Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Somewhere in storage...

Just for fun, I thought I'd share with you some of the treasures that are buried in my hundreds of boxes of inventory. These will be some of my favorites that made my heart go pitter-pat when I bought them, but that I haven't sold yet and made the trek cross-country with us to Idaho.

The bulk of these items are vintage glassware and china that I felt compelled to hoard -- I mean -- save and share with future generations: graceful, delicate stemware from the 1920s...sturdier pattern glass from the late 1800s and early 1900s...fine dinnerware made in France and Germany in the first half of the 20th century...everyday stoneware that you remember from your grandmother's dinner table...jadite and other Fire King and Pyrex from the 1950s like your mother used...and much, much more.

Today's treasure is a vintage glass decanter set with delicate sterling overlay. The decanter was meant to hold "spirits" and there are four matching tiny tumblers that today we would consider cordial-sized. It is most likely Murano glass from Venice; the quality and artistry are commensurate with another set that I brought home from Italy years ago. This set appears to be much more vintage due to the shapes of the pieces.

The overlay pattern on the decanter is a graceful floral motif; the tumblers have scenes from Venice. The glass itself is a deep, beautiful cobalt of my personal favorites.

This set had originally been listed for $115.00; however, once I unearth it from storage it will be relisted at $99.00 plus shipping in my online shop.

If you have an interest in this set and can't live without it, let me know. I'll put on my grubby clothes and start an archaeological dig to locate it.



  1. I also love cobalt blue. The decanter set is gorgeous. Sometimes I think I save too much stuff also, but after all it is all worthy of saving isn't it?

  2. Your storage must be an amazing place to go on a "dig." Beautiful set....Happy Thursday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin


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