Anyone who visits my house will know how much I love glass. I have a rather large display cabinet in my living room filled with memories, treasures, presents. A LOT of them are glass. It’s a passion I share with my Uncle, although his pieces are rather valuable, mine are affordable items I love.
I love stained glass windows, they remind me of my Papa who was a Vicar. I can remember my first visit to Paris as a 12-year-old school girl, just staring up in awe at the beautiful windows in Notre Dame. I love the colours in the light, the pictures, the history. If I lived in an old house, I’d definitely have some stained glass somewhere!
I was given a number of pieces of glass for my 18th birthday. My oldest friend bought me a tie light holder from Dartington Glass, which started off my Dartington collection.
My collection of glassware is precious to me, it’s moved a number of times, luckily without any breakages along the way. I have presents from a customer in Sweden, presents for my 30th birthday, a memory of sitting in Raffles drinking Singapore Slings, Ferrari glasses from the Shell garage! So many items, too many to show in one post.
I have some real favourites. As you all know my favourite colour is blue, I have a few pieces of blue glass, all vases. This bud vase is very special. It belonged to Daddy P’s mother, someone I never got to meet, but I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. When Daddy P’s father passed away, it was given to me.
No collection of mine would be complete without cats now would it! The smallest cat here was a present from Poland, I’m not sure where the other two came from now, I’ve had them forever.
So if someone says Glass to me – the word conjures up so many memories, people, places. Old objects, new possessions, treasured items to be admired and protected from a rampaging Monkey at all costs!!!