I LOVE Glass…all kinds…always have…fascinated from childhood on…blown away at 5 years old, watching a glass blower make little animals at the San Diego Zoo. Started collecting those animals, one Zoo visit at a time…had 50 or so by the time I reached adolescence…fell in love with Cobalt glass eye cups and medicine bottles (after an eye surgery at 6 years old).
At this writing, my collection of blown glass figurines is packed away so no good photos, but here are tiny samples.
An addiction you say? Well, probably. Undeniable proof? The Glass Museum in Tacoma is one of my favorite places on the planet, and the fact that I often give a trip to the museum, or a Glass Blowing class (held in a small local studio) as birthday and Christmas gifts!
My collection has become unmanageable, out of control so I had to put myself on Glass Buying Restriction a few years back…
I have combed antique stores, garage sales, swap meets, etc. my whole adult life, and have found some real treasures.
Mostly bottles of all varieties…
But once people who love you, know you have a weakness for something, mine being blue glass, they have a perfect (and easy) way to find gifts for you, so my collection grew from bottles to all things blue.
And there have been favorites along the way…too many to show you so I picked these at random
And this one I thought was an odd candy dish…until I got it home and really looked at it
But really, my favorite use of this Cobalt Collection is designing playgrounds for my BUGS!