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From Grief to Glamour: The Enduring Beauty of Camphor Glass

I’ve had this necklace and bracelet forever. I can only assume it originally belonged to my grandmother and was passed down to my mother.   I had no idea what it was, but I loved to wear it on special … Continue reading

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Pressed and Cut Glass Were Never Meant to be Shabby Chic.

The year was 1907. Oklahoma was about to become a state. World War I hadn’t even begun. Women weren’t allowed to vote. The Titanic was nothing more than a design. “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)” was … Continue reading

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Elegant Glass: In a class by itself.

The more I learn, the more I learn that I need to learn. First there was American Brilliant cut glass (1876-1914). Then Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG, 1850-1910.) And we’ve all heard about Depression Glass (1920s – 1940s). Now I … Continue reading

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The Museum of American Glass: A celebration of America’s first industry.

I really meant to sell ALL of the EAPG and American Brilliant pieces from our Janvier Road bungalow. I really did. I mean, who needs old-fashioned, elaborately patterned glassware from 100 or more years ago? Someone who holds them in … Continue reading

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The antiques that will never be sold.

The other day I decided to take the plunge and put some of my EAPG and American Brilliant glassware for sale in my Etsy shop. Then I unpacked these bowls. Suddenly, I could taste Aunt Jen’s famous macaroni salad. Emma’s … Continue reading

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The Investment that Never Loses Value: Second in a Three-Part Series “Why Buy Antiques?”

Anybody can buy “collectible” items to display on a shelf. You see ads for them all the time: “Hand painted!” “Limited edition!” “Design of enduring value!” But will they hold their value? They may. Then again, they may not. One … Continue reading

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Is it Pressed Glass or Cut Glass?

OK, so I have a ton of glass from the Janvier Road bungalow. We poured lemonade from it, drank from it, served fruit and potato salad in it. My mom told me there was a difference between pressed and cut … Continue reading

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