Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

Showing Some Glass Today

The old vinyl mini-blinds were more brittle than egg shells. A wiping with the dusting tool, Thursday morning, caused a couple of vanes to snap into several pieces. That was the wake-up call to finally replace the blinds on all … Continue reading

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Mid-Century Inspired …Floral Friday

One of the many joys of collecting old flower planters and vases is enjoying how they feel to the touch. The types of glazes used for these products can be interesting in a tactile way. The vast majority of flower … Continue reading

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More Art Glass From Poland …Floral Friday

Earlier this Summer I featured a few art glass vases that were manufactured in Poland. Since then, I’ve come across a few more small examples that almost beg to be used in floral projects. None of the pieces were marked … Continue reading

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More Bonus Blooms Today

I ran into a bonanza of old containers at a garage sale in my neighborhood this past weekend. After the pots were boxed up, the neighbor tossed in a few batches of very obviously artificial flowers for free. Who am … Continue reading

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Dare To Be Blue …Floral Friday

My friend Jonathan stopped by the house just as I was preparing to create some floral arrangements. He noticed that the containers were all rich, blue-colored glass. Jonathan remarked that he knew I love primary colors, but I rarely use … Continue reading

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Desert Rose

My pal Ward from Denver was back in Norfolk, Nebraska for a few days a couple of weeks ago. We reminisced about the past, caught each other up on our current lives, and “solved” the nation’s numerous awful problems. After … Continue reading

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Pitcher Solitaires …Floral Friday

There is a sense of calm and “centeredness” we feel with simplicity that we often don’t find in today’s complex society. So, for the last of this month’s Floral Fridays, I decided to keep things simple. Today’s theme is solitary … Continue reading

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