One of my favorite collections, actually started when my late Mom gave me a piece, is cranberry glass----deep pink glass that is mixed with molten gold. Now it's not the kind of thing one usually finds in a thrift shop or yard sale. It's quite pricey and is definitely a collectible glass that's higher end.
So you can imagine how my heart started beating rather rapidly when, while strolling around a Salvation Army store, my eyes riveted on a very large pink glass vase. It was rather dirty. It looked like the vase had held a plant as a layer of dirt lined the inside bottom.
At $6.99, would I put this vase back on the shelf? Not on your life.
Once home, after a warm water and sudsy bath, the vase sparkled. It is a perfect match for my other cranberry glass pieces. Talk about a "pearl" in a clam shell, this vase is my cranberry "pearl."
Recently, I changed our mantle by adding some pieces from my collection, with the vase standing front and center. (Watch for tomorrow's post for more details of the changes, if interested.)
HAVE YOU SEEN CRANBERRY GLASS IN YOUR TRAVELS?