The fruit bowl was given to my parents as a gift for their very first Christmas from my mom’s parents (my grandparents).
It has been used and a part of their
lives for 60 years come this December. The cake plate was also a gift and
just as beautiful and vintage as the fruit bowl. It currently is displaying a yummy carrot cake of which I did not bake.
Another special piece which is used often is this beautiful glass candy dish. It is usually empty rather than full.
What can I say…
I love sweets!
Each of these pieces have a special meaning to my mother. Looking back in time through these vintage glass pieces, I see a history. My hope is that the history will be carried down through the generations to come as a reflection from the past.
The photos below are some pics I took while experimenting with glass. It was once said, “The world is a looking-glass. It gives back to every man a true reflection of his own thoughts.”
This is a yellow vase with blue glass stones in the bottom. Just as the rule says, yellow and blue makes green. But it says more than that. This glass image says beautiful things can happen with a little cooperation from others.
This shot was taken with the light causing a reflection behind. Although the glass is empty, the reflected shadow from behind seems to make the glass appear half full. Half full or half empty doesn’t really matter. I’m just thankful I have a glass.
When thought of placing a pink vase behind a blue-tinted glass, I had no idea what the image would look like. I was just experimenting and wanted to see what would happen. But, I love what it says to me. The glass is clear but the base and stem is a beautiful blue, my favorite shade of color. The vase is a bold pink. Because the top of the glass is clear, it allows the pink to stand out and reflect its beauty from behind. The glass remains quiet to let something else more beautiful happen. A lesson we could all learn.
Glass votive with flickering flames. There’s a special look to this. It speaks softly. No matter how many candles are lit, the light reflected remains to be one.
“The world is a looking-glass. It gives back to every man a true reflection of his own thoughts.”
Please share what your thoughts are on the looking-glass reflection.
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