Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

After a 3 week absence I am back to join in the VTT. You can follow the other participant's offerings by checking out coloradolady's blog.

While visiting with my college friend in Brisbane I couldn't help but notice that she has these beautiful ruby [or are they rose] glass pieces. They belonged to MA's great aunt & I am not at all sure of their age, probably early 1900's. The aunt has long since gone to her reward so we would only be guessing when they were made. With all the knowledgeable VVT 'ers I am fairly sure one of you knows the vintage of this lovely glass!


I think they are really beautiful & I was so enthralled with them that it wasn't until later I noticed I had failed to remove the little koala clinging to the stem of the tallest piece before photographing! He is definitely not vintage.


My friend thought they showed best here in the sun but I think their true color is better seen against the light background so I took both photos. As fragile as they are they are in very good condition.
I now have ruby glass envy!

17 comments:

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a lovely glass.. love the colour.. happy VTT

Vicky said...

very beautiful and delicate looking...
Have a great day Roslyn.

Marie Reed said...

Everything is better in RED! I'm swooning over your friend's glass collection:)

Keetha said...

Very interesting. I'm especially interested in that really tall one. What in the world do you think it's purpose was supposed to be????? I can't quite figure it out.

Coloradolady said...

These are really pretty. I love the red color and they do look very fragile. Love how the tall one is so unusual.

I think your pictures turned out really well too, sometimes things are really hard to capture the true beauty in a photo.

Thanks for sharing this lovely collection with us today. Have a great VTT.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Looks like a lot of work has gone into making those.

ClassyChassy said...

Lovely! They do show better next to the light background! So delicate....

Bea said...

Oh, my! Those are beautiful. I can see why you are envious.

LV said...

These are some of the most beautiful [ieces I have seen. I know you are a proud owner.

Kate in NJ said...

wow..those are lovely

Donna said...

wow beautiful things..no wonder u loved them

penny-wise people said...

Very pretty - what a wonderful color!

~~Carol~~ said...

Beautiful ruby glass! I can only imagine how they would look sitting on a windowsill...stunning I'm sure!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Stunning! I love them with the light filtering through...

Susan said...

Just beautiful both in the light and not. I imagine them in a Victorian home very elegantly displayed.

Jewelgirl said...

Oh these are truly beautiful! There's nothing
like red Victorian glass! Love all the pieces!

mub said...

Thank you for sharing these! I really like the wavy edges and the color is GORGEOUS. I don't blame you for having ruby glass envy ;)