Wednesday, 11 June 2008

SHADES OF INSPIRATION

The colour for this weeks Shades of Inspiration hosted by Sara of Sadie Olive - Le Journal
is green.

Here is a cupboard that I keep some of my green glass wear in.


The top shelf has a jug and glasses set that belonged to my Grandmother.

Unfortunately the jug was cracked when we moved house so I can only use the glasses

The divided dish on the plate stand on the bottom shelf also belonged to my Grandmother


I try and use all of this glass wear as often as possible because I feel it is a bit of a waste to have it just sitting in the cupboard.

43 comments:

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Natasha Burns said...

Alison I love your green glass collection! I too collect green depression glass, and I like to also use it as much as I can. I have some large green jars that I use in the bathroom to store cotton balls and soaps etc. How lovely you have some pieces from you grandmother there too.

Connie said...

Green has ALWAYS inspired me! It's the color of grass and I love walking my tootsies through thick lush green grass........ummmmmm. Love your post today.
Smoochies,
Connie

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Your collection is so pretty!
Green is the perfect compliment to any color.
smiles,
Sandy

Blanca said...

That is a beautiful collection.

Blanca

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

I totally agree about using things that we display. The green glass is beautiful!

Kelli

love.boxes said...

Those are so beautiful Alison! I love green glass too!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What a beautiful collection, I'm GREEN with envy!!! It is just lovely.

Happy day,
Melissa

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

GORGEOUS green depression glass! It's my favorite color of that type of glass!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! =)

Lori said...

oh, LOL!!! i didn't know the color party was continuing...i think i have even less green than i had red...you have great greens Alison...i love all of your glass, and how special that is was your grandmothers...

Deb said...

Love your green glass collection Alison. It looks lovely displayed in your cupboard.

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your green depression glass! I have scads of amber depression glass I got from my Great Grandmother...we use it on Thanksgiving and Christmas...it's very dear to my heart!
Hugs,
Robin

Sugar Bear said...

Oooo - love the green glass! One of my favs.
Karla

My Arts Desire said...

Oh Alison, the green depression glass is just beautiful! I'm so glad to hear you use it. I used to do more of that and reading your post was a nice little friendly nudge to do it more...While they are "only dishes" it is amazing how dishes and other special pieces bring back memories of days gone by. I also found my eyes watering in reading that precious post on your grandbabies. Very, very touching.

Thanks for sharing!
xoxo
Sue

Linda said...

I love green! Your green depression glass collection is wonderful. Linda

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

It looks so pretty all grouped together.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Kathleen Grace said...

I love green glass, and you should use it! I always say, "what is the point of having pretty things if you cant use them?" We should all enjoy our treasures as often as possible!

KarenHarveyCox said...

This green glassware is beautiful, especially since some of the pieces belonged to your grandmother. Lovely collection. Karen

Beverly said...

Your green glassware collection is wonderful, and you have displayed it beautifully.

I know it is a treasure to you.

Clever Karen said...

What a wonderful collection of green glass!

Rosemary said...

I love your green glass Alison.
Depression glass is so pretty.
Rosemary

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

What an beautiful display! I love Depression glass, especially in the American Sweetheart pattern.


M ^..^

Brook said...

Lovely glassware collection Alison. Such a beautiful shade of green! Have a lovely week.

Blessings
Brook

Vickie said...

I absolutely love your green glass ware! Green happens to be my favorite color. I'm trying to talk my husband into a brighter green for the walls. It might be alittle too bright as he seems to think the walls will glow in the dark! Guess I better find a softer shade.

Rosy said...

A precious collection with sentimental value. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Your green glassware is beautiful!! I've never had anything like that. Beautiful!!

Kerryanne English said...

Alison, I love your green glassware but love the photos with your grandchildren in the previous post even more - how special are those photos?

Before you know it they will be all grown and those photos will be a reminder of how small they once were. Treasure your time with them.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Your green glass is really really beautiful! I see similar glassware in antique shops from time time, and I have always wanted to purchase it (along with jadeite too!)

Amy said...

It looks like depression glass to me, I don't know why they named it that as it has the most vibrant green colour - very cheerful

Alison Boon said...

I love the colour green something quite refreshing about it. Your glass is gorgeous.

cindy said...

Lovely shades of green!

c

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Green is one of my favorite colors. Your glassware is a wonderful collection!

:-) Rosie

Cathy said...

I absolutely love all your green glass. It looks beautiful all together in one vignette.

xo
Cath

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Alison, your green glassware is beautiful.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your collection of green glass is beautiful!! Love the sweet photos of you holding your grandbabies hands!!
Michelle

Mosaic*Queen said...

Oooooooh, GREEN, my favorite color. I need to invest in some green glassware. Love Yours!

Hugs!

Michelle

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Beautiful green glassware! I don't have a single piece of green glassware, not even one Jadite! Hum, I need to take care of that... There's a city wide garage sale on Sat. in my daughter's (tiny) town... I'm going and I'm going to be lookin' for GREEN!!!
*Heidi*

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Alison,

Thanks for always visiting my blog and leaving kind comments...
I love yours and especially this green glass collection!

~ Gabriela ~

KayEllen said...

Really love the green glassware:)

I am sure having fun with Sadie's inspiration...and snapping pictures.

So nice to meet you!

kayellen

Debbie Egizio said...

What a lovely collection. Green is always so fresh!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

How beautiful are these dishes! YES! I'm with you, use 'em when you can...

LIVE LIFE BEAUTIFULLY!

Great collection, love GREEN too!

xo, Monica :)

Kristin said...

Those are beautiful! I think grouping them together gives them such great presence and importance. A lot of times, people break up their collections, and each piece ends up getting lost in the mix. Love it!

The Rose Room said...

What a lovely collection of green depression glass, more precious because you inherited it and use it:) Rachaelxo