Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Playing With Glass

When I was a kid I was always warned:  'Don't play with glass, you'll cut yourself!'

This 'rule' obviously didn't stick as I entered adulthood 
because I have always had a fascination with glass.

Whether it's sea-glass or collecting these vintage glasses
 that I have on glass shelves in the kitchen windows,

I'd have to say that my fascination with glass is beyond cure.

I am drawn to glass and it's qualities.....texture, weight, colour and function.

And since its composition is mostly silica (sand),
 it is no wonder that I am so at home at the beach walking in the sand along the shoreline.

That dark object above and to the right is a piece of sea-glass
that I found last month. It is a very dense, smooth piece and is dark green
in colour. At first I thought it was a rock
but after lifting it up to the sun I could see the green light coming through.

These glasses usually catch the morning sunlight and splatter colour all over the kitchen.

I am constantly on the hunt for vintage glasses and haven't come across one in ages.

Maybe I am not the only one out there looking for them!

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