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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Three or More Tuesday

Good Tuesday morning!

Tam at The Gypsy's Corner is hosting Three or More Tuesday. This is the second time I've participated. It's so fun to see what others collect--cuz you know that three of anything constitutes a collection--so be sure to check out the other links when you're done here.

I consider myself a sparkly kind of girl--I like the bling and shiny things in life. My MIL fed that tendency when she introduced me to Depression glass years ago. She is very knowledgeable in all forms of glassware and used to take me with her to flea markets. Quite interesting to watch her pick up a plate and search it for cracks or imperfections, run her hand around the edge, etc. I try to emulate her technique, but still don't have it down yet.

Settling on just what to collect was difficult to put it mildly. MIL has scads of glassware--some was her mother's, some was her aunt's, and a lot she's just picked up along the way. She has well over 100 creamers and I fell in love with those little pitchers! So I started getting those here and there. Then I started with salts. Love those little things! I like to show them to younger people to see what they think they were used for. Then came butter pats. My cabinet is full for the time being. But I still can't help going for the sparkly at yard sales and flea markets (when I'm not distracted by old furniture!)

Here's my beloved salt cellar collection. The large ones are called Master Salts. The small ones would have been placed at each setting. Love anything with feet! For Christmas a few years ago, my husband gave me several silver spoons to use in these. Ain't he a doll?

My creamer collection shelf. Some are primitive, others Depression glass, others china. I'm not picky about their worth--I just buy the ones that speak to me.

Lastly, my butter pats. That's what I was told they are, though I believe they might also have been used for tea bags. Got most of these from eBay.

Two of my daughters also collect glass. One loves berry bowls, the other sherbet dishes. Makes it easier when we go shopping together--we don't fight over stuff.

Thanks for letting me share part of my glassware collection. Now head over to Tam's for more links from some great ladies!


Beverly said...

Good morning, Beverly.

I love your collections. I know what your mean about there being so many wonderful things. I have to force myself to not buy sometimes. My house is overflowing.

I have a friend that collects salts, and most of hers are china.

I love your creamers. And, I love pitchers, too.

Lori E said...

I use my salt cellar by the stove but I don't have any pretty ones for the table. You have nice collections. Things that aren't so common.

Mary said...

I am always drawn to salt cellars when I come across them... but so far I have resisted the urge to collect them... ;)

Your collections are wonderful!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

So many wonderful things! The salt cellars are great, and I adore all your pitchers great collection!

Thanks for sharing


Kim said...

I love your collections. I only have 1 salt celler. But I do collect creamers & pitchers. But mine are either white, cream, have roses or are clear glass.

Barb said...

You had several 3 or mores there.

Great job posting.

Barbara jean

Tamara said...

So cute, Bev(erly)!!

My favorite pitchers are the large blue and the large green glass one! They are so unique! Also, my favorite butter dish is the one that looks & is shaped like a flower. I have a few kinda like them, and I have been putting cheeseballs in the middle of them w/ a spunky spread knife-thingy, and people love it, and so do I! You should try it sometime (I love cool & unique things that are versatile and can be used for many different things)!

ChocDrop said...

You have a good eye for those collectibles. Sounds fun. I hope to get to a point where I can do that and have some real fun.

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