Monday, January 20, 2014

Deep Pink Cranberry Glass Collection Brings Charm and Elegance

When it's cold and blustery out, staying put at home is a delight.

This past weekend, it was a joy to putter around the house, working on projects I never have time for otherwise.

One of these big "to do's" on the list was to take down all the cranberry glass in my collection and wash it.

Into the kitchen sink dish tub, I poured hot water, white vinegar and Dawn dish detergent.

Currently, I don't have a good way of displaying this beautiful collection so I've been keeping all the pieces on three  different shelves in the living room.

After they were all nicely washed and sparkling clean, I lined three windows in the kitchen with a few pieces and three more windows in the living room.

The rest I placed on a clean, white emroidered cloth on top of the tv cabinet.

This is a very special collection to me because the very first piece of cranberry glass I got was from my beloved late mother. 

She loved this pretty, deep pink glass, too!

Right below is one of the largest pieces in the collection.

So now, the pink cranberry glass is bringing to our home  a touch of springtime in the dead of winter.



Chatty Crone said...

I did not know to add vinegar to Dawn to clean and now I do. Thanks.

And I love your cranberry pieces. When you get tired of them send them here.

I know putting them in front of a window with snow outside - sure brightens the snow!


Journey said...

Very Pretty!!! Always feels good and looks so nice to have things sparkling clean! I use vinegar and dawn for windows as well.

catskillblogger said...

They are so beautiful, I can't say that I've ever seen any in person though.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: big collection. Very nice. I like the pink glass. Keep in touch

Linda O'Connell said...

Yes! Cranberry is my favorite, but I have a deep purple vase I love as well.

diane.stetson said...

Enjoy your collection...I know you love colored glass. Since I live in earthquake country I do not own pieces of glass. Cranberry is lovely!

Karen Lange said...

I have and I think it is lovely! Your collection is so pretty. I love the way it can catch the light, and even look a little different in various lighting levels. This reminds me about the glassware and such I have over my kitchen cabinets. They need a good cleaning too. :)

Have a wonderful week!


marianne said...

Cranberry glass is quite charming, especially set against a window with a backdrop of gray sky and white snow. How lovely, indeed. You are lucky to have such a fabulous collection and the link to your mom(giving you the very first piece) makes it all that more precious. Thanks for sharing the pretty pictures. Enjoy.

Richard Cottrell said...

Happy New Year from, My Old Historic House, I adore cranberry glass and have collected it for years. It is so pretty when the natural light can shine through it. I love it in windows. Thanks for sharing, it looks so pretty and clean, now I need to go wash up mine. Richard and Sissy Dog

Martha's Favorites said...

Hello my friend: I love Cranberry glass! It is so pretty. I wish I had more. Your collection is amazing, even more so because it was from your Mama. Sending hugs your way, Martha

Dee said...

Your cranberry glass is my favorite of your wonderful collections.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love it when you share your Cranberry Glass collection! It is so pretty and just makes me so happy to look at. Someday I'll find a piece to call my own!! Hugs, Linda

Bookie said...

Gleaming glass, how beautiful!
The cranberry is just right to brighten January days. Nothing so bright and clean here. I have been writing which means nothing else is getting done!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Susan,
Your collection of cranberry glass is so gorgeous! It really is pretty when the light shines through it.
Come check out my latest post, I bought another dollhouse!
Have a great week,

Red Rose Alley said...

Your pink glass collection is so pretty, Susan. No, I've never seen cranberry glass. A very unique color, and so elegant.


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I love this type of glass, Susan. For now, I'll admire it in antique shops and specialty stores. There's no room for another collection!

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