I have a minor weakness for art glass, so bargain basement prices for it attract my attention. Some of the most desirable glass items were made by Fenton Art Glass Company of Williamstown, West Virginia.
The latest bargain, is an attractive small basket that was handpainted by M. Meuner. If a piece is hand detailed, I can easily overlook a minor flaw such as the small chip on this piece. In fact, if there is a small flaw, I feel more encouraged to use a piece and not just display it. The tiny pink flowers on the bowl and handle set the mood for a springtime array of blooms to enjoy.
The satin blue vase has been displayed in my house for many years because I like the icy matte appearance of the glass work. I’m very reluctant to place it in storage. This week I arranged a few purple and blue blooms to showcase this vase.
The medium size custard glass compote reminds me of the weekend day trip when I stopped by an antiques shop near Omaha and found this attractive item. The hand painted yellow details were done by Tim T. I used a glass flower frog to arrange the batch of small reddish flowers.
Fenton art glass is still quite easy to find in any price range. It can be found in boutiques, antiques shops, and sometimes in thrift stores. If you already have some, now is the time to enjoy it.