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.
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.
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.
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!!!!