Monday, 4 March 2013

Some of my very favorite things

Hello there! It's been a while. I hope you all have been doing wonderfully. In todays blog, I'm going to be sharing a few.. okay a lot.. of my most favorite things ever. I hope you enjoy!

This first piece is the piece that started my vintage glass obsession. It's a Fenton compote in the Orange Tree pattern from 1972. The color is Rosalene. After a bit of research, I found that all Rosalene glass actually has real gold in it! It's then heated until it turns a beautiful pink color, which is why the color is inconsistent throughout the compote. The inside of the bowl is actually a considerably darker pink. I love it! My mother got this for me at an auction last year, and ever since, I've had my pink obsession.

Six months later.. my pink obsession has grown considerably...

Oh pink Pyrex, how I love you so. I originally started collecting the Pink Gooseberry pattern. I knew if I didn't set a limit for myself, I'd collect every pattern. I then acquired the pink 404, and decided I'd allow myself to collect ALL pink Pyrex. Recently, as written in a past blog, I came across the promotional Pink Scroll Pyrex space saver WITH holder and had to buy. Here's my collection up close thus far.

Next is my beautiful Hazel Atlas 'Pink Crinoline' dishes. I got this in a trade with a friend over at (go check her out, she's wonderful!). It then started yet another addiction. I absolutely love the adorable beaded handles. This set also came in turquoise and opal. Both equally as lovely, but I do love my pink :) Here's an up-close shot of them.

Okay I lied. I may or may not have a TINY little collection of Amish Butterprint as well :) Only the 401 and 402. The 401 was one of the first pieces of Pyrex I got, and it was found by my fiance, who learned way quicker than I expected! He was so proud of it, so I told him I'd never sell it. I recently came upon the 402 from a friend on a Facebook swap group, as well as the little casserole. On the top shelf is a beautiful milk glass and amethyst vase/candy dish/compote that I got from Lucky and Lous here in Chilliwack. Totally love it. And last but not least, my beloved Fire-King Jadeite bowls from my grandma, along with a lone C-handle Fire-King mug. Very eastery colors :)

Next is my collection of Fire-King milk glass, gold trimmed swirl dishes. I totally love them, and think they look so classy. I recently had a dinner party and used only these dishes. They look great :)

Next is the cute little vintage mug tree my mom gave me recently. I used it to put my Fire-King mugs on. 2 milk glass, 2 Jadeite and 2 Azureite. Love! I've got 2 of these for sale in my shop if anyone is interested in a mug tree :)

Next are my Fire-King Sapphire Blue Philbe dishes. A few of these are from deep within my moms kitchen cupboards, and a few I picked up in my travels. I totally love the beautiful blue color of these dishes, as well as the gorgeous ornate patterns on them. Here is a picture of my small collection, as well as a close up of the pattern.

I got this gorgeous pair of silver inlay bowls from my mom as well. I swear her house is a treasure chest of beautiful vintage glassware. The silver on them has tarnished a bit, but I think I'll leave it that way for a while. It adds to the vintage-ness of them (I create my own words every so often).

Last but not least, my Federal Glass snack set from the 1950's. I picked these up a long time ago and haven't been able to part with them. Everyone knows I love milk glass, but who could resist the adorable pattern?! I'm not entirely sure what the pattern is called, as everyone seems to call it something different. The most common name I've seen is 'Atomic Flower/Atomic Maple', so I'll stick with that. Either way, I totally love them.

And those are all my favorite things! I hope you enjoyed them as much as I do.

I'd love to see YOUR favorite things. Post pictures of them in comments and tell me why they are your favorite things. Seeing other peoples treasures is just as enjoyable for me :)

Take care! xox

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