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December 3, 2015

My Birthday At My Fave Museum With My Fave Person

Despite being really sick, I was bound and determined to follow through on what I wanted to do for my birthday, which was visit the Sandwich Glass Museum to see both 'Marble Mania' and 'Glassblower's Christmas'.  It's my fave museum anyway, so I don't mind taking a walk through it, salivating over all the beautiful glass.  It was a beautiful day too and we were comfortable in short sleeves and no jacket!  

The marble and ornament exhibits were at the end of the museum, so of course I shot ten trillion pics of the gorgeous collection.  

I need this.

And this.

If I was the sort who read all the info bits, I could tell you how they got the figures inside the little bottles but alas, I did not.  

Cup plates.

Painting of the old Sandwich Glass Factory

Another painting of it.  The old factory used to be located down on the marshes near Boardwalk and operated in the early and mid 1800s.  It's long gone now, but occasionally you can still find glass shards.  I am dying to dig for them but most of the land is now private property with houses.  Russell told me that I can probably find it in the marshes at low tide but I haven't yet attempted that.  The marshes are extremely muddy and I would need better footwear.

Salts

With the Sandwich name on the bottom.








These are the signature Deming Jarves dolphin candlesticks.  If you happen to find one in an antique store and it's the real deal, you can expect to pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars for it.  I even saw some in the M.H. DeYoung Museum out in San Francisco.



It would be worth clicking on this picture to see the carving detail on that box.

This was what an old home might look like in the 1800s.  I'm not sure if they change out the decor for each season, as I always seem to visit around Christmas.  


Gorgeous whiskey decanter.

Get in my house!!!!!

I swear if I had a time machine, I would go back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, and buy up all the glass, marbles and beaded purses I could get my hands on!!!!

Me want.


 More to come!

12 comments:

  1. Wow. That's a really cool place JoJo! I could spend alllllll day there. Is any of that up there for sale??? I think it'd be worth it to invest in some better footwear and go down and find that glass. And I really hope you're feeling better. Being sick just sucks.

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    1. The only stuff for sale is in the gift shop, and none of it is antique. Although you occasionally run into Sandwich Glass in antique stores and it's very, very expensive. I'm definitely going to have Russell show me where he thinks I should dig and then get some waders or something and try at low tide this spring.

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  2. Looks absolutely amazing. I love ALL glass, old and new. On the new end are you familiar with the work of Chihuly? I'd like one of his installations in my yard :-)

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    1. Oh definitely....I lived in western Washington State for 12 years, which is Chihuly ground zero. If you ever find yourself in Tacoma, you must visit the Bridge of Glass that crosses to the Glass Museum. It's magnificent.

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  3. How beautiful blown glass has become!! And happy belated birthday my sweet girl!!

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    1. Thanks Tammy!!! It was a great day for sure!

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  4. Me want whiskey decanter. No whiskey, just decanter.
    Glad you had a great birthday. Enjoy the weekend, JoJo! xo

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    1. I want the decanter too!!!! Not the whiskey. hahaha Thanks Robyn!

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  5. Happy birthday! What great photos. This looks like a wonderful museum. I really enjoy looking at this kind of stuff. Not much fun being sick though.

    Arlee Bird
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    1. Thanks Lee! Well there are many more pics to come over a few more posts. The glass here is incredible!

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  6. How totally gorgeous!

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