Friday, September 10, 2010

For Cindy's Friday Show and Tell at "My Romantic Home": Amber Glass



Like it or not, fall is edging its way into the last, lingering days of summer.  Nights are starting to get refreshingly chilly which makes it perfect for sleeping under a warm comforter.



Another sign of fall around our house is seeing amber glassware in the kitchen windows. I finally succumbed to fact that summer was on the wane.






So, up into the attic I went, and searched for the box that held the amber glass collection. Actually, it's a fairly small glass collection.





The best description I've heard about amber glass is that it looks like "liquid gold." It's rich looking and goes perfectly with the colors of fall.





















It's even beautiful in jewelry, often made in Lithuania or Poland.



Once, I found some discarded pendants from a chandelier. They were at the bottom of a box, en route to the trash so I immediately scooped them up. Then, I asked an artist friend to make a necklace out of them.  It's a little heavy but he did a great job and now even that amber piece is a favorite.

I still haven't found any suitable curtains for our remodeled kitchen windows and I'm actually even enjoying the bare windows. They let in more light. Now, amber glass lines several of the sills.










Okay, autumn, come full force ahead if you want to. Now that the amber glass is on display,  we are ready for you.

Be sure to check out Cindy's enchanting blog, My Romantic Home, http://romantichome.blogspot.com/   to see some of the other entries for Show and Tell Friday. Her blog button is in the sidebar to the right. Click on it and, just like a magic carpet, it will take you to Cindy's blog!

DO YOU LIKE THE COLOR OF AMBER GLASS?

22 comments:

middle child said...

I have a green basket just like your amber one. I love it. I'd gotten it for my mother-in-law and when she died, I took it back. It seems as though I just found the rest of my summer clothes and now it's fall already. Think it would be rushing it if I put out my little "Let It Snow" flag? Ha.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What a beautiful collection you have!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your amber glass! What a pretty collection. I will be bringing out my fall decorations this weekend!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Susan,
How stunning you amber glass collection looks against your wondow with the light streaming in and just illuminating the glass pieces!!

So gorgeous and very Fall looking!! I have to start to get out my Falll decorations. It is my favorite time of year second to Christmas! I have an amber compote with a marbel base that I plan on using this autumn filled with some pumpkins and gourds.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Amber colored glass is perfect for fall! I really like the rich color. Very pretty!

Bookie said...

Susan, gorgeous stuff! You have beautiful windows to show your amber in as well! How nice. Yes, we have to face autumn is sneaking in, like it or not. Rain here today, no deck for tea. Yuck! Can you show your amber necklace sometime; it sounds interesting!

Susan said...

Susan I love the amber glass!! I love how you display the pieces!

Adrienne said...

Pretty and sparkly - perfect for autumn.

I love your older style windows and think they look great without curtains.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

It's all so beautiful!!!

But, I wish around here it was getting chilly at night. We're still in Hurricane Season and the nights are still in the high 70s. So, enjoy the cool for me, willya?

My Victorian Ribbon Afghan------done!!!

Linda O'Connell said...

You should be a professional decorator; you have an eye for arranging.

Susan said...

Oh girls, thanks so much for your sweet comments! It makes me so happy you like my amber glass!

And welcome to Emily and all other new Followers, bringing the grand total to date to 133! YOU ARE ALL SO SPECIAL! I hope you come back to visit very frequently!

Love and hugs to all. Hope you each have a great day! Love, Susan

Shelia said...

Oh, my! What gorgeous amber glass you have. It looks so pretty on your window sill with the light shining in.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

Your collection is beautiful. I love glassware in almost any color. Unfortunately, I don't have a windowsill like yours. My windows are the casement variety.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Dayle said...

Fall colors are some of my favorites.

Dianne said...

Lovely collection... amber and green are my favorite colors for glass...

diane stetson said...

I have a little amber cross that I bought in Poland....

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I have never thought about amber glass at all. But after seeing how you used it ,I want to find some to put in my way kitchen. A beautiful way to welcome fall.

Marlee said...

Your amber glass is so beautiful in your windows against the background of the trees. I like your stained glass piece also.

Barb KOCHAPSKI said...

Your photography is magnificent. I can see any of those pictures printed and put on the wall or used for calendar pictures. You make simple things look so remarkable. (PS. there is a small grammer error ha ha in your post above, if you find it I will buy you an extra birthday present:) xox babs

Barb Kochapski said...

sorry I meant grammar error :)

Chatty Crone said...

I like youre amber glass to. Where go you keep all this stuff? You must have a big stoage unit.

sandie

maureen said...

That is a beautiful glass collection. You are right, amber glass is perfect for autumn decorating. I noticed you have a few other color glass collections, isn't it fun to hunt for those perfect pieces to add to your collection?
thanks for your visit,
maureen

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