Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Colored glass

Here is a few of my recent finds just small items however I really like them. I have been busy went  to an  auction and estate sale  and I had a friend visit me from Texas and we had a great day together catching up on girl talk

I got the blue glasses at the Gypsy Caravan in St Louis a few weeks ago . Sort of like the old Mary Gregory glasses , painted on. Can you believe $1.75 a glass ? I gave $7.00 for the 4 . Of course I know , no ones wants glasses like these now days , but I have them setting in a kitchen window for sun catchers


  Then at a resale shop here in town I found this purple vase, I have never had a piece of purple glass and thought it was so pretty. I was going to lay it out in one of my flower beds to catch the sun light but also set it in the kitchen window. I have a few colored glass pieces laying on the ground in my flower bed

   I almost forgot to show this tomato spoon I got at the same auction as the chandelier shades seems I have a collection of them now about 6 of them maybe 7


Then last Saturday I went to an auction with friends and I thought these little small chandelier shades were very cute and I can always use them on one of my chandeliers, maybe cover them with toile material maybe paint them what ever. I feel like I got them at a great price I bid I think $6.00 for a box of items just to get these little shades made in Japan still have the paper labels on them

There is 10 of them

Then I got one more thing at the resale shop last week a dough bowls I have had it outside on my patio table , I just bought this I think because one of my sisters likes dough bowl   . I had my hand garden tools in it


I hope to get my chair finished Monday when I am home all day, Saturday is my family reunion get together and Tuesday I have a date with a friend to shop & eat .

The Linky parties I am joining in

The Shabby Creek Cottage  
House of Hepworths    
Brambleberry Cottage   / giveway  
Vintage Thingie            
Pearls & lace        
Katherines Corner      
The Shabby Nest    
My Romantic Home  
French Country Cottage 
Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper 


  1. Hi Janice! I love your blue art glass tumblers! Isn't it fun to find new treasures? Especially when you get them for a good price! Have a great week!

  2. Great finds!! I love your new glasses and the purple vase is beautiful! Have a wonderful night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  3. Hello Janice:
    You certainly have an eye to spot some very goodly things. Your glassware is, indeed, most attractive and we particularly like the purple vase which must look very pretty when it catches the light.

    We have never heard of a 'tomato' spoon before now.

  4. The spoon and dough bowl are my favorites. I can see many uses for the dough bowl.

  5. Hopping by to say Hi. Visiting from Katherines Corner blog hop. I enjoy photography but yet to perfect that hobby. LOL I follow you as Kathy B. Please come visit when you can, your always Welcome. Http://

  6. Greetings Janice ...
    OH what a lovely day you had shopping at the retro and resale stores...Aren't they just the best !!!.. Love those blue glasses...Wouldn't they nice grilled with lemon tea on a hot summers day!!!... I'm so very partial to tomato spoons and they are very hard to find now- a- days...

    You seems to have a keen eye for beautiful and unique vintage pieces... Thank You for sharing and stopping over at "The Grand Lady" ..Please do come again for a teatime chat soon !!!...I'm your newest follower...Hugs

  7. Sounds like you girls had a great time. I have a wood dough bowl very similar to the one you found. It's still one of my favorite things.

  8. Hi, I just popped over from Pink Saturday. I love those glasses and vase. I always love unique and intriguing vases. For that matter, the glasses would work well as vases too. And how interesting. My grandmother had one of those spoons. I never heard that they were tomato spoons. Thanks for the info.

  9. Hi dear Janice,
    thanks for your sweet comments to my blog. The linen clothes are from France....the label is "Les Ours" can find some on Ebay fr.
    I love these kind of fashion, but my favorite is and remains Magnolia Pearl.
    By the way....the purse is handmade by me, using an old grain sac....that´s no Magnolia Pearl bag.
    We will visit the Marburger in fall....can hardly wait to see the MP gang again!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  10. You have a beautiful entry this week.

    Happy Pink Saturday. Come and take a peek at my PINK when you get a chance. Enjoy Father's Day!

  11. Wow! You hit the jack pot with all of these pretties from the "junkin" sales! Love the blue glasses the best! Thanks for sharing. dix---

  12. you have some great "finds" there, especially love the little putple vase! Good luck with the "hunt" the rest of the summer, hope you had a fun weekend.

  13. What amazing finds. Love the glass!!!

    - The Tablescaper

  14. Great finds Janice. That dough bowl is valuable and very collectable. The shades sell for $6 each at Lowes! Good bargain day for you.
    Have a wonderful day!

    Linda at The French Hens Nest