Thursday, October 22, 2009

Show & Tell Friday Cut Crystal

Cindy thank you for hosting Show & Tell Friday (Click on side bar to visit others) for us again. I wanted to share a few of my treasures. Cindy shared the beautiful cut crystal shaker with sterling lid that her Mom gave her & I commented that I LOVED IT! Well, you see I have an addiction to cut crystal & also shakers. Above is a couple of the ones I have out on my counter. I just love to look at them while I do the dishes. One of them has a dark lid that hasn't seen polish in who knows how long. It was like that when I got it. The other one is just as I found it to. I love the cut of this crystal shaker (click on the photo to get better detail). This treasure was purchased from my friend Carolyn. She has a number of this type in her shop. The little container next to my "Carolyn shaker" is supposed to hold toothpicks (I think but, if you know I am wrong please correct me... I just knew I loved it). Next to the dark lidded shaker is a small salt that has wonderful cut work. And the last container in top left is a small condiment container. Which is your favorite? Leave me a comment & let me know.

A little more broad look includes a small cream pitcher in Blossom Time by Royal Albert. I shared the tea pot for Pink Saturday HERE. Also, the two leaves are rooting African Violets from my friend Judy who owns the B&B I stay in when we visit Arroyo Grand, California. The beautiful little vase is Juliska. Have you seen Juliska items? AMAZING! The little jar at the top left is a Juliska Jam Jar with one of my sterling spoons that has the most amazing flower design... I'll share those another Friday. And last but not least is my little birdbath with the beautiful eggs I bought in Carmel, CA in a wonderful boutique back in April. The eggs have a GLOW of gold shot through them. I hope you enjoyed my treasures this week. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!!!

29 comments:

Julie said...

Everything is so beautiful! I love cut crystal, too! The sun shining through something crystal just makes me so happy! What a lovely collection you have!

I live just about 25 minutes away from Carmel! It's a beautiful place, isn't it?

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Very pretty! I think my favorite is the shaker with the dark lid! They are all so pretty!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

My grandma has a lot of the cut crystal at her house. I don't have a single piece at mine, but I do think it is very pretty. It wouldn't have survived all those military moves, but now that they are done I could think about it! I enjoyed your Show and Tell.

Mary said...

I love your jam jar! I seem to be collecting them...didn't intend to, but can't resist, especially if they are crystal! I'm going to see if I can find one on ebay...beautiful crystal and bird bath you have!

God bless,
Mary

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I collect crystal shakers as well. I love the one with the dark lid the best of yours. I see we are not alone in having lone shakers. I have one I picked up at a thrift store that was missing it's mate, just like Cindy's last week.

Cindy said...

Hi Charlene
I enjoyed your show and tell...and learning more about cut crystal. Your collection is beautiful, and I think my favorite is the one in the center with the shiny lid.
Thank you so much for the link to my blog give away....you are soooo sweet!! :-)
Cindy
www.sweetbeadstudio.com

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

I love the condiment container. Really enjoyed all of them. I lov cut crystal. Very pretty.
Blessings,
Rebekah

Mrs Twins said...

Charlene
You certainly have some wonderful treasures in your post today. Thank you for sharing them with us.Hugs Sue.

Sheila said...

Beautiful cut crystal collection. I too have my Mommys salt and pepper collection and have several cut crystal pieces. all packed away. enjoyed your show and tell.

Natasha Burns said...

All so beautiful - so hard to pick a favourite! I'll have to go with the Carolyn Shaker, lol! Loving "Blossom Time", that's SO pretty!

Hootin' Anni said...

So romantic, so Victorian, so wonderful!! Crystal is just so perfect, if you want my opinion.

Mine today is just a sketch I drew. [along with a little worksheet share for a simple craft project....AND links to my photos of the trip to the zoo!!! LOL ---a busy post.]

Click HERE

Have a glorious Friday, and super weekend.!!

Susan said...

I, too, am a crystal lover and enjoyed seeing yours. Thanks for sharing these items.
Susan

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Charlene,
Your collections are so pretty. I love those shakers, I could use them in my sale Saturday, kidding, NOT. Sorry I haven't commented in so long. I have been feeling funky. Can't wait to see you sister. Lisa

A Little Of This And That said...

Very nice pieces, Charlene.

Leann said...

Ohh so very romantic. I love the cut glass pieces. My favorite is the toothpick holder as I've been wanting one for a few years now.

Enjoy!
Leann

Leann said...

ps just became a follower!

Fifi Flowers said...

Your treasures are lovely!!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh Charlene...they're just beautiful! And they look incredible all grouped togther!

I have quite a collection of pressed glass & crystal too...I need to pull it out of the china cabinets & let it sparkle!

The Watts Family said...

Very pretty crystal~ I do not have any, not one piece but I may need to get some it looks so lovely on the table~Thanks for sharing Blessings Heather

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Such a lovely collection! I especially loved the condiment container! The Royal Albert pitcher is beautiful!

Tina

Chari said...

Hello Charlene...

Ohhh...what beautiful crystal! Who wouldn't love this beautifully designed glass? I'm a huge fan of anything cyrstal...I love how it captures the light and reflects it! Each piece you have shared with us is truly beautiful but I think the condiment piece is my favorite! I don't ever recall seeing one like this before...it's gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing you beautiful collection of crystal shakers with us today...what a sweet treat!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I love all your cut crystal pieces. I have a few pieces that my mother in law gave me. Cut crystal is just so pretty and feminine. Thanks for sharing!
-April

Michelle said...

What a lovely collection. We have such similar taste. Stop by for a visit soon!
Michelle

Bunny Missbrenner said...

Great collection Charlene. I've inherited my husbands grandmother's cut crystal and other assorted items from Austria. I keep everything in 1 of 2 china cabinets....I don't want to be cleaning them all the time. I wish I could display them like you have....awesome!

tootles,
bunny

debi said...

Your cut crystal pieces are beautiful! I really love the shaker with the tarnished lid!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Charlene - I love cut crystal too...really ANYTHING that sparkles will send me over the moon. Your collection is beautiful! ~ xo Joy

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Such lovely pieces. Love the salt celler.

Crafty Linda said...

Thank you your blog is lovely! x

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I thought I had signed on to follow before now but I just discovered I hadn't! I've been spending a lot of time on my new recipe blog so haven't been visiting as much as I'd like to this week. But I was telling my husband how much your Reba looks like our Carrie sheltie. He got quite a "kick" out of that! Beautiful shelties! Have a great day! Coralie

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