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Friday, January 16th, 2009
12:10 A.M.




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I missed show n tell last week 'cause we were busy. When we cleaned out the dining room hutch, I found in the back some more blue glass items. I have had a few sitting on the window sill before. But what got me all excited again was finding my milk glass. Yes, I had my own milk glass when I was a kid. You see, I've always been fascinated by the sea. Golly, now, for dreams coming true...I'm actually living by the sea. When a child I dreamed of sailing away on a sail boat and finding an island I could call my own. Well, I still like sail boats...but not being on them. A childhood terror of nearly drowning crocked that idea all to smithereens. Now I watch the sail boats in the harbor...that's good enough for me.

Oh ya, where was I. My milk glass. No one else was allowed to use "Anni's milk glass". I don't know where it came from or who gave it to me/or mom...but when I was old enough to drink milk from a glass, it was mine!! I'd drink from it, and my mother would oh so gently wash it out for the next time. When I grew up and left 'the nest'...mom gave it to me. I truly was elated. Yes indeedy. And when we had our house built in Colorado, and we had movers move things...that glass went with ME in the car. As with all the other times movinig; when we retired...it never got packed with the movers and the moving van...it's been in the hutch since we've lived here, and I thought I'd bring it out for a while and enjoy the deep rich blues and the sail boats. The boats are etched and frosted. Not painted. It's probably considered antique now...since I'm nearly antiquish myself!!

Then, this got me to bring out a few other items made of blue glass to sit on our dining room table for a while....

A bottle of blue glass that held carbonated seltzer water. I always said I'd by the 2nd one...a larger bottle of the same product, but never have. They're found at World Market here in town. I would normally use this to have flowers in it. Be they real or artificial.





A blue hand blown glass decanter [no seams]. I love the 'hand blown glass' because of that very reason, there are no seams like the ones that are 'molded' glass.




A blue faceted glass dolphin pair on a mirrored pedestal. Lighted. [When the switch is turned on the dolphins glow a bluish purple!!] You'll be able to see them 'glow' in the photo below.




Hand blown, blue stemmed, crystal, champagne glasses, which I turned into.....



....tea light candle holders since we rarely drink any more.
I added blue glass pebbles, blue glass tea light holder, and a tea light candle. They look like this now:

51 comments :

  1. I super love your story about your milk glass. Seriously, I love that sort of thing. I really love your glass and how creative you are with the wine glasses. I'd never think to do that. I LOVE that idea. You are one amazing lady!

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  2. wow, i love your 'candleholder'. so clever. now i want to kick myself for tossing away some pebbles the other day...

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  3. You should use your milk glass again ! Put Whisky in it, now you are old enough,lol !
    I like blue glass very much and your items are very nice !

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  4. I couldn't stop laughing when I read your comment.Please, if you come to Sintra anyday, tell me before and we will be very pleased to have you for dinner.

    Lovely things you have, blue is one of my favorite colours.

    Alfazema

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  5. Thanks for dropping by and giving me such a warm welcome. I loved your story about the glass and the cute and creative ideas for the candleholders.
    Have a great week.

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  6. I loved everything and blue is one of my favourite colours too.
    By the way, have I ever told you that you are a beautiful lady?
    Blessings

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  7. I love the dolphins.

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  8. oooooooohhhhhh...such pretty BLUEness and a cute milk glass story, too!

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  9. The picture with the blue glass dolphins in the middle of the champagne glasses looks great!

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  10. I love blue,too. My favorite is your blue bottle.

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  11. I love the color blue, it's charming and peaceful, I think.
    And it's wonderful you have you glass to remember your childhood! Thanks for sharing and come visit me for my Show&Tell.

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  12. Your blue glassware is beautiful. I love the story about your milk glass. Thanks for sharing it.

    Blessings
    Elizabeth

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  13. I think that milk glass was a prophecy that you would one day live near the sea! You must have been drawn to it waaaaaay back then! :)

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  14. The milk glass is so beautiful. I wonder where your mom got it. It is so great that you still have it. When you said your found your milk glass, I thought you meant "milkglass" - the nobby white stuff that people collect, and that collects dust.

    Blue is my favorite decorating color - if you came to my house, you would be a bit overwhelmed. I have several glass items in beautiful blue, too, that I got for my first dorm room that I had all to myself because I was an RA, and actually had a summer job that gave me enough income to be able to fix up my room.

    Have a great week-end!

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  15. Your blue treasure are all beautiful, however I think it's the milk glass I like best, simply because of the story behind it. What wonderful memories to share today!

    Thanks for stopping by to see me and have a great Friday!

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  16. Beautiful pieces! I'm a big fan of cobalt blue!

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  17. Love your blue glass....I have a decanter just like yours only in a beer bottle color. Yours is much prettier.

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  18. Anni, I just love your milk glass, the others are so pretty. But I love you have your milk glass from your childhood. So wonderful! I found in a little country general store in SC, the glasses we drank from as a child. The store still has items from days gone by that are brand new, but the boxes are old and dusty! I bought 24 and hauled them in my arms for several blocks.

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  19. I collect colored glass, especially the cut-to-clear glass. I'll have to share some photos one day soon. Such artisanship! And when light shines through these pieces, aren't they remarkable?!?!?!

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  20. Beautiful pieces. I love the rich blue color.

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  21. Sweet story Annie. Amazing that the glass survived the daily use. I would be putting that out somewhere on display!!

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  22. I certainly share your love of the sea,and your blueware is beautiful. Love the milk glass story and I'm with Gattina...use it!! Thanks for how thoughtfully you share!
    Becky

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  23. Annie, I've got to tell you I loved your story of your milk glass. No wonder you carry it with you personally whenever you moved. I would too! Everything you displayed today was so pretty. Thanks for stopping by my place this morning.
    Elaine

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  24. I guess you could call some of your pieces cobalt blue? I have some glass this color too-love it!
    I think it's neat that you had your own glass as a child and still have it!
    Thanks for your visit too. It's been a while since I did S&T myself.

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  25. Okay, I came back for the mice, and the cat on the heart ate them!

    And are we talking about V-Day already? Eeek. I thought I'd get through January first. :)

    Hey, I'm also making the rounds today, telling people about the new book, and how it's now for sale. I've got a contest going next weekend, and hope you'll stop by. The List

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  26. I love the history behind your milk glass and how you've repurposed those glasses into tea light holders. They look very pretty :0)
    I also love the water but can no longer sail or take boat rides due to inner ear disabilities.
    OH, how I love the sea.

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  27. Love oyur show & Tell!!! love your new heading!! always so cute!!

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  28. What an awesome collection, my mother loved blue glass, and I think I really like your memory of your first milk glass, I will get something for my girls when they are old enough to drink from a real glass. That is so cool, thanks so much for sharing!!

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  29. Anni,

    I absolutely LOVE your milk glass with the sail boat. I've seen these in flea markets and at auction sales.

    Cobalt blue glass is one of my favorites, but I don't have much as Michelle collects it and I usually give it to her. She has many pieces that she's been gifted with over the years. Just last week I gave her a cobalt blue mixing bowl. It was lovely, but too big for just Dwight and I. She will used it since there's four in their family.

    Your dolphins and the blue stemmed glasses are exquisite. What a pretty display they make.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day with Bud and take time to relax. It's been a couple of days since I worked on my needlepoint. Writing takes top priority. Stay warm, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  30. Great idea on the candleholders. I love the cobalt blue decanter. It's fabulous!

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  31. I love blue glass, it's so pretty and reflects so nicely in different types of light. I really like the sailboat glass and the story behind it!

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  32. This must be your BLUE show and tell day. i don't know how much I have left in this house to show!! I don't have a lot of really pretty things...just me things if you know what I mean..
    I am enjoying a little bit cooler weather today..In the 40's and not bad..not like my daughter up in Illinois..They have below 0 temps..wow!!
    Sorry I have not been around lately..I am so behind for some reason..Hope all is well there with you and Bud in Texas

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  33. love your new page layout!!! Such pretty BLUE stuff today! And the stories that go with them. Those champagne glasses are just too cool. My hubby brought me home a bottle of water, in a fancy blue bottle, and I'm thinking I need to find a special spot for it. Thanks for sharing your 'blues' today:)

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  34. I love blue glass as well...its always so eye catching. And I really love the way you used your beautiful champagne glasses as tealight holders! :-)

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  35. What a sweet story. Your milk glass is lovely. It is wonderful that has traveled with you as an adult.

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  36. Awesome idea on the champagne glasses! I'll have to remember that when it's time to do my table for our ladies tea at my church. Thanks for dropping by for my Show & Tell and leaving such a wonderful comment.
    ~Blessed Hugs...
    Debbie

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  37. Hi Annie....Love your glass.
    What I'm nuts about though is your Kliban cat banner. I've always loved them, especially in the 70's!
    So nice to see one again.

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  38. I love the blue bottles and the pretty glasses. I have some blue and white as well. Enjoyed your post, thanks for sharing your pretty things as usual!!!

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  39. Such a delightful story about your milk glass:-) What a beautiful glass it is too...you know, you reminded me of a glass that I used to drink out of as a child and I think I still have it! I'll have to go search the boxes downstairs for it...it's just a small plastic glass with Mickey Mouse on it, I believe. Aren't memories just so wonderful?!!

    Love all your blue glass items and especially love what you did with the champagne glasses...awesome!!

    Have a wonderful weekend my friend:-) My faerie, which I named Anni, is sitting on my computer desk watching me! hehe xoxo

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  40. hey Anni,
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog...if it's one thing Ive learned as a patient and a nurse, it is that doctors, while highly educated, don't know everything. I heard of more "wrong ultrasounds" than a few!! I guess we were both in a "blue" state of mind today! Have a great weekend!

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  41. That's such a pretty shade of blue. Love the milk glass with the sailboat on the side.

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  42. How sweet that you had that milk glass since you were a little girl.

    I love all your blue glass items! Especially the decanter! It's beautiful. And, I like the creative idea with the tea lights in the martini glasses!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Brittany

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  43. Your glass is beautiful. I almost drowned as a child to but I still the ocean...from a safe distance.

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  44. Such a gorgeous blue show and tell, Anni! I especially love what you did with the glasses and candles. So pretty!
    ~Kelli

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  45. I love your milk glass story and how you hand carry your treasure with you in moves.

    All of your blue treasures are lovely:)

    Linda C

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  46. Your collection is fabulous and carries a cute story too. My Mom & dad collect blue glass pretties too. They sit in their kitchen window.

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  47. Blue being "my" colour, I loved your Show and Tell post about your blue glass. How wonderful you've had your milk glass for so long and that it's still in one piece! Amazing.

    I like what you've done with the champagne glasses, very effective.

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  48. That is the coolest use of wine glasses I have seen, ever.

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  49. I love your blue glass and the tea lites in the glasses are so pretty.
    I use tea lites in alot of small glasses and bowls.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and the kind words.

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  50. I love blue glass and china! Very pretty collection. Love how you displayed the votive in the wine glass.

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  51. Ohh, your deep blue glass items are very beautiful. How nice that you have kept your childhood glass with the etching.

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