Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Collectible Glass Show Part 2


Attending glass shows is a wonderful way to experience the huge variety of designs and patterns! There are so many more than the few examples you may find in antique stores or vintage booths. You may discover glass that captures your imagination or makes your heart sing. Come with me and enjoy Part 2 of this year's show!


The show was on two floors of this convention center in Marietta, GA. The second floor was open to the floor below. The second floor had a number of vendor booths, but also a conference room where speakers discussed specific manufacturers, a bookstore devoted to celebrating and identifying glassware, and a small area where you could bring your items for identification and repair.


This year I was attracted to art glass. The painted vase above was gorgeous!


These were in the style of Art Nouveau, each one unique.


This booth had vases, candlesticks, goblets, cups, iced tea glasses, pitchers and more!


Most of the plates and bowls were made of glass, but there was some vintage china on hand.


The deep ruby red glassware really stands out, but I was entranced by the colored fruit on the clear glass.


I've forgotten what the type of glass is called, but it reminded me of tie-dye effects.


This glassware seemed to be organically inspired (but I don't know about that acid yellow color!!!).


Dazzling shades of blue!


A large booth of mid-century designs --


With whimsical animals, fruits and vegetables.


We brought home one of these types of decor from Greg's mother's house. Hers is a clear red/flame orange (like the one on the left) and stands 20 inches high.


I loved the sterling silver designs applied to the vases.


These candlesticks, bowl and flower frog were unusual. The glass was highly textured.


Blues to die for! The bowl in the upper left now sits in my dining room. (Cambridge 'Caprice')


There were sooo many pieces I really liked. I wish the turquoise bowl and candlesticks had come home with me....


This pretty pink glassware is a fairly common pattern, hence fairly inexpensive. (Anchor Hocking 'Miss America')


In the midst of all the green dishware was this charming milk glass plate with a delicately painted bird. Unfortunately there was only one!


Glass dishware photographs best en masse, to bring out the depth of color.

I hope you've enjoyed the tour! Part 1 can be found at Visiting the Annual Collectible Glass Show.


If you're interested in attending a glass show near you, many are sponsored by the clubs which are members of the National Depression Glass Association

For contemporary art glass see The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. Whichever you're drawn towards, enjoy!



 

 

 

18 comments:

  1. I loved Part 2 as much as Part 1! Envious that you got to go, but grateful that I still have a grocery budget left. There surely was some beautiful glass there! Glad you got the Caprice bowl; it is a beautiful pattern!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I have a few other pieces in that pattern. Helps to keep the collection under control. I've found that if I bring cash, I can only spend so much...lol.

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  2. Magnificent!Splendid!!!Feast for the eyes...Thank you so much for this virtual tour!!!Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Maristella. I was so glad that I could share it with you! Have a good weekend.

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  3. Beautiful collections, Sandra! Thanks for taking us along on the tour and sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. You're welcome! They were definitely swoon-worthy.

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  4. OMG amazing EYE CANDY on Part 2 ! Thank you for sharing, my goodness, I love everything you're sharing here !
    I especially love that green china !

    Hugs,
    Fabby

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    1. Fabby, it really was amazing! I got so captivated looking at each piece that I didn't take as many photos as I should have. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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  5. Visiting from Linda's. When I spotted those orange tall vases I sure brought a smile to my face. I have one that belonged to my grandmother that I cherish so much. Hugs and blessings to you.
    Cindy

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. There's just something about those vases, isn't there? Ours dominates the guest room chest of drawers!

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  6. What a wonderul series of photos...I would love to go to one of these shows with google along to find out what everything is...LOL. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure, Sandi! It's quite fun to see! A lot of the items are tagged with the manufacturer and pattern, and if not, the vendors are so knowledgeable they can probably tell you.

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  7. Sandra, thank you for taking us along by sharing these great photos. I'm a dishaholic, love tabletop things, but admit I'm not very informaed on glassware. I have a niece who has a wonderful collection of Depression Glass from her deceased mother-in-law and also Carnival Glass from my deceased grandmother and mother. It's fun to see her appreciate and enjoy these pieces.

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    1. Sarah, like you I've loved china for a long time, and was only really interested in the glassware my mother had. Then one day I found myself at one of these shows and a new love developed. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour!

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  8. Wow Sandra, what a beautiful glass show. I love seeing so many patterns and different colors. A feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing at "Love Your Creativity." Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! It was definitely tablescaper's heaven!

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  9. What a beautiful collection of glass you were able to visit! I, too, love that clear glass with the pink-ish fruit! So pretty!

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    1. I so enjoyed admiring every piece I forgot to take enough photos, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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