Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Purple Cased Glass Napkin Ring Cut To Clear

Purple rules!!! The royal color. I have just unpacked this brilliant purple cased glass napkin ring that has been cut to clear and it is fab! The napkin ring was found in England at the Portobello Road antique market. I LOVED the color! It was actually a sunny day so it fairly glowed. It made the trip home sfely as well.

Cased glass is made with 2 layers and then the outer colored layer is cut to reveal the inner clear layer. A neat process and very effective! I love colored glass and this is beautiful.

Weather here has been intermittant clear and clouds and the trees are beginning to turn color. Fall is indeed approaching. I'm okay with that. I'm planning to get our a fertilize the garden for next years blooms tomorrow, so hope it's mostly clear. Have a great day.
Purple cased glass napkin ring at Time Was Antiques

Friday, September 4, 2009

Open Salt Antique Waffle Zipper Scalloped Canada

So..where do you park you chewing gum at night?????
If you are looking for a stylish receptacle, try an antique open salt, salt dip or salt cellar.

I've been talking about affordable collectibles lately, and open salts definitely fit that category. They are small, still practical and useable and pretty affordable as collections go.

This little cutie is from Canada, or so the authors of the great open salt reference book 5,000 Open Salts: A Collector's Guide by Wm Heacock and Patricia Johnson inform us. This little salt was made around 1900. Cute for being so old...and in great shape, too!!! I should be in such shape at over 100 years old!!!

Anyway, open salts can be used as a place to park your gum, a place for your rings or for a bit of sauce at the dinner table. They also make great teabag holders. As I'm a fan to tea, that's a definite plus!

To check it out on my website, Time Was Antiques, go to:
Time Was Antiques Open Salts

A perfect nearly fall day here in the Pacific Northwest....around 70 and LOVELY!!! But...as it is Washington, it's clouding up and we'll have some showers tonight, but that's normal.

Have a great Labor Day weekend...don't forget to put the flag out!
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