Glass – Magpie Monday

For this week’s MagpieMonday post I have several pieces of glassware.  I am always hoping to find beautiful glass items when I go on my trips around boot sales and charity shops but rarely find anything that really takes my breath away.    When I saw the following pieces I was immediately in love and snapped them up.

The beautiful vase in the centre of this photo is actually new (sorry, hope it still counts) I found it in one of my other regular haunts TK Maxx.  It had a price tag of just £7 !! I couldn’t believe it, its the most gorgeous piece of glassware, beautifully made and really heavy. I love it and can’t wait to get some large white flowers to pop in it.  The pretty glass bowl has a blue etched pattern on the front and back, I found two for 10p each in the charity shop.  Possibly not very old, but really pretty.    I have a few blue bottles like the one in this picture, I love them all in a line down the table with a single flower.  Simple but elegant, I won this one off Ebay for 99p.

I am not sure at all whether this is a vase? or an ice cream sundae cup ?  I don’t think it is new as it is really heavy glass with a “old” frosted appearance.  I really don’t mind either way as its the most beautiful colour and matches perfectly with the taper candles I decided to store in it.   It cost 50p from the chairity shop and all the candles were just 10p for the lot!

I was thrilled when I saw this bottle ! A bottle with a tap! ha! I love it.  I knew straight away what I would use it for and it now sits on the side of the kitchen sink with washing up liquid in it !  (no dishwasher in this house)  Not sure what its original use would be maybe Olive Oil ? It must be reasonable old looking at the tap and the thickness and quality of the glass but I could be wrong.  Cost me £1 in charity shop.

Finally this week, this totally stunning, too die for pink glass clock in the art deco style (but obviously a modern clock as it has a battery).  It was locked in a cabinet in the charity shop – where they put the posh stuff ! I paid £3 and I love! love! love! it.  It sits on my bedside table, so pretty and gives me joy everyday just to look at it.

Don’t forget to pop over to Lizzie’s MagpieMonday to see all the other great thrifted finds this week.



    March 28, 2011 / 9:51 am

    Very envious of the bottle with tap. I wonder if you added different coloured washing up liquid they would all bleed or stay separate? I don't have a dishwasher either, and hide the plastic bottle of liquid because it just looks tacky! Great finds, I'd love to do a tour of your house.

  2. WhiteLily
    March 28, 2011 / 10:12 am

    Wow the washing up bottle is stunning! I love that!and the blue glassware…. beautiful!!Great finds as always 🙂

  3. Karen Jones
    March 28, 2011 / 10:13 am

    Hi Lucewoman, thank you for your comment, I'll try putting different washing up liquid colours and let you know how it goes. xx

  4. Karen Jones
    March 28, 2011 / 10:25 am

    lizzie and Whitelily thank you for your comments. Th bottle is totally fab, I am going to be on the lookout for more. They have so many uses. I think this one must have been buried in the ground as it was covered and full of dirt ! xx

  5. mumsarcade
    March 28, 2011 / 11:43 am

    I have never seen anything like your washing up bottle.Pink clock is fab and I bet worth money too.I am not usually a glass fan but your finds and other Magpie Monday ones are starting to make me think maybe I need to get into glass.My finds this week are at

  6. ChrisTea And Cakes
    March 28, 2011 / 11:44 am

    I'm in LOVE with the bottle with the tap, what a great use for it too! x

    March 28, 2011 / 11:45 am

    All gorgeous as ever but the bottle with the tap is just fabulous! I love it!

  8. icklebabe_com
    March 28, 2011 / 12:17 pm

    Such gorgeous pieces misses! My fave is the washing up bottle with the tap, it's Dee- vine! If u ever sell it can ihave first refusal? ;)I really don't know how u do it! It's a Gift xxx

  9. Vintage Amethyst
    March 28, 2011 / 12:36 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love everything!I think my fav is the bottle with the little tap, so perfect for washing up liquid.loveAlisonx

  10. lightly enchanted
    March 28, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    some lovely finds again, I especially love the little glass bottle with the tap. Quite magical 🙂

  11. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    March 28, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    Another bottle tap lover here – it's fab! I keep my washing up liquid in an old ceramic olive oil bottle with a stopper – confuses guests ;-)Your blue glassware all looks lovely together too

  12. Missdaisy's Crafts
    March 28, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    Wonderful finds i love the blue glass stuff and see lots in the charity shops i go to but sadly i dont have much room in our pokey 2 bed flat to put stuff like that and it wouldn't suit our brown red and beige colour scheme 🙁 The bottle with the tap is fab how nice to have something so pretty and unusual to squirt your washing up liquid out of 🙂

  13. Becky
    March 28, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    Beautiful glass finds. I love the pink glass clock, it looks very elegant and what a bargain at £3.00 pounds! I agree with the others the bottle with a tap is amazing. Bx

  14. Karen Jones
    March 28, 2011 / 3:02 pm

    Thank you so much ladies for all your great comments. Looks like the tap bottle is the favourite : ) xx

  15. Sheffy
    March 28, 2011 / 4:14 pm

    What stunning photographs. I absolutely love the little clock and the vase you bought from TK Max.

  16. carole
    March 28, 2011 / 4:25 pm

    I love everything Karen, the bottle with the tap is so quirky I think it's fab and I especially love the pink clock. The blue glass too is lovely! xxx

  17. The syders
    March 28, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    Simply Beautiful…I love them all specially the clock & the tap bottle. I'm pretty sure my Mum had sundae dishes just like that…they look very familiar x

  18. Scarlett Fontaine
    March 28, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Im in full on love with all your lovely glass wear – its amazing! Good old TK Maxx, ive got some great vases from there and they were bought when the sale items go to clearance yellow tickets! love that. And oh my i so need a bottle with a tap on – that is the best thing i have ever seen! No dishwasher in my house either :o( Scarlett x

  19. Caroline
    March 29, 2011 / 7:19 am

    Some fabulous finds, there – and gorgeous pictures as well – that tap bottle is brilliant!

  20. Lady Cherry
    March 29, 2011 / 3:05 pm

    Glass is so pretty. I have been looking out in the charity shops, haven't found anything to take my fancy so far 🙁 will persevere though!

  21. Emma
    March 30, 2011 / 7:54 pm

    The bottle with the tap is amazing! What a great find! I also love the vase from TK Maxx xx

  22. Karen Jones
    March 31, 2011 / 7:33 am

    Thanks so much ladies for all your great comments. I seem to be on a role with glass at the moment, found a couple more pieces yesterday. Will do another post soon xx

  23. Tamzin Sharma
    April 4, 2011 / 9:23 am

    Oh wow!! Love love love the bottle with tap!! Fabulous!

  24. thingsandstuff
    April 4, 2011 / 1:10 pm

    You have such a great eye for things!! I love the little glass bowl (10p!! you lucky lady!) and the bottle with the tap is amazing….x

  25. Scarlett Fontaine
    April 4, 2011 / 5:47 pm

    Looking forward to your next post – i know what you mean about frantic week, this weekend has been so busy for me so i havent posted ann my finds yet! lol. Scarlett x

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