Glass – Magpie Monday

When I go looking for my thrifting bargains, I don’t normally look at glass. I may occasionally buy a piece but because I find it difficult to find out information about age, make etc due to lack of markings I tend to not to buy much of it.

That all changed this week when most of the items I found screamed “buy me” “buy me”.  Sadly, I can give you no information on them except to say some of them appear to be Vintage.  But one thing they all have in common is I love every single piece.

This beautiful bowl is really heavy glass, pretty pale pink and clear flowers adorn it.  I imagine it is meant to be a fruit bowl.  So gorgeous, very Lalique in style.  I paid £2 for it .

Another bowl and again most probably a fruit bowl and this one I think maybe approx 1930’s very deco in style and extremely heavy.  I love the Square cut design to the top, its immaculate condition and cost me 50p !  I don’t know why, but my favourite charity shop has lots of lovely glass bowls they always sell for 50p !  Very odd, but I am not complaining.

I love the etched design on this bottle and the fact that it has its original glass stopper.  It was filthy dirty and in a box with lots of rubbish ontop of it, but it washed up a treat.  I paid £1 for it.  Make a beautiful luxury bath salts container (not that I would dare to have glass in my bathroom )  .

How hard is it to take photo’s of glass!  Especially when you bring a mirror into the mix .

This lovely candle stick did have a mark conveniently placed on a label on the front – Etain Veritable which I understand is French and always has these lovely Pewter flower designs on the front.  Gorgeous, heavy glass.  I can never have enough candlesticks and this one for £1.

Yesterday at the boot sale blue glass seemed to jump out at me.  The two bottles on the Left are “bitters” bottles.  One a fish.  I adore the gorgeous turquoise colour.  The smaller one was 10p and the larger one 50p.  The pretty pale blue glass vase is extremely heavy and another steal for £1, I love its little feet.

Finally, it always pays to look in any boxes you might find.  I saw this pretty blue box sitting on a table amongst lots of bits and bobs and although it was really grimy I was drawn to it. 

When I opened it up, this was inside ….

Now I am certain its not gold and precious stones, but oh! soooo pretty and gorgeous pastel shabby chic colours.  I love it !

That’s my lot for this week.  Please make sure you pop over to MagpieMonday  and take a look at all the other wonderful Thrifted treasure found this week.



  1. The Scrummy mummy
    May 23, 2011 / 10:47 am

    all gorgeous

  2. midlifesinglemum
    May 23, 2011 / 10:57 am

    Mmmmm I love glass.

  3. icklebabe_com
    May 23, 2011 / 11:01 am

    Ooh love it all! Especially the brooch, I am a sucker for vintage jewellery bits xxx

  4. Anonymous
    May 23, 2011 / 11:17 am

    The fruit bowl is so gorgeous!!! Our boot sale here is rubbish.. I must start looking harder :)Shelley – Facebook

  5. Missdaisy Crafts
    May 23, 2011 / 11:38 am

    love all your finds especially the bowl with the pink flowers on so so pretty and your last find wow its gorgeous!!

  6. ChrisTea And Cakes
    May 23, 2011 / 12:05 pm

    I'm in love with that little blue box, I think it's a treasure itself despite the obvious treasure it contained.As usual beautiful finds that always look a hundred times more stunning in your home setting than they ever would in mine. x

  7. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    May 23, 2011 / 12:51 pm

    Gorgeous glass – you've photographed it very well, it is a bugger! I love the turquoise stuff, and the etched bottle. Oh and the heavy glass bowl. It's always so pleasing when it washes up well and is sparkling again.

  8. MilkChic
    May 23, 2011 / 2:28 pm

    Love the heavy deco-ish bowl and that pretty brooch – great finds!

  9. thingsandstuff
    May 23, 2011 / 3:06 pm

    I am exceedingly jealous of your 1930's squareish bowl and the really sweet brooch…it's reminded me that I need to find more brooches for my collection! x

  10. Karen Jones
    May 23, 2011 / 4:03 pm

    Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments. Sorry not been about much today, taking photo's for new venture (without much success) Will pop over and visit your magpiemonday entries now xx

  11. missielizzie
    May 23, 2011 / 5:58 pm

    I adore glass, although I tend to go for coloured. But really solid, heavy cut glass is beautiful.Wow at that brooch! You certainly have the gift!Thanks for linking up and I hope your new venture is going well x

  12. Caroline
    May 23, 2011 / 6:28 pm

    You've had a very glassy week – I really do love the piece with the pink flowers on, would look just perfect in my bathroom!

  13. Scarlett Fontaine
    May 23, 2011 / 7:22 pm

    Oh my that brooch is to die for!! What a find and love the box it came in! Ive seen a couple of the floral glass bowls in my local cs! spooky! You got fabulous buys. Scarlett x

  14. lightly enchanted
    May 23, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    such beautiful finds, I always look at the glass I really love glassware. the top bowl is lovely especially the little pink flowers and how lucky to find such a pretty little brooch 🙂

  15. carole
    May 23, 2011 / 9:33 pm

    Oooh I think my favourite this week has to be the bowl with pink flowers…utterly gorgeous! x

  16. The Pixies Pocket
    May 23, 2011 / 10:38 pm

    I am loving the little pink flowers on the bowl!And that brooch! Just gorgeous!!

  17. Nicki Cawood
    May 25, 2011 / 5:25 pm

    Every week I think you can't do any better…! I adore the glass with pink, so lovely! And that brooch, and…It's all just gorgeous! 🙂

  18. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    May 27, 2011 / 2:43 pm

    HiyaI’m just sending out a quick message to let people know their Faith Hope and Charity Swapping partners. Days of spreedsheet fiddling I tell you, if this works it’s going on my CV! I won’t have access to a PC from Tues 31st until June 6th – so any questions will have to wait til I get back I’m afraid. I’m going to put up a quick post on the rules before I go, but for now you can check out your partner’s blog and start figuring out what they might like. Your swap partner is Becky at hazel and Blue for playing along!Lakota

  19. JeTaimeVintage
    June 14, 2011 / 9:37 am

    Love that little brooch in the blue box-great find!

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