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Friday, June 12th, 2009
4:00 A.M.

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This is the only piece of white carnival glass I have. And, to me, it's gorgeous!! Nothing I've seen afterward has even come close to this bowl in beauty. I would say it's medium in size. Not large but not tiny either. More than likely about 10 inches in diameter. Give or take.

White Carnival

White Carnival glass is clear glass with iridescence. It's not solid white glass [NOT milk glass] with iridescence. Some white Carnival is quite clear; some have a frosted surface over which the iridescent spray has been applied. Collectors generally prefer the frosted effect and the frostier the better [not me tho, I love the more clear glass...it's more elegant looking in my personal opinion]. Even though it may be difficult to see the iridescence at a glance, look for highlights of blues, pinks, and reds. Here is a great site to read about the vast array of different colors of carnival glass for you collectors.

Primarily, Carnival Glass is pressed glass that has had an iridescent coating applied. Remember, if it isn't iridized, it isn't Carnival. Pressed glass? This is glass that has been formed by being pressed into a mold while in a hot molten form. As it cools, it takes on the shape and detail of the mold. Once removed from the mold, and while still relatively hot, it is sprayed with metallic salts in liquid form which gives it the "oil-on-water" multicolor appearance. Carnival Glass was first produced by Fenton in 1907 and continues to be made today. There were 5 or 6 major makers of it originally, but Fenton is the only one of the original group still in business. There are about 2,000 different patterns in Carnival Glass. And for the collectors who go to auctions, antique stores, flea markets, etc....there ARE fake ones...to fool the consumer! Beware. Check this site.

Also, the other piece I'm showing is a handblown glass basket.

And then, the last is something I bought just recently with the upcoming American holiday in mind. I guess it just may have a dual purpose what with Texas being the "Lonestar State"...
[maybe even triple its purpose, considering stars are good for Christmas too]

~...End Show n Tell
if you'd like to skip over my fiction 55, below.



  1. I loved that movie too. And wasn't Latika the most gorgeous girl you have ever seen!
    Thank goodness you weren't eating chocolate..I would hate to lose the taste for that.

  2. Sounds like a really good movie. I enjoyed your show and tell sweetie.

  3. I didn't know about white Carnival glass, thanks for all that fantastic information and pictures!!
    I am not sure I can watch that movie, for some reason I think it would make me very sad...
    Happy Friday!!

  4. At first I thought the first paragraph on the glass was the 55. I'm a bit slow on the uptake. Then I found the real 55 with all that doo doo and I sorta wished the glass was the 55. That is a messy story. But really good as 55s go.

  5. Oooh, I can't wait for the day when the kids are grown and I don't instantly think, "Yep, that looks breakable" ;)

  6. It IS gorgeous, Anni. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

    I like that new header too!

  7. The carnival glass piece is just gorgeous. It looks very heavy. The basket is so cute.

    Now for the poem - EWWWW!! I haven't seen the movie, but sure have seen lots of stories about the fate of the little actors since it came out.

    Have a great week-end! The sun is peeking over the trees in the early morning here for the first time all week.

  8. I saw it. I had such a mixture of feelings and reactions - I doubt I could really describe what I thought of the movie. It certainly kept my attention and was VERY unusual....not your run-of-the-mill movie.

    I liked your 55 based on it. That scene you describe completely grossed my "sensitive insides" out when I saw it!!


  9. Now that movie was amazing - made me laugh ( ie the doo doo scene) and made me cry - wonderful 55!!!

  10. I didn't know this is called carnival glass, but I saw many pieces visiting markets and antique sellings.
    Thanks for sharing interesting informations.

  11. Doo-doo. Don't don't.
    Have to get the movie..

    I'm still trying to get the knack of 55-word thing. Just realized it supposed to be FICTION!

    Oh, my...what a nerd (me!)

  12. That scene sure was gross :D

    I have never heard it happen in my country , although my cat once fell in the muck! :D

  13. I love the carnival glass. I've never seen a clear piece. Yours has such intricate cutwork. It is beautiful and I imagine very valuable.
    Mama Bear

  14. Your bowl is beautiful. We saw the movie and thought it wonderful, but would never recommend to anyone in search of entertainment. Still love popcorn :-).

  15. I just love all your glassware. Each piece is unique and pretty.

  16. Great bloggin! I'm going to try to join your "over 50's" group, but right now the instructions appear to be in Chinese...but I'm learning.

    Thanks for your comment. TK

  17. I know the feeling. Often best not to eat during modern drama :-)

  18. Anonymous6/12/2009

    I've heard so much about Slumdog that want to see it, though with a poo scene...ack. Thanks for the warning! ;-)

  19. Oh! You know, I stopped eating popcorn at the theater a while back. No reason, just stopped. Now if I can only remember what I was watching.

  20. Anni,

    What lovely pieces of carnival glass. I have a fruit bowl, golden with the irridescent. It was my grandmother's and has iris on it,but am not much for the colored carnival. I do like the clear.

    Enjoyed your flash fiction. I've heard the Slum*dog M is a great movie. I'll have to see if I can find it. The place we usually rent from went out of business.

    Have a wonderful day, my friend.

  21. PS. Loved the mockingbird post and left a comment for you there.

  22. Great dishes! I really like the star..fill that baby up with red/white and blue M&Ms.!

  23. Oh Anni,

    The glass is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us ;)

    My post on show & tell is posted now...the one you saw was yesterday's, oops!

    blessings and thank you so much for stopping by the cottage. come again soon,

    lady m

  24. We dragons don't mind doo doo or slime. But we also love popcorn . we just breath on the box and it pops.

  25. Anonymous6/12/2009

    That was a messy 55 but very well done. Have a great Friday Aloha

  26. Anonymous6/12/2009

    Oooohhh! I love it! Thank you for stopping by :)

  27. Anni.. I came by and saw this and it intrigued me. I loved what you did.
    I have never done anything like this. I am not sure I am up for this type of thing, but I am going to give it a try.
    looks fun and makes you use your brain in a different way!! I need that! I am a little fuzzy on the rules tough...
    I will post it and then do that weekly bathroom cleaning I have to do today :-) (oh that was a different meme)
    Hope all is good with you today...

  28. Ewwwwww....
    I'm eating right now...

    But I did get the point!

    Excellent 55 as always Anni...

    Have a Great Week-End...G

  29. Your pieces are truly beautiful. I love the star. What will you do with it for Independence Day?


  30. Interesting post!!! I'm sorry I haven't been around in a good while, but I have been playing a game on Facebook and have become addicted to it! LOL Everyone says the same thing, though, so I am not alone in my addiction. It's hard to do everything when I still work a full-time job, and another job 2 weeks out of the month. So I am quite bust, not to mention the time I put into all 33 of my cats. I have a full plate and them some! LOL

    I found this glass post very interesting. I have several pieces of carnival glass still packed from moving! I store my stuff at my daughter's home, but now I want to go unpack it all and check it out!

    Hope those storms in TX didn't affect your area...I thought of you and a couple other bloggers from TX.

    I'll try to be more regular reader and commenter from now on. Loved your family pics on your sidebar!


  31. Great 55 I still need to see this movie I hear it was great. My 55 is up have a great weekend.

  32. I didn't know there was white carnival glass. Your bowl is beautiful. It reminds me of opals, in the way is showes little hues of different colors.


  33. How pretty! I really like the star.

  34. That bowl is so gorgeous, that is the first white carnival glass I have ever seen, it is really nice. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  35. What beautiful pieces. I will look a little longer on you sites. I have a set of juice glasses I want to age. Thank you so much for the sites to visit.

    Love and Hugs,

  36. Can anyone tell me if there is a Hakui meme?? I thought I saw one but can't find it anywhere...thought it would be fun..

  37. excellent 55 you are amazing, i haven't seem the movie yet but your sneak peek is very enticing.

  38. I have some carnival glass. Guess I need to go to that web site. it is not clear but a kind of orange yellow color!!
    sorry that I have been MIA!! I have my parents this summer plus working and well you know LIFE!! Sandy

  39. I haven't seen the movie but I think I would probably be sick at that scene! You gave a great little preview in 55 words. :)

  40. Nice pieces, Thank you for sharing. Have a great week. I like your Erma quote.


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