The name on the lamp was 'Anne' or 'Annie' but it was hard to see.
Russell's great grandfather was a glass blower at the old factory in the 1800s, but he doesn't know his name. We need to ask his mom and then get on Ancestry.com and see what we can find.
I've seen a lot of purple glass, which is made by adding manganese to clear and letting the sun turn it purple, but it's not often that you get this gorgeous shade of lavender.
Why doesn't anyone make lamps like this anymore....that don't cost a fortune?
As I recall, red is made by adding gold to the glass.
Love these lampshades.
Paperweights. Whenever I see ones like this, I remember visiting friends of the family in the early 70s. Mrs. Gooding had a collection of paperweights inside a table with a glass top and I used to looooooove looking at it. I was probably 6 and 7 at that time.
I love the detail on this plate.
Sandwich glass jewelry. I have a piece....it's a pretty pink pendant made by a local jewelry artist (now deceased) and given to my parents when I was born.
An example of the shards that were found after the factory was torn down and homes started to be constructed. My parents dug some up in the 1950s when they first moved to town and I have them in a bowl. They are very pretty.
Wouldn't I love to have the one on the right?!
You can buy contemporary dolphin candlesticks but they are a bit out of my price range. Maybe someday!
Next up: Marble Mania!