown transferware, copper pots and cooking utensils and other holiday serving dishes!

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Image Credit: Flickr by Suzee Q