The Glass Menagerie
This week's finds have one thing in common. They are all glass! Glass is such a tricky item and I am continuously learning about it. With so many things made in China, it's incredibly hard to be able to decipher what is vintage and what is new imitating a vintage shape.
This piece is one that falls into the mystery category. It isn't marked and I have not been able to identify the shape. The way that the top flares out flatly is reminiscent of some Holmegaard pieces and the olive green color was also used heavily in the past. It may or may not be vintage. Anyone out there have any leads, otherwise only time will tell.
These little guys are my first find of the Eva Zeisel Prestige line for Federal Glass. I actually found eight but I sent four of them to a friend who appreciates some EZ design. They weren't a thrift store find, instead they were from a little antique shop en route home from work.
This piece I haven't been able to pinpoint either but I'm pretty convinced it is a Bo Borgstrom design for Aseda. It is incredibly heavy and thick, very similar to this one.
Since I'm continuously trying to refine my glass identifying skills, these were fresh in my mind when I saw them. They are American Modern glasses designed by Russel Wright for Morgantown. They were from a local estate sale and were priced at $1 each. I had one hesitation, they appeared to have hard water deposits. I asked the lady running the estate sale if she knew how to clean-up the glasses and she mentioned that she didn't get a chance to wash them. It turns out they were just dirty! Not only that, but she gave them to me as a gift. The catch was that I had just purchased a pretty pricey danish dining set. That's right, I straight out bought a dining set (that I intend to keep, but more on that later).
Lastly, I must not forget to mention that I also bought this 10.5" bad boy at the same estate sale. It was one of the lures of the estate sale to begin with. For those who don't know what it is, it is a Timo Sarpaneva Orkidea vase. It is signed and dated 1958.
This estate sale was a dream. The homeowners took great pride in maintaining their home and really took care of their possessions. Not only that but the lady who held it is an absolute sweetheart who runs estate sales as her passion. Her full-time job is as a realtor.
The one thing I left behind is this couch. It was priced very well but we just don't need another couch right now. The boy was open to adding this to our home, but I think it would just be too chaotic for the time being. Especially since we live on the third floor and are looking to move soon!
How about you? What did you find this week? Hope to see you at Selena's and Sophie's!