Friday, April 30, 2010

Collectible Cranberry Glass For Cindy's "My Romantic Home" Friday Show and Tell!


Cranberry glass is the favorite of all my collections, except for dolls. Today I'm sharing some pieces in my collection for Cindy's Friday Show and Tell. Click her button on the sidebar to look at other fabulous participants!
The deep, rich pink color tends to be an instant mood enhancer. 




















The first time I ever laid eyes on cranberry glass was on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  An immense array of every shaped bottle, pitcher, and glass imaginable lined windows shelves in dozens of shops.  To a "pink" lover, the profusion of beauty was almost too much to bear.  Right away, I knew, in my heart, this was one collectible glass that could not be passed up.


















My late mother bought me many pieces of cranberry glass for my collection and through the years, every special occasion brought another addition.  Now that Mummy has died, the collection has deep sentimental value.
Did you know that gold chloride is added to molten glass in order to make cranberry glass?  That accounts, in part, for its high price.  Cranberry glass was also very popular during the Victorian age!













































Hope you enjoy the pieces pictured here today. It was fun photographing them because I just love cranberry glass!   Here's one last shot of one of my faves, a perfectly round cranberry glass ball!

31 comments:

Bella said...

Hi Susan... You have a wonderful cranberry glass collection & the light shining thru them is the perfect way to enjoy that gorgeous color! The ball is stunning... it looks like it has a daisy pattern?
Bella

Lenore said...

You have a fabulous collection of cranberry glass, thanks for the peek.

Scribbler said...

My mother also bought me cranberry glass! I do not have nearly as many pieces as you do, but I treasure each one. It really must be put near a window where the light came through it, don't you think? It is one of my most favorite things!

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Jan Cline said...

Beautiful collection. I bet they look stunning on a table at Christmas time.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Oh Susan! that is a beautiful collection of Cranberry glass....!!!
is that the same as Fenton Glass...my MIL has a beautiful collection of pink fenton..it looks the same as some of your pieces!

gorgeous..thanks for sharing!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Rhianna said...

I love cranberry glass, thanks for sharing your beautiful collection.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh my such beautiful collection! love how it looks like when combine together!

Hootin' Anni said...

Everything...everything...including the lighting in your photos, is JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

My show n tell is my "BLUE IRIS". I do hope you can find time to stop by and view the beauty!!

Gail said...

So beautiful! I don't think I've ever noticed cranberry glass before...mostly you see green & blue depression glass in antique stores. I sort of collect teal glass...but only have a few pieces. Question...do you use them to entertain, or do you just display them? They are lovely nonetheless.

-Gail @ thenurturednest.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Susan, your cranberry glass is so beautiful!

LDH said...

Susan, you have a gorgeous collection ~ they look beautiful displayed together with the white background. Such a pretty color!

BECKY said...

Susan, how beautiful!! You have such lovely treasures!

Lana said...

This is GORGEOUS cranberry glass! What an amazing collection of it!

Hugs, Lana

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Beautiful collection! You have so many pretty pieces. I love cranberry glass; the color is so vibrant and looks so beautiful with just about anything!

Denise Marie said...

wonderful collection

Rita said...

Susan,
just discovered your beautiful blog and i'm so glad i did. It's such a lovely place to visit and your cranberry glass collection is gorgeous. didn't even know in this part of the world that something lik cranberry glass even existed.
thank you so much for sharing
rita

Nancy's Notes said...

What a wonderful collection, it's quite a collection too! Your pieces are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

Nancy

diane stetson said...

Pink, pink and more pink...Susan you've outdone yourself in pink cranberry glass...pretty pictures!

Linda said...

Susan I adore your collection of Cranberry Glass. It is beautiful! I am also a Pink lover and these pieces are so pretty and very special coming from you Mom. Thanks for sharing these photos with us!

Hugs,
Linda

Susan said...

WOW! How wonderful to have so many visitors. Loved having each of you and LOVED reading your comments.

Gail, I tried to write to you at the address you gave, Gail @ thenurturednest.blogspot.com but it would NOT go through. I wanted to answer your question. I don't use the cranberry glass to entertain. Because it is expensive, it's just decorative. Please come back to visit when you can, okay?

And Nancy, WELCOME as a Follower. So happy to see you chose to do that!

Hope everyone has a super night and a great weekend, too! Would love to have each of you visit again soon, and often! Sincerely, Susan

Rebecca said...

My favorite of ALLLLL glass colors. YUMMO!

Mary said...

I have a small collection too, I just love cranberry glass. You have a wonderful collection and it's so nice that it reminds you of your Mom. Mary

Marilyn said...

What a lovely collection! My aunt had quite a collection, too. Wish I had some of her pieces to enjoy. Thanks for sharing! ♥♫

Dianne said...

Gorgeous collection!

Susan said...

Thanks, girls! I'm so happy you liked the cranberry glass. Pul-eeeeeese come back to visit again. Sincerely, Susan

Donna said...

Susan, your cranberry glass is just beautiful! How special that so many of the pieces were picked especially for you by your mother. And isn't Cape Cod just the loveliest place to visit??

Thank you for all the kind comments on my vintage Mary garden statuary. I do believe she was the steal of the century! And I just love her! I was talking to her just this afternoon as I was raking around her - the winds we had the other day brought many more leaves into our yard!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Donna

Susan said...

Thanks, Donna. Hope you have a great weekend, too. Hopefully, Saturday's post is going to be on a recent overnight excursion to Cape Cod. Come back and visit! Sincerely, Susan

Heidi said...

HI Susan,
Wow, what a pretty collection. Everything is just glowing! I love the various colors of cranberry - so rich. Thanks for sharing your collection with us! And thank you for stopping by my blog earlier, I hope you'll come back soon.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Carolyn said...

Hi Susan! Oh my goodness, what a beautiful collection! I don't have any but I am now wondering why after seeing all of your beautiful pieces! It is absolutely gorgeous!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by Heidi and Carolyn....and everyone! Have a great weekend. Sincerely, Susan

Mikey said...

Love it! Cranberry glass is so pretty! I'm totally jealous of your collection! Such a great way to remember your mother, as well--my mother has a large collection of Fenton given to her by a dear friend that passed away a few years back--every time we put flowers in a vase or turn on the lamp, etc. we think of her! I'm new to the blogging world and just became a follower of your blog! I hope you'll visit my blog, too!

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