Thursday, August 1, 2019

Visiting the Annual Collectible Glass Show

I couldn't resist going to the 43rd Annual Collectible Glass Show held in Marietta, GA last weekend! It's a tablescaper's dream weekend -- to see, touch and buy beautiful glassware in myriad colors and styles. You can find pieces from the early 1900's through the 1970's, some unique, some fairly common. Let's begin!

Art glass and elegant glass



Useful

Fanciful

Delicate

Bold

Some pottery and china was mixed in with the glassware

Iridescent glass

Vaseline glass

Painted milk glass

Jadeite



Some limited production pieces

Glassware sets

One of my favorites!

Ruby reds

Cobalt blues

And this one, whose photo doesn't quite capture the delicate colors. Priced accordingly, at $1,150.00!

Most of the glassware, however, was priced considerably less, with many lovely pieces in the $10-$40 range. All of it was free from chips and cracks. Some pieces showed evidence of being used -- but a lot did not. Much of the glassware was probably used only for special occassions or displayed in cabinets or on tables.

Daughter J and I spent a lovely afternoon admiring many pieces, imagining how they would add the unexpected to contemporary tablescapes. We were drawn to the glassware in gorgeous colors, but there was plenty of clear glassware to be had. Unfortunately in that setting, clear glassware just didn't photograph well.

I hope you enjoyed this visit to the glass show! I have lots more photos to share, so I plan on posting a Part 2 soon.


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24 comments:

  1. Oh my!Wonderful tour!Thanks for sharing,I enjoyed it so much.Hugs!

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    1. I'm so glad you did, Maristella! Rainbows of beauty all around!

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  2. Wish I had been with you! It all looks fabulous!

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    1. Oh it was, Beth! In Part 2 I plan to list some of the glass shows held around the country. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. ooohhh, so many pretties!! So dynamic seeing it all together, a tablescapers delight!
    Jenna

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    1. Jenna, I wish you could have seen it! All the glassware had been cleaned and sparkled so beautifully!

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  4. Wow, WOW and WOW!!! I would have been beside myself looking at all the beautiful glass!!
    Thanks so much for visiting!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Glad you liked it, Debbie! It was so hard to decide what to to photograph because I was looking at and pricing each piece!

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    1. Oh, I know! But one can dream, LOL! Thanks for stopping by, Anita.

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  6. Sandra, that is truly a tablescaper and glass lover’ s paradise. Thanks so much for sharing and I will anticipate part two.

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    1. The rainbow of glass really does seem like paradise, Pam! Can you imagine sunlight dancing across all the shapes and facets!

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  7. Oh my that is a glass lovers paradise. So much beauty. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. My pleasure, Karie! It's such a delightful experience each year. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Wonderful tour! I'm more drawn to ceramics than glass, but it sure is fun to see all this variety. Thanks for taking us along.

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    1. Everywhere I turned I found pieces I loved. I think it's interesting how many mundane items were crafted so beautifully. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

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  9. Wow; glad I COULDN'T be there--I'd have no grocery budget for a YEAR. Beautiful glass just moves me. Thank you so much!

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    1. LOL! You're very welcome, Kathy! Glass is such a beautiful medium and we're lucky to be able to use it daily. Thanks for visiting.

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  10. Hmmmm, I have no more room for glass anything---but I can DROOL. The Jadeite and the cranberry glass, really outstanding. Thanks for the Drool tour, lol.

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    1. Sandi, you're welcome! I don't really have any room for more glass either so I have to restrain myself. I'm so glad you stopped by.

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  11. So many lovely pieces, colors, shapes and sizes? Did you end up buying anything?

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    1. It was such a gorgeous display, Julie! My daughter bought a cute glass bear and I won a prize!

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  12. Now, that's a place that could get me into some trouble! Thanks for sharing the lovely tour at Vintage Charm! Pinned! (Jadeite--of course!)

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! I know what you mean -- it's happened to me a couple years. But I was restrained this year!

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