by Karen Rose Smith
I have always been fascinated by glassware. Back in the day, brides registered patterns for glassware that wedding guests could give as gifts. My mom had a hutch with her glassware and I have that hutch in my dining room. As a young bride, I managed to purchase Princess House glassware by having home parties. We still use it when guests come for dinner. As a young couple with a small budget, we perused flea markets for bargains...and glassware. I found my first piece of pink depression glass that way.
There is another use for vintage glassware. I first glimpsed it but didn’t know where to find it when we visited a bed and breakfast in Flagstaff, Arizona. This was a beautiful lawn ornament.
I forgot about re-purposed old glassware until I discovered my sister-in-law was creating several designs with it. First she made me a bird bath with a teapot! We next added a bird feeder to our collection.
Next came “cute” items like the turtles and the flower.
Lastly, we added her newest piece, a solar lantern.
Looking out the window and seeing sunlight glinting off the glass in the winter or summer, is another way to add sparkle to your day.