Saturday, April 5, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt ---- Glass



A collection of glass hearts and a star from the Robert Held Art Studio sit on a coffee table in my house. Normally these sell for between $40 and $59 each. Can you believe it? These were bought at a sale of seconds for the princely sum of $2 a piece. I have no idea why they failed to meet the standards for they look just fine to me.


Another glass bargain I inadvertently acquired is the piece you see below. A couple of years ago I was at a house clearing sale with a friend and saw a box of glass items priced at $20. It included a nice assortment of old wine glasses so I bought them for my son. At home, in the bottom of the box, in a velvet bag, I found this lovely object which turned out to be a signed Steuben glass bowl. The one I linked to, which is a little larger, is retailing for $1050. It did not have a scratch on it, was probably unused and measures eight inches in diameter. I'm rather scared to use it in case I break it.


From the side




From above


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE



58 comments:

Carver said...

Great choices for the glass theme. You certainly did get a bargain when you found that bowl at the bottom of the box. Hope you have a great weekend.

ellen b said...

That's a beautiful array of glass for sure. I love the hearts!!

Blessed Chic said...

Beautiful photos for the theme, I love the heart glass, it's beautiful no wonder it's expensive.

Napaboaniya said...

Those are real great buys at discounted prices :) Happy Weekend!
My PH here & here

Barbara H. said...

Oh, I love those glass hearts! The bowl is nice, too -- and I would be afraid to use it as well!

Janice Thomson said...

Excellent choices for glass Jmb. Love the design on the little hearts. Bet you were shocked when you realized what was in bottom of the box! :)

Heather said...

Beautiful!

julie said...

JMB, that Steuben Glass Bowl is a treasure. It is SO beautiful :)

Have a great weekend!

Natalie said...

Wow! Great finds!

keeyit said...

Nice glass collection you have!

TiOheM said...

Great collection of glasses. Enjoy your weekend.

Criz Lai said...

If those hearts cost you $2 each, you sure got lucky. They are so beautiful. That's what I like about the sales over there. They really give good bargain. Normally ours over here has just a few percent of discounts.

You better keep that bowl in a safe place. They do look expensive with the fine craftmanship. :)

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Gattina said...

I love the glass hearts ! what a bargain !!

Mar said...

Oh, I collect little hearts and yours are beautiful!! Great pics for the theme.
Mar
Happy PH and happy weekend

ipanema said...

those are lovely glass hearts, jmb! beautiful colours as well!

happy weekend! :)

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Those are lovely glass items! :) The hearts and star are beautiful, and that glass bowl was quite the find!

Dragonheart and Merlin

jams o donnell said...

You got some great bargains there jmb! They are wonderful choices for this week's theme! Happy weekend

Sanni said...

Beautiful choices! I love your glass hearts collection =)

Happy Hunting!

Sanni said...

WOW! I wouldn´t use the gorgeous Steuben glass bowl, either. I´m like an elephant when it comes to breakable stuff. *g*

Happy Hunting!

pelfy said...

They look good to me... (= In fact I found them pretty. Hehee... Happy weekend (=

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Wow! That's some cool stuff you have here. Beautiful.

Have a great weekend.

YTSL said...

Wow, jmb, seems like you have great luck at bargain sales, etc.! ;b

Lynn said...

You are lucky to have these great finds. Beautiful!

Hootin' Anni said...

Ya, I'd be scared to even touch it with my klutziness!!!

The glass hearts are very pretty too.

Liz said...

Wow! Beautiful and bargains! Can't be bad.

Have a great weekend, jmb.

monaco said...

Great buys you got there. I personally like the Steuben. I'm no connoisseur but I like its symmetry.

Colin Campbell said...

Very nice piece JMB. I am a great believer in nice second hand pieces.

sally in norfolk said...

I love the hearts and star... :-)

Mia said...

Lovely photos, my favorite is the first one, when the sun shines through the glass hearts.

Have a great weekend!

John said...

Great collection of glasses. Enjoy your weekend.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

great ideas!

Sarge Charlie said...

you have a nice collection there, the star and heart look great to me, $2.00 sounds like a deal

Expat Traveler said...

How beautiful! I absolutely love it! And what a deal you got on that glass!

Patricia said...

Beautiful photographs. The glass hearts are my favorite, but especially the first glass bowl photo is very lovely. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Siani said...

Lovely pics for this week's theme. I especially like the colorful glass hearts and star. Have a great weekend!

SabineM said...

Lovely shots! Love the little harts!
Did you see my new project on Snap2days

-TNChick- said...

Oh I love those heart. What a deal you landed!

Katney said...

I sometimes get those kinds of bargains shopping the clearnce racks for clothes, but never for anything like this. These are beautiful.

Dragonstar said...

Those hearts are lovely, great colours and a good bargain.

But that bowl! It's so beautiful. The word "bargain" doesn't even begin to apply!

Wonderful items.

the teach said...

jmb, those hears and star are lovely! But what a find in that little velvet bag! OMG! :D

e-Mom said...

I love these hearts! And glass bowls and containers are a weakness of mine too. (Especially vases.) You got quite a bargain.

We live in the PNW, where glass blowing artist, Dale Chihuly got started.

Happy PhotoHunters!

e-Mom @ Splash*Graphics

CherryPie said...

I love those glowing hearts :-)

& Wow! to the bargain glass bowl!

Thank You for visiting.

Lori V. said...

The Steuben bowl is breathtaking! Great photos for the theme this week...

Thanks for coming by my blog & leaving some love! Have a great weekend.

Andrée said...

Those little hearts look like glass catchers and they are gorgeous. The bowl? wow. That must have been quite an exciting find. I've never seen a bowl in a velvet bag. That alone shows how valuable it is. Your photos are wonderful of all of these.

Smalltown RN said...

great choice for the theme...but what's even better is your find...gosh you hear about stories about someone finding some priceless antique in an old box or something...and here you are finding a nice little treasure just by chance...

Corey~living and loving said...

wow....what a great deal. it is very pretty. :)
and the bowl is lovely as well.
happy weekend.

Donnetta Lee said...

jmb: My house if full of glass! I just love beautiful glass pieces-and I love a good buy. I frequent estate sales and auctions and have found some lovely, lovely pieces at bargain prices. Makes me happy! These were really special.
Donnetta

Semaj Mahgih said...

Glass nearly always has something special to it when designed.

Sammawow said...

Nice shots and a great take on the theme! Those are beautiful pieces of glass!

archiearchive said...

What a lovely bowl. Great photo for the theme.

Pastormac's Ann said...

Wonderful choices for our "glass" theme. Truly overlooked treasures. Thanks for stopping by.

Rositta said...

Amazing what treasures are out there if we only look. I adore the hearts...ciao

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! I simply love these hearts.
There is something so heart warmin about seconds. A simple flaw can deem their worth.
So much to learn from such a description!

Anna said...

Oh my gosh, those are so pretty... Perfect for this week theme. I love them all, thanks for sharing...
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Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Love the hearts.

Sienna said...

The hearts are just beautiful, a lot of the jewellery here now is glass, colored and shaped, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, it is so beautiful!

Loved the tour of the Zoo JMB! Just really interesting, sorry to hear about circumstances before, during and after (virus, alarms, accident and virus again!)

Home safe now, anyway.

Beautiful sunny, warm autumn weather here in the Mallee, very dry still, QLD has had lots of rain and rainstorms/flooding..

Take care

Pam

mousey said...

wonderful choices and capture.

i find the first pic very pretty.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those glass hearts and star are beautiful. It's great that you got them at a good price. They are lovely to look at. The glass bowl is a great find.

I wasn't able to join PH but if you have time, I'd like to share photos of our visit to Ocean Adventure. Take care.