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A couple of weeks ago I did a show n tell with the crystal mermaid. I had stated that she's surrounded by shells and blue glass pebbles [you can see her small head in the 3rd photo]...well, on the same table I have blue glass. I love how the light of day coming from the window makes the blues and hues shine through....





A blue cut -lead crystal vase.
Imported from Austria















A blue, hand blown glass
decanter with stopper.













Hand blown blue glass vase.
From Old Mexico










............And I just purchased this new blue and purple blown glass witch's ball. The card photo at the 'top left', if you embiggen it, it will tell you their use. Altho, the witches I have in my collection are GOOD witches - they just look evil I swear....I bought it for the color and for the unusual blown glass design that is INSIDE the ball! It's very unique. This will be hanging in the same window as the other blue glass real soon!







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FLASH 55--



The mysterious man in black comes to my door. I am heavily quizzed by him regarding neighbors. He states that they've been under surveillance all this time....When he's finished with me, he pulls out his instrument
and flashes a red beam into my tired eyes...I forgot all he asked. Memory is wiped clear.










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Posted: Friday, July 24th, 2009
12:35 A.M.

50 comments :

  1. I love blue glass, it looks so fresh ! I met a Belgian Blogger yesterday in Antwerp, we had a lot of fun together.

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  2. The blue glass is very lovely.

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  3. Very pretty! I love the colors!

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  4. I love your blue collection. The witches ball reminds me of those Native American dream catchers. Interesting stuff.

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  5. What an excellent 55. I'd watch out for "Men In Black" LOL. Wonderful. The blue collection is very pretty :)

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  6. Scary! I'm sure I've had visitors like that :-)

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  7. Love the lead crystal vase very much. Such a lovely blue collection. I guessed you can post this for blue monday also. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. It's beautiful! I LOVE the witch's ball.

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  9. They are beautiful especially the vase!

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  10. I like the witch's ball best. I think blue glass is so pretty.
    Mama Bear

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  11. I love your blue glass, Anni and I;m rather partial to it myself. I have one or two blue glass bits and pieces around the place.

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  12. Pretty blue pieces...I love the witch's ball and the story that goes with it...hugs, Linda

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  13. I just love colored glass, it's so lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. I am sure the pictures do not do justice to these beautiful blues!

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  15. The blue glass is beautiful. I have some cranberry glass myself. What a special collection. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. What a pretty blue pieces and I love the cut lead crystal vase..
    Have a nice weekend

    ♥Ita

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  17. The blue glass is beautiful! I love how you put it in front of a window to catch the sunlight!

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  18. I love blue glass - I love blue anything, it seems. Judging by the blue carpet in my house, etc. Solid light blue carpet in a house is not a smart thing when you're taking care of babies and other messy children!

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  19. Your blue glass is so pretty! I'll bet it's amazing when the sun shines through it, too. Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Kelli

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  20. This isn't some intergalactic kegger you know! (sorry, couldn't resist)
    Excellent 55 Anni..
    Thanks for playing, thanks for visiting, and have a Kick-Ass Week-End..G

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  21. From there he was off to Pigeon Falls. we know because we dragons have seen the man in black there.
    Great 55

    Ours is up

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  22. What beautiful blue! I'll bet it is pretty with the sun shining through.
    Cindy

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  23. Being from up around Salem, Mass I am soooo familiar with witch balls... I love them and the beautiful colors you can get them in... Very nice blue glass collection... And that flash was so funny... I love MIB.

    Have a great day
    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  24. If MIB can justify my memory lapses, they must have had me under surveillance all my life.

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  25. All of the blue glass is so pretty. The colors are so deep and vibrant. The light looks so pretty behind them. Hugs, Marty

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  26. Loved this 55.

    I loved the movie, "Men in Black".

    Many, many years ago I got a "TOP SECRET" Government security clearance when working for The Rand Corporation (during the Vietnam era) and I know the "Men in Black" were in my neighborhood asking neighbors about me.

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  27. Good Morning Annie! You little hoot you. That blue witches ball is bewitching, you be careful of that now. It might turn you into a beautiful mermaid like the one you have. I hope you are near water for a quick dip. Now what have I told you about answering the door to strangers? Remember Danger, Stranger. God only knows what he took from you? Keep that door shut. This was such a fun post. I so love it when you get wild. Have a wonderful day my friend. Stop by and say hi today. In the pics you will see I have cut my hair, very, very short. I love it. See ya soon. Love and Hugs, Sherry

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  28. Isn't blue glass the best! My grandmother and aunt collected cobalt blue glass - simply beautiful. A Witch Ball now that's good stuff.

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  29. Those are beautiful! I love blue glass too.

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  30. Wow I love blue glass I had some but it got broken in one of our moves. So pretty thanks for sharing Blessings Heather ;-)

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  31. I love this shade of blue glass. The decanter is my favorite. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  32. That's a virtual trip around the world with crystal. Beautiful...
    Please stop by The Old Parsonage anytime.

    Enjoy
    Leann

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  33. Blue is my favorite color; always has been. If you get tired of them, you could always send them my way. :)

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  34. well since you are telling the story...we know your memory was not wiped clean....aha....will they figure that out?
    LOL very well done!

    Here's mine!

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  35. Your blue collection is beautiful. I love the decanter...so different!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  36. Now that is how coloured glass is supposed to be displayed...in front of a window so that the light can shine through it! Absolutely beautiful blue glass pieces, Anni. I'd never heard of a witch's ball so I read the little card that explains it and oh my, it's so fascinating!! xoxo

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  37. Gorgeous witches ball. I love hand blown glass. We have an amazing glass museum in Tacoma with a huge hot shop where they blow glass. I can sit in there for hours watching. Tacoma is the home of Dale Chihuly, famous glass artist, if you are familiar with him. http://www.chihuly.com/

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  38. Your blue glass is really lovely! Jean

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  39. Nice collection. It was interesting to read about the witches ball. I had never heard of them before.

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  40. Love all the blue

    Good 55!

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  41. Love the blue...these pieces are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  42. Love the blue glass -- the witches orb is interesting --- love the lore behind such things.

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  43. The crystal vase is gorgeous!!

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  44. Anni,

    Your blue glass is beautiful and I enjoyed the history of the witches ball. It is very pretty.

    Over the years, I've purchased a lot of cobalt blue Depression glass for Michelle at yard sales and auctions. She has quite a collection.

    Hope you and Bud have a great weekend. I'm going to upload photos of what we did today IF I'm able to post them.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  45. ah! men in black! I would love to meet one!

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  46. What a great collection!

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  47. i really like the colour! so blue! especially the vase! beautiful! thanks for sharing and have a great weekend
    fitty

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  48. I've left a little something for you on my blog. Aloha my friend :)

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  49. Beautiful glass! The vase is especially lovely.

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  50. Love the hand blown glass decanter. I like that shape.

    I was leery of the MIB movie. I thought it was going to be too 'out there' silly but it was great. Loved it.

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