I have had a long love affair with blown glass, in particular mid-century designs. Clear and colorful bottles are my favorites and if it has a stopper….be still my heart!
But I would not turn down one of the opaque beauties shown above. Don’t believe me? Just check out my pinterest pages and you will see what I mean. But my love and appreciation of this art form does not stop with bottles.
One of the items on my personal bucket list is a visit to one of the pumpkin patches sponsored by the glass labs at either Stanford or MIT. These “patches” sell pumpkins that have been made by the students and every year I am in awe of their talent. My daughter now lives just a few miles from Stanford so I just might visit their pumpkin patch this October. See anything you like in this picture…I sure do!
Blown glass can also be found in more functional forms such as lamps, bookends, mirrors and decorative items.
This black and white striped lamp would be a fun addition to a modern living or bedroom and the price is amazing.
Love the simplicity of these owl bookends, available on Etsy.
And the finest of the finest, Murano glass. Another bucket list item is a visit to this magical island just to revel in all the blown glass beauty. I would hang this treasure in a rustic sun porch to add a modern touch to all the natural elements. Be still my heart!