Tag Archives: Etsy

Ordinary thrift shop lamp…or work of art?

Someone recently asked in a Facebook group about a lamp she’d inherited from her grandmother. It was very retro, with a corset-shaped base and white drum shade. She said it was marked “Tye of California.” I’m not much of a … Continue reading

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Is it a stretch vase or a swung vase?

Stretch and swing glass vases are different types of vases. It pays to learn the difference! Continue reading

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Ridgeleigh by Heisey: Art Deco Star of the 1930s

Every so often I take out this Heisey Ridgeleigh cigarette holder and prepare to list it in my Etsy shop. And every time, I end up putting it right back in the hutch. Why? It’s just so pretty, and feels … Continue reading

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States of Confusion: The US Glass States Series

A fixture in the china cabinet of our Janvier Road bungalow was this pretty green creamer. It wasn’t until many years later that I found out its name: “Colorado.” A few years after that I discovered that it was part … Continue reading

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The Search for Wally Hindle.

I unpacked a pretty hand painted globe vase the other day. It found its way to our house when we closed up the Janvier Road bungalow, and somehow I ended up with it. As I examined it, I noticed a … Continue reading

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A Federal Case: Petal Pattern #2829

Found another one! Pattern, that is. I unpacked this gorgeous bowl from the Janvier Road collection and, as usual, had no idea which search terms to use. By accident I saw a similar bowl labeled as a “petal” shape – … Continue reading

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Add Some Luster to Your Life.

I’ve fallen head over heels in love. See, for most of my life, I took lusterware for granted. It was everywhere in our Janvier Road bungalow and in my childhood home. Then, most of it broke from usage or was … Continue reading

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