Looking Glass Reflections


 1950's Vintage Jeanette Lombardi Glass Fruit Bowl

1950’s Vintage Jeanette Lombardi Glass Fruit Bowl


 

Clear Glass Cake Stand with footed plate and ribbed glass cover from the 1950's

Clear Glass Cake Stand with footed plate and ribbed glass cover from the 1950’s

 

Bowl is still used almost 60 years later.

Bowl is still used almost 60 years later.

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.

Carrot Cake displayed on glass cake stand

Carrot Cake displayed on glass cake stand

 

Another special piece which is used often is this beautiful  glass candy dish. It is usually empty rather than full.

Clear glass candy dish.

Clear glass candy dish.

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.”

Looking through the eye of a vase with glass stones at the bottom.

Looking through the eye of a vase with glass stones at the bottom.

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.

Clear, empty glass appears to be half full.

Clear, empty glass appears to be half full.

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.

Reflecting beauty

Reflecting beauty

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

Glass votive with flickering flames

 

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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16 thoughts on “Looking Glass Reflections

  1. This is such a neat post. It made me think of the cake dish I grew up with that my Mom used to house all the pastries in while I was growing up. It was from Princess House. I bought one similar to it as she still uses hers. I think I am creating the same memories for my kids. It makes me happy to think that. Our legacies live on and on and on.

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